6 of the Best Rockaway Beach Restaurants

For a taste of authentic Oregon Coast seafood, head to Rockaway Beach! This peaceful seaside town is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, with quiet sidewalk cafes to homey seafood shacks. Get a preview of some of our favorite Rockaway Beach restaurants. If you’re interested in learning about more great places to eat along the Oregon Coast, access our free Vacation Guide! From bakeries to wineries, we can help you plan the ultimate getaway.

Our Favorite Rockaway Beach Restaurants

1. Old Oregon Smokehouse

If you’re looking for superb seafood in a no-frills atmosphere, the Old Oregon Smokehouse is your place. Think wooden outdoor benches, fresh fish and oysters, and a friendly dog that sits near the door. Be sure to try the crab melt, which includes big chunks of crab meat, or the garlic pepper smoked salmon. Another great option is the clam chowder, which has been voted one of the top five on the Coast. Grab a bowl and judge for yourself! No matter what you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the friendly service and scrumptious options.

Tip: The Smokehouse’s chicken strips are an excellent option for those who aren’t seafood-inclined.

2. Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge

The Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge serves up traditional American fare with European influences. There is a wide range of dishes on the menu, including burgers, pastas, salads, and seafood entrées. Everything is made in-house, from the ketchup to the dinner rolls. The lounge has a selection of drink specials and live music on most weekends. For a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean, request a table near one of the ocean-facing windows or on the patio.

3. Grumpy’s Cafe

Are you in the mood for a home-cooked meal or delicious baked goods? Head to Grumpy’s Café. This quirky, family-owned nook is known for their tasty breakfast and brunch and their great prices. Be sure to check their Facebook page for daily specials!

4. Lakeside Hideaway

Located on beautiful Lake Lytle, Lakeside Hideaway is just a short walk from the waters of the Oregon Coast. This unassuming sports bar is a great place to drink beer and watch a game. It’s also open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night karaoke.

5. Rick’s Roadhouse

Rick’s Roadhouse is a favorite of Rockaway Beach locals. Loud music, great food, and a friendly wait staff make this hole-in-the-wall a must-try when you’re in the area.

6. Offshore Grill and Coffee House

The Offshore Grill and Coffee House has become a new favorite in Rockaway Beach. From their hand-made burgers and local seafood, to their homemade dressings, each entree is carefully crafted to reflect Oregon Coast cuisine. Farm to table ingredients keep their menu seasonal and fresh. Be sure to check out the daily, unique coffee specials in the Coffee House.

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