By Eugene Magazine

We’re spoiled in Oregon. We have quick access to the coast, which brings beautiful beaches and sand dunes, winter storm watching, views of migrating whales, and, of course, immediate access to fresh-caught seafood. Here are ten of the best places to enjoy the ocean’s bounty, starting up north and working south.

Bowpicker Fish and Chips

Astoria’s Bowpicker Fish and Chips serves their beer-batter albacore tuna and steak fries out of a converted gillnet boat, the perfect setting in which to enjoy fresh seafood. Check their website for updates.

Bowpicker Fish and Chips | 1634 Duane St., Astoria | Wed-Sat, 11 am-6 pm; Sun, 11 am-4 pm | 503/791-2942 |

Nonni’s Italian Bistro

Family owned and operated, Nonni’s features fresh, house-made Italian food, including seafood dishes like steamer clams, a garlic prawn pasta, or their cioppino, with clams, crab, mussels, salmon, and their catch of the day in a tomato-based sauce.

Nonni’s Italian Bistro | 831 Broadway St., Seaside | Mon-Sun, 3 pm-9 pm | 503/738-4264 |

Ecola Seafood Restaurant and Market

A seafood mainstay since 1993, Ecola Seafood prides itself in serving all line-caught fish. Well known for their smoked salmon jerky and clam chowder, you can also enjoy fish tacos, fish and chips, a captain’s platter with a little bit of everything, and much more from their restaurant menu.

Ecola Seafood Restaurant and Market | 208 N Spruce St., Cannon Beach | Mon-Sun, 10 am-7 pm | 503/436-9130 |

Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster

See oyster shuckers in action at the Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster in Bay City. Order oysters or other fresh-caught fish to go, or enjoy the show while enjoying a bowl of clam chowder or an oyster shooter.

Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster | 5150 Hayes Oyster Dr., Bay City | Sat-Sun, 11 am-7 pm | 503/377-2323 |

Gracie’s Sea Hag Restaurant & Lounge 

Since 1963, Gracie’s Sea Hag has been offering fresh seafood with an ocean view to Depoe Bay visitors. Join them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to try their award-winning clam chowder, omelets, LaBouillabaisse, and much more.

Gracie’s Sea Hag | 58 US-101, Depoe Bay | Mon-Sun, 7 am-9:30 pm | 541/765-2734 |

Tidal Raves Seafood Grill

Also in Depoe Bay, Tidal Raves Seafood Grill is committed to the finest fresh and local ingredients. They serve classics like Dungeness crab cakes and fish tacos, alongside a seafood green curry, ancho chili wild shrimp, or their “Pasta Rave.”

Tidal Raves Seafood Grill | 279 US-101, Depoe Bay | Mon-Sun, 11 am-9 pm | 541/765-2995 |

Local Ocean Seafoods

Newport’s Local Ocean Seafoods strives “to give people ‘the best seafood experience of their lives.’” They achieve this through delicious menu offerings—like their tuna mignon, crab po’ boy, and fishwives stew—and fish for sale through their market, which sells seasonal offerings fresh off the local docks.

Local Ocean Seafoods, 213 SE Bay Blvd., Newport | Sun-Thurs, 11:30 am-9 pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30 am-9:30 pm | 541/574-7959 |

Ocean Bleu Seafoods at Gino’s

While you’re in Newport, also visit Ocean Bleu Seafood at Gino’s Fish Market and Café. They’ve been serving their famous fish and chips and popcorn shrimp since 1983. Try their pan-seared pesto salmon, blackened halibut, or their scallop linguini.

Ocean Bleu Seafood at Gino’s | 808 SW Bay Blvd., Newport | Mon-Sun, 11 am-9 pm | 541/265-2424 |

Waterfront Depot Restaurant

Florence’s own Waterfront Depot Restaurant is the closest coastal seafood destination for Eugeneans. Try their crab-encrusted Alaskan halibut, salmon piccata, or the arroz con marisco seafood bowl for a taste of everything.

Waterfront Depot Restaurant | 1252 Bay St., Florence | Mon-Sun, 4 pm-10 pm | 541/902-9100 |

Fishermen Direct Seafoods

While they don’t have a restaurant, Fisherman Direct Seafoods is your place in Gold Beach for fresh-caught fish to cook at home. They carry just about everything in their coolers and freezers, but, for best results, pay attention to what’s currently in season.

Fishermen Direct Seafoods | 29975 Harbor Way, Gold Beach | Mon-Sat, 9 am-5:30 pm; Sun, 10 am-2 pm | 541/247-9494 |