Ten Coastal Culinary Gems

The Oregon coast is a delightful snack for the eyes with plenty of scenic views and coastal activities. When it comes to food, Oregon is peppered with great restaurants up and down the coast. These restaurants have a vast range of eats from Seafood and Thai, to Irish and Mexican. To keep your belly from rumbling while exploring the coast, here are ten hidden culinary gems:

Café Mundo
This corner spot in Newport brings an eclectic take to the Nye Beach restaurants. Café Mundo is a world beat cuisine that specializes in fish and mole tacos, bento bowls, tempeh, and original cocktails. 

As stated on the Café Mundo website, “We strive to cook for our community and visitors in a manner which is local, seasonal, and sustainable.” 

They have local bands preform Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays along with open mic nights. They are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. They are closed on Mondays. 

Café Mundo is located at the corner of NW 2nd and Coast street in Newport’s Nye Beach district. Call (541) 574-8134

Newport Cafe
This Newport 24/7 diner has a wide range of delicious meals including breakfast all day. Newport Cafe is a traditional take on American family dining with large portions for everyone’s enjoyment. As the locals and travelers know, Newport Cafe is notorious for its Super Ultimate Monster Burger that is 6 pounds of beef, topped with grilled onions, ham, fried egg, cheddar cheese, and all on a 10 inch homemade bun. And if that hasn’t convinced you, then the available delivery will. 

Newport Cafe is located between 6th Street and Hwy 101 across from Probuild. To contact or place an order call (541) 574-6847

Local Ocean Dockside Grill & Fish Market
This bay-front restaurant and market is one of the Newport hubs for amazing seafood. Local Ocean’s grilled fish and chips and crab cakes are always public favorites. 

Their mission statement speaks for itself in actuality, “It is our mission to give people the best seafood experience of their lives.” 

Local Ocean’s Restaurant summer hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the Fish Market summer hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

They are located at 213 SE Bay Blvd in Newport. To contact or make a reservation call (541) 574-7959

Georgie’s Beachside Grill
Known for its breathtaking views of the Newport coast, Georgie’s offers an American bistro menu that is equally delightful. Their halibut, salmon, Yaquina Bay Oysters, and fish tacos are perfect crowd pleasers. Georgie’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features an inviting kids menu. Georgie’s hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from
7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

They are located on 744 SW Elizabth Street in Newport. To contact or make reservations call (541) 265-9800

Nana’s Irish Pub & Kitchen
This local Irish pub is another tasty treat in Newport’s Nye Beach district. It features all the classic Irish cuisine such as, bangers and mash, fish n’ chips, and Shepard’s pie. On top of the amazing food they offer a wide selection of imported beers on tap and live music. Nana’s is open on Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to
9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

They are located at 613 NW 3rd Street in Newport’s Nye Beach District. To contact or make a reservation call (541) 574-8787

Lucky Thai Elephant
If you’re craving something less mainstream but delish, then Lucky Thai Elephant is the perfect spot. Its Pad Thai, Spicy Basil Chicken, and Korean BBQ are just a few of the amazing items this restaurant has to offer. They are open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Lucky Thai is located at 807 SW Coast Hwy in Newport. To contact or make reservations call (541) 265-2959

Kyllos Seafood and Grill
Looking for an elegant date night with amazing ocean views? Then Kyllos is the restaurant to try. Located in Lincoln City, this seafood bistro offers a wide range on entrees. Filet Mignon, Pacific Wild King Salmon, and D’ River Burgers give this spot an option for everyone. Kyllos is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

They are located at 1110 NW 1st Court in Lincoln City. To contact Kylos call (541) 994-3179

The Bay House
The historical ambiance of The Bay Front brings an additional luster to the dinning experience. It features a tasting menu including a mesclun salad, duck, halibut, beef, and dessert trio. House also has a wine list that consists of more than 2000 vintages. They are open Wednesdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The Bay House is located at 5911 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City. To contact or make a reservation call (541) 996-3222

Wildflower Grill
This Lincoln City restaurant cottage is known for its amazing breakfast, though it has a wide range of lunch and dinner food as well.  The seafood omelet and French toast are local favorites. Wildflower is open on Monday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

It is located at 4250 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City right next door to Ryan’s Gallery. To contact or make reservations call (541) 994-9663

Tidal Raves Seafood Grill
This restaurant gives Depoe Bay a taste of Northwest cuisine. The ocean views create a calming mood for any meal. The entrée highlights include Red Curry BBQ’d Shrimp, Spinach Oyster Bisque, Crab Cakes, and Fish Tacos. Tidal Raves is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

They are located at 279 NW Hwy 101 in Depoe Bay. To contact or make a reservation call (541) 765-2995.

By Jamie Asunsolo

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