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Oregon’s Seafood Shore

Total Mileage/Average drive time
121 miles, 2 hours, 52 minutes

Oregon is home to premier seafood like dungeness crab, albacore tuna, troll salmon, sole and pink salmon. This trip along U.S. Route 101 will travel the coastline and allow you to indulge in fresh Oregon seafood while soaking up those majestic views of the coastal Pacific Northwest.

1. Seaside - Starting Point
Seaside has been an ocean resort town for over a century, offering memorable views and excellent seafood dining. The Pig ‘N Pancake offers the ultimate in breakfasts, including their amazing Crab Benedict, or Shrimp and Cheese Omelette. For a delightful yet casual lunch, stop in at Oceanfront Dining on the Promenade–locally known as Maggie’s on the Prom, where the Clam Chowder is amazing and the burgers are beyond basic with Ahi Tuna burgers, Salmon Burgers and Oyster Burgers, all to be enjoyed while watching the Pacific waters roll in. For dinner, it’s Norma’s Seafood & Steak for award-winning family dining that features fresh, quality seafood, natural Angus beef, regional wines and microbrews.

2. Cannon Beach - 9 miles, 14 minutes
Heading south on Route 101 you’ll come to Canon Beach, home of the annual Sandcastle Building Contest, held every June, along with a treasure trove of seafood restaurants to enjoy. For breakfast, Lazy Susan Café offers specialty dishes including a Shrimp Scatter Omelette. Grab a crabby lunch at Sweet Basil’s, with a Crab Louie Wrap, Crab Stuffed Portobello Surprise, Sweet Basil Crab Roll, Mojo Crab Salad, and a Crab and Artichoke Melt. Dinner at the Driftwood Inn Restaurant is a tradition around here, with its warm casual atmosphere and a menu loaded with excellent seafood choices.

3. Pacific City - 65 miles, 1 hour, 32 minutes
On to Pacific City, a relatively undeveloped quaint village with stunning views, pristine beaches and spectacular seafood. Start your day with breakfast at the Grateful Bakery & Restaurant offering fresh baked goods and eggs dishes including a Smoked Salmon Scramble and Bay Shrimp Omelette. At BJ’s Burgers & Tacos you can dine in, dine out or take it with you to the beach; the lunch menu includes Grilled Fish Tacos, Smoked Salmon Tacos, Baja Fish Tacos, Fish & Chips, beer and Margaritas. Have dinner where the locals eat, at the Sportsman’s Pub-N-Grub. Seafood lovers can order a basket of oysters, clam strips, shrimp, or scallops, or try them all on the Captain’s Platter.

4. Lincoln City - 22 miles, 31 minutes
Tucked between the Pacific Ocean, Devils Lake, and mountains, you’ll find Lincoln City, a small community known as the “Kite Capital of the World.” Kick off your day with breakfast at Maxwell’s Restaurant offering an assortment of breakfast foods like Razor Clams and Eggs, along with Shrimp, Mushroom and Green Onion Omelettes. Grab some lunch at Shuckers Oyster Bar where oysters are always on the menu and you can slurp up an oyster plate, oyster dinner, or oyster platter. Class it up for dinner at Fathoms Restaurant, and the spectacular views of the Oregon coastline from 10 stories up, with over a dozen seafood entrees on the menu, something for everyone.

5. Newport - 25 miles, 35 minutes
Newport is home to the tallest lighthouse in Oregon and absolutely the freshest seafood around. Fishtails Café offers the best breakfast in Newport with oysters, clams and salmon all on the menu. Experience a one-of-a-kind lunch at Local Ocean Seafoods Restaurant and Fish Market, where you dine in the market-style dining room with an open kitchen, and a view of the fishing boats in the harbor?the menu is all seafood, fresh from the Pacific. Seafood is prepared steamed or poached at Sharks Seafood Bar & Steamer Company, unlocking the true intricate flavors of the ocean with each bite.