International C-Food Market Restaurant, built by Owner Ed Millerstrom, with the help of many talented local people, is the newest and most exciting seafood restaurant on the Oregon Coast - in Old Town Florence, overlooking the Siuslaw River.
Spot is a lovely, romantic looking, cosy cafe. Not sure about its name, if I got it right, it neighbors or belongs to Wood Wizzard Gallery? However, at the cafe one can choose from a huge varity of coffee and hot chocolate to drink there or to go. Cafe provids internet access. Much parking space.
Pauline's Place is a very small cafe with a loveliest porch where at we took our seats, facing the small road where the cafe is located. Breakfast was as beautiful and cosy as the spot itself is. So idyllic that one may wishes the breakfast would last forever. I've had toast, scrambled eggs, jam, orange juice, coffee.
The Gingerbread Village Restaurant, in Mapleton, is famous for its warm gingerbread and soft ice cream. Its a big taste worth the drive to Mapleton. The restaurant offers great classic American fare and some dishes that you just can't find anymore: sandwiches from Grilled Shrimp and Cheddar to Teriyaki Chicken, dinners from king size Top Sirloin to meat loaf dinners. And of course, there are the breakfast foods. Cinnamon toast, and English muffins, eggs and omelets of every stripe, and, as the name implies, gingerbread. It comes in large or small servings, and it is even made into pancakes, dusted with powered sugar and served with applesauce. They are open until 9 on most days, and offer carry out. Give this taste of lost childhood a try. Absolutely nice salesfolks. We had such a good time eating our hot, fantastic tasting gingerbread with ice cream (cosy at the parking lot). Great parking space right at the restaurant.
We went to this pizza restaurant on the recommendation of a waiter in another place nearby and were terribly disappointed. A miserable looking waiter seemed very disapproving after we told him we only wanted beer and pizza ("no wine? no water?") and did not manage to be friendly or smile once throughout the whole meal. He basically threw the food at us and didnt say please or thankyou or even goodbye when we left! Although the pizza was fairly good, he ruined the atmosphere for us and to add insult to injury, service was included automatically on the bill. Definitely avoid this place and choose one of the many other pizza places on offer in the city.
The restaurant is located in the Old Town section of Florence. I was able to park right in front and was greated by a delightful woman in her 50s who besides being the hostess, was also my server. The decor was kinda Caribbean , kinda turn of the 19th Century but comfortable. The server offered me a large number of beverages for starters including a huge tea selection. I opted for the beer. I spent about 2 hours reading the tourist guides and asking questions which the server answered well.
Open Lunch and Dinner
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Favorite Dish: I ordered the Salmon which could be blackened, grilled or poached...I opted for grilled. The side dishes were numerous but I selected the pasta which turned out to be excellent with the fresh salmon. Meal was about $11 ....total bill with tip was about $18
Famed Oregon chowderhouse, and its fresh fish, fast service, fair prices, and Siuslaw River frontage make it this neighborhood’s most popular restaurant. Lunch with a cup of chowder might run $5 and bouillabaisse is the most expensive item on the menu at $13. Even if you don’t eat here, you might want to stock up on Mo’s clam chowder base packaged to go.
Favorite Dish: Clam Chowder with a dallop of butter.
It's something that I've always wanted to try - clam digging. I never did when I lived in Western Oregon, it's kind of hard now when I live in Colorado.
It's supposed to be a lot of work, you have to dig and you have to dig fast. If you don't want to get your boots muddy, and you don't want to get wet then head to Mo's. It's something of a Coast landmark with restuarants in Newport (the original), Cannon Beach, Lincoln City, and Otter Rock.
This is famous Clam Chowder that they serve. They say that it's World Famous - I didn't ask anyone in Ireland or Turkey if they had heard of Mo's but I know that it's certainly Oregon Famous.
When I'm in Oregon that's good enough for me.
Favorite Dish: the Clam Chowder. They also make a pretty good Shrimp Po'boy.
Mo's is a chain of seafood restaurants based out of Oregon, with locations in Florence, Newport, Cannon Beach, Lincoln City & Otter Rock. Mo's is known as THE PLACE for clam chowder and that's no exaggeration-in 1999 Mo's chowder was a featured entree at the first luncheon ever held in the Smithsonian Institute, which celebrated "Best American Regional Foods."
It's a must for any visitor to the Oregon Coast. Have a bowl of chowder and watch out the window for the occasional seal swimming by.
Favorite Dish: The Cannonball is my favorite. It's just chowder in a bread bowl, but I love it.
In 1999 Mo's Clam Chowder would be a featured entree at the first luncheon ever held in the Smithsonian Institute, which celebrated "Best American Regional Foods."
I must confess that I didnt eat at this restaurant but I had to pull over and take some pictures of the unusual decor!