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Eating Well on the Northern Oregon Coast

kim c | Apr 1, 200404:31 PM

My husband and two sons recently returned from a week in the Astoria/Seaside area. This was a working vacation, so they "had" to eat out every night. Thought I'd give an update on some of the good places they went to.

The Ship Inn still has the best fish and chips in the area. They had a lunch and dinner here and the boys just can't seem to get enough of this place. Halibut is flaky and tender and the batter it is wrapped in, melts in your mouth. This is also a huge favorite of mine.

Dinner at Fulio's was as good as ever. This new eatery in downtown Astoria is one of the biggest hits in the area. The owner moved to Astoria from Portland. I dined here for the first time in December, my husband had been before. He knew I would love it. I did, and we ended up going twice on that trip. The warm spinach salad, is the best I've ever had.

Another dinner at The Silver Salmon Grille, they all said it was very good and I think this place one of the best salmon selections in the area as well as an extensive wine list. Creme brulees for dessert, which they all said were very good.

They had many breakfasts before work at The Pig N' Pancake in Seaside, OR. Wonderful selectons of waffles, pancakes, etc. Their favorite is the pigs n' a blanket which is a sausage wrapped around pancakes, they like to top it with the boysenberry syrup. Feeds a lot of guys pretty cheap here!

One night for dinner they tried Schooner's, which is a new bistro, across the street from the Hotel Elliott. I have not been, it just opened a couple of months ago. They said it was very good. The owner's also own The Baked Alaska on the waterfront in Astoria.

One dinner at The Wet Dog Cafe. I don't care for this place, personally, but the guys like it OK. Burgers, pasta, they like the steak fries here. Makes for a nice casual, dinner, they said.

I'll be going here soon and hope to check out: Kim's Kitchen ( she was just featured in Coast Weekend), Pauly's Bistro in Illwaco, 42nd Street Cafe in Seaview, WA and The Ark on the Washington Coast. I also hope to check out The Sanctuary in Chinook, WA. Just a current update on the good eats in this area! Bon Appetit! ***kim*** BTW, the lucky guys even managed to squeeze in a massage at the new day spa, The Columbia River Day Spa. They said it was the perfect way to end a great working vacation together!

I can't complain, my daughter and I ate pretty well ourselves while they were away! LOL

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