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Misha Apr 17, 2014 02:44 PM

Heading to Tillamook for a three day visit. Was wondering if there's anyplace you'd recommend eating. Looking for something not uber-pricey but that (obviously) has good food in a casual setting. Preference would be seafood but I'm open. Suggestions?

Also, what's the one local beer you'd suggest I try while there. I generally favor wheat beers but am open to suggestions.

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    Leonardo RE: Misha Apr 17, 2014 06:16 PM

    Tillamook County? City? Specific location? Not much in the latter. In Cannon Beach is Ecola Seafood. You might hear a lot about Mo's. Don't bother. Way overrated. Roseanna's Café in Oceanside is good, and a beautiful setting. Pacific City has Pelican Pub & Brewery.

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      Clyde RE: Misha Apr 17, 2014 06:37 PM

      Astoria isn't too far north and some of the best smoked fish I've ever had is from Josephson's Smokehouse. It's a tiny place but they have clam chowder and they were making bagel sandwiches when I was there last week. We grabbed a bunch of smoked fish and brought it back to the hotel. If you go definitely get the wine smoked maple salmon! also get the lox version of it, it's amazing.

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        Misha RE: Clyde Apr 21, 2014 09:15 AM

        Thanks Leonardo, Clyde. Gonna check 'em out, narrow it to two and let my hosts decide which they'd prefer to go to--I'll be picking up the tab as a way of saying thank you.

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          rp1760 RE: Clyde May 4, 2014 03:40 PM

          I am having a hard time getting the hours on Josephson's. Can you tell me if they are open on Saturday's?

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            Leonardo RE: rp1760 May 4, 2014 09:05 PM

            I don't know what the definition of "isn't too far north" but Astoria is a 90 min drive from Tillamook.

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            GH1618 RE: Clyde May 4, 2014 10:11 PM

            Astoria is pretty far north for a three-day trip — about 65 miles. Astoria is worth spending some time in for eating, though.

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            GH1618 RE: Misha May 4, 2014 10:21 PM

            I've read that The Schooner in Netarts is good and their menu looks promising, but I've never tried it. When I'm in Tillamook I'm just driving through, heading north. When I did spend some time in Tillamook decades ago, The Schooner was just a tavern. If you go there, please let us know how it is.

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