Oregon December 05, 2017
Your Taste Buds Will Go Crazy For This Scrumptious Oregon Clam Chowder Trail
Calling all clam chowder connoisseurs! We’ve put together the ultimate Oregon clam chowder road trip that will take you to some of the most scrumptious seafood spots in the Beaver State. From your traditional no-nonsense chowders to spicy and flavorful varieties, this trail will lead you to the Oregon Coast’s tastiest clam chowders.
This clam chowder road trip includes about 4 and a half hours of driving time in total. To view a Google Map of the entire trip,
1. Dooger's Seafood & Grill (Seaside)
There's nothing fancy about the clam chowder served at this classic Oregon restaurant. It's simple, chunky, hearty and downright delicious.
2. Old Oregon Smokehouse (Rockaway Beach)
This no frills seafood dive might not look like much from the outside, but the clam chowder is to die for. It's made with clams, potatoes, and celery cooked in clam juice, half and half, and heavy cream for added richness.
3. Pelican Pub (Pacific City)
The award-winning clam chowder at Pelican makes for the perfect coastal lunch. Located right on the beach, you can savor your chowder while enjoying a front row view of the ocean.
4. Brey House Bed & Breakfast (Lincoln City)
All that chowder may make you a bit sleepy. The Brey House Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to spend the night on the Oregon Coast.
You can wake up to sounds of the ocean at this quaint Bed & Breakfast. The best part? It's located just steps away from the beach.
5. Gracie's Sea Hag (Depoe Bay)
Once you're back on the road, head to Gracie's Sea Hag. Rich and flavorful, the chowder at Gracie's is an experience every seafood lover needs to have. Each bowl features a hearty portion of clams, potatoes, and herbs, and is served with a dollop of butter, paprika, parsley, and a bit of a spicy kick. The recipe has been going strong for over 40 years now.
6. The Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach (Newport)
If you couldn't tell by the name, the Chowder Bowl is famous for their clam chowder. It features tender clams, a creamy base, and the perfect texture. The prices aren't bad either.
7. Mo's Restaurant (Florence)
An Oregon clam chowder road trip is not complete without a stop at Mo's. This seafood chain serves some of the best chowder on the coast. Take your order up a notch and try the slumgullion version, which comes with shrimp on top.
How many of these restaurants have you been to? Where can we find your favorite clam chowder in Oregon? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.
For more amazing Oregon seafood, check out our previous article:
This No Frills Fish Market On The Oregon Coast Belongs On Your Bucket List.