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October 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Going to Cannon Beach? Times readers tell you where to eat


The iconic Haystack Rock

The iconic Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach,  Ore., an ideal town to visit for winter stormwatching – and dining. (Photo by Mike Siegel  /Seattle Times)

If you’re going to Cannon Beach, Seattle Times readers can steer you to their favorite places to eat in the northern Oregon beach town.

I recently wrote about oceanfront places for winter storm-watching in the Pacific Northwest and B.C.,  including Cannon Beach. When I was there I mostly cocooned in my cozy lodgings in the evenings, cooking in the kitchenette after long days of walking the broad sandy beach and nearby trails of Ecola State Park.  So I asked readers for their recommendations on where to eat in Cannon Beach. Some excerpts:

Mo’s is great and right on the beach. If you’re looking for a more formal dining experience, I recommend Newmans at 988. Right off Hemlock, the restaurant is in a cute little old house, and within walking distance from multiple inns and hotels, and shops. For breakfast/brunch, the Pig n’ Pancake is great as well. There are locations in Seaside, Portland and other cities on the coast. Classic diner food, friendly service, good for groups and kids too.” (Submitted by Kwan.)

“… For breakfast there is none better than Lazy Susan and for dinner The Irish Table offers excellent food and friendly, knowledgeable service. You really are shortchanging yourself if you don’t eat at these two establishments at least once during any visit to Cannon Beach. (Submitted by Dansk.)

“We travel to or through Cannon Beach at least four times a year, preferably in the offseason. We always have dinner at Sweet Basil’s Cafe on North Hemlock.  The food is excellent, the menu original, the wine selections very nice and the service solid.  They often have good live entertainment. It’s best to check on their hours if you’re there offseason before planning to eat there. ” (Submitted by Pine Buffalo.)

“The Cannon Beach Hardware Store and Public House, also known as the “Screw and Brew”, is a great lunch or light dinner spot in midtown. Delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, an incredible ahi salad and an ever-changing list of microbrews mean there is something for everybody. The Sleepy Monk coffee bar is next door. Downtown, Bill’s Tavern and Brewhouse has beer brewed on-site plus good basic pub food. For the freshest fish around, try Ecola Seafoods at 2nd and Spuce. Their peppered smoked salmon is incredible.” (Submitted by user 1057912.)

“There are a many very good restaurants in Cannon Beach and your visit there is lacking unless you give a couple a try. Our favorite “routine” stop is the Driftwood Inn.  For “haute” cuisine the restaurant at the Stephanie Inn provides satisfaction in that department. A new Irish-themed restaurant is doing very well.  For breakfast our fav is the Shorebird (at the Surfsand Resort) not only for the food but the amazing view of the each and The Rock.  Up in Seaside (just 6 miles away) you can truly indulge yourself with deep-fried Twinkies and other candied treats.  …” (Submitted by Space Scientist.)

“Haven’t seen anyone mention Pizza a Fetta in Cannon Beach yet. Hands down some of the very best pizza I have ever had. Definitely recommend it.” (Submitted by WayAbvPar.)

Mo’s restaurant at the south end of Cannon Beach is great for clam chowder and up and close stormwatching from their restaurant windows which overlooks the south part of Cannon Beach. Bella’s is great for coffee and is tucked into the shops on Hemlock, located across from the Cannon Beach Bakery which is a great place to stop for morning pastries. …” (Submitted by msh69.)

Get information on more restaurants and where to stay from the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce






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