NYC C'hounder Visits Cannon Beach, OR
I'm coming in from Manhattan for a friend's wedding in Cannon Beach and was looking for some reliable c'hounder suggestions. What i'm looking for are two great places for brunch (nothing fancy, just good food & fun atmosphere), one lunch spot (local food), and some good bars (if they serve food even better!) in the area. The wedding is at the Surf and Sand Hotel, so we'll be in that area mostly. Any good suggestions are welcome.
I live in Seattle and we go to Cannon Beach often but we always take a cooler full of food and rent a place with a kitchen - the restaurant scene there is somewhat grim. Hope someone can correct me. Oh well, try and steal a few hours to hike along the coast at Ecola State Park (just a mile or so north of Cannon Beach). Hiking among the Sitka spruce on the Clatsop loop trial is even better than eating anyway.
We were in CB last weekend. Had brunch at the Lazy Susan 2x. The benedict is perfect and it's just good basic brunch food. I didn't get to try them, but the marionberry scones also looked delicious.
For lunch, try EVOO Cooking School. I believe they do do some plated lunches, but I'm not certain. I know they at least do a deli type service. www.evoo.biz. We had dinner there, and it was a highly memorable and impressive dining experience.
Both places are in the main commercial area.
We didn't find a single bar open past 10 (maybe we didn't look hard enough) and the town is sleepy. But if all else fails, grab a bottle or two of a local vine (sineann pinot gris and david hill farmhouse red are my two new find/favorites) and have a bonfire on the beach--can't get any more un-Manhattan than that!
We allways stop at Bills Tavern on Hemlock. Home made beer, and very good pub grub. Doogers and Mo's are two popular dinner (seafood) spots also.