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Mar 6, 2008 04:50 PM

Oregon Coast Fish & Chips/Oysters

I've read some older threads on this subject...but would like to reopen for debate. Am looking for the 'ultimate' fish and chips on the coast between Yachats and Nehalem. Also best places for oysters. No need for ambiance - just the chow. Will be there in April for a few days.

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  1. You might check out the Waldport Seafood Company.

    But if you have the time to venture 20 or so more miles north of Nehalem, Ecola Seafood in Cannon Beach would be my top pick.

    Both of these are seafood markets that also do chowder, fish & chips, etc. Definitely no ambiance - but good stuff.

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    1. re: Janer

      "Ecola Seafood"...what a terrible name for a restaurant... :-)

      Thanks for the useful info. I haven't been to the coast in years and needed this information.

    2. For oyster stew, oyster burgers and even on the half shell, try Pacific Oyster in Bay City. It's on the pier on the other side of the tracks from 101...look for the huge pile of oyster shells ;o) You can even watch professional shuckers in action.

      Some pics here:

      Also Local Ocean on the bayfront in Newport has great fried oysters and other great seafood items:

      1. The two places I can think of would be the fish market on main street in Manzanita and Pelican Bay Brewpub in Pacific City.

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        1. re: AlbertaHound

          Ecola Seafood? I thought of that one too, but it is north of Nehalem. I like it too, though. ;o)

        2. VT - if it's just about the "fish" you should try the Lighthouse Deli just S. of Newport. Follow this link for a more thorough review:

          The fish is definitely the star here, the chips are just okay.

          Let us know where you go and what you thought of it when you can.


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          1. re: Jbart1016

            Thanks all - will for sure check these out and give a full report!

            1. re: Jbart1016

              i concur. don't miss the lighthouse deli, for fish and chips and oysters and everything else. i guess now it's called the south beach fish market(?), but in any event you can't miss it on the ocean side of 101. big crab cookers out front.

            2. Mmmm I have to say the best fish and chips are at The Chowder Bowl in Nye Beach in Newport. Just faboulous! Not fancy, but great service last time I was there.