Norma’s Seafood and Steak

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Seaside is a semi-honky-tonk town in a divinely beautiful location along Oregon’s Pacific shore. You can buy all kinds of t-shirts, fudge, and salt water taffy; and at Norma’s Seafood and Steak (formerly known as Norma’s Ocean Diner), you can have a real Northwest meal.

The waitress congratulated us on our choice of petrale sole mid-April: “Oooo, it’s in season right now,” she cooed. It was wonderful, as refined as an ocean fish can be. Nor could we resist Dungeness crab, which is available in all sorts of ways. We chose the “Louis” presentation, a classic array of crab chunks sided by 1000 Islands dressing and accompanied by garlic toast.

People at a nearby table were all eating fish and chips. Continue reading

Seaside is a semi-honky-tonk town in a divinely beautiful location along Oregon’s Pacific shore. You can buy all kinds of t-shirts, fudge, and salt water taffy; and at Norma’s Seafood and Steak (formerly known as Norma’s Ocean Diner), you can have a real Northwest meal.

The waitress congratulated us on our choice of petrale sole mid-April: “Oooo, it’s in season right now,” she cooed. It was wonderful, as refined as an ocean fish can be. Nor could we resist Dungeness crab, which is available in all sorts of ways. We chose the “Louis” presentation, a classic array of crab chunks sided by 1000 Islands dressing and accompanied by garlic toast.

People at a nearby table were all eating fish and chips. The menu lists cod, salmon, halibut, and even albacore available as the fish part of the equation. We asked our dining-room neighbors how they liked it. Between bites, they were able to exclaim that this is the best fish and chips they have eaten anywhere, any time.

Dishes to try
Norma’s Seafood and Steak, Clam Chowder
Clam Chowder
Must-Try
Norma's boasts that its chowder is pork free, but that doesn't mean it isn't rich as sin. Creamy and deliriously savory, it is available as a cup (shown here) or a meal-size bowl. Garlic toast comes on the side.
Norma’s Seafood and Steak, Fish & Chips
Fish & Chips
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In the fish & chips combo, you get to try cod, albacore, salmon and halibut. Just don't ask me which one is which!
Norma’s Seafood and Steak, Dungeness Crab Louis
Dungeness Crab Louis
Must-Try
A close view of Crab Louis. Those big hunks of crab meat are indescribably moist and ocean-sweet. The 1000 Island dressing comes on the side for either dipping or drizzling. Shrimp Louis is also available.
Norma’s Seafood and Steak, Petrale Sole
Petrale Sole
Must-Try
Petrale sole is a West Coast treasure. Here it is lightly pbreaded and pan-fried, accompanied by garlic toast and excellent cole slaw.
Norma’s Seafood and Steak, Marionberry Cobbler
Marionberry Cobbler
Must-Try
We didn't love all the desserts, but who can resist this marionberry cobbler with a scoop of Tillamook vanilla bean ice cream?
Steak
Crab Cakes
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 9pm
Monday11am - 9pm
Tuesday11am - 9pm
Wednesday11am - 9pm
Thursday11am - 9pm
Friday11am - 9pm
Saturday11am - 9pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
9 stops | 2 hr 46 min total driving
12 stops | 4 hr 9 min total driving
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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