Philly CH to Tillamook OR
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.
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.
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.
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.