The Best Long Beach WA Restaurants 

When visiting the Long Beach Peninsula area in Washington, you’ll have countless delicious restaurants to satisfy your appetite. Since Long Beach is a coastal area, the region is especially famous for its world-class seafood. Popular menu items at the top Long Beach restaurants will include staples such as chowder, crab cake, halibut, and fish tacos. However, if seafood isn’t your favorite, you can find many other cuisines, including Thai, BBQ, and Mexican.

The following are the best Long Beach WA restaurants with menus to suit all budgets.

The Depot Restaurant

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The Depot Restaurant specializes in seafood and vegetarian entrees at moderate price points. All food has been sourced locally at The Depot, so you’re not only getting a delicious meal but a high quality one, too.

Start with a small plate to whet your appetite and indulge in options such as Thai Calamari, Dungeness Crab Mac, and Oysters Escargot. The Shanghai Prawns are offered at dinner and include blended flavors such as ginger, garlic, and coconut.

For a non-seafood dinner entrée, you may want to try the Duck Confit served with wild rice and sun dried cranberries. The restaurant has Wednesday Burger Nights throughout the year. At a discounted price, diners can customize their own gourmet hamburgers with specialty toppings. Patty options for Burger Nights include beef, portobello, oyster, and buffalo.

Stay for dessert since specials change on a nightly basis. If you’re in a rush, you may want to consider a short drive in for takeout.

Lost Roo

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The Lost Roo is a must to visit if you’re in the Long Beach area. The menu changes seasonally, but the restaurant specializes in beef and seafood specials.

The chowder is popular as a starter with a hearty base of clams, codfish, and bacon. The restaurant also makes all salads fresh to order. For lunch and dinner, the restaurant may have yummy options such as the Dungeness Crab Melt, Fish and Chips, Baja Fish Tacos, and Peanut Chicken.

Many visitors enjoy one of the restaurant’s drink specials with dinner, including a tasty Bloody Mary and Margarita. Dine-in on Wednesdays through Sundays starting at 11:30 am. The restaurant also hosts events year-round, including game nights and live music.

42nd Street Café and Bistro

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The 42nd Street Café and Bistro has the distinction of being Long Beach’s first roadside café. The casual eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, with the menu featuring local cuisine. The beachside atmosphere is both relaxed and upscale at the same time.

The restaurant highly recommends making dinner reservations, but breakfast is served on a first-come basis.

Breakfast selections include Pot Roast Hash and Eggs, a dish with the restaurant’s eight-hour roasted beef paired with potatoes, eggs, onions, and toast. The Hangtown Fry is an oven-baked omelet with oysters, eggs, bacon, green onions, and cheese.

The adult beverage menu is also a highlight, with options such as the Best Bloody Mary on the Beach, MANmosa, and Cranberry Royale. At dinner, you could start with the Steamer Clams or the Chevre Cheese Fondue. For your second course, you may want to order the Willapa Bay Oysters, Seafood Stew, or Russian Beef Stroganoff.

The Cove Restaurant

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The Cove Restaurant is part of the award-winning Peninsula Golf Course. Membership isn’t required to dine here, but the restaurant recommends reservations, especially when dining on weekends.

The restaurant overlooks the beautiful grounds of the golf course with outdoor patio seating. The patio is also dog-friendly.

You can order club favorites, such as the Udon Noodle Stir-fry, a dish made with fresh vegetables, house-made glaze, and Udon noodles. The Prime Rib dinner is available on the weekends and comes with a loaded baked potato and vegetable of the day.

For a quick lunch, you may want to order off the sandwich menu and choose options like the Extreme Grilled Cheese made with three different kinds of cheese, sliced tomato, thick strips of bacon, pesto sauce, and served on sourdough.

Local delivery and takeout are also available through the establishment.

Beachfire BBQ

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Beachfire BBQ offers the best barbecue food in all of Long Beach, Washington. Meals are very filling with portions plentiful. All meat is slow-roasted and seasoned to perfection before being served to customers.

Menu items include a Rib Plate with slab options ranging from 1/3 rack to a full rack. All ribs come with bread and butter with full racks providing enough food to feed up to three people. Signature dishes from the barbecue place include Texas Style Brisket, Pulled Pork, and Sausage.

Customers can mix and match their meats to create a delicious feast. Keep in mind that all meats can also come in sandwich form on a freshly baked bun. Side options include Beans, Cole Slaw, and Potato Salad.

The Shelburne Inn

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The Shelburne Inn is a historic pub and hotel located in the Seaview area of Long Beach. The menu curated by renowned chef Jake Martin focuses on fresh and delicious Pacific Northwest flavors. The establishment serves local wines and micro-brewed beers along with a gourmet food menu.

Open for lunch and dinner during the week; the inn also serves brunch on the weekends.

The pub snack menu has elevated choices—Crispy Beet Chips, Fried Chickpeas, and Grilled Olives. The menu includes traditional pub food, gluten-free meals, and vegetarian options for dinner. Customers rave about meals such as the Oregon Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, Crispy Braised Pork, and Oregon Pink Shrimp Salad.

Brunch often gets busy, and the staff recommends reservations on the weekends.

Drop Anchor Seafood & Grill

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When entering the dining room at the Drop Anchor Seafood & Grill, you’ll feel a beach vacation vibe. The family-owned eatery has a long tradition of serving fresh local catches to its customers.

The menu is very large and makes it hard to choose from so many delicious options. Coconut Prawns, Bay Shrimp, or Dungeness Crab are possible appetizer options. The main courses all come with a cup of chowder and your choice of potato. Custom order Oysters can come grilled, poached, sauteed, or Cajun style. Crab Cakes, Prawns, Razor Clams, and Salmon Steaks come in light or whole portions.

The kids’ menu has a lot to offer the littles, including Prawns, Tuna Sandwiches, Grilled Cheese, and Cod Fish and Chips. Lunch specials and sandwiches are available mid-day for dine-in or takeout.

Pickled Fish

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Reserve a table at the Pickled Fish when needing a special occasion restaurant. The eatery serves fresh cuisine with an astounding rooftop view of the Pacific Ocean. Travel to the top floor of the Adrift Hotel in Long Beach to visit the restaurant.

Small plates feature the following: Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Steak and Butter Lettuce Salad, and Caramelized Green Beans. For large plates, try Pork Schnitzel, Trefin Sablefish, and Grilled Beef Sirloin. A selection of mouthwatering wood fired pizzas is available after 2 pm daily.

The drink menu also has a lot to offer guests, featuring craft cocktails, local wines, and Pacific Northwest microbrew beers.

Save room for dessert because many visitors come to the Pickled Fish exclusively for their sweet and savory dessert options. House favorites include the Cast Iron German Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Pavlova, Homemade Ice Cream, and Salted Chocolate Pot de Crème. The restaurant will also present a selection of dessert wines and cocktails.


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MyCovio’s has the perfect location for a romantic dinner: mere steps away from the gorgeous Washington coastal beach area. The executive chef Paul trained throughout Europe, including the Netherlands and Switzerland, and now puts his unique spin on classic Italian dishes to elevate flavor profiles.

Starters include Bruschetta with truffle oil, mascarpone, garlic, sliced beef, and Swiss cheese. Try entrees like Beef Ragu with slow-cooked beef, freshly pitted Italian prunes, homemade tomato sauce, and grated parmesan. Seafood lovers will want to order the Cioppino, featuring fresh fish, scallops, shrimp, and bay clams blended in a delicious fish stew.

Save room for dessert, since diners rave about the homemade Panna Cotta and Tiramisu.

North Beach Tavern

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The North Beach Tavern offers both good food and music in a casual atmosphere. Dine-in or opt for takeout to eat back at your vacation rental home. Open Tuesday through Sunday, with live bands scheduled throughout the week.

Favorites on the menu include the chili burger, loaded nachos, and wild salmon sandwich. If you’re looking for just a quick bite, check out the tavern’s pizza menu too. Sauce and dough are made in-house with specials such as bacon cheeseburger pizza, bacon chicken pizza, and Big Bad Wolf’s Delight Pizza. Pies are available in personal, medium, and large sizes. Customers also have the option of creating custom pies with a variety of fresh meats and vegetables.

Enjoy this no frills restaurant with your friends and family on your next vacation to Long Beach.

Dylan’s Cottage Bakery & Deli

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In Washington’s busy Pacific Avenue area, Dylan’s Cottage Bakery & Deli is a popular spot to grab a quick breakfast or lunch by the beach.

For breakfast, you can order from a selection of egg sandwiches, like the Californian Breakfast Sandwich made with egg whites, avocado, tomato, and spinach served on a whole wheat English muffin. A popular lunch special is the Chowder and Half Sandwich option. Choose from patty options such as the BLT, Gobbler, or Reuben and have it come paired with a cup of homemade Clam Chowder.

Before you leave, grab a tasty treat from the bakery display, such as donuts, cookies, muffins, or cakes. All bakery items are freshly baked daily on the premises. Coffee drinks, including lattes and espresso are also available.

The Chowder Stop

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Get a quick bite to eat or order takeout from The Chowder Stop, a casual beachside seafood and breakfast restaurant.

Breakfast is available daily from 8 am with a menu that includes classic favorites such as Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Belgian Waffles, and Egg Paninis. For a heartier breakfast, consider ordering the Homemade Biscuits and Sausage Gravy.

For lunch, diners tend to grab a bowl of fresh homemade Clam Chowder. Make it a complete meal by ordering the chowder in a bread bowl. Additional seafood options for lunch are Fried Oysters and Fries, Halibut and Chips, Oyster Shooters, and Calamari and Fries.

Long Beach Tavern

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If you’re in the mood for a casual eatery with simple but delicious bar food options, try out the Long Beach Tavern on Pacific Avenue.

Enjoy staples such as Nachos, Shrimp Baskets, Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings, Bacon Burgers, and Clam Strips. The bar is also well-known for its extensive pizza menu with specialty types like the Taco Pizza with lettuce, tomato, salsa, olives, onions, and beef or chicken.

Happy hour is from 4 pm to 6 pm daily with great specials on drinks, including low-cost domestic beers and well drinks. Takeout ordering is available, but keep in mind that the kitchen closes early most nights by 8 pm.

Captain Bob’s Chowder

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Captain Bob’s Chowder is one of the best restaurants to grab a piping hot bowl of chowder on a chilly fall day.

Chowder specials change daily with typical options that could include Clam Chowder, Cod Chowder, Cheeseburger Chowder, and Smoked Salmon Chowder. Chowders come in three sizes—cup, bowl, and quart.

A selection of fried fish is also usually available, including Cod Fish and Chips, Fried Fish Sandwich, and Crab Cakes. Captain Bob’s Chowder is also a good place for kids, with a low-priced kids’ menu with fried fish and chicken choices.

Eat Well While at These Long Beach WA Restaurants

Now you’re ready to eat to your heart’s content while enjoying a great beach vacation to Long Beach. When you need a break from cooking in your vacation rental home, you’ll love the selection of local restaurants. Choose the one that best suits your budget and your appetite and enjoy!

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