Oregon Coast Family Friendly Restaurants

Seaside, OR 503-738-3773
Dooger's Seafood & Grill is a four-chain restaurant on the coast. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant provides roomy booths and a varied menu with a great many fish choices. The individual restaurants may run promotions, like at the Warrenton branch, Thursday's lunch and dinner features a rollback in prices to the 1980s, and the Kids' Menu reduces all food items by $1. The kids' menu has cartoons and puzzles on the back to keep the younger diners interested long after the peanut butter and fries have disappeared. Dooger's is known for its tasty clam chowder, spicier and lighter than the usual chowders on the coast.

Warrenton: (503) 861-2839
Seaside: (503)738-3773
Cannon Beach: (503) 436-2225
Long Beach: (360)642-4224
Coos Bay, OR 541-266-8111
Outdoor Inn is the proud purveyor of what it calls "Eatertainment" -- not just due to the Kool Kids Meals, and the #1 Clam Chowder (voted by a recent Coos Bay poll), but the restaurant has close to 2000 sq. feet of indoor playground space catering to diners ages 8 and younger. For teens, there's "the largest Video Arcade on the Southern Oregon Coast." With its Forced Air Baked Pizza, supersize burgers, and a large assortment of moderately-priced appetizers, perhaps Outdoor-In does indeed corner the market on "Eatertainment."
Depoe Bay, OR 541-765-2261
With Depoe Bay providing a picturesque backdrop, families will love Spouting Horn's "Chuckwagon Buffet" which starts at 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturday nights. It's all-you-can-eat, priced at $11.50 for adults, $6.50 for children 10 and under and $1 per year for children 6 and under. Be sure to leave room for Betty's homemade pie. Rumor has it that there's a ghost named Ralph who drops in from time to time.

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