Okay, so Manzanita isn't necessarily where the coolest, hottest celebrities hang out - but we definitely have hosted them in the past! And our area seems to become more popular by the day. But more and more locals are flocking to soak in the creative, fun coastal vibe of the independent Manzanita area community. And happily our Manzanita restaurants and those around the area reflect that.
And that independence is reflected in our eateries. Follow along for Manzanita Beach Life's Insider Guide to Manzanita Restaurants and Eateries in and around our area!
We've totaled up a lot of experience running our Manzanita vacation rental business and have had the good fortune to enjoy all the North Oregon Coast cuisine has to offer, from hot dogs to the finest restaurants in our area.
So follow along and we'll let you in on the very best dining guide to Manzanita Restaurants and the wonderful communities around us.
You'll note that due to the Covid-19 outbreak, restaurant hours and policies may fluctuate. Our county and the city of Manzanita currently allows restricted indoor dining, but each restaurant has their own policies. Be sure to call ahead to double check before you make your plans.
BEST MANZANITA RESTAURANTS
Bread and Ocean. Notice: Closed.
You may have heard of Bread and Ocean, very popular Manzanita restaurant and bakery. The creation of long time Manzanita Restauranteur Julie Barker (also know as the proprietor of the former beloved Manzanita restaurant named Blue Sky), Bread and Ocean recently was purchased by Linda and George Reddish. They're new to the Manzanita restaurant scene, but happily they didn't make a lot of changes to the favorites on the menu, but have been slowly updating this institution by expanding the seating area, adding weekend dining, and expanding their beer and wine list. And their evolving menu.
Favorites include baked goods and gluten free selections. You'll note the crowds can be heavy during high season. Visit for the good food, mingle with the locals, and relax, Manzanita Beach style!
Insider's Tip: The perfect spot to pick up goods for an incredible beach picnic!
54 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR 97130 (503) 368-5823
Left Coast Siesta. Notice: Currently take out only with orders called in first only.
Left Coast Siesta is unlike most fast food Mexican Restaurants - but it is fast food, Manzanita Restaurant Beach style! Another favorite spot that draws visitors regularly from Portland, Left Coast has grown from a little hole in the wall next to Mother Nature's Store to their current location next to Howell's Plaza.
Offerings such as organic rice and beans and real tequila lime chicken (white meat only) simmered to perfection draw locals and visitors alike. Take notice - their web burritos are huge (you'll take home half). Don't skimp - be sure to get an extra order of chips with home made salsa and guacamole. You'll regret it if you don't!
Open Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 am - 7:00 pm.
288 Laneda, Manzanita OR 97130 (503) 368-7997
San Dune Pub. Notice: Currently take out - only will call ahead orders.
You'll find the locals gather at San Dune Pub on the main street Laneda, the location of most Manzanita restaurants. Both locals and vacationers love the pub offerings such as the fish tacos, wraps, and hamburgers made with all natural Peidmontese beef.
The Thrillist website named San Dune one of Oregon's Ten Best Bars Outside of Portland. Also worth noting is their patio dining, open to diners and pets alike.
Sorry - no minors (even on the patio).
Check their website for their live music weekend schedule.
Open Friday, Saturday and Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
127 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, OR 97130
Yolk. Good news. Yolk reopens on Friday, March 5, for take out orders only. On March 12 they are scheduled to open for sit down dining (more information to follow).
Like most around here, we were surprised and saddened when one of our favorite Manzanita restaurants, Blackbird, closed. But we were happy to hear another Manzanita restaurant would be moving into the same spot.
Yolk serves breakfast and lunch only in a casual setting. Pick your own table, eat at the counter, or snag a seat a the "Chef's Counter" and watch them work! Guests to our oceanfront Manzanita vacation rentals report that Yolk "exceeds our expectations of dining at the coast, in service, quality, and value." All breads and pastries are house-made.
Enjoy traditional breakfast and lunch, such as the Biscuits and Gravy, in-house fennel sausage smothered in mushroom gravy over an open faced fresh biscuit, surrounded by fluffy scrambled eggs dressed up with fresh basil.
503 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
The Winery at Manzanita. We always welcome a new business in town. The Winery at Manzanita took awhile to create via crowdsourcing. We very much looked forward to their opening. Like many places, there have been a lot of good reviews and some not so wonderful.
We appreciate the casual ambiance of this Manzanita restaurant, garage doors that open during the good weather days so guests may gather around their fire pits and take advantage of the DIY s'more kits. They have a limited menu, are open for breakfast, and have a large wine selection.
Their wines may be a bit pricy, but as one reviewer mentioned, sometimes it's okay to pay premium in order to have access to businesses in a small town.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Open Sunday - Thursday, noon - 6:00 pm and Friday - Saturday, noon - 7:00 pm
253 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
Neahkahnie Bistro. Notice: Call ahead for reservations
Neahkahnie Bistro is the go to restaurant for many a romantic Manzanita restaurant getaway, or special event. They advertise "Gourmet Comfort Food" and are known for a more traditional menu in a small, intimate bistro.
Full bar, beer and wine list.
Be sure to call ahead for reservations, especially during the busy seasons.
Indoor and outdoor dining by reservation Only
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
519 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
Big Wave Cafe. Notice: While the original owners, the Williams family, closed the restaurant for good at the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic, we're thrilled to announce that the Big Wave Cafe has new owners! Stay tuned for further updates.
A family run Manzanita restaurant, headed up by Chef Brian Williams. On their website they describe their business as "The Big Wave Café is a Manzanita restaurant with a purpose -- to provide our customers with a taste of the Oregon Coast through the foods we serve, you´ll find the best of what´s seasonally fresh from local farms and fishers. We source as many of our food items as possible from Tillamook County. Food at the Oregon Coast is not only a necessity, but also a culture."
The Big Wave Cafe is more traditional fair, with Brian helming the kitchen, wife Carol out front charming guests with her wonderful pies and pastries, and son Sam general manager. You'll also find the Williams family working towards making the community a better place, with fundraisers for local food bank, US Coastguard station and veterans organizations.
Insider's tip: If you have one of those family members who just can't get enough to eat, have them order a Tsunami Burger. Those babies are huge!
822 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, OR 97130
A Mighty Thai. Notice: Call to see if they're offering indoor seating as well as take out.
How lucky is the Manzanita restaurant world to have a spot featuring both Thai and Vietnamese foods, and one that includes vegetarian and vegan offerings? Fresh ginger and curries are scrumptious, with a full bar for special occasions.