Luna Sea Fish House

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Robert Anthony is a Yachats-based fisherman. He owns the F/V Liberty II and uses it to fish for halibut, crab, salmon, and albacore. You can eat the creatures he catches at his tiny restaurant on Highway 101 in Yachats, across the street from the Green Salmon coffee house, or stop by to pick up the raw ingredients if you prefer to do the cooking yourself.

There’s more on the menu than what he catches himself, but none of it is farmed, and all of it was recently swimming. An order of mixed fish and chips showcases the distinct differences between the big three of Oregon: halibut is snowy white, mild, and sweet; albacore is meaty and juicy; and wild king salmon, the star of the show, is rich with fish oils and fills the mouth with flavor.

Order a crab cocktail and you get a cup of nothing but large, pristine chunks of fresh Dungeness, cocktail sauce and lemon on the side. There is none better on the coast. Like all seafood restaurants in these parts, you can get chowder or slumgullion, but here the slumgullion is fortified with “white cheeses,” and the chowder, idiosyncratically for these parts, comes in what they call Manhattan or New England style.

Luna Sea is open for breakfast. Eggs are organic, and we’d love to return and sample salmon hash or a Luna Sea omelet stuffed with halibut, scallops, and bay shrimp, along with cheese, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes, and topped with cheese sauce. Whew!

We don’t know if this is Luna Sea’s usual crowd, but the evening we were there the place had a definite ’60s unreconstructed aging counterculture clientele. In fact, we got that sense elsewhere in the town of Yachats. Is this where they all went, or were they just in town the same time we were? They sure did seem like locals. It was odd and a little reassuring: So they didn’t all become hedge fund managers and corporate attorneys!

Anyway, back to Luna Sea: It cans its wild Chinook salmon and tuna, and has its fish smoked; and you can purchase these products at the restaurant or by mail. If you decide to eat in, be prepared to wait for a table. Luna Sea is very popular and it has limited seating. Prices are reasonable, as are portion sizes. Service is casual. Quality is supreme.

What to Eat
Luna Sea Fish House, Luna Sea Combo & Chips
Luna Sea Combo & Chips
Must-Try
Star of the fish & chips combo is local wild salmon.
Luna Sea Fish House, Crab Cocktail
Crab Cocktail
Must-Try
The finest crab cocktail along the coast of Oregon.
Luna Sea Fish House, Luna Sea Omelet
Luna Sea Omelet
Must-Try
The Luna Sea omelet is stuffed with halibut, scallops, bay shrimp, jack cheese, onions, tomatoes and mushrooms.
Luna Sea Fish House, House Salad with Grilled Albacore
House Salad with Grilled Albacore
Salad topped with extraordinary grilled albacore tuna
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday8am - 9pm
Monday8am - 9pm
Tuesday8am - 9pm
Wednesday8am - 9pm
Thursday8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 134 MILES | 3 hr 14 min

If you like fish that is dramatically fresh, served at nautical food bars with do-it-yourself service and dispose-your-own cardboard plates, there is no road trip more rewarding than a drive along Oregon's Route 101. Here you will find dual-purpose establishments that sell fresh seafood and offer extremely casual meals, frequently at a picnic-table setting. The…

12 stops | 163 MILES | 4 hr 10 min

Road Trip Overview

A Road Trip down the Oregon Coast Scenic Byway is one of the most beautiful stretches of roads anywhere, and also happens to be one of the most delicious. Aside from the good eats along the way, you’ll also enjoy an amazing road that “winds by estuarine marshes, clings to seaside cliffs,…

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Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
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