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  • Formerly a gillnetter, the Bowpicker serves
    Formerly a gillnetter, the Bowpicker...
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  • Just step up the stairs and order your fish!
    Just step up the stairs and order your...
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  • Blue sky and a pint of Bitter Bitch!  Life is good
    Blue sky and a pint of Bitter ***! Life...
    by mtncorg

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    Pier 11 Feed Store: Most Delicious Food and View Combo

    by Nankani Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Welcome Astoria back to the Pier 11 Feedstore & Restaurant. Come in & enjoy a traditional hamburger, fresh seafood or the finest steak & potatoes you’ve had in a long time. We’ll satisfy your hunger while you enjoy the comfort & character of our historic building, watching the sea lions & maritime traffic right outside our windows. Pier 11 is housed in a historic building built by Astoria founding father Capt. George Flavel. Used as a depot, this is where long ago paddle wheelers unloaded their cargo. After escaping the fire of 1922 it was converted into a feed mill & store. A lot of the original structure remains intact. The charm that only history can create permeates this building. Our location over the water, at the foot of the 10th & 11th streets, gives the finest vantage point for observing marine wildlife. We often view seals & sea lions. Whales have been spotted on occasion. Maybe the birds will capture your interest; you might see a bald eagle catching its evening meal. If the maritime industry suits your fancy, you’ll be fascinated watching the river & bar pilots board the cargo vessels to guide the ships safely up the river or out to sea. The Columbia River Bar is the most dangerous bar in the world. Our tides & currents are some of the toughest on earth, which is why the United States Coast Guard chooses to train its rescue personnel in these conditions. Don’t be surprised if you see some of this country’s finest men & women practicing right in front of you! Cecil, our sea serpent, waits to greet you! A magnificent work of art and craftsmanship, Cecil was hand-carved using oak, cherry and black walnut. With no nails, only wooden pegs, he is the masterpiece of two artisan boat builders. (He is cool!! and his eyes glow red) We want to share this wonderful place & serve you a delicious meal. Please come join us!

    Favorite Dish: I Love the Surf and Turf here. The meat was tender and wonderful and the batter-dipped Prawns were scrumptious. I had more food than I could eat. It was such a nice treat to eat here/

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    Gunderson's Cannery Café: Closed Due to Fire

    by glabah Updated Feb 23, 2011
    Gunderson's Cannery Caf�� is Closed due to Fire
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    I ate at this place in 2005, and it had a reasonably good view of the water, plus decent food.

    However, it is now closed because it, as well as several nearby businesses, burned in a huge fire that spread to several historic waterfront buildings.

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  • Fort George Brewery and Public House: WORST SERVICE EVER

    by jriekkola Written May 17, 2010

    I was born and raised in Astoria but have had the privilege of traveling and working in the restaurant business for over 3 years. I can honestly say that the only reason the Fort George Brewery is still in business is because people around here (Astoria) are used to terrible service. My beer took over 15 minutes(out of a tap mind you), and my APPETIZER took 45 minutes. The worst part is that I was there after 10 pm and the brewery wasn't busy at all. My waitress didn't smile once during our stay, didn't ask for refills, and didn't bring a menu until we asked. She made it very clear that she hates serving and wasn't interested in her job. I don't know her name but if the Fort reads this they should seriously consider hiring new help and gettin rid of the pale, slightly chunky, girl who has absolutely no personality. I will say i do enjoy the beer at the George but there are plenty other places to buy good beer on Oregon. If they think a business can run on "good" beer alone they are sorely WRONG.

    Favorite Dish: NOTHING

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    Astoria Coffee House: Perfect Place For A Break!

    by Donna_in_India Updated Mar 9, 2010

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    After walking around the quaint town of Astoria we stopped for some coffee and a quick something to eat. We had a wonderful table outside in the warm sunshine. Although the menu had some very interesting breakfast, sandwich, and salad items, we chose a couple of their delicious pastries to go with our cappuccinos.

    A nice place for a break in Astoria!

    Open 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    Outdoor Seating

    Assorted Newspapers

    Free Wi Fi

    Music on Weekends

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    BOWPICKER: Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!

    by mtncorg Written Sep 10, 2009
    Formerly a gillnetter, the Bowpicker serves
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    The Bowpicker is somewhat of a unique place to pick up fish and chips. Located in what used to be a gillnet boat used for a long time on the Columbia River, the Bowpicker is a popular place for locals and tourists alike to scoop up fish and chips. You walk up a walkway on the south side of the boat and give your order to the cook who is hard at work inside the small boat cabin. The fish used is Albacore tuna with a three pieces making up a half order and five for a full order. The fish are lightly battered and deep fried and lie atop a bed of steak fries. You can get assorted soft drinks and water to go with your food. A couple of picnic tables are near the boat or you can take your food the short ways down to the river lying across the street. They are open "Elevenish to sixish" during the summer, "weather permitting". They are located across Highway 30 from the Columbia Maritime Museum.

    Favorite Dish: Hmm. It must be the fish and chips?!

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    WET DOG CAFÉ - ASTORIA BREWING COMPANY: HOME OF THE BITTER ***

    by mtncorg Written Jul 31, 2008

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    Now, for over ten years, Astoria Brewing has set up shop here along the Astoria waterfront doing nice brews to go along with a decent menu of pub food - great fish and chips. There is a nice deck to sit out on those nice summer afternoons and watch the river from. Sea lions bop about just off shore. Big and little ships come and go. As does the Trolley, which conveniently has a stop directly in front of the Wet Dog. Ask for a pint of the Bitter *** IPA - an Imperial IPA - if you are a fan of the hop. Nice Bitter *** shirts available for those of you who are dog lovers.

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    Bowpicker: Seafood Shack uphill from Waterfront

    by glabah Written May 30, 2008

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    Bowpicker: food shack for Fish and Chips

    This little seafood themed food booth only has outdoor seating, has no restrooms or even a public sink, and is one of the places where you can enjoy Fish and Chips.

    In fact, their menu is very limited outside of Fish and Chips (though there are a few items).

    During good weather, the outdoor seating away from the busy main highway is a wonderful break from the crowds in the main part of Astoria.

    Favorite Dish: They serve fish and chips here. It is a simple fast menu.

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    The Schooner/12th Street Bistro: Great location, great food

    by CinWryter Updated Jul 8, 2007

    This new restaurant is relatively small, built in an old storefront in historic downtown Astoria. It is nicely decorated in a turn-the-old-ventilation-system-into-trendy-decor fashion. It features some of the town's best and most creative dishes, most Northwest-style with lots of seafood options. The pastas are good, especially a butternut squash ravioli. There are gyros (a Greek sandwich with spiced meat in a cucumber sauce tucked in pita bread) and fish tacos with a garlicky tomatillo mayonnaise. And fish and chips with a great batter and tasty fresh cole slaw.

    Favorite Dish: While clam chowder is my favorite soup, and this restaurant has great clam chowder, its French onion soup is spectacular. It's better than any I've tasted anywhere.

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    Cafe Uniontown: Restaurant offers all the best

    by CinWryter Written Jul 8, 2007

    This is my favorite dining spot in a town with many excellent restaurants. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it. It sits under the Astoria Bridge and inside is intimate and romantic, slightly dark with twinkly lights. The back room has a good view of the Columbia River. Food featured is Northwest-style, such as hazelnut-encrusted salmon or pork loin with marionberry sauce. I have not had an appetizer, main course or dessert here that wasn't wonderful. Service is excellent. Live music is featured many nights. There's a trolley stop behind the restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: It's hard to pick one. The baked garlic and brie with crustini is a great appetizer. Cioppino is good; a blue-cheese halibut dish is decadent but excellent. I'm not a beef eater, but my husband swears by the peppered flank steak.

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  • The Ship Inn: Not Worth the Wait

    by hiway99w Written Feb 11, 2007

    There are some restaurants that do one thing particularly well and the patron is advised to deviate from this specialty at his or her own risk. The Ship Inn has a reputation for exceptional halibut fish and chips. We went to the Ship Inn looking for a casual seafood restaurant with a good view, but we were not interested in fish and chips--this was a huge mistake. Our wait for a table was 40 minutes and, when we were finally seated, we must have gotten the worst table in the house. We were next to a window with the setting sun coming right in on us. My wife had her back to the window but I was facing it. The sun in my face was so bright that I had to go out to my car and get a baseball cap and sunglasses to shield my eyes from the glare. Even that wasn't enough to sufficiently mitigate the effect plus both of us were cooked from the heat. As I already mentioned, I did not order the fish and chips--I had the crab melt: it was fishy tasting and there were bits of crab shell in it. The salad bar was fresh but there was very little to choose from. The service was acceptable. While we waited, we saw plate after plate of halibut fish and chips come out of the kitchen. Maybe we should have taken the hint...

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    The Ship Inn: The Place to Go For Fish and Chips

    by orcoastgirl Written Oct 21, 2006

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    A very casual place with panoramic views of the Astoria Bridge and Columbia River. The Halibut Fish and Chips are so great here, we have yet to find anywhere on the West Coast that compares. Generous portions served with Steak Fries, tartar sauce and lemon.

    We also like the Shrimp Salad that is very large with lots of fresh, bay shrimp. The service is always prompt. Be prepared for a wait on the weekends or in the summer months when tourist season is in full swing.

    Favorite Dish: The Halibut Fish and Chips and the Bay Shrimp Salad.

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    Gunderson's Cannery Cafe: Yummy Seafood with Amazing Views!

    by orcoastgirl Written Oct 21, 2006

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    The Cannery Cafe
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    This quaint little cafe/bistro is located at the foot of Sixth Street in Astoria. Here you can dine inside in the charming dining room or outside in the deck when the weather is nice. There are heat lamps, also. The views from either place are amazing and panoramic of the Columbia River.

    We like to lunch here. The Crab Melts are very good with lots of Dungeness Crabmeat and melted Tillamook Cheddar Cheese. You can substitute the Kettle Chips for a small green salad if you wish. Service is always prompt and friendly. The also offer the Chateau Lorane wines. The Viognier is nice with the crab entrees.

    Favorite Dish: The clam chowder and the Dungeness Crab Melts with Tillamook Cheddar Cheese.

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    Silver Salmon Grille: Excellent Food at the Silver Salmon Grille

    by orcoastgirl Written Oct 21, 2006
    Inside of the Silver Salmon Grille
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    We have dined several times at this fine dining establishment in downtown Astoria. There are several different salmon entrees from which to choose from along with steaks and pasta. Entrees are seved with a very good fresh green salad and warm bread. The service is always very efficient and of the highest quality.

    The ambiance here is casual-elegant and very nicely decorated with murals, fresh flowers, cloth napkins and decorative dinnerware.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite thing to order here is either the Alder Planked Salmon with Dungeness Crab or the Silver Salmon Supreme. Both of these entrees include sides of fresh steamed vegetables or a potato of your choice. We like the Garlic Mashed potatoes here.

    Desserts are not to miss, the Creme Brulle is the shining star. Bananas Foster is also a nice one to try. The wine list here is very extensive and adjacent to the restaurant is a place where you can wine taste.

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    Pier 11 Feedstore Restaurant and Lounge: Dine on the Historic Waterfront

    by thecatsmeow Written Jun 28, 2005

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    Outside at Pier 11

    This is a very plain looking building from the outside. It used to be a waterfront warehouse. There are several small shops in the same location. Once inside you are treated to some beautiful wood work and a handsome carved dragon that graces the entrance. The service is absolutely fantastic. Each course was brought at the correct time and our server was very attentive. Never had to wait for more of anything. If we needed anything it was as if the wait staff knew. This used to be a very popular restaurant and then it slowly went downnhill. But as with all old favorites I decided to give it another chance and it was definately worth it! If you go try to get there early (it opens at 4pm) otherwise reservations are suggested for a waterfront view. And oh what a view it is.

    Favorite Dish: I had to splurge and get the 8 oz. steak and lobster combination. It is offered at market price which was $35.99 on the day we were there. We also enjoyed a great appetizer of warm artichoke and garlic spread with sourdough rounds. They have a nice beer and wine selection to go with whatever you decide to order. My dinner alone was about $57 with tip and worth every penny. You really should walk around the area outside as well as inside Pier 11.

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    Stephanie's Cabin: Casual to Fancy

    by thecatsmeow Written Jun 26, 2005

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    Outside Stephanie's

    Stephanies's is a nice little family restaurant that serves a good variety of items from casual fare to seafood and prime rib. We went there for lunch and although they were busy we were seated quickly. Some areas of the restaurant have a nice view of the Columbia river. We were lucky enough to get one of these boothes. Patio seating is available with a nice view for when the weather is cooperating. They also specialize in NW wines and Microbrews.
    Hours are 6AM-10PM daily and it is a non -smoking restaurant. There is RV/Boat parking available.

    Favorite Dish: I had a BLT and a side salad and was very happy with it. My friend had a Stepanie's burger and could not eat it all with the amount of fries that came with it. This was our only experience here and we will be back.

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