America’s Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. One of the most beautiful such roads also happens to be one of the most delicious: the drive along Oregon’s coast from Astoria south to Brookings. As described by the Department of Transportation, it “winds by estuarine marshes, clings to seaside cliffs, passes through agricultural valleys, and brushes against wind-sculpted dunes. Charming small towns, museums, state parks, overlooks, historic bridges, and lighthouses ensure a delightful journey.” We add only one suggestion: bring plenty of appetite!
An Oregon coast restaurant with excellent seafood, Norma's makes especially good crab Louis. Also: yummy local sole and a large variety of fish and chips.
Wanda's is Nehalem, Oregon's friendly, comfort-food restaurant that bakes its own pastries and serves a famously good plate of huevos rancheros. Interior decor is wall-to-wall retro-kitsch.
Primarily a wholesale oyster operation, Pacific Oyster's Fish Peddler Cafe offers bivalves raw or cooked, plus local crab and cheese sandwiches.
The best seafood restaurant in Newport, Local Ocean throbs with good vibes. Great counter seats provide a view of the bustling open kitchen.
An eat-in-the-rough seafood market and casual roadside cafe on the Oregon Coast, South Beach serves some of the best fish and chips and superb onion rings.
Enticing as its coffee is, it's Green Salmon food that wins fans in Yachats, Oregon: superb pastries, hot cereals and egg sandwiches far beyond ordinary.