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Where to Eat Like a Local on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Where to Eat Like a Local on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wed, Nov 30, 2022

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It’s a little known secret that Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston abounds with amazing locally owned restaurants, each with its own unique personality and fresh flavor. Our restaurants offer everything from fresh local seafood to delicious Italian, Mexican, American comfort food and much more!

If you’re looking for an experience that is distinctly Oregonian in nature, try something different and experience our restaurant scene like a local. Be sure to download our local restaurant guide to carry with you, or visit to learn more about dining options. When hunger strikes, here are some delicious dishes (listed in no particular order) recommended by locals and experienced visitors:

Looking for fresh seafood? Locals recommend these options:

Fishermen’s Seafood Market

Kelly W. says “Fisherman’s Seafood Market on the boardwalk has lots of tasty seafood.” Fishermen’s Seafood Market is a fresh seafood market with a menu that includes amazing fish tacos, fish & chips, clam chowder, and fresh crab. Open Sunday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

200 S. Bayshore Dr. Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-267-2722

Hilltop House in North Bend

Kim C. recommends “Halibut stuffed with shrimp and crab!! To die for.” Lisa S. recommends their dish, “Tornados Oscar”, while Rebecca W. suggests trying their Halibut cheeks. Hilltop House serves up tasty local seafood, steaks, nightly specials, and both Manhattan and New England style chowder. The nostalgic setting overlooks the bay. Open daily.

93405 Willsey Ln. North Bend, OR 97459 541-756-4160

Fisherman’s Grotto

Susan K. suggests “Seafood Sautee at Fisherman’s Grotto in Charleston. LOADED with seafood.” Fisherman’s Grotto offers a full line of seafood, fish and chips, clam chowder and deli sandwiches. Groups are welcome, and there’s lots of parking. The covered patio opens during summer. Located at the East End of the Charleston Bridge. Open daily. Summer hours: 8am-9pm, Winter hours 11am-7pm

91149 Cape Arago Hwy Charleston, OR 97420 (541)888-3251

Portside Restaurant & Lounge

Dawn E. recommends “Deep fried crab legs from Portside in Charleston.” Enjoy local seafood caught daily, steaks, and a Friday night seafood buffet. Choose your own live Dungeness crab or lobster from the tanks. Live easy listening music and karaoke in the lounge. Beer, wine, cocktails and microbrews. Catering services.

Open daily 11:30am-11pm

63383 Kingfisher Rd. Charleston, OR 97420 541-888-5544

Clausen Oyster Deli

Dawn E. also says “Oh and don’t forget Clausen Oysters in North Bend the best!” Oyster Farm & Bayside Restaurant/Deli offers Craft Beer, Select Wines, and Lunch Menu with patio seating. WINTER HOURS: Weds - Sun 10am-4pm, Closed Mon & Tues. Located north of the McCullough Bridge.

66234 North Bay Road North Bend, OR 97459 (541)756-3600

7 Devils Waterfront Alehouse

Janet M. recommends “Caesar salad with grilled rockfish- 7-Devils waterfront ale house; simple, yet delicious!”

This waterfront restaurant offers fresh local seafood and other seasonal, locally sourced dishes; cold beer, an incredible view, cocktails that will knock your socks off, and a staff ready to facilitate fun. Open Tues-Sun 11am-9pm

1240 N. Bayshore Drive Coos Bay, OR (541) 808-2699

7 Devils Brewing Co.

Jennifer Ivie W. is a fan of “Fried Albacore Tuna with a side of poutine at 7 Devils” while Chris S. recommends local Coos Bay Oysters with Tabasco aioli, “best fried oysters you will ever be so lucky to enjoy.” We recommend complimenting this dish with a beer flight or one of the outstanding selections of their craft beers! The 7 Devils public house was designed to celebrate coastal creativity in its many forms. From the hand-crafted ales and the locally sourced, tapas-style menu, to the hand-made furniture and fixtures, to the paintings on the wall, you’ll find yourself surrounded by local artistry. The cozy atmosphere makes this pub an ideal place for mingling. Catch a local musician setting up by the fire on the patio. Peer through the indoor glass garage doors and watch what goes on behind the scenes in the brewhouse. Now open Summer Hours: Weds-Mon 11am-10pm.

247 S. 2nd St Coos Bay, OR (541)808-3738

Looking for a great breakfast spot? We’ve got you covered. Locals recommend:

Mom’s Kitchen

John H. says it’s a “very good place for breakfast & lunch” and is a fan of the “Mom’s Hash Brown’s O’Brein & the Corned Beef Hash.” Mom’s Kitchen serves breakfast daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1603 Sherman Avenue North Bend, OR 97459 541-756-2710

The ‘Original’ Cape Café

Heidi E. is a fan of a dish called “Big Nasty. It is chicken fried steak, bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese, biscuit and gravy and hash browns.” She goes on to say “Bring a big appetite! Also, the breakfast pizza is to die for with its sausage gravy base.” Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the charming Charleston Marina. The Cape Cafe' serves breakfast classics, including omelets, french toast, pancakes and more. Fish & chips, burgers, sandwiches, or soup & salad will hit the spot at lunchtime. Open daily 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

63516 Kingfisher Road Charleston, OR 97420 (541)808-2662

Pancake Mill

Susan K. (and many others) recommend trying their Potato Pancakes, while Mike I. recommends the Bacon Waffles. Serving a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, low calorie and meatless menu items, Pancake Mill offers homestyle soups, sandwiches and pie specialties. Catering available. Open 6am-3pm daily.

2390 Tremont Ave. (Hwy 101) North Bend, OR 97459 541-756-2751

Kozy Kitchen

Jae S. recommends their Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. This 24 hour family restaurant specializes in great country cooking. Also with scrumptious homemade desserts.

2265 Newmark North Bend, OR 97459 541-756-1214

In the mood for Fish Tacos? Locals recommend:

SharkBites Seafood Café in Coos Bay

“Everything at Shark bites in Coos Bay. Fantastic food and great service.” - Beth D

“Shark Bites Tacos and Margaritas.” - Danielle E

“Fish tacos at Sharkbites with their signature drink Sharkbite!!!” - Larrissa W.

This seafood café, attached to Waxers Surf Shop, offers a great coastal ambiance, amazing fish tacos, burgers, and a gluten-free chowder that you have to taste to believe. Open Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 11am-8:30pm; CLOSED Weds, Thurs, Sun.

240 S. Broadway Ave. Coos Bay, OR 541-269-7475

Miller’s at the Cove

Heidi E. and Stefani Ann E. both recommend the delicious Fish Tacos at Miller’s. Heidi E. goes on to say, “plus their $2 well drinks during happy hour is a great bargain.” Other recommended dishes include Cajun Crab Soup ( Lisa S.) and Buffalo Wings (Eric M.). A sports bar & grill with free Wi-Fi, high-definition TVs, a fireplace and more. Open to all ages before 9pm, 21 or over after 9pm. Menu features Jr. and Sr. smaller portions. Open daily at 11am

63346 Boat Basin Rd. Charleston, OR 97420 541-808-2404

In the mood for a heaping bowl of Clam Chowder? Try these local establishments:

Back Alley Pub & Grill at North Bend Lanes

Dawn E. says, “believe it or not…the best Clam Chowder in [our] opinion is… wait for it… The North Bend Bowling Alley, Back Alley! The Best.” Offering great burgers, homemade pizza, grilled subs and soups, The Back Alley has something to please everyone, and it’s a great place to stop by and eat at any time of day. The prices are the best in town, and the food has been a favorite for over 50 years. Located in a modern bowling center with cosmic bowling. Open Mon-Fri: 9am-11pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-11:30pm. Free Wi-Fi.

1225 Virginia Avenue North Bend, OR 97459 541-756-0571

Monkey Business Food Truck

Heidi E. (and many others) rave about their Clam Chowder! Monkey Business is located in the Charleston Marina in a cute yellow food truck. Dan K. says, “Um Um Good 100%.” They offer breakfast and lunch items including waffles, biscuits and gravy, burgers, chicken strip baskets, and, of course, fish & chips. There is even a small side building with inside seating.

63534 Kingfisher Road Charleston, OR 541-260-4145

Captain’s Choice Family Fish House

LeeAnn S. recommends “Fish & Chowder from Captain’s Choice in North Bend. You can have the fish a variety of ways. Not only fried!! Fresh fish. Your choice!! Delicious!!” Seafood and chowder, and of course fish ‘n chips! Open daily at 11:30am.

1210 Virginia Avenue North Bend, OR 97459 (541)756-0125

Got a hankering for German food? Try Blue Heron Bistro in Coos Bay!

Photo @Blue Heron Bistro

Dion R. is a fan of The Oktoberfest at Blue Heron Bistro, while Stefani Ann E. recommends their Jagerschnitzel. Blue Heron is located in downtown Coos Bay and serves German specialties along with amazing seafood, and, of course, a secret recipe chowder. Choose from 18 micro brews and imported beers on draft. The outdoor patio is open in the summer. Open Tues-Sat 4pm-8pm, Sunday 10am-2pm for brunch & 4pm-7pm for dinner.

100 W Commercial Avenue Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-267-3933

Craving Pizza? Give Front Street Provisioners in Coos Bay a try!

April B. recommends their pizza and loves their gluten free crust! 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. This women-owned and operated establishment has a passion for creating community and enhancing regional identity. During summer months, guests may enjoy dining on the outdoor patio. Open Thursday - Monday, 11:30am-10pm.

737 N. Front St. Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-808-3420

How about some Sushi? Sumin’s Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Coos Bay is a good bet!

Lisa S. recommends their OMG Roll. A great blend of Korean, Japanese and Chinese favorites. Open daily.

298 South Broadway Coos Bay, OR 541-267-0119

Got a hankering for a tasty Burger or Sandwich?

The Tin Thistle

Laurie A. likes the “Fiesta burger at the Tin Thistle. Yum.” The Tin Thistle Café is a Celtic themed whole foods vegan café featuring pasties, village bowls, vegetarian burgers, soup, pies and smoothies. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-4pm.

1972 Sherman Ave. North Bend, OR 97459 (541) 267-0267

Yeong’s Place

Sherri P. says “Burgers at Yeongs!” are her recommendation. Yeong’s Place is a local’s favorite burger joint, serving up burgers, salads and breakfast items daily.

1120 Virginia Ave. North Bend, OR 97459 (541) 756-1914

Luigi’s Italian Sandwiches

Tiffini C. says she’s a fan of the “Garbage Grinder Luigi’s Italian Sandwiches.” Luigi’s is Home of the Famous Garbage Grinder since 1970! Open Tue-Sat 11am-4pm 801

Newmark Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 888-9407

Celebrating a Special Occasion?

Restaurant O

Mary P. recommends the Pasta Carbonara. “I love it so much,” she says. The restaurant states one of the “rarest treats on the coast for the truly adventurous is the trilogy of foie gras, which is only available at Restaurant O.” Masterchef Eoghain O’Neill delivers a fresh take on Italian and French cuisine. Open Tuesday-Sunday 4-10 pm.

260 S. Broadway Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541)808-9300

Wildflour Public House

Master Blaster of Coos Bay recommends “Steak Frites Wildflour Public House!!! Best steak I’ve ever had.” Lisa H. says “Everything at Wildflour Public House North Bend” is worth trying. Wildflour Public House believes in fresh, simple and delicious ingredients and is passionate about food - where it comes from, how it tastes, how it is prepared and presented. The Public House will be open for Lunch and Dinner 12pm-8pm Wednesday through Saturday. Craft Beer, Beer Flights, Wine Flights, Champagne Flights, Margarita Flights on Fiesta Fridays, where Orlanda makes a traditional Mexican Special each Friday, Tapas, Grazing Boards, Bread Boards, Dessert Boards, Fresh Local Seafood, Farm to Table, Organic, Local.

1987 Sherman Ave. North Bend, OR 97459 541-808-3633

More Ideas

“Steak salad from Coach House in Coos Bay!” - Macie

“Liberty Rolls at the The Liberty Pub in North Bend” - Stefani Ann

“The seafood chimichanga (Chimichanga Jarocha) and the Camarones La Herradura at La Herradurra in North Bend.” - Sue G.

“Walnut Shrimp at Tai’s Dynasty.”- Renee N.

“Buttered Chicken from the Himalayan” - Don H.

For the ultimate foodie experience, treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind tasting adventure you can only find along the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail , and mark your calendars for the Annual Charleston Crab Feed February 11, 2023 .

As you can see, Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston 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! No matter what brings you here, we are here to make your stay as seamless as possible.

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(541) 269-0215
50 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

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