Five Foodie Stops in Long Beach, WA

Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula is known for many things, like its cranberry bogs and fall mushroom foraging, having the longest beach in the United States (30 miles!), and for being the end of the road for famous explorers Lewis & Clark. What you might not know is that it has a craft brewery, fresh seafood, and fabulous restaurants.

On a hosted fall trip, I got to explore Long Beach, Seaview, and Ilwaco, and along the way, I discovered an industrial chic beach hotel and some great foodie stops.

Here is a list of five foodie stops in Long Beach, WA.

Disclosure: You can help support my small town travels by using the affiliate links in this post.  

There are plenty of ways to get the local travel scoop. Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about Long Beach, WA at TripAdvisor, TravelocityHotels.com, and Expedia.


Five Foodie Stops in Long Beach, WA

In Long Beach, railroad transportation was in regular use until the 1930s.

1. The Depot Restaurant

On our first night, we dined at The Depot Restaurant. We had spent the afternoon exploring the beach trails with the complimentary bikes from our hotel and had built up quite an appetite. The Depot is a historic railway station, and if you’ve been following me, you know I love to connect with history on my small town travels. From the outside, the building looks quite small, and I was surprised how spacious it was inside. Our table – the Chef’s Table – had a view into the kitchen and throughout our meal, we could watch the chefs working hard at their craft

Nightly Specials

We started with two glasses of wine (a red and white) and warm bread with blue cheese drizzled with balsamic. My husband is a huge blue cheese fan ( me not so much), so he pretty much ate every bite. On the appetizer menu, the Carne Asado Negro with marinated rib eye on cumin scented black beans topped with peppers and cilantro and served with fried tortilla chips ($12) caught my attention, so we ordered that. It didn’t disappoint, but be aware it is on the spicier side. For dinner, my husbanded ordered the Fresh Local “Catch of the Day” which was salmon served with wild mushrooms and a cream sauce ($24). I ordered the Ribeye Special (did they know I was coming?) with seasonal vegetables ($29). We were too full and passed on dessert, although later on when that sweet craving hit me, I wished we had. Throughout our meal, we had excellent service and would order these dishes again.

Hours: Opens every night at 5 p.m.

Address: 1208 38th Place Seaview, WA 98644

2. The Shelburne Inn

For our first breakfast, we went to the historic The Shelburne Inn. The inn is beautiful, and visitors can tour the property and peek into unoccupied rooms that are roped off. Since we went during mushroom season, I ordered the Innkeeper’s Wild Mushroom Herb Scramble with four kinds of cheese, wild mushrooms, watercress and herbs ($11). I liked that it was loaded with veggies, but unfortunately, the garlic flavor overpowered the scramble. My husband had the Buttermilk Biscuits and Elk Sausage Gravy with a poached egg. I liked the elk sausage and thought it gave a unique flavor to a traditional dish. While this didn’t turn out to be our favorite breakfast in Long Beach, we liked the presentation, historic vibe and antiques. If we had more time I would have liked to try their Malted Waffle ($6) and Classic French Toast ($10), as well as check out the Happy Hour in the pub.

Tip: As the server which table you can see the ghost from, and sit there if you dare!

Hours:  Breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. (closed on Wednesdays), Pub and Inglenook open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed on Wednesdays through April), Main Dining Room open from 5 to 8 p.m. (closed Wednesdays), Happy Hour in the pub is every day except Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Address: 4415 Pacific Way Long Beach Peninsula, WA 98644

3. North Jetty Brewing

If you are a beer lover, a stop at North Jetty Brewing is a must. Their tap room features 12 of their own beers, a few Washington ciders and a couple of guest taps. There is a variety of seating, including bar, tables, and a lounge with a fireplace. We each did a sampler flight. The hubs decided he liked the North Head IPA, and I liked their Kolsch.

Tip: Children are welcome until 6 p.m.

Tip: A food truck is in their parking lot during certain hours.

Tip: 42nd Street Cafe & Bistro is right across the street.

Hours: Sunday & Monday noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday noon to 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday noon to 10 p.m., closed Tuesday.

Address: 4200 Pacific Way, Seaview, WA 98644

 

TripAdvisor is my go-to source for travel advice, but there are plenty of ways to get the local scoop. Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about Long Beach, WA at TripAdvisor, TravelocityHotels.com, and Expedia.

Foodie Stops in Long Beach, WA

42StreetCafe&Bistro

4. 42nd Street Café & Bistro

We dined at 42nd Street Café & Bistro twice. Once for dinner and once for breakfast, and both times were impressed with the service and the food. I think that had to do with a lot of foodie firsts for us. For drinks, we had a North Head IPA and a Dark & Stormy. Their version of the Dark & Stormy is made with housemade ginger beer, which had fantastic deep gingery flavor.

King Bolete
Mushroom Heaven

Since we are both mushroom lovers, we started with the king bolete appetizer special with sauteed red onions and a red wine reduction ($11). Neither of us had tasted king boletes before and were hooked on that first bite. It was so good; I could have happily ordered that for dinner too.

Fresh Seafood

For dinner, we ordered the small Northwest Razor Clams flash-fried with a buttermilk flour and Saltine crust with fried red potatoes and housemade parsley and caper mayonnaise ($19) and Dungeness Crab Beignets with a Creole-spiced apricot marmalade with greens and balsamic vinegar($11). This was the first time either of us had a razor clam, and we both loved it, and I’m not a clam person. For the crab dish, I was a little confused why they were called beignets as the texture was more like a hush puppy or a fritter. Regardless, they were packed with crab meat, and the apricot marmalade enhanced all the flavors. We wrapped up our meal with an Old-fashioned Northwest Fruit Crisp ($8).

For breakfast, we had Housemade Waffles with blueberries and whipped cream ($6) and Eggs & Meat ($10). Everything was great, and we’d order it again.

Tip: The restaurant features local, seasonal items so be sure take advantage of their specials.

Hours: Breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. Closed most Mondays and Tuesdays.

Address: 4201 Pacific Way, Seaview, WA 98644

 Foodie Stops in Long Beach, WA

5. [pickled fish]

The restaurant and bar [pickled fish] are on the top floor of the industrial chic Adrift Hotel & Spa. For views, it can’t be beat, as it faces the ocean. Each night we were here well after dark, so we only saw the shadow of the curling surf. We didn’t dine here, but had drinks and listened to live music, which packed the house each night.

Tip: If you are there as a couple, pick a seat by the window. 

Hours: Brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Late Night Dining from 9 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday and to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 409 Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach, WA 98631

 

That wraps up my Five Foodie Stops in Long Beach, WA. What are some of your favorite dishes to eat while vacationing at the beach?

To find out more about Long Beach, WA visit Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau.

Note: As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with accommodations and meals for the purpose of review. While it has not influenced this review, the writer believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest.

~

TripAdvisor is my go-to source for travel advice, but there are plenty of ways to get the local scoop. Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about Long Beach, WA at TripAdvisor, TravelocityHotels.com, and Expedia.



Expedia.com

Five Foodie Stops in Long Beach, WA

25 thoughts on “Five Foodie Stops in Long Beach, WA”

    • Danik, You and my husband will get along great. He doesn’t like too fancy a breakfast eggs and bacon will start his day off right!

      Reply
    • Rob and Ann, I hope you get to make it to Long Beach soon. It is a beautiful place and with these foodie stops it makes it easy to put on the itinerary.

      Reply
    • Sandy, There are some great foodie stops in Long Beach, and there are lots of interesting hikes, views, beaches and museums too. I’ll be posting more on that soon!

      Reply
  1. With all these fantastic options it would be difficult to pick just one! Maybe I would start with Le Dépôt for its historical connection like you say or the Shelburne Inn for its stained glass windows. Never saw sth like these buttermilk cookies, very impressive!

    Reply
    • Elisa, Both places have so much history. I toured the inn and it is really, really beautiful. It has a B&B vibe with all its antique furnished bedrooms. I think you’d really like it.

      Reply
    • Juliette, I totally get that. Sounds like [pickled fish] would be the perfect choice for you. I hope you get to visit one day soon and check it out.

      Reply
  2. Now i’m starving! These food stops in Washington look great. I am a big fan of both Mexican and creole food so i always head straight for those on the menu, especially tortillas. I loved the restaurants in the states when I visited last Autumn.

    Reply
    • Kate, If you like Mexican you might like San Carlos on Bainbridge Island, they serve Neuvo-Mexican cuisine. They also have great seasonal Yakima peach margaritas. What states did you visit?

      Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.