Quick trip to the coast. Stayed at the Whale Cove Inn in Depoe Bay and ate the first night at their restaurant, Restaurant Beck. Was a little wary at first as the service started out very slow. Just give me a glass of champagne and then you can leave me for awhile. They were much busier that they had expected though and the food and view were worth the wait. 4 courses that can change nightly. Well executed. We would have repeated the next night but they were closed and nearby reservations were hard to come by so we ended up at Tidal Raves. Had heard that the food was so-so and that was our experience, but we had a little corner table with a great view. When I complimented that hostess on the fantastic service by our server, she informed me that the server was filling in for someone and was actually the owner. Well, no wonder. Pecan crusted fresh halibut (rare to not be previously frozen) with carmelized onion sauce was good.
Lunch at Local Ocean in Newport was fantastic. The fish comes in fresh from the boats in port and in the seafood case you can actually read not only where and when the fish was caught buy also by which fishing vessel. Great crabcakes, black bean soup. Really casual atmosphere. Be prepared to wait. Went down to the boats afterward and talked to a couple of fishermen who referred us to the same restaurant. Great.
2345 S HWY 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341