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conradical Apr 11, 2013 08:01 AM

Seems like there was a thread about good casual burger type places in Seaside (near the golf course?) and/or Cannon Beach but I can't find it now. Any suggestions?

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    mrnelso Feb 16, 2014 04:24 PM

    The stand 109 N Holladay Dr
    It's been several years, but they were really on their game.

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      GH1618 Apr 11, 2013 09:20 AM

      The one near the golf course might be Bigfoot's Steakhouse on the highway just across from the golf course. I haven't tried it, though. When I'm in Seaside I want the halibut burger at Dundee's Bar & Grill on Broadway.

      1. JillO Apr 11, 2013 08:49 AM

        It's probably on the PNW Board (there's PNW, Portland Metro, and Greater Seattle boards, I think) because this is Portland only.

        Here's the PNW board: http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/4

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          conradical Apr 11, 2013 12:11 PM

          Thanks I found the thread. Any opinion about The Relief Pitcher or Gearhart Junction Cafe both in Seaside?

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            GH1618 Apr 11, 2013 02:44 PM

            Gearhart Junction Cafe is not in Seaside. It is in Gearhart. Don't believe everything you read on the web.

            The Relief Pitcher is probably the place you were seeking near the golf course, rather than Bigfoot's.

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              GH1618 Jan 7, 2014 08:21 PM

              I finally tried the burger at the Relief Pitcher. The bartender claimed it is "the best on the west coast." I don't know how one could check that, but I will say that it is a respectable burger. I had a basic cheeseburger with Tillamook cheddar only — the usual way is with a cheddar/provolone combo.

              The Relief Pitcher is just out of town on the south. If I were on Broadway and could walk to Sam's, U don't suppose I would want to drive to RP unless I wanted the sports bar atmosphere in addition to a good burger.

              When driving south to RP, it's a left turn from the highway with no turning lane. It's better to continue a short distance to cemetary road where there is a left turn lane, then turn around in cemetary road and come back to RP.

              The fries at RP are house-made. They reinforced my beluef that there is no necessary disadvantage to commercially prepared frozen fries. I had the latter at the Labor Temple diner in Astoria only the day before, and preferred them to the RP fries, which were limp. I'm not saying the RP fries were bad, only that I prefer crisp fries. Both were a medium cut, neither fat nor thin.

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                syrahgirl Jan 21, 2014 12:39 PM

                Thanks for the report back on your Relief Pitcher experience. We love it there! Aside from their amazing burgers, I also love their crab cakes. That bartender (Tony) makes one of the best Cosmos on the west coast also! :)

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                  GH1618 Jan 21, 2014 03:17 PM

                  Have you had the crab cakes at the Wet Dog Saloon in Astoria for comparison? That's my go-to place for crab cakes when I'm there.

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