Best Clam Chowder in Oregon:

  • 2016: Hungry Clam in Brookings
  • 2017: Bridgewater Fresh Fish House in Florence

Best Fresh Muffin in Oregon:

  • 2017: Kathleen & Nina’s Specialty Restaurant in Florence

Best Homemade Jam in Oregon:

  • 2017: Little Brown Hen Cafe in Florence

Restaurants, Cafes & Coffee Shops

Hungry Clam in Brookings

  • excellent clam chowder & fish & chips
  • One of the best clam chowder places on the Oregon Coast

Pancake Mill in Coos Bay

  • exellent veggie omelet
  • shuttle ride from the casino

Carver Cafe in Damascus

  • Twilight The Movie Film Spot
  • The staf pointed out where Bella ate with her father.

Coffee Plant Roaster in Eugene

  • Good drip house coffee
  • excellent tasting sausage benedict
  • Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch
  • near the Eugene Elks Lodge

Kathleen and Nina’s & Specialty Restaurant in Florence

  • Fresh Made Bread- Immediately upon walking into the restaurant I saw fresh bread on the counter. The bread smelled delicious.
  • Fresh Made Banana Nut Muffins- soft and flavorful with a good crust on top
  • Hot Coffee with Flavored Creamers
  • Light Eater Menu
  • German Kielbasa was good

Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House in Florence

  • excellent fish & chips- It was crispy & flavorful. The chips were just right.
  • Favorite dish is the trio fish & chips with cod, salmon & halibut
  • excellent clam chowder with a side of sough dough, garlic butter & oyster crackers

The Dune Cafe in Florence

  • good service
  • hot coffee
  • My Favorite dish is the- 2 French Toast, 1 patty sausage, 1 egg meal
  • small cafe with pleasant decor
  • flavored creamers here if you ask

Fresh Harvest Cafe in Florence

  • Hot coffee
  • good service
  • Two Eggs with Meat Meal- black oak kielbasa, red skin home fried potatoes is a good dish
  • Farm Boy Omelette with English Muffin – excellent dish
  • Clean looking cafe

Traveler’s Cove Restaurant in Florence

  • nice view of the Siuslaw River
  • Good deep-fried ice cream is excellent
  • Good halibut fish & chips
  • Good Boston Clam Chowder- creamy with just enough potatoes & clams

Little Brown Hen Cafe in Florence

  • Hot Coffee with cute coffee cups
  • Quaint cafe with home-like decor
  • Homemade Jams are so good
  • Cash & Check only -an ATM machine is located in the restaurant
  • friendly waitress

Mo’s in Florence

  • excellent fish & chips
  • clam chowder is ok
  • loud inside
  • can be very busy
  • located on the boardwalk by the water

Old Town Coffee in Florence

  • Fun seeing the waitress make fresh drip coffee
  • Nice walk along the boardwalk
  • 1/2 of a Butter Biscotti with almonds & chocolate  is 6 smart points

The Firehouse Restaurant & Lounge in Florence

  • excellent award-winning clam chowder & good scallops in garlic sauce
  • located on the boardwalk
  • not many people in the restaurant at early lunch time
  • staff was friendly

Elk Lodge in Florence

  • seafood chowder excellent- when they service it
  • friendly Elks with good conversation
  • good size dining room
  • great service
  • prime rib meal was good on Friday night
  • Wednesday night the members play the queen of hearts game & have a meal

Pigs n Pancake in Seaside & Cannon Beach

  • hot coffee
  • friendly staff
  • located downtown

The Human Bean in Seaside

  • Good French Vanilla Coffee
  • Espresso Bean is Flavorful
  • Drive thru only

Elk Lodge in St Helen

  • excellent prime rib meal on Friday night
  • excellent fish n chips meal on Friday night
  • friendly Elks
  • nice view of the river in the dining room

Maggie’s On The Prom in Seaside

  • excellent Halibut Fish n Chips & Garlic Shoestring fries
  • fancy place
  • good view of the ocean outside
  • on the boardwalk

Strange Bird in St Helens

  • Vanilla & Hazelnut Coffee hot & delicious
  • Everything Bagels toasted with cream cheese
  • walking distance from the Elks Lodge

Heritage Family Restaurant in Springfield

  • The decor is minimalistic but the food is excellent.
  • I enjoyed splitting a club sandwich & onion rings with Kevin at this restaurant.
  • The navy bean soup with ham was good.
  • Its located close to the Springfield Elks Lodge.
  • The prices are reasonable.

Corvallis Elks Lodge #1413 in Corvallis

  • Friendly bartender
  • Shooting range
  • Lodge pins for sale at bar
  • good size lunch menu available at the bar with table seating available

Springfield Elks Lodge #2145 Dining in Springfield

  • good Thursday lunch- I had a 1/2 Turkey sandwich, cottage cheese & ice tea.

Adi’s Diner in Springfield

  • Huge Pancake Plate
  • Flavored French Vanilla Creamers
  • Interesting Decor with license plates, drive in movie speakers, coin parking meters
  • Small diner with quirky interior