Aside from the natural beauty, one of the things that travelers say they love the most about visiting Oregon’s Adventure Coast is the food. Self-proclaimed “food-snobs” visiting from large cities all over the region have told us time and time again how impressed they are with the quality and the selection of the restaurants in our area. Hungry travelers can find world-class chowder, fresh local seafood, top-notch sushi, Thai, Italian, Mexican, and American comfort food within just a couple of miles of each other.
Dining in local establishments is a wonderful way to meet new people and get an authentic sense of the history and culture in our area. We recently asked some of the locals and frequent visitors to share their favorite restaurant recommendations on Facebook.
Here’s what they said.
CHARLESTON, OREGON RESTAURANTS
MOST RECOMMENDED: Miller’s at the Cove, Fisherman’s Grotto and The High Tide Cafe received plenty of praise from fans. “High Tide Cafe has awesome chowder and fish and chips” and “Definitely best clam chowder” are some of the comments that were shared.
Other Charleston restaurant shoutouts included The Portside Restaurant, The Cape Cafe, and Davey Jones Locker “for some good fried snacks and tasty fresh sandwiches”.
NORTH BEND RESTAURANTS
MOST RECOMMENDED: Captain’s Choice, Mediterranean Café, Ciccarelli’s and Pancake Mill were hands down the most recommended restaurants in our unofficial poll. One fan says, “I live in Seattle, which is a huge city and there is nowhere here that’s like Pancake Mill. Nowhere even close.”
The following North Bend establishments also received multiple recommendations from fans: The Liberty Pub “love their pizza”, Hilltop House Restaurant and Lounge, Back Alley Pub, and Wildflour Café & Catering. One follower posted “the best Clam chowder IMO is the North Bend Bowling Alley [Back Alley Pub]… no kidding. Made fresh on Friday”. Another says Yeong’s Place Restaurant is “where the locals go for a great burger”.
Other North Bend eateries getting shout-outs from locals and visitors were Grab & Go Deli at Bailey’s, Dishner’s Fine Foods, El Guadalajara, Lucky Star Chinese, The Tin Thistle, Bungalow Market & Deli, Mill Casino, Vinny ’s Smokin’ Good Burgers & Sandwiches and The Grounds Cafe in Books By The Bay. We also read a post praising Top Dog Coffee Company for “really yummy creative drinks”, Alder Smokehouse for BBQ Tri-Tip and breakfast at Kozy Kitchen.
COOS BAY RESTAURANTS
MOST RECOMMENDED: Tokyo Bistro (fans say it has the best sushi) received many recommendations along with 7 Devils Brewing Co. “the best pub ever” and Shark Bites in Coos Bay’s downtown district.
Darrell’s Devils Food received mad love from fans for their pizza:
- “I just picked my pizza up from Darrell’s Devils Food. My kid says it’s the best pizza in the world”
- “Darrell’s Devil’s Food (Best pizza.. EVER)”
- “Darrell’s Devil’s Food is my favorite place to go for a coffee, snack, breakfast or lunch. Their pizza and ham and cheese croissants are to die for! Plus Shanan is a wizard at making mochas!”
Other Coos Bay restaurants receiving multiple recommendations are Coach House, Blue Heron Bistro, Kaffe 101, Sumin’s Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Little Italy Restaurant, EZ Thai, City Subs, Noster Kitchen, The Boat (one fan says it “has the best fish and chips in the area”). Respondents also recommended Stockpot Restaurant for a “breakfast you can’t beat” and “best breakfast in town. Good people too”.
Restaurant O, Fishermen’s Seafood Market, Front Street Provisioners, Grab & Go Deli at Coos Head Food Co-op, So It Goes Coffeehouse, Bay Burger Inn-Praus Haus and Luigi’s Italian Sandwiches also received shout-outs from our Facebook followers.
As you can see, Oregon’s Adventure Coast boasts a wide variety of terrific dining and meal options to explore. We encourage you to try these and other fabulous restaurants on your next visit and let us know what you think! Click here for our most recent list of area restaurants.