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Locally Owned Restaurants to Explore in Coos Bay, Oregon

Locally Owned Restaurants to Explore in Coos Bay, Oregon

Tue, Dec 19, 2023

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If you’re looking for an experience that is distinctly Oregonian in nature, come experience the restaurant scene on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston ! Visitors to Oregon’s Adventure Coast will find plenty of options to satisfy any craving, whether it’s locally sourced seafood, a juicy burger, a delicious Italian meal, authentic Mexican cuisine, or even a German specialty dish! Our locally owned restaurants abound with fresh flavors, and each possesses its own distinct vibe and personality. 

There are too many local eateries to highlight in one place (you’ll want to visit to see the full list), so in this post we’re spotlighting some of our top fan favorite local restaurant gems in Coos Bay . Don’t worry, we will spotlight our top fan favorites in the towns of North Bend and Charleston in an upcoming post!  

When hunger strikes, here are some Coos Bay restaurants (listed in no particular order) recommended by locals and visitors alike: 

Front Street Food Trucks - 775 N. Front Street. 

Every visitor should experience this destination spot for families and friends to enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Christine T. writes that Front Street Food Trucks is “our very favorite spot in Coos Bay for a drink and a bite to eat. The food trucks are so great, our faves are Yoda’s and 101 Tacos but we have honestly enjoyed the food we’ve gotten at every single truck,” she says. “The indoor seating option is so nice for the cooler or rainier days plus they open the garage door on warm days” (click here to read more reviews). Follow them on Facebook for a current listing of Food Trucks & Hours.

Front Street Provisioners - 737 N. Front St. 

Directly next to Front Street Food Trucks, visitors will find this local gem that happens to be women-owned and operated! Front Street Provisioners is a wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzeria and cafe, wine/retail shop and an event hall on Coos Bay’s historic waterfront. Courtney M. writes, “…the real treasure was their pizza. Their sauce was out of this world and everything seemed as fresh as can be. Had a lot of good vegetarian ingredients if you needed that as well. Atmosphere was good and music was awesome”. Open Thursday - Monday, 11:30am-10pm

Restaurant O - 260 S. Broadway

For a special evening out, you can’t go wrong with this gem of a restaurant, led by Michelin-starred culinary artist, Chef Eoghain O’Neill, offering a delectable array of Italian-inspired tapas and handcrafted cocktails with bay views from the 2nd floor dining room as your backdrop. Whether you’re savoring one of Chef O’Neil’s signature soups, indulging in flavorful bruschetta, exploring the enticing main courses, or concluding your meal with a delightful dessert, each dish on his meticulously crafted menu promises to be an exceptional and unforgettable culinary adventure. Reservations are encouraged due to its growing popularity.   

The Blue Heron Bistro - 100 Commercial Ave.

This is a must-see destination for every visitor! Nestled in the heart of Coos Bay, the Blue Heron Bistro offers a taste of Germany with a hint of local flavor. Alex B . writes, “Excellent food and refreshing comfort in the midst of (of course, amazing) seafood. After a cool day, sitting down to hot tea and Sauerbraten with the most delicious gravy was much welcome.” Some “must-try” dishes are their signature bratwurst and schnitzel - and save room for the apple strudel, made fresh daily! 

7 Devils Brewing Co. (247 S. 2nd St) & 7 Devils Waterfront Alehouse (1240 N Bayshore Drive)

If you appreciate delicious food, a cozy ambiance and craft beer, 7 Devils Brewing Co. or its 2nd location, 7 Devils Waterfront Alehouse is your spot!  The original 7 Devils public house in downtown Coos Bay features hand-crafted ales and a locally sourced, tapas-style menu. Visitors can even catch some local music on some nights. Its 2nd location, 7 Devils Waterfront Alehouse, features beautiful waterfront views in a relaxed atmosphere, along with various locally-sourced dishes, including fresh fish, seasonal salads, and tender burgers. “The crab cakes were the best we have ever tasted,” writes “D” in a recent review. “The fish and chips were delicious. The fries are perfect - especially with the Devil’s aioli.  Don’t leave out the Mac and cheese, which is superb. The food and beer is excellent. Add in the friendly service and this spot was top notch!  Our favorite spot on this west coast trip so far!”

The Boat - 102 Hall Ave.

Located next to the Railroad Museum on U.S. Highway 101, The Boat is popular for its casual vibe, amazing fish ’n chips, chowder bread bowls, salads, burgers and other seafood specialties. The restaurant itself is located in a converted houseboat and surrounded by a large deck. Derek R . sums up his dining experience in this recent review, “ Friendly service. Delicious chowder bread bowl. Excellent fish and chips. Tasty tarter and plenty of horseradish in the cocktail sauce. Good tap list. Fun atmosphere that was kid friendly.” Open daily 11am-9pm 

MORE Locally Owned Coos Bay Restaurants Worth Trying: 

  • Coach House - 604 6th Avenue. A local’s favorite tucked around the bay in the Eastside area. Choose from mesquite BBQ, steaks, ribs, seafood and pasta. They make BBQ oysters and chowder the old fashioned way. Outside dining and catering available.

  • Sumin’s Restaurant & Sushi Bar - 298 South Broadway. A great blend of Korean, Japanese and Chinese favorites. Open daily.

  • EZ Thai - 274 S. Broadway. Choose from a variety of Thai dishes with incredible choices for vegetarians, meat lovers, seafood lovers, spicy or non-spicy, and even the picky eater! Curries, noodles, soups, stir-fry, and more. 

  • Pueblo Nuevo - 252 S. Broadway. Serving traditional Mexican cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 

  • Little Italy - 160 S. 2nd St. Little Italy has returned to Coos Bay! Homemade Italian favorites, steakhouse, wine bar and more. 

  • Empire Donuts - 114 N. Wasson St. A family-owned and operated doughnut shop in the Historic Empire District. Owners, Cat & Charlie Staton, offer daily fresh donuts, as well as great local coffee and other beverages.

  • Tokyo Bistro - 525 Newmark Ave. Tokyo Bistro is a blend of traditional and modern Japanese cuisine, featuring local fresh seafood and seasonal produce served in a relaxing dining atmosphere. 

  • Himalayan Restaurant & Bar - 1001 N. Bayshore Dr. Coos Bay’s only Himalayan restaurant serving traditional Indian, Nepali, and Tibetan cuisine.

  • Kaffe 101 - 171 S Broadway. Kaffe 101 is the perfect place to meet friends, enjoy fresh pastries and have great coffee. They also offer a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options. 

  • Kim’s Oriental Market - 270 S. 2nd Street. One of Coos Bay’s best kept secrets for over 20 years, Kim’s is your go-to place for Thai sticky rice, sushi wraps and much more. This tiny grocery and deli also has made to order healthy lunches for just $5. 

  • Margaritas Mexican Grill - 825 Central Avenue. Fajitas, arroz con pollo, carne asada and other Mexican favorites served daily. Beer, wine and cocktails available, even through the drive thru window!

  • Playa del Sol - 63058 Hwy 101. This Mexican cafe is located on Hwy 101 just south of the Coos Bay city limits. Online ordering available. Open lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • SharkBites Seafood Café - 242 S. Broadway Ave. This Seafood Café, attached to Waxer’s surf shop, offers a great coastal ambiance, amazing fish tacos, burgers, and a gluten-free chowder that you have to taste to believe.

  • Stockpot Restaurant - 63097 Barry St. American restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. Specializing in breakfast items, burgers, soups and more. 

  • Coney Station - 295 South Broadway. Known locally for their outstanding fish ‘n chips, Coney Station Restaurant & Lounge provides family dining and banquet facilities for any occasion in Coos Bay. Their full menu includes steaks, seafood, salads, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, soups, and daily specials. Open Tues-Sat 11am-11pm.

  • So It Goes Coffeehouse - 190 Central Ave.  This quaint locally owned bakery and coffeehouse is located in Downtown Coos Bay. Enjoy the art, play a game of chess, or peruse the used books. Visit So It Goes Coffeehouse’s Facebook pag e for live music and a special event schedule. 

Be sure to download our local restaurant guide to carry with you, or visit to learn more about dining options. While you’re here, be sure to add these Coos Bay destinations to your itinerary! 

  • Egyptian Theatre - 229 S Broadway. The historic Egyptian Theatre , a beautifully restored 1925 movie theater and performance venue in downtown Coos Bay, features classic movies, live entertainment and, of course, the famous Wurlitzer Organ throughout the year!

  • Coos Bay Visitor Information Center - 50 Central Ave. Stop in for local tips, information, books, maps and a fun selection of Oregon’s Adventure Coast souvenirs! While you’re here, take in the beautiful views of the bay from the Coos Bay Boardwalk directly behind the building. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm and seasonally on Sun 10am-2pm Learn more.  

  • Coos History Museum & Maritime Collections - 1210 N Front St. Learn something new as you explore local history and culture at the Coos History Museum & Maritime Collections , located on the waterfront in Coos Bay. Gain a historic overview of the Coos and Coquille Indian tribes, as well as the coal miners, loggers, and shipbuilders who helped shape the area. 

  • Coos Art Museum - 235 Anderson Ave. Founded in 1966, the Coos Art Museum is the third oldest art museum in Oregon. It features exhibits by local and national artists, as well as memorabilia and photographs depicting Steve Prefontaine’s running career and Olympic medals. The Museum’s permanent collection highlights contemporary fine art printmaking and artworks in all media by Pacific Northwest artists. 

  • The Oregon Coast Historic Railway - 766 S 1st St**.** This museum, a must-stop for railroad enthusiasts, showcases railroad and logging equipment in an outdoor display area, as well as photos and railroad memorabilia in an indoor mini-museum. Ring the bell of the signature 1922 Baldwin steam locomotive! Be sure to see the beautiful railroad holiday lights on display through January 1, 2024.

  • Mingus Park - Coos Bay - 10th Street @ Commercial Ave. This wonderful hidden gem near downtown Coos Bay features beautiful green space, walking trails, and an oriental garden, playgrounds and a year-round pool! Learn more.

  • Downtown Coos Bay. Delightful shops, boutiques, antique malls and coffee shops abound in the downtown Coos Bay area. Be sure to get photos of the Steve Prefontaine Murals located at 275 S Broadway and/or embark on a Historic Walking Tour of Coos Bay

  • Cranberry Sweets - 1005 Newmark Ave. Delicious candies, caramels and popcorn, handmade in small batches using only the finest natural ingredients. Watch the candy being made and sample while you shop. Learn more.  

  • Real Deals - 790 N. Bayshore Dr. Irresistible prices on hand-picked home décor, fashion and accessories. With new items arriving daily, there’s inspiration around every corner in this locally-owned shoppe! 

Visit our Dining Page and/or download our Local Restaurant & Dining Guide to learn more about our wonderful local restaurants! You can also put together your own itinerary using our Featured Adventures page and/or this handy Trip Ideas page.

There is an adventure for everyone on Oregon’s Adventure Coast. Learn more about vacation ideas on our site, or contact us for help planning your next trip or family getaway. Click here for directions and other important travel tips, or contact one of our friendly volunteers at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center or North Bend Visitor Information Center on Oregon’s Adventure Coast and start planning your trip today!


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