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Manzanita Thanksgiving Dinner in and Around the North Oregon Coast

Thinking of a beach Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast? Manzanita Beach Life has you covered!

Are you wondering what Manzanita restaurants are open on Thanksgiving? Or other Oregon Coast restaurants open this Thanksgiving?

Do you love making Thanksgiving dinner, or would you prefer your Manzanita Thanksgiving to mean a yummy meal cooked and served at one of the many terrific Oregon Coast restaurants that dot the coastline? So you can relax and enjoy the day and really have time to give thanks.

Does your family have images of Thanksgiving dinners dancing through their heads? Do they want Thanksgiving with turkey roasting in the oven? Salads and pies at the ready for the big meal? Hours in the kitchen perfecting pies? Thanksgiving plates filled to the brim?

Or maybe not …

How about a Manzanita beach Thanksgiving? Or a rest of the Oregon Coast Thanksgiving? Beach Thanksgivings are the best!

Guests at our Manzanita rentals make a beach Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast one of the busiest places to visit in Oregon in November.

A Manzanita Beach Thanksgiving
Or Maybe a Manzanita Beach Thanksgiving Instead!

Photo Courtesy of Shoe Box.

Are you ready to make your reservation for your Oregon Thanksgiving at the coast? Or are you looking for where to buy all the ingredients to create your own yummy beach Thanksgiving?

Follow along, because we have the insider’s scoop on your Oregon Coast or Manzanita Beach Thanksgiving 2018!

Manzanita Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner
Manzanita, north Oregon Coast Thanksgiving lunch or dinner

Which Manzanita restaurants around Manzanita and the north Oregon Coast are open for your Thanksgiving lunch or dinner?

Manzanita Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2018

Okay, here at Manzanita Beach Life, we’re a little biased about our Manzanita restaurants!

Most restaurants in the Manzanita Beach community are closed for the holiday.

One alternative is ordering a take out Thanksgiving Dinner. For a traditional dinner, try Manzanita Grocery & Deli, The Little Apple, our Manzanita grocery store, open 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Thanksgiving Day. For Thanksgiving 2018, at around $179 (less if you order early), your take out dinner will include a 12 – 14# Roasted Turkey with Dressing, 1.5 qt. Mashed Potatoes, 1.5 qt. Turkey Gravy, 1.5 pt. Cranberry Sauce, and 1 pt. Vegetables. Call (503) 368-5362 to find out details for Thanksgiving 2019 and to reserve your dinner.

Also available are extras for purchase by the pint or quart are Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Dinner Rolls, Turkey Dressing, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Chutney, and Corn.

You’ll also find delicious Apple, Pumpkin and Marion Berry Pies.

We typically order a couple wonderful salmon fillets, and smoke them, for our annual Beach Thanksgiving fish!

Take out dinner is a good option for those that don’t want to cook during their Manzanita Thanksgiving celebration. We traditionally stay at one of our Manzanita rentals and enjoy family and friends while dining next to Manzanita Beach views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

One benefit of ordering a Thanksgiving Dinner at Manzanita Grocery & Deli is supporting a very important business in the Manzanita Beach Community!

Manzanita Grocery Thanksgiving Dinner

Photo Credit: Gayle Stevens Facebook

Did you hear about the helping hand Manzanita Grocery & Deli offered to those affected by the recent Manzanita Tornado, responders, and people helping with the clean-up effort? They were at the forefront of care and giving in the community (see the note, above, posted on the Manzanita Grocery & Deli door during the aftermath).

Sisters & Petes Coffee and Treats is taking pie pre-orders at their Manzanita bakery (have you tried their pies – delish!) for two sizes of pies: prices for Thanksgiving 2018 were $19.00 for a pie that serves 6 -8, or $6.00 for individual pies. All their regular pies will be available, and they’ll also take special requests.  

And if you're looking for Manzanita Beach coffee shops open for your beach Thanksgiving, this is your lucky day!

Pre-order for pickup the next day, or take your chances and stop by on Thanksgiving day, to pick up you pie and wish the kind pie makers a very Happy Manzanita Thanksgiving! 503-368-7437

The Bunkhouse. Between Manzanita Beach and Nehalem, you’ll find The Bunkhouse.   They’re open for your beach Thanksgiving breakfast on November 24th, then closed from 2:00 – 3:00 pm to prepare for their special beach Thanksgiving dinner, served from 3:00 – 8:00 pm, including scrumptious prime rib.

And hey - another Manzanita Beach coffee shop open on Thanksgiving day! 503-368-5424

Mohler and Nehalem Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2018

Kendra's River Inn Food and Lodging. NOTE: For 2018 Kendra's is Closed for Thanksgiving Dinner. We're hoping they will be open again for Thanksgiving 2019!

Manzanita Beach is part of the very charming three village area of Manzanita Beach, Nehalem and Wheeler. Bisecting our area is the picturesque Nehalem River. And perched over the river in the tiny hamlet of Mohler is Kendra’s River Inn Food & Lodging.

Kendra’s River Inn Open for Thanksgiving Dinner
Kendra’s River Inn Food & Lodging for Thanksgiving Dinner

Photo Courtesy of the Tillamook County Pioneer

Formerly the Nehalem River Inn, Kendra’s River Inn Food & Lodging is the new home of Kendra Hall, formerly of the well-known Tillamook restaurant Kendra’s Kitchen. Kendra took over the former Nehalem River Inn in early 2016, and is joined by daughter Galena and son Ben, a recent graduate of the Oregon Culinary Institute.

For your Thanksgiving dinner, what could be better than dinner in a serene, scenic setting such as Kendra’s River Inn, Thanksgiving dinner plates filled with wonderful food?

Call today and reserve your spot for Thanksgiving 2018! 503-368-7488

Nehalem Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

Buttercup Ice Creams and Chowder. Another yummy option is local favourite Buttercup. Do you remember owner Julie Barker, former owner of Blue Sky Cafe and Bread and Ocean, both Manzanita restaurant favorites?

Julie now has a thriving fresh chowder (yep, made to order) and frozen desert take out spot in Nehalem.

Lucky for us, in 2018 Julie is taking orders for either the entire beach Thanksgiving meal, or just the sides. Check out her menu on her website. Check with Julie for Thanksgiving 2019 at (503) 368-2469, email, or online. Deadline last Thanksgiving for incredible meal was November 21st.

Woo hoo! What a treat! But that’s not all.

Pizza Garden. In downtown Nehalem, the Pizza Garden is open for a special dinner. They are offering two seating's: 2:00 –  4:00 pm. Reservations required.  (503) 368-7675

Wheeler Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

Rising Star Cafe. One of our favourites, Rising Star Cafe, opened for a Beach Thanksgiving Dinner 2017, and they've continued the tradition for Thanksgiving day 2018. Be sure to call ahead for reservations. This popular Oregon Coast restaurant fills up fast! (503) 368-3990

Where else on the north Oregon coast can you find Beach Thanksgiving dinner?

Rockaway Beach Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

Pirate's Cove: Just south of Rockaway beach, last year Pirates Cove Restaurant had a Thanksgiving meal. Call to double check this year, or check back with us. (503) 322-2094 4170 N Hwy 101, Garibaldi

Sand Dollar Restaurant & Lounge, 210 SW 1st Ave,

As in prior years, Sand Dollar will be open for Thanksgiving. They will Smoked Turkey Dinner Special, a Ham Dinner Special and a Meatloaf Lunch/Dinner Special.

Lunch Special will be served all day. Dinner starting at 4 pm (503) 355-2200

Pacific City Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

Pelican Brewing: Beach Thanksgiving buffet, 12:00 – 8:00 pm

The holidays are fast approaching! This year Pelican Brewing will offer their pub menu along with a few holiday specials sure to include favorite holiday fixings.  They are not accepting reservations but will be seating the restaurant on a first come, first serve basis as they do every day of the year.  

503-965-3674 or

Tillamook Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

Alice’s Country House: Special Beach Thanksgiving meal, 6:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

(503) 842-7927 17345 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR 97141

Shilo Inn Tillamook Restaurant: This Shilo Inn Tillamook location is serving Beach Thanksgiving buffet, 11:00 – 6:00 pm. Call Shilo Inn Tillamook for details (503) 842-5510

Denny’s: Special Beach Thanksgiving Dinner, Denny's style. And there's a Tillamook coffee shop open on Thanksgiving Day! (503) 815-8061

Tillamook Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Tillamook Forestry Center

Cannon Beach Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

Cannon Beach Hotel: Beach Thanksgiving dinner, two seating's, 4:30 and 7:00 pm. Reservations only - call early as they book fast. (503) 436-1392

Morris Fireside Restaurant: Beach Thanksgiving offerings and regular Morris Fireside menu served. 1:00 – 9:00 pm. (503) 436-2917

Pelican Brewing: Cannon Beach Thanksgiving buffet, 12:00 – 8:00 pm

Pelican Brewing will offer their pub menu along with a few holiday specials sure to include favourite holiday fixings.  They are not accepting reservations but will be seating the restaurant on a first come, first serve basis. 503-965-3674

Pig ‘n Pancake: Breakfast and lunch, regular Pig n' Pancake menu. 7:00 – 3:00 pm.


Wayfarer Resort Restaurant: At Wayfarer Resort Restaurant in Cannon Beach you'll find your beach Thanksgiving dinner. 6:00 – 10:00 pm, by reservation only. 

(503) 436-1108

Cannon Beach Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

Seaside Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Dinner 2019

Maggie’s on the Prom / Seaside Oceanfront Inn: Beach Thanksgiving dinner, 1:00 – 8:00 pm. Reservations suggested. (503) 738-6403

Pig ‘n Pancake: Breakfast and lunch, regular Pig 'n Pancake menu. 7:00 – 3:00 pm. 

(503) 738-7243

Ocean Bakery Café / Best Western Oceanview Resort: Open for breakfast 7am to 11am and Thanksgiving Buffet 2pm to 6pm. (503) 717-1969

Shilo Inn Seaside - The Boardwalk Restaurant: This Shilo Inn Seaside OR location is serving Beach Thanksgiving buffet, 11:00 – 5:00 pm. Call Shilo Inn Seaside Oregon for details (503) 738-8481

McMenamins Gearhart Meun

Photo Courtesy of McMenamins Gearhart Hotel

Gearhart Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

McMenamins Sand Trap Pub: Beach Thanksgiving buffet, 11:00 – 11:00 pm. $21.99 adults, $7.99 child. You can find the McMenamins Gearhart menu here. 503) 717-8150

Astoria Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

Astoria Bistro and Coffeehouse: Open Thanksgiving 7 am - 9 pm. Dinner starts at 11:30 am. (503) 325-1787

Baked Alaska: Beach Thanksgiving and regular Baked Alaska menu. Noon – 9:00 pm. Reservations recommended. (503) 325-7414

Bridgewater Bistro: Beach Thanksgiving dinner - with Thanksgiving Fish! 1:00 – 8:00 pm. Reservations only. (503) 325-6777

Pig ‘n Pancake: Breakfast and lunch, regular Pig n' Pancake menu. 7:00 – 3:00 pm. 

(503) 325-3144

Thanksgiving Dinner Camp 18 Menu

Photo Courtesy of Camp 18


Camp 18 Restaurant. Wonderful huge log restaurant – perfect for a Beach Thanksgiving Buffet. Regular Camp 18 menu may be available. And yes, Camp 18 is another restaurant open for Thanksgiving 2018! 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. 42362 US-26, Elsie.  

(503) 755-1818


Salishan Restaurants: Three Gleneden Beach Restaurants serving special Beach Thanksgiving selections. And a coffee shop open Thanksgiving day! 800-425-2300

Chinook Winds Casino Buffet: On the way to the beach, Chinook Winds Casino Buffet serves a traditional Thanksgiving offering, including traditional Indian Fry Bread. Serving Hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm. Adults $19.95, Seniors $18.95, Children ages 5 - 11 $10.95, Children up to 4 years eat free of charge. There are many fans who flock to the Chinook Winds Casino Buffet - they love the tradition - and are thrilled the restaurant is open Thanksgiving Day 2018.

Hey - are you planning on being alone on Thanksgiving?

While many savour images of Thanksgiving dinners from their childhood, many prefer to be alone on Thanksgiving. Or many are alone on Thanksgiving not by choice.

If you prefer not to be alone on Thanksgiving, make a reservation at one of the Oregon coast restaurants open on Thanksgiving day 2018, mentioned above.

Join in one of the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trots and walk or run with the gang. You'll find them listed on the local events calendars. Lots of fun for those alone on Thanksgiving.

Check out the local Oregon Coast churches for services and Thanksgiving dinners, listed on their event calendars. You'll find others alone on Thanksgiving gathered together.

Donate your time and help out at one of the Food Banks or Meals on Wheels, helping to serve dinner to others alone on Thanksgiving. You may find them at the following: Clatsop County Emergency Food Bank in Astoria, South Clatsop County Food Bank in Seaside, North County Food Bank in Wheeler at (503) 368-7724, Oregon Food Bank in Tillamook. You'll find more about local Food Banks here.

Lastly, for those alone on Thanksgiving, think about taking a long walk on the beach. You'll be sure to meet locals and visitors alike enjoying the long North Oregon Coast Beaches!

When staying at the Oregon Coast for Thanksgiving, whether in Manzanita Beach at one of our Manzanita rentals, your own home, or with family and friends, check out the following for more Thanksgiving fun:


What a perfect location for relaxing with loved ones on a day of giving thanks.

We have lots of happy Thanksgiving memories, and are looking forward to making a lot more.

No matter where you spend your beach Thanksgiving, whether at home, in your Manzanita Rental, or at one of the many coastal restaurants open for Thanksgiving 2018, we wish you a very Happy Holiday!

Want to learn more? Contact us for information about our Oceanfront Manzanita Vacation Rentals on our beautiful seven mile north Oregon Coast beach.

Manzanita Rentals for your Beach Thanksgiving

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