Out and about with visiting family in Tillamook and Cape Meares last Sunday, one of the volunteers at the lighthouse there suggested Rachels on the main road in Netarts for lunch, "inexpensive but good family fare" she said. From the outside it looks very country, inside is homespun quaint with lots of lighthouse decorations and an electric train that runs the perimeter of the room/ceiling. The food was quite good and very reasonable. Every thing we had was extraordinarily fresh and carefully prepared.
Four of us had soups and sandwiches. The BLTs ($5.95) and club sandwich ($7.95) were huge and very tasty, and served with a cup of soup, side salad or fries, with lots of crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes and good quality fresh leaf lettuce. The clam chowder was very good with some of the freshest and most tender clams I've had locally. The soup of the day was a chicken bowtie and was fondly raved about. The fried clam strips ($8.25) were the best I've had outside New England. The breading on the seafood was exceptionally good. Other lunch selections include hot turkey or beef sandwiches with fries and a variety of burgers and grilled sandwiches. Salad offerings included a Shrimp Louie.
For dinner they serve an oyster stew, fresh Netarts bay fried oysters, a captain's plate and a Sauteed Seafood Medley in a white wine butter sauce. They also had a variety of steaks and chicken for dinner. Dinner prices averaged $12-14.
Everything was fresh and clean and the staff was accommodating and friendly.
According to the menu they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Phone 503-842-6419.
I can't wait to go back and try their halibut bits appetizer. This place was truly one of those hidden gems along the coast.
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