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Places to eat when riding

Postby Ron Alsea » November 22nd, 2012, 7:43 pm

Thought it would be good to have a list of places where you like to eat when out riding. Maybe, list where, type food, atmosphere, etc.

Someplace I found today after riding past it for 30 years.
Yachats, Oregon Coast, Highway 101
Drift Inn Cafe and Grill, fun, artsy, funky. On the inland side of 101 in Yachats, next to the Mercantile, 2 blocks north of the bridge over the Yachats River. Music most evenings. Nice people, good prices for real food, very interesting variety. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Worth a stop just to read the menu!
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ellenom » November 22nd, 2012, 11:46 pm

Side door Cafe is also a nice little bistro with delicious seafood! Is located south off Lincoln, a local favorite!

6645 Gleneden Beach Loop
Lincoln Beach‎, Oregon‎ 97388

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby RickRick » November 23rd, 2012, 4:36 pm

Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach in Newport. Best Clam Chowder in Newport!
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Sasquatch » November 23rd, 2012, 4:47 pm

RickRick wrote:Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach in Newport. Best Clam Chowder in Newport!


I recently ate there and it is indeed a good place. (even if I got some side way glances for riding that day in a tsunami.)

I also second Ellenom's choice. I found the Side door Cafe to have great atmosphere, food and staff.

I'd recommend Rogue Pub in the historic area of Newport. Their beers and fish and chips were quite good. I no longer recommend Mo's in Newport. Last several times I went there both the food and service were bad.

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ellenom » November 23rd, 2012, 5:28 pm

Sasquatch wrote:
RickRick wrote:Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach in Newport. Best Clam Chowder in Newport!


Rogue Pub in the historic area of Newport.


+1 :like:

Also located near Rogue Pub is the Sharks Seafood Bar & Steamer. It was very good food! Paula, Derek, Alan and myself ate there to wrap up our Tsunami Dock ride! You can sit at the bar and watch then prepare your meal.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Sasquatch » November 23rd, 2012, 6:38 pm

Yeah that place was awesome! Tried to go there early october again, but missed their hours.

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby wileycoyote » November 23rd, 2012, 7:37 pm

The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Town Florence. Best chowder anywhere, IMHO.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ron Alsea » November 24th, 2012, 8:37 pm

These tips are great, thanks, all!
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Slodave » November 24th, 2012, 10:24 pm

Nanna's Irish Pub in Newport. It's about half a block from the Chowder Bowl, sort of kitty corner, on 3rd I think. Their cheese stake sandwich is fabulous, in my book. I forget what Alan had there but I think he liked it.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Slodave » November 24th, 2012, 10:27 pm

I also ate at The Daily Bread in Venita once and it was great. It's in an old church building on the right side of Territorial as your heading South.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby sarvi » November 24th, 2012, 10:33 pm

Slodave wrote:Nanna's Irish Pub in Newport. It's about half a block from the Chowder Bowl, sort of kitty corner, on 3rd I think. Their cheese stake sandwich is fabulous, in my book. I forget what Alan had there but I think he liked it.

Omg their fries with corned beef and cheese and onions are to die for! I love Nanas!
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ron Alsea » November 24th, 2012, 11:47 pm

I shouldn't have dropped in on this thread before hitting the hay.........all I can think of is trying these places and they are closed now!
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Dustpan » November 25th, 2012, 6:27 am

Slodave wrote:Nanna's Irish Pub in Newport. It's about half a block from the Chowder Bowl, sort of kitty corner, on 3rd I think. Their cheese stake sandwich is fabulous, in my book. I forget what Alan had there but I think he liked it.


I haven't eaten there...
Have I?!!??? :lol:
Just kidding! But, I don't remember what I ate. Fish & Chips, maybe?
It was really good, I do remember that! :thumbup:
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Spincycle » November 25th, 2012, 7:14 am

Wiley hasn't been around lately so I'll post for him...he really likes those crappy hot dogs at the Lorane store :wtf: :thumbdown:
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby ELI the ICE man » November 25th, 2012, 10:15 am

Spincycle wrote:Wiley hasn't been around lately so I'll post for him...he really likes those crappy hot dogs at the Lorane store :wtf: :thumbdown:


Do they serve them with hot peppers or something? Second thought, that is probably part of the problem. Taste buds all burnt off.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Slodave » November 25th, 2012, 11:07 am

We can't forget the Junk Yard Dog between Junction City and Harrisburg on 99E. They're not open on Sundays and Mondays but otherwise they serve about the best hot dogs I've ever eaten. If you don't believe me, just ask the Albany Doc Wong folks.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Sweet Vibrations » November 25th, 2012, 11:43 am

I can definitely vouch for Sharks Restaurant.
I ride out there allot to have their seafood chapino. The service is amazing as well. Karin the owner always remembers my name and greets me with a hug.

Our daily bread is also a place I've been drawn to while riding South.

I stumbled across this website, while researching the woodsman, and their sign "no bikers or pets allowed" on their door.
The Mohawk restaurant, next door is owned and operated by ABATE of Oregon members, and makes a point of getting as many riders rolling in as possible. It has left the woodsman high and dry when it comes to attracting new business. :stir:
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby ELI the ICE man » November 25th, 2012, 12:01 pm

Just for clarrification, the Woodsman with the no bikers sign... is NOT the one in Philomath, right???
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Sweet Vibrations » November 25th, 2012, 12:23 pm

No, it's in Crescent city.

I do wonder if they share the same owner though... :think:

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby sarvi » November 25th, 2012, 1:03 pm

Sweet Vibrations wrote:No, it's in Crescent city.

I do wonder if they share the same owner though... :think:

All Oregon businesses that have "Woodsman" in the name:
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Sweet Vibrations » November 25th, 2012, 1:16 pm

They don't have the same owner. I checked with the manager at the Philomath Woodsman, and he was shocked to hear that any business would do that.
He said "oh No'! "We welcome everyone. Bikers, drivers, farmers...lol. come on down, we don't make judgements about people"!

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby ELI the ICE man » November 25th, 2012, 6:23 pm

Good. The Woodsman in Philomath has a pretty LARGE menu to satisfy most. The standard American fare, plus an entire second menu of Thai food!!! It was a "loggin" bar/resturant, then a nice Thai family took it over and just added to the menu.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ellenom » November 25th, 2012, 6:26 pm

wileycoyote wrote:The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Town Florence. Best chowder anywhere, IMHO.


I don't know.... I rode to the Chowder Bowl in Newport today, had a nice bowl of clam chowder.... It was prrrrettty goooooood! ;)
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby RickRick » November 25th, 2012, 7:13 pm

The Woodsman (in Philomath) is awesome... Never ride there though... too close... walking is easier.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby wileycoyote » November 26th, 2012, 11:54 am

Spincycle wrote:Wiley hasn't been around lately so I'll post for him...he really likes those crappy hot dogs at the Lorane store :wtf: :thumbdown:

Hahahaha. It's a good gut bomb! And the timing is usually spot on. We get there & it's time to get something to eat. Besides...wasn't it YOU suggesting Taco Bell for lunch last week?

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wileycoyote wrote:The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Town Florence. Best chowder anywhere, IMHO.

I don't know.... I rode to the Chowder Bowl in Newport today, had a nice bowl of clam chowder.... It was prrrrettty goooooood! ;)

Doesn't even compare in my book.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Dagatago » November 28th, 2012, 1:02 am

Woodsman in Philomath is the best Thai food in Oregon even though the owners are Laotian. Very nice people.

Gino's in old town Newport just down from the Rogue is really good food.

I second (or third, fourth or whatever) the Chowder Bowl in Newport for the best Chowder in the area.

Apparently breakfast at the Otis Cafe in Otis (where else?) North of Lincoln City is supposed to be awesome but I have yet to go there.

There's more I just can't think of right now, too hungry. :)
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Dustpan » November 28th, 2012, 4:21 am

Don't bother with the Otis Cafe. :thumbdown:
Slodave and I had breakfast there recently and we both were totally disappointed. Maybe a bad day for them, but food wasn't that great and service just plain sucked.
Typically, I'm a pretty heavy tipper--foodservice people usually work way too hard for not enough money--but, I left this server $1.00.
That was actually too much for the service we received.
Maybe I'll try the place again, but it won't be any time soon.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Dagatago » November 30th, 2012, 9:22 pm

Triquetra wrote:Don't bother with the Otis Cafe. :thumbdown:
Slodave and I had breakfast there recently and we both were totally disappointed. Maybe a bad day for them, but food wasn't that great and service just plain sucked.
Typically, I'm a pretty heavy tipper--foodservice people usually work way too hard for not enough money--but, I left this server $1.00.
That was actually too much for the service we received.
Maybe I'll try the place again, but it won't be any time soon.



That's always a bummer to hear. Maybe come some Spring ride I might give it a try but then again, that had to be pretty lousy service to consider no tip at all so perhaps not.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ron Alsea » May 20th, 2013, 10:56 pm

First, I concur that the chowder, topped with seafood at Firehouse in Old Town Florence is wonderful, as is the hi-cal garlic bread that comes with it.
I stopped there for the 3rd time today but found it closed on Monday (pre-Memorial Day) and went a few doors east to
Restobar, same side of the road in Old Town, one of few places open today. It is an Italian seafood and "artisan" personal pizza place. Sat outside at a cafe table in the sun with a light breeze, had a great crusted Parmesan halibut topped with lobster and a side of pasta.........if I dropped dead after that, life would have been complete.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Palakaman » May 21st, 2013, 8:42 am

If you're riding east to Bend there is an awesome burger place called Pilot Butte Burger. They make a mean burger. :thumbup:
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby AZ2CA2OR » May 21st, 2013, 9:18 am

I've grown fond of a place called Chief's Wild Wings in Coburg. Anyone try the pizza place there?

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Sasquatch » May 21st, 2013, 10:29 am

I ate at Nicks Itallian in McMinnville this past Saturday and it was awesome! Had the Lasagna with crab in it. Delicious! Pricey, but delicious.

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Noviastar » May 21st, 2013, 4:19 pm

Going 101 to canada. Anyone recomendation on the washington coast? Or in astoria?

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Parts Goddess » May 22nd, 2013, 9:49 am

wileycoyote wrote:The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Town Florence. Best chowder anywhere, IMHO.


I second that one!! Love the Firehouse my fav!!! If you like sandwiches and other items the Sugar Shack in Reedsport is always a stop when I take that loop. Not fancy but good food!
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby gcdude » May 24th, 2013, 10:19 am

Noviastar wrote:Going 101 to canada. Anyone recomendation on the washington coast? Or in astoria?

Brady's Oysters off of 105 near Westport (you must visit Westport by bike) is a great little store where you can buy really fresh seafood.

The Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria is good. More of a fine dining restaurant than a "bistro", but the view of the bridge is nice and they have "viewports" to the water below. The food and service was good last summer.

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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby wileycoyote » May 25th, 2013, 10:44 am

AZ2CA2OR wrote:I've grown fond of a place called Chief's Wild Wings in Coburg. Anyone try the pizza place there?

Spincycle, JonXX & I have. It's ok. Nothing to write home about & I'll probably never eat there again. I guess I'm just spoiled by Mezza Luna Pizza here in Eugene. Best pizza I've ever had.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby AZ2CA2OR » May 25th, 2013, 12:11 pm

wileycoyote wrote:
AZ2CA2OR wrote:I've grown fond of a place called Chief's Wild Wings in Coburg. Anyone try the pizza place there?

Spincycle, JonXX & I have. It's ok. Nothing to write home about & I'll probably never eat there again. I guess I'm just spoiled by Mezza Luna Pizza here in Eugene. Best pizza I've ever had.


Were you referring to the pizza place in Coburg, the wing place or both?


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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Ron Alsea » May 25th, 2013, 8:38 pm

Thanks, Sassy; I didn't know about these.
I am a fruit pie fiend; anyone know places where great "home made' fruit pies can be found in a rural setting near or far? I am traffic and city averse; they run counter to my moto-Feng Shui.
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Re: Places to eat when riding

Postby Troubadour » May 25th, 2013, 9:25 pm

Ron Alsea wrote:Thanks, Sassy; I didn't know about these.
I am a fruit pie fiend; anyone know places where great "home made' fruit pies can be found in a rural setting near or far? I am traffic and city averse; they run counter to my moto-Feng Shui.



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