The Cozy Coastal Burger And Breakfast Gem That’ll Blow Your Taste Buds Away

by | May 17, 2024 | Featured, Food, Food & Drink, Northern Oregon, Oregon Coast, Restaurants, Travel

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Heading out to Astoria for a fun filled weekend? There's an awesome little restaurant hidden in Knappa you should stop at along the way. Just 20 minutes east of Astoria along Old US Highway 30, you'll find a cool spot that's been serving up hearty meals for half a century. Good food and a welcoming atmosphere along with killer burgers and breakfasts make The Logger Restaurant a stand out spot.

Breakfast Done Right At The Logger Restaurant In Knappa

The cute interior of The Logger Restaurant. Part of it has a metal wall with cute cursive letters in black metal, and a large round white clock. There are sunflowers on display on the counter.
Photo by Scottie Z! via Google Local.

The Logger Restaurant in Knappa is a cozy, friendly spot where the food is always delicious and the vibe is always welcoming. They've been a local favorite for 50 years and with good reason.

Where is Knappa? Knappa, Oregon is about 20 minutes East of Astoria. It's located on the Columbia River.

If you're lucky to arrive to The Logger early enough in the day when they're still serving breakfast, then the Ultimate Logger Breakfast is the way to go. It’s a hearty plate of hash browns, ham, sausage, bacon, green peppers, onions, cheddar, and two eggs cooked to your liking. It’s the kind of classic breakfast that fuels your day.

A plate full of a large portion of hash browns, an omelet and a piece of toast.
Photo by Nancy Brady via Google Local.

Another great breakfast done right is biscuits and gravy just like grandma used to make. It costs a few extra dollars to add eggs, but I love getting scrambled eggs with my biscuits and smothering them in delicious gravy.

For those who love a good corned beef hash, The Logger’s version is a game-changer. House-smoked corned beef is combined with home fries, onions, peppers, and eggs, served with your choice of toast or a biscuit. It's a hearty, flavorful dish that will make you want to stop in every time you pass by The Logger.

Mouthwatering Handmade Angus Burgers And Sandwiches

A massive burger with a knife sticking out the top. It has two patties, bacon, Swiss Cheese, American cheese, and other things on it. It's really tall! There are tator tots and ketchup next to it on a black and white checkered paper wrapper.
Is anyone else seeing the size of this colossal burger? Photo by Lloyd Walker via Google Local.

The Logger is well known locally and with frequent travelers to the Astoria-Warrenton area for its handmade Angus burgers, which are juicy, flavorful, and cooked to perfection.

The Western Burger is a double quarter-pounder topped with crispy bacon, tangy barbecue sauce, melted cheddar cheese, and an onion ring for an extra delicious crunch. It's a taste explosion that’s pretty hard to beat.

A burger cut in half on a black and white checkered paper wrapper. It has onions, lettuce and tomato on it.
Photo by Jen L via Google Local.

If you're really hungry, the Ultimate Burger is where it's at. This behemoth is a double half-pounder loaded with bacon, Swiss and American cheese, grilled mushrooms, and onions. It's the kind of burger that demands respect (and a big appetite).

A super delicious looking sandwich with steak and cheese and what looks to be au jus dip. There are fries with it on a red and  white checkered paper wrapper.
Photo by Jeff Frazier via Google Local.

If you’re more of a sandwich person, the Smoked BBQ Pork Melt is a must-try. Slow-smoked pork, melted cheddar, an onion ring, and barbecue sauce all come together on a garlic-toasted roll. It’s smoky, cheesy, and downright delicious!

A tasty looking burger and fries in a plastic basket with a black and white checkered paper wrapper.
Photo by NoeL Johnston via Google Local.

Don't forget some fries to go with your burger! Their truffled garlic fries are a fan favorite and so are their sweet potato fries and crispy golden onion rings!

Looking For Seafood Or Salad Instead Of A Burger?

A large salad with all kinds of good stuff and a piece of toast. The salad looks to have ham, egg, cucumber, red onion, and a variety of other things! It looks tasty!
Photo by Li Lee via Google Local.

If you're in the mood for something lighter, The Logger also offers fresh salads and a variety of fish and chips baskets. There's something for everyone, whether you're craving something light and crisp or fried and fabulous.

And don’t even think about leaving without trying one of their famous homemade cream pies! They’re the stuff of local legend – creamy, sweet, and the perfect end to a satisfying meal.

The Logger Restaurant Information

  • Location: 42929 Old US Hwy 30 in Knappa, Oregon.
  • Phone: (503) 458-6886
A really big burger with a knife sticking out of the top of it to hold it together. There are sweet potato fries on the side.
Photo by Noel Johnston via Google Local

Tip: The Logger is just minutes from the Columbia River, and the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge. This refuge is often forgotten about and is rarely visited by people. Made up of 20 island stretching out over more than twenty miles in the Columbia, this is a great place to explore, go hiking and boating. Instead of just passing through on your way to and from Astoria, make Knappa your destination for the day while you explore the refuge. You can start and end your adventure with a good meal from The Logger!


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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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