Oregon and Washington coast: where to eat

 
LA Times | Travel
 

These aren't the five best restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, but they did serve the five best meals I found in seven days of road-tripping. Crazy Norwegian's Fish & Chips, 259 6th St. (a.k.a. U.S. Highway 101), Port Orford, Ore.; (541) 332-8601. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Dinner entrees ...


By Christopher Reynolds // 08.07.09
 

These aren't the five best restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, but they did serve the five best meals I found in seven days of road-tripping.

Crazy Norwegian's Fish & Chips, 259 6th St. (a.k.a. U.S. Highway 101), Port Orford, Ore.; (541) 332-8601. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Dinner entrees usually $5.75 to $14.35.

Heidi's Homemade Food & Italian Specialties, 84 Beach Road, Yachats, Ore.; (541) 547-4409. A modest lunch spot with pastel hues, bay views and local ingredients. Open daily except Tuesdays. Lunches top out at $11.50.

Otis Cafe, 1259 Salmon River Highway, Otis, Ore; (541) 994-2813. The classic and tiny roadside eatery, known for homemade breads and pies, sits on the route from Portland to the beach, 5 miles east of Lincoln City, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, every day. In summer, open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Dinner entrees usually $10.25 to $15.95.

The Depot Restaurant, 1208 38th & L, Seaview, Wash.; (360) 642-7880; www.depotrestaurantdining.com. A rehabbed old railroad building with a checkerboard floor, long bar, local seafood and sophisticated menu. Dinner entrees usually $18 to $33.

Skylark's Hidden Cafe & Wine Parlour, 1308 11th St., Fairhaven Historic District, Bellingham, Wash; (360) 715-3642, www.skylarkshiddencafe.com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner until midnight daily. Irish folk music on Sunday nights. Dinner entrees usually $8.25 to $25.95.