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Where to eat in Manzanita

A taste of Manzanita & the Nehalem Bay area

The Tlingit people, who shared a great deal in common with the Nehalems of the north Oregon coast, had a saying about the connection between the sea and their abundant, varied diet: “When the tide is out, the table is set.”

The essence of that saying remains true today in the Nehalem Bay area, where, if you are so inclined, you can successfully forage for your food along the bay and ocean shore. The Nehalem River and Bay is famous for salmon fishing and crabbing.

If you prefer to let your food come to you fully prepared, stop in at one of the area’s restaurants for a fresh, seafood meal. Or visit a local grocery store and purchase the local catch of the day.

The fertile soil of the Nehalem Bay area also contributes to a thriving local agriculture industry that includes everything from dairies to small-scale, organic produce farms. Scattered throughout the Nehalem Valley are honey makers, goat, beef, chicken and lamb farmers, and berry and herb farmers.

You can sample the wares of many local food producers at the Manzanita Farmers Market, which runs Friday evenings from mid-June to late September. The market is also one place you are likely to bump into as many locals as you are fellow visitors. Many Nehalem Bay area residents kick off their summer weekend buying vegetables and other items while listening to live music and sharing the latest community news.

If you miss the market, you can enjoy a farm-to-table experience at several local restaurants;A Mighty ThaiBig Wave CafeBread & Ocean, and Neahkahnie Bistro just to name a few. Each serves seasonal, regional items year-round.

The area also features more conventional food offerings, including pizza, Mexican cuisine, casual fine dining, pies, pastries, contemporary and old-fashioned candy, ice cream and seafood.

For adult dining, Manzanita is home to MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar, offering over 100 brown liquors and upscale small plates and San Dune Pub with a full bar and food menu as well as live music periodically. You can also sample wines at the Nehalem Bay Winery which doubles as a music venue seasonally.

Whatever your tastebuds desire, the villages of Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler will serve it up fresh!

Places to Eat

A Mighty Thai

Hours: Daily 11am – 8pm
Phone: (503) 368-8424​
Featuring Thai and Vietnamese cuisine and a full bar. 
Indoor seating and covered outdoor seating. Take-out available.

Big Wave Cafe

Hours: Fri-Tues 11am – 8pm
Phone: (503) 368-9283
The food at the Big Wave Café is fresh, simple and prepared with respect. For me, food is about family, feelings and emotions, and so is the Big Wave Café.

Schwietert’s Cones & Coffee

Hours: Fri-Sun  11am – 6pm
Phone: (503) 368-7511
Schwietert’s Cones and Candy is a sweet shop offering ice cream, candy, fudge, caramel corn, waffle cones and other confectionary products, including a variety of soft drinks, and old-fashioned sodas.

Dixie’s Vino

Hours: Tues-Sun  12pm – 5pm
Phone: (503) 368-8466
Dixie’s Vino is a bottle shop & wine tasting room offering wine tastings, with emphasize on certain regions and grapes.

El Trio Loco

Hours: Daily  11am – 8pm
Phone: (503)368-8746
Authentic Mexican cuisine, family-made, sit down dining and take out available. Serves lunch, dinner and drinks.

Left Coast Siesta

Hours: Wed-Fri  11:30am – 7pm
Phone: (503)368-7997
Serving the best burritos, tacos and enchiladas on the coast since 1994! Not authentic, just delicious. Fast – Healthy – Fresh!

MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar

Hours: Tues-Sun  4pm – 9pm
Phone: (503)368-2447
MacGregor’s is an up-scale, intimate cocktail bar.
We offer over a hundred brown liquors from around the world with an amazing array of high-end labels & has an intimate food menu.

Manzanita News & Espresso

Hours: Daily  7am – 5pm
Phone: (503)368-7450
Coffee, fresh pastries, and an extensive selection of magazines and newspapers for purchase. Warm up inside or enjoy outside seating on a sunny day.

Manzanita Sweets

Hours: Thurs-Mon  11am – 5pm
Phone: (503)368-3792
Manzanita Sweets offers a breath-taking assortment of old-fashioned candy, hand-crafted chocolates and salt water taffy. In addition to finding their favorite childhood sweets, visitors are treated to a wide array of antiques and novelties. 

Marzano's Pizza Pie

Hours: Thurs-Mon  4pm – 8pm
Phone: (503)368-3663
Marzano’s pizza dough is made fresh daily and features sauce is created with fresh herbs and Italian Spices. Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan and specialty imported Italian Cheeses paired freshest vegetables and hand-selects quality meats.

Nehalem Bay Winery

Hours: Daily  10am – 5pm
Phone: (503)368-9463
Our tasting room, nestled in the lush green landscape between Nehalem Bay and where Neahkahnie Mountain meets the Pacific Ocean, has become a historic place to gather and share the best in wine, food, music and community.

Offshore Grill & Coffee House

Hours: Wed-Tues 7am – 8pm
Phone: (971) 324-0201
Seasonal food from local farmers and fishers. Or just relax with a beverage and fresh-baked goods from the coffee shop

Sand Dune Pub

Hours: Fri-Tues 4pm – 9pm
Phone: (503) 368-5080
21+ & Dog Friendly
Warm up next to our big stone fireplace and have your favorite beverage from our full service bar, or one of our craft beers on tap, as well as a huge menu to suit everyone’s palate

Sisters And Pete's Coffee And Treats

Hours: Thurs-Sun 10am – 5pm
Phone: (503) 368-7437
A wide variety of large and small pies. We also have tasty cinnamon rolls, chewy cookies, Thundermuck coffee and Stash teas!

Winery At Manzanita

Hours: Daily 12pm – 7pm
The Winery at Manzanita is an Oregon Coast Wine Experience!  This cedar shingled tasting room and winery production facility is equipped with a courtyard, fire pits, an ocean view deck, and glass roll-up garage doors connecting the tasting room with the outdoors.

Wild Grocery & Cafe

Hours: Daily 10am – 6pm
Phone: (503) 368-5316
Wild is an organic grocery and cafe featuring local and organic produce, bulk food, vitamins and supplements, health and beauty products, coffee, fresh juice, sandwiches, wraps, salads, entrees, pastries and other tasty treats.


Hours: Fri-Mon 8am – 2pm
Phone: (503) 368-9655
Yolk strives to provide delicious, imaginative fare created with a little “twist”, served with the caring attention of an exceptional staff, that makes you want to come back tomorrow!