Creamy clam chowder, fresh fish and chips, and more: these great eats make our quaint beach town of Yachats, Oregon, a favorite for locals and returning visitors alike. Take a peek at our local food recommendations. For more recommendations for eateries, bakeries & cafes, markets, and craft beverages check out this Central Coast Food Trail guide.
Picnic by the Sea
A summer retreat to the Overleaf Lodge wouldn’t be complete without a picnic by the sea. We have four picnic baskets (plus a build-your-own option) to choose from, complete with a variety of snacks, a tasty adult beverage and keepsake glasses to share with your seaside companion. Grab a bench out front, relax on your balcony or take the basket to the sand for a romantic outing. Call ahead of time, 541-547-4880, to order.
This eclectic farm store, brewery and eatery is a must-stop on your Oregon Coast trip to Yachats. Find seaside cuisine like the Wild Fish of the Day Alfredo Spaetzle or try one of its mushroom-based dishes, like Rainforest Maitake Melty. Of course, don’t forget to wash it all down with one of their delicious craft brews from the extensive tap list to cap off the experience.
Luna Sea Fish House
The local vibe, fresh caught fish, and classic seafood menu make this place the quintessential stop for those wanting a tasty and authentic Oregon Coast meal. Try the fish and chips to taste the quality of their catch, or try a chowder to indulge in a creamy wonderland of coastal cooking. We challenge you to leave hungry. Don’t leave without bringing home some fresh-caught seafood from the variety available at Luna Sea.
Treat yourself with this fine dining seaside experience. Ona is known as much for its decadent seafood plates as it is for its friendly service. The patio is dog-friendly and offers stunning views of the Yachats coastline to pair with your meal. The sustainably sourced menu uses ingredients from local farms from across the Pacific Northwest.
A casual, counter-service restaurant, Green Salmon serves up delicious and healthy meals. Stop in for a quick bite to eat for breakfast or lunch. The creative sandwiches are great to pack to spend a day on the beach. The main draw is coffee, though, and there are a ton of options on the menu for a great cup of artisan coffee, as well as fun hot cocoa drinks for kids.
The Drift Inn
This is where you’ll find most people waiting for a table for dinner. The Drift Inn has an extensive cocktail menu, so consider making this a happy hour stop at the bar if you don’t want to wait. The food is made from scratch and the menu has a variety of different flavors and styles represented, so everyone in the family will be happy with their dinner. The cozy atmosphere and live music makes it a place you’ll want to hang out in all night.
Beach Street Kitchen
Fun and casual, Beach Street Kitchen has a great selection of made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch favorites, some with innovative and tasty updates. Located just steps from the bay, this is an ideal place to grab a quick meal to enjoy there or take with you to enjoy al fresco. From smoothies to coffee to local ciders and beers, you will find the perfect beverage to complement your meal. Stop by or order ahead, they are open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Thursday through Monday.
Big Dog BBQ
The barbecue fare at Big Dog BBQ in Yachats is cooked low and slow. Enjoy smoked meats, including baby back ribs and pulled pork. There’s also loaded Mac ‘n Chez with smoked tri tip or smoked pulled pork. Everything, except the bread, is made from scratch, including the sides and desserts. Find Big Dog BBQ in the back parking lot of Styx, Stones ‘n Bones, 160 W. Second Street in Yachats. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 am-6 pm, or until sold out.