Chicago Foodies to Cannon Beach
Four of us are taking a girls' trip to Cannon Beach, OR in a couple of weeks. We will be staying right on the beach, in town for 5 days.
We are all big Chicago foodies, and we're looking forward to eating our way through--and around--CB.
I'm looking for any and all recommendations for "must eat" spots. We'd love mostly casual, local finds, but we're also interested in a "nicer" place for a girls' night out.
We're also willing to drive up to 45 minutes away for a good meal or two.
Forty-five minutes is more than enough time to drive north as far as Astoria. There isn't much to the south or east. In Astoria, you might like the Wet Dog Saloon.
Agreed, you can't average sixty. You have to slow down through Seaside and Gearhart, about five miles. I'm from Clatsop County and the highway between CB and Seaside, and between Gearhart and Astoria is a lot better and shorter than it used to be. The slowdown is because of the speed limit more than the traffic. You don't want to be speeding there.
The catch is summer traffic, which I agree can be a problem. But it used to be there was a huge difference between summer and winter traffic, whereas now it's crowded all year long. There are more passing zones, however.
Seaside to Astoria (16 miles) takes me about 25 minutes, and I don't mean at three am. That's with normal traffic.
Cannon Beach Cafe. I'd visit for lunch first because the place is tiny. Food is good however.
139 W 2 St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
They make a great green tea there too.
Try the chili spiced hot chocolate at least once. There stuff is great on a cool day, but there is no food menu.
Very casual, somewhat pricey. I honestly did not care for the chowder, but they have fresh seafood that is supposed to be right off the boat.
Not groundbreaking or unique, but the food is good. So much of the food at CB is mediocre, but we've always had good luck there. It is a brewhouse, or like a brewhouse atmosphere.
We love Cannon Beach. For a more private beach experience, be sure to visit the beach at Ecola State Park.
Now, if someone can just recommend good places in Manzanita!