Fish Peddler at Pacific Oyster

Crab House | Oyster Bar | Seafood
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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. Continue reading

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.

Dishes to try
Oyster Shooter
Must-Try
A pair of Kumamoto Oyster shooters, ready to gulp: For an extra 75 cents, you get to keep the glass.
Crab Melt
Must-Try
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Must-Try
Tillamook Cheddar is one of Oregon's best-known products. Here it is melted in an excellent grilled cheese sandwich.
Grilled Cheese with Shrimp
Must-Try
What could be better than a Tillamook Cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough bread? Just add shrimp!
Bay Shrimp Cocktail
Must-Try
Bay shrimp cocktail doesn't get much fresher than this!
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
Sunday9am - 8pm
Monday9am - 8pm
Tuesday9am - 8pm
Wednesday9am - 8pm
Thursday9am - 8pm
Friday9am - 8pm
Saturday9am - 8pm
Driving Tours
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
6 stops | 3 hr 11 min total driving
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes