While the beautiful Oregon coast is known for breathtaking panoramic ocean views, vast expanses of pristine sandy beaches, and awe-inspiring natural landmarks, there is another attraction worth noting: the cuisine. Not many people think of Oregon as a culinary destination, but the coastal city of Gearhart and the surrounding oceanside area are home to a plethora of dining establishments offering excellent quality cuisine and – you guessed it – seafood.
Here are a few Gearhart restaurants any serious foodie should consider while staying at the beautiful Gearhart by the Sea resort.
McMenamins Sand Trap Bar & Grill
Located in the gorgeous Kelly House on the Gearhart by the Sea Resort grounds, McMenamins Sand Trap Bar & Grill is the most convenient option for great quality food. Once a golf course clubhouse, this northwestern pub offers local brews and classic American fare, such as delicious burgers pressed from hormone-free natural Oregon Country Beef. Enjoy a lovely meal at the resort overlooking the beautifully groomed Gearhart Golf Links.
Pacific Way Bakery and Cafe
With a location in what was once a 1920s grocery store, the Pacific Way Bakery and Cafe is one of the most unique Gearhart restaurants. Pacific Way Bakery and Cafe have two storefronts: a restaurant and a retail bakery. The restaurant serves up delicious lunch and dinner options, along with a delectable array are appetizers. If you find yourself in the mood for an adult beverage, Pacific Way features an extensive wine list for your enjoyment.
The Crabby Oyster
Located just south of Gearhart in Seaside, The Crabby Oyster is a close option for fantastic seafood. The restaurant advertises its family-friendly environment and features the freshest Oregon seafood around. Choose from a variety of hand-dipped fresh fish or share a seafood steam pot with the whole party. Of course, there is no shortage of Oysters at this Oregon eatery.
The Sweet Shoppe & Espresso
If you have a sweet tooth, The Sweet Shoppe & Espresso is the place to go. They offer a variety of homemade treats, including fudge, truffles, and caramel corn, as well as ice cream and espresso drinks. The shop has a fun, retro vibe and is a great place to stop for a snack while exploring the town.
When you stay at the luxurious Gearhart by the Sea resort, make sure to experience all of the fantastic local dining options. Overall, the town of Gearhart offers a great selection of dining options, ranging from cozy cafes to casual pubs to sweet shops. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, there’s something for everyone in this charming coastal town. A vacation to Gearhart by the Sea is sure to satisfy your hunger!