Seaside, OR Family Friendly Restaurants

Seaside, OR 503-717-1230
Kids always want pizza, and Angelina's Pizzeria is the favorite of locals and tourists alike. One thing that sets them apart from other pizza places in town is the homemade crust, which ensures that their genuine New York style pizza tastes fresh. They have all the usual pizzas, like double pepperoni and the Hawaiian, but they also have a few special ones. We recommend the Seaside Cowboy, a mouth-watering combination of pulled pork, bacon, jalapenos, cheddar and mozzarella. Angelina's also offers fresh, handmade calzones, sandwiches, salads, and soup, so plenty of choices for every picky eater in the family.

You can stop in for pizza by the slice, or call for delivery to any hotel in town. Just a warning -- they can get super busy, so it might be faster to walk in for a carry-out rather than wait for a delivery. Just ask, they'll let you know how long it will be.
Seaside, OR 503-738-6348
Bell Buoy of Seaside is a specialty seafood store, and the best place to get fresh seafood supplies for any in-room meals you're going to prepare during your vacation. However, they also have a tiny restaurant next door to the shop where you can enjoy the best fish and chips in town.

The fast food style seating at the picnic tables out back just adds to the feeling that this place is all about the food. Kids will love eating outside next to the river, while parents will appreciate the freshness and variety of the menu.

We highly recommend the crab melt, but you won't go wrong with the perfectly prepared halibut fish and chips, served with fresh coleslaw and waffle chips.
Seaside, OR 503-755-2476
Located at Camp 18, this cozy dining spot specializes in heaping plates of the best American comfort food you can imagine, just like the hungry loggers used to eat. The menu features homemade classics like pancakes and omelettes for breakfast, burgers and soups for lunch, and steak and prime rib for dinner. If you're not ready for a full meal, at least grab one of their tasty homemade cinnamon buns.

Camp 18 is an ideal stop if you're driving to Seaside from Portland via Highway 26. Depending on the time of day, you can't go wrong with breakfast, lunch, or dinner at this unique, and educational, restaurant.
Seaside, OR 503-738-3773
With a family-friendly atmosphere in a prime location in the middle of town, Dooger's serves up a great selection of local seafood, burgers, and salads for lunch and dinner. Kids will love the fish and chips, but will first have to learn the difference between cod, halibut, salmon, or haddock, all of which offer different tastes and textures.

The clam chowder is some of the best around, and is included in their inexpensive "quick lunch" option of chowder, salad, and garlic bread. You can also pick up a Clam Chowder Kit to take back to your hotel. Just mix their bag of ingredients with a quart of half and half and a cup of heavy whipping cream, heat it up, and you have a delicious meal for your family!

One thing you'll have to stay at the restaurant to enjoy, however, is the homemade key lime pie, which is a specialty and highly recommended.
Seaside, OR 503-717-5502
Kids will love eating at this renovated old firehouse that is packed with decor to highlight its previous life. It's now a bustling restaurant, with an exciting, open kitchen, and a flavorful menu that will please all of your picky eaters. It's a great place for breakfast, with homemade biscuits and sausage being a favorite. For lunch, we recommend either the halibut sandwich or the halibut fish tacos. Young kids will be thrilled with the basket of toys and crayons brought to them by their server. It's a nice way to keep them busy during long wait times.

The Firehouse Grill is a popular place with locals and tourists alike, so it can get crowded during the summer months.
Seaside, OR 503-739-7054
Because of its quiet location in the south part of Seaside, the Osprey Cafe isn't frequented by tourists as much as other restaurants in town. That's one of the reasons the locals love the place. The other is that the food is amazing. The Osprey has one of the best breakfasts in town, serving up generous breakfast burritos and omelettes. Kids will love the fun animal-shaped pancakes and mouth-watering cinnamon rolls. It's a casual atmosphere for breakfast and lunch, a mere block from the beach. Makes for a great place to start your day off right.
Seaside, OR 503-738-7243
Pig N Pancake is a family-style diner specializing in pancakes and crepes. Lunch and dinner also features kid-friendly meal choices, including fish and chips, spaghetti, corn dogs, and PB&J. The best thing is kids can order breakfast all day. Located in the middle of town, it's an easy walk from most of the area resorts.
Seaside, OR 503-738-5427
At this fun little sandwich shop located right off the promenade, kids will love the selection of aptly named sandwiches, like Beach Bum and Stormwatcher. Their specialty is the Tsunami Pastrami, a half-pound of pastrami, with swiss and horseradish mustard on rye bread. For smaller stomachs, look to the kids' menu of grilled cheese, turkey, ham, or hot dogs.

They also have delicious clam chowder and several vegetarian items. Make sure your kids save room for dessert, as this is a great place to enjoy a cone of locally-made Tillamook ice cream.
Seaside, OR 503-738-3467
This is a slightly upscale steak and seafood place that is perfect for a large family looking for a relaxed atmosphere. Older kids will love the gourmet burgers, baby back ribs, and flatbread pizzas, while younger ones can order off an extensive kids menu that includes meatloaf, baked salmon, and prime rib! Parents will appreciate the attached sports lounge, where you can pick up some sweet food and drink deals during happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m.

The Twisted Fish specialty, however, is Sunday brunch, which is a favorite of locals. This all-you-can-eat meal runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, and features all gourmet breakfast items, including biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, carved meats, shrimp cakes, and all sorts of homemade pastries. Kids will look forward to the omelet station, where they can design their own breakfast creation. If you time this right, it might be the only meal you'll need that day.
Seaside, OR 503-738-0102
A staple of carnivals and country fairs, the elephant ear is a quick and filling snack that is perfect for a mid-day break from the beach. This tiny shop in Seaside's downtown is all about the freshly-made elephant ear. Kids can get creative with their toppings, from raspberry jam to peanut butter to maple bacon, or simply order the classic cinnamon and sugar. It's a cheap and tasty way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Parents can grab a coffee here, as well.

Seating is limited, especially with the crowds of summer, so it's best to buy your elephant ears and make your way back to the beach.

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