Okay, so Manzanita isn't necessarily where the coolest, hottest celebrities hang out - but we definitely have hosted them in the past!
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.
BEST MANZANITA RESTAURANTS
Bread and Ocean. 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!
Closed Monday and Tuesday
54 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR 97130 (503) 368-5823
Left Coast Siesta. 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 every day except Monday.
288 Laneda, Manzanita OR 97130 (503) 368-7997
San Dune Pub. 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.
127 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, OR 97130
Yolk. 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.
Open 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
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!
253 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
Neahkahnie Bistro. 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.
519 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
Big Wave Cafe. 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. 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.
Even better, they stay open late, a rarity in small town Manzanita restaurants.
Co-owned by Joel Bernard (also co-owner of Sleepy Monk's Coffee in Cannon Beach) and Chef Joe Khongkhar Bongkhamsao, we're glad they chose Manzanita as the perfect spot for A Mighty Thai.
The last couple visits they've been extremely busy with short staff, a common occurrence on the north Oregon Coast. But we have faith they will maintain their quality - and every evening we drive by their parking lot is full!
725 Manzanita Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
MacGregor's Whiskey Bar not only offers an incredible selection of the world's finest whiskeys and craft cocktails, they offer yummy eats, too!
387 Manzanita Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
Marzano's Pizza. Speaking of short staffing, it was a sad day for this Manzanita restaurant when Marzano's Pizza closed it's dining room due to difficulty finding waitstaff, but happily their take out window is still thriving.
Be sure to call ahead and place your order as they tend to get busy.
This mainly vegetarian writer loves their Smoked Prosciutto Ham pie - garlic-herb olive oil sauce, mozzarella, paper thin slices of smoked prosciutto ham, roasted red onions, roasted red potato, and Montegrappa cheese - yum! I'm also in love with their Insalata Grande Salad, especially the topping of nicoise olives, feta, sundried tomatoes, pepperoncini, and toasted pine nuts.
60 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130
Be sure to check out these dining options in the Manzanita Oregon area:
Our Oregon Coast Breweries have some great food.
Be sure to stop by the Cannon Beach Bakery - haystack bread and Tillamook cheese make a great beach lunch.
Breakfast at Wanda's Cafe is the best!
Don't forget that the Tillamook Cheese Factory serves yummy family lunches!
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