Where To Eat In Florence, Oregon
When you come to Florence, you’re looking for great food—source-to-table seafood and farm goods, surf and turf, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. And clam chowder. You’re on the Oregon Coast…you’ve got to have the chowder—some of the best in the world.
And if for some reason, clam chowder isn’t your thing, the restaurants within walking distance (or under a five-minute drive) of The Old Town Inn offer an international journey to tantalize your palate. We have a surprising mix of authentic and delicious Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, English, Hawaiian, Barbeque, Northwest Fusion, and full-service menu restaurants close by.
While we can’t vouch for each one of Florence’s three-dozen-plus restaurants, our guests can find nearly anything they’re looking for—intimate whole-in-the-wall surprises, more formal environments with spectacular views, river side or ocean view restaurants, home-style, earthy, quirky, and outdoor dining (yes, even year ’round outdoor dining can be found).
Take a moment and scroll through the choices we’ve found, visit their websites or Facebook pages for more information, and when you check in to The Old Town Inn, ask our front desk staff if they’ve heard of any specials in town for the evening. Oftentimes, we’re in-the-know…or, we’ll have a recommendation for you and help you with your reservation.
1285 Bay Street
Web site: 1285restobar.com
Naples, Italy, meets the Northwest at 1285 Restobar. Warm, sophisticated mix of family-friendly atmosphere featuring local, healthful, organic foods are paired with local and regional wines.
Abby’s Legendary Pizza
1374 Highway 101 North
Web site: abbys.com
Since 1964, Abby’s Legendary Pizza has been known for its signature pizzas. In addition to pizza, they offer chicken, potatoes, sandwiches, and an extensive salad bar.
Bay Street Grille
1341 Bay Street
Facebook: Bay Street Grille
Bay Street Grille is in the center of Old Town Florence. A local favorite known for fresh seasonal fare, Oregon wines, and craft beers. Live music on the weekends.
Bay View Bistro
85621 Hwy 101
Web site: bayviewflorence.com
A great choice for local, fresh, and savory dining with a view of the Siuslaw River. Delicious daily creations from their chef.
Beachcomber Pub & Grill
1355 Bay Street
Web site: beachcomberpub.com
The Beachcomber has been a part of the Oregon coast through generations of fisherman, loggers, and travelers since 1936. A great place to meet locals in a friendly atmosphere. Open at 7 a.m. every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Big Dog Donuts and Deli
1136 Highway 101
Facebook: Big Dog Donuts & Deli
Donuts made fresh and from scratch daily, deli items, soup.
BJ’s Ice Cream Parlor
2930 Highway 101 and 1441 Bay St
Facebook: BJs Ice Cream Parlor
Longtime favorite of locals and visitors. Lots of fun flavors. Saltwater taffy and other treats, too.
Bridgeport Market & Deli
75 Harbor Street Suite 100
Facebook: Bridgeport Market
Breakfast, lunch, deli, fully-stocked wine shop, and convenience store next to the boat launch in Old Town. Tackle and bait for your fishing trip too.
Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House & Zebra Bar
1297 Bay Street
Popular with locals and travelers for its service, ambience, and diverse menu. Fish and shellfish, beef and chicken, salads, pizzas, pastas & vegetarian dishes. Large selection of wines, beers, and specialty house drinks in the Zebra Bar.
Chen’s Family Dish
3620 Highway 101
Local award-winning Chinese and American food. Separate dining room for up to 30 for parties and meetings. Catering.
125 Highway 101
Everything you’d expect from this iconic soft-serve ice cream and frozen specialty chain, including their “hot eats & cool treats” menu.
1263 Bay Street
Facebook: Firehouse Restaurant
Known for its pub-themed foods and award-winning clam chowder, this firefighter-themed restaurant and bar has satisfied travelers and locals for years.
Fresh Harvest Cafe
3056 Highway 101
Facebook: Fresh Harvest Cafe
This full-service restaurant features high quality ingredients, made-from-scratch dishes, organic coffee, organic beef, and free wifi.
The Grill at Sandpines
1201 35th Street
Phone: 800-917-GOLF (4653)
Open for lunch seven days a week, with a menu designed for the local community and a golfer’s hearty appetite. Features daily specials and a year ’round grill menu in an informal setting. Indoor and outdoor lake view seating available.
Homegrown Pub & Wildcrafter’s Deli
294 Laurel St.
A favorite with travelers and locals, Homegrown features locally-sourced seasonal cuisine, draft micros, wine, and spirits in a public house setting; and is known for their passion for soul-satisfying fresh, organic cuisine. Their deli, just around the corner on Maple St., offers New American dishes locally-sourced and paired with craft beer and wines in a hip industrial space.
International C-Food Market
1498 Bay Street
Web site: icmrestaurant.com
Featuring a selection of local and international seafood and a large, outdoor, dockside dining area and covered outdoor “Tiki Bar” that seats more than 125 people…and their pets! Indoor seating available too. Great view of the river.
270 Hwy 101
Facebook: Krab Kettle
Family owned local favorite since 1962. Specializing in fresh seafood catches from local fishermen. And they can ship their fresh seafood products at prices consistent with their in-store pricing.
La Pomadori Ristorante
1415 7th St.
Web site: lapomodori.com
Fine Italian dining with a Northwest flair in a cozy atmosphere.
Le Bouchon Wine Bar & Kitchen
1277 Bay Street
Web site: lebouchonprovisions.com
French-style street café menu with a New Orleans flair. Lunch, dinner. Hours vary during the week.
Little Brown Hen Café
435 Hwy. 101
Facebook: Little Brown Hen Cafe
Homey daytime eatery serving comfort foods like pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, biscuits & gravy, and fried chicken. Breakfast, lunch, brunch.
Lovejoy’s Tea Room
Cozy authentic English tearoom experience with delicious authentic pastries, breakfast, English pub grub, four-finger tea sandwiches…and tea!
Los Amigos Burrito
529 Hwy. 101
Facebook: Los Amigos Burrito
Authentic Mexican food. Friendly service. Small place, big menu & personality. Good online reviews.
397 Highway 101
Facebook: Los Compadres
Authentic Mexican food, good online reviews.
Maple Street Grille
165 Maple Street
Web site: maplestreetgrille.com
Mediterranean and Eastern European themed lunches and dinners. Comfortable decor and friendly servers.
1436 Bay St
Web site: moschowder.com
Home of the “world famous clam chowder.” An Oregon Coast tradition since 1946. Recently remodeled with great river views. Seafood. Seafood. Seafood. And more.
Nature’s Corner Cafe Market
185 Hwy 101
Web site: naturescornercafe.com
Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Specializing in organic foods, homemade soups, free range meats, locally sourced produce. Onsite bakery, deli, grocery section with an organics and health food focus.
Old Town Coffee Roasters
125 Nopal St
Facebook: Old Town Coffee Roasters
Coffees, teas, pastries. Indoor and outdoor seating. Features local artists’ works.
Oregon Box Lunch
1930 Highway101 (Grocery Outlet/City Lights Cinemas parking lot)
Boasting high-quality and creative take-a-way meals out of their bright red trailer. They partner with local farms and purveyors to provide fresh, local ingredients. Breakfast and lunch, catering.
Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant
2825 Highway 101
Facebook: Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant
Quaint, cozy, authentic Mom & Pop restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Siuslaw Coffee Roasters
1240 Bay St.
Web site: coffeeoregon.com
Indoor and outdoor seating on the Siuslaw river. Coffees, teas, pastries with a historic/industrial vibe.
1340 Bay St.
Facebook: Siuslaw Riverside
Sandwich & gyro shop, café, on river with views.
1269 Bay Street
Web site: spiceinflorence.com
Northwest steak and seafood with global fare. Dinner only. Fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Daily specials.
1362 Bay St
Facebook: Traveler’s Cove
Indoor and outdoor seating on the river. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local nightlife/music on weekends. Mexican and American menu.
1252 Bay Street
Web site: thewaterfrontdepot.com
Dinners. Reservations recommended. Steak, seafood, lamb, duck, pasta, globally-themed specials. The owner’s international background infuses everything, but with Pacific Northwest sensibilities. Fresh, locally-sourced meats and produce. Old-world charm and warmth in a sophisticated adult setting.
Waterfront Wine Store & Provisions
1300 Bay Street
Web site: waterfrontwinestore.com
Coffee and pastry delights on the river as well as wine with some cheese pairings.