Forget Mo's...in my opinion the Chowder Bowl is far superior. The clam chowder there is thick and creamy with lots of flavor. I've never seen what's so special about Mo's chowder. It's too watery and has too many potatoes for my taste. But the Chowder Bowl was perfect. In fact, it's the best chowder I've had outside of Boston.
I really liked the fries they serve as well. They look like potato chips, but are hot, soft and delicious. The only gripe I have about the Chowder Bowl was the portions. I ordered the Seafood Platter that came with 4 different types of fish. There was only one shrimp on the plate. But everything tasted good, and like I said, the chowder and fries make the Chowder Bowl a hit with me.
Favorite Dish: The Clam Chowder... and the French Fries.
Great little local restaurant. Nice friendly staff. Great food, best clam chowder we had out of all the others we tried. Fish tacos were yummy. 1st restaurant we ate at in Newport, it was so good we came back on our lst night before going home.
This is one sleek yet cozy bistro-style eatery that overlooks the ocean and the streets of history-filled Nye Beach.
They've got a menu that boasts expertly done and innovative dishes around $10 for lunch. A spinach pasta comes with an especially aromatic wine and tomato sauce that surprises the nostrils as well as the palate. Filet mignon is rubbed with fennel seed and brown sugar, as well as turned into a “poor boy sandwich” – a version containing the extra twist of a wild and wooly chipotle dressing.
Those are just two examples: every element of each dish provides a startling yet beautiful experience, containing multiple layers of subtle tastes and nuances. I honestly believe it's best food I've had on the entire coast.
Favorite Dish: I love the tuna sandwiches.....laced with cranberry and other goodies. SERIOUS gourmet stuff....and a great selection of wines.
Incredible desserts by some Euro place called Delicato too. Yow!!!!
I haven't had anything that I could call my favorite over anything else....it all has blown me away and opened up incredible new vistas of edibles!
Sadly, it's only open for lunch. I'm addicted and i need more hours outta them.
The Whales Tale is an institution in the Yaquina Bay fishing community that resides on the southern edge of Newport.
When you walk through the heavy door you'll be greeted by a maritime theme and many, many photos from yesteryear.
Before or after your meal be sure to cross the street and walk a block south to see the many sea lions. Just follow your ears!
Favorite Dish: The service was slow (I think our waitress was under the weather and overworked) but friendly. We each had the soup & salad special. Both were very good and filling.
Most people in Newport know about the Whales Tale Cafe down on the bayfront (it is good-but getting slightly pricey and crowded), this little known place on the South-side has some amazingly creative dishes and good prices too. Try the berry french toast for a big surprise ( I hope you like cream cheese!) or for something authentic to the area try the very tasty salmon hash. [as a side avoid the link sausages, choose bacon instead]. Overall for the price and the food, we gave this place an outstanding A -.
Favorite Dish: Marion Berry French Toast...You have never had french toast like this and you may never again!
Even though it is a motel restaurant, the restuarant at Shilo Inn features the local seafood. Newport is the capital for Pacific Dungenous Crab. So of course, I had to have the Dungenous Crab Cakes. The cakes were a little bit different than what you find in the east. But it was good. The food at the restaurant was excellent. But the cost was a little too pricey.
Favorite Dish: Dungenous Crab
Excellent food. Tell them early in the day if you will be dining in and then choose from the menu, which has two or three choices for each course. Get wine from wine store across the street. Communicating with other hotel guests is mandatory and the staff have ways of making you get aquainted. Breakfast is also great looking out over the Pacific, just a few yards away. vegatraian food available along with critter of the day. Local and in-season produce is used in dishes.
Favorite Dish: Anything salmon!
Old pictures and signs adorn the walls and ceiling. Just try and figure out a particularly criptic hand carved sign hanging on a beam. Good luck!
Often crowded, so, try to hit the place at a little bit of an off hour.
Favorite Dish: The clam chowder is most excellent and world famous.
Mo's....not the annex, but the original.
This place is just wonderful, it used to be just a garage. The people who had it built it up to quite more & other locations, but this little modest garage is the best. You sit at basically picnic tables. Bobby Kennedy came here while he was running for President, just before he was killed. Photos of this on the walls. The perfect, very casual place to go after deep sea fishing all day, or just sight seeing the area. Highly recommended!!
Favorite Dish: Clam Chowder...the best EVER!!