Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster

Crab House | Oyster Bar | Seafood
One of the best

Just off 101, past piles of oyster shells and out a spit of pier into the water, Pacific Oyster is an oyster processing plant where the local mollusks are shelled, canned, and sent into the grocery food chain. The Fish Peddler, one small part of this operation, is a seafood market and sit-down deli/oyster bar where you can eat like a king at common man’s prices.

It’s as casual as can be: bare tables, menus listed on the wall, a waitstaff who will treat you like an old friend whether you like it or not. We love the range of available dishes, which include all kinds of raw oysters – mediums, petites, or the alluring little Kumomotos – freshly opened and served on the half shell or in shooter glasses for easy gulping. And of course, there are oyster stew, fried oysters, and even an oyster burger (four fried ones on a bun). Beyond oysters, you can get crab cakes, steamers by the pound, fish and chips, a cheesy crab melt sandwich on a croissant, shrimp or crab Louis, and fillets of salmon or halibut.

We are fans of salmon sticks, which are, as the name suggests, skinny two-foot long staffs of salmon smoked to salty-sweet deliciousness. They come in ordinary smoky flavor as well as mesquite, Cajun, and teriyaki. You gnaw on them like a tender shaft of beef jerky.

Just to try another regional specialty, we ordered a grilled cheese sandwich, made with locally-produced Tillamook cheddar. Fabulous! Creamy, authoritative cheese melting out of generously buttered bread just slightly flattened and well-crisped from its tenure on the grill.

Note: The Fish Peddler is open for three meals a day but is closed Saturday.

What to Eat
Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster, Oyster Shooter
Oyster Shooter
A pair of Kumamoto Oyster shooters, ready to gulp: For an extra 75 cents, you get to keep the glass.
Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster, Grilled Cheese with Shrimp
Grilled Cheese with Shrimp
What could be better than a Tillamook Cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough bread? Just add shrimp!
Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster, Bay Shrimp Cocktail
Bay Shrimp Cocktail
Bay shrimp cocktail doesn't get much fresher than this!
Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster, Oyster Stew
Oyster Stew
Pacific Oyster has one of the best oyster stews on the Oregon coast. It is happily more oyster than stew.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 7pm
Monday11am - 7pm
Tuesday11am - 7pm
Wednesday11am - 7pm
Thursday11am - 7pm
Friday11am - 7pm
Saturday11am - 7pm
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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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