Best Clam Chowder in Oregon:

  • 2016: Hungry Clam in Brookings
  • 2017: Bridgewater Fresh Fish House in Florence & Keizer Elks Lodge

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

La Hacienda Real in Keizer on 5024 River Rd N

  • I liked the Veggie Quesadilla.
  • The chips & salsa are excellent tasting.
  • The service was good.
  • The decor looked like a cozy Mexican restaurant.
  • The booths are comfortable.
  • There is a La Hacienda Real Restaurant in Keizer, Beaverton and 2 in Salem.

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
  • U shape bar for better conversation

Shari’s Cafe & Pies in Keiser

  • Hot Coffee & Good Service
  • Low-Calorie Meals on the menu

Pigs n Pancake in Seaside & Cannon Beach

  • hot coffee
  • friendly staff
  • located downtown
  • Go to Pigs n Pancake before seeing the Puffins at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach area.

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- International Pancake House is better
  • Flavored French Vanilla Creamers
  • Interesting Decor with license plates, drive in movie speakers, coin parking meters
  • Small diner with quirky interior

Skyline Inn in Sweet Home

  • cute homey interior & exterior
  • hot coffee
  • good service
  • food is okay
  • senior over 55 menu

Point Restaurant in Sweet Home

  • Food is excellent
  • flavorful sausage, bacon, hash browns
  • good service & hot coffee
  • music at night in the Summer
  • high prices

Keizer Elks Lodge in Keizer

  • excellent Chicken Fried Steak & clam chowder
  • The clam chowder is creamy with the perfect amount of clams.
  • smooth house wine
  • good service

Elmer’s Restaurant in Salem

  • 3950 Market ST NE Salem
  • Hot Coffee & Good Service
  • Good English Muffin
  • Good Avocado Eggs Benedict

Salem Elks Lodge in Salem

  • Taco Salad for $5.00 on Tuesday
  • Homemade Tacos for $2.00 on Tuesday are okay

Mt Angel Sausage Co in Mount Angel

  • This place was on the Food Network Channel.
  • The bratwurst sandwich was good.
  • The decor is European looking.
  • I saw a salad bar, vintage sausage stuffer, music instruments.
  • They sell different kinds of sausage & beer. The rope sausage looks cool.
  • We visited Silverton Elks Lodge then went to lunch here.

Rodeo Steakhouse in Junction City

  • Kevin and I split a prime rib sandwich. The meat was thick sliced it was good. The sweet potato fries were good to.
  • The wall are decorated with unique quotes and cowboy decor.

Willamette Pie Company in Salem

  • The marrionberry pie with ice cream is exquisite here. The pie crust, marrionberries combined with the vanilla ice cream is perfection.
  • They also sell coffee here.

Mommy & Maddis in Keizer

  • Sunroom is a nice place to sit if the shades are down.
  • Hot Coffee
  • Polite Waitress
  • Interesting 83-year old entertained us with stories during breakfast

Pink House Cafe in Independence

  • The waitress entertained us with ghost stories.
  • Hot & Smooth Coffee
  • Tasty Egg Sandwich with fruit