Lincoln City Restaurants, Breweries & Places to Eat

April 19, 2023

Categories: Lincoln City

A big white soup cup filled with creamy clam chowder.

Nestled along the Oregon Coast, Lincoln City is a popular destination for beachgoers, nature lovers, and foodies alike. With its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture, Lincoln City has much to offer. Visitors can enjoy a diverse culinary scene that features everything from fresh seafood to local wines, and craft breweries.

Whether you're looking for a fine dining experience or a casual bite, Lincoln City has no shortage of restaurants and eateries to choose from. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at some of the top restaurants and places to eat in Lincoln City. Find some of the most popular local food and drink specialties that visitors won't want to miss. So, if you're planning a trip to this beautiful coastal city, read on to discover some of the best dining options available!


Best Breakfast Spots in Lincoln City

Start your day off right by visiting one of Lincoln City's best breakfast spots! From classic diners to cozy cafes, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few of our top picks:

Wildflower Grill

For a more upscale breakfast experience, check out Wildflower Grill. This cozy restaurant offers a variety of breakfast options, including eggs benedict, waffles, and quiche. Don't miss their signature "Wildflower Benedict," which features crab cakes, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. 

Nelscott Breakfast House 

This popular breakfast spot in Lincoln City is known for its delicious and hearty breakfast dishes. Some of the most highly recommended menu items include eggs benedict, a variety of omlettes, huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, and the classic biscuits and gravy. These are just a few of the many tasty options available at Nelscott Breakfast House. They also offer a kids menu and a K9 menu too!


Local Food and Drink Specialties

When visiting Lincoln City, there are a few local food and drink specialties that you simply can't miss. Here are some of our top picks:

Local Wines

The Willamette Valley, located just a few hours from Lincoln City, is known for producing some of the best wines in the world. You’ll find a winery and tasting room just 12-miles south at the Depoe Bay Winery. Be sure to try some of the local pinot noir or chardonnay. 

Craft Beer

Lincoln City is home to the Rusty Truck Brewing and Taproom, McMenamins Lighthouse Brewpub, and nearby in Gleneden Beach you will find the Beachcrest Brewing Company.

These breweries offer a variety of handcrafted beers, including IPAs, stouts, and lagers. Be sure to try some of the local favorites, such as the McMenamins Hammerhead Ale, Beachcrest Pelican Pale Ale, or the Rusty Truck’s Road Wrecker IPA.


Fresh Seafood 

When it comes to fresh seafood, Lincoln City is a foodie's paradise. With its location on the coast, this charming city has a thriving seafood scene that offers visitors a wide range of delicious options. Here are a few of our top picks for seafood restaurants in Lincoln City:

Blackfish Café

This cozy, upscale restaurant is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Their menu features a variety of fresh seafood dishes, such as grilled salmon, Dungeness crab cakes, and clam chowder. The Blackfish Café also offers a selection of locally sourced meat and vegetable dishes for those who prefer something other than seafood.

Kyllo's Seafood & Grill

With stunning ocean views and a menu that highlights the freshest local seafood, Kyllo's Seafood & Grill is a must-visit when in Lincoln City. Their menu features a variety of dishes, such as fish tacos, clam chowder, and a variety of grilled seafood options. They also offer a selection of cocktails, beer, and wine to complement your meal.

Mo's Restaurant

With several locations along the Oregon Coast, Mo's Restaurant is a beloved institution that has been serving up fresh seafood since 1946. Their menu features a variety of classic seafood dishes, such as clam chowder, fish and chips, and shrimp cocktail. They also offer a selection of beer, wine, and cocktails to complement your meal.


Dog Friendly Dining 

If you're a pet owner traveling to Lincoln City, Oregon, you'll be happy to know that there are dog-friendly restaurants in the area. Here are a few of our top picks:

  • Nelscott Cafe (Nelscott Breakfast House) Outdoor tables welcome dogs but only when the weather is nice and the patio is open, so be sure to call ahead and check! American diner style food.
  • McMenamins Lighthouse Brewpub: Outdoor patio seating welcomes dogs, open most of the year (with heaters in the cold months!), be sure to call ahead to check their current dog-friendly seating options.
  • Snug Harbor Bar and Grill: Outdoor tables welcome dogs. Specializes in burgers and pizza. 
  • Highway 101 Burger: Outdoor patio is dog friendly. Serves burgers, fries, and shakes. 
  • Rusty Truck Brewing Co: Outdoor tables are pet friendly. Specializes in local beer and classic pub faire. 
  • Pub Fish & Chips: Outdoor picnic tables are dog-friendly. Seafood options, including fish & chips and clam chowder.


Vegan and Vegetarian Food Options

If you're a vegan or vegetarian traveling to Lincoln City, Oregon, you'll be happy to know that there are plenty of restaurants in the area that offer plant-based options. Here are a few of our top picks for vegan and vegetarian dining in Lincoln City: 

  • Zest Garden Cafe: Discover the Zest Garden Cafe and enjoy the extensive vegetarian and vegan options to choose from, they cater to all allergy needs! is commited to using fresh and locally sourced ingredients and welcoming atmosphere, it's the perfect spot for a satisfying meal.
  • Wildflower Grill: This cozy restaurant offers vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten-free and dairy-free choices. 
  • Best Thai, M&P Thai Noodle, and Thai Bay all have delicious vegetarian and vegan options to enjoy. 
  • McMenamins Lighthouse Brewpub: The perfect location for the whole family, McMenamins has a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options including pizza, burgers, gyros, and a selection of tasty salads.
  • Mazatlan: A Mexican restaurant with vegetarian options that can be made vegan upon request. 

For more information on vegetarian and vegan food options in Lincoln City, check out the Happy Cow website or app.


Food Trucks in Lincoln City

If you're looking for a fun and casual dining experience in Lincoln City, Oregon, be sure to check out the Pines Dine food truck village. Located at the Pines at 15th shopping center, this outdoor dining area features a variety of international food trucks and a central covered seating area.

Here are a few of the food trucks you can expect to find at The Pines:

  • Blue's Beach Burgers (burgers, sandwiches, and more)
  • Bobablastic (bubble tea)
  • Gyropoulos (Greek cuisine) 
  • La Wawa Puerto Rican Soul Food (Puerto Rican and Caribbean inspired)
  • Locked & Loaded BBQ (BBQ)
  • Taqueria 101 (Oaxacan style Mexican food)
  • Sushi 101 (sushi offerings)
  • Smoked Out Sandwiches (hand crafted sandwiches)
  • Pattaya (authentic Thai food)
  • Momo on Wheels (Nepalese street food)
  • Taki’s Souvlaki (authentic Greek food)
  • Sha Sha's poke (fresh poke) 

Check out the food truck village website for the most current information at the The Pines Dine.

In conclusion, Lincoln City, Oregon is a foodie's paradise, offering a wide variety of restaurants and dining options to suit any taste and budget. Whether you're looking for the best seafood, vegan or vegetarian options, or a welcoming place for fido to join, Lincoln City has something for everyone.

In addition to traditional restaurants, Lincoln City also offers a variety of food trucks, cafes, and brew-pubs, for a more casual and on-the-go dining experience. With so many great options to choose from, the hardest part of dining in Lincoln City will be deciding where to go first! Be sure to explore all of the amazing restaurants and places to eat that this charming coastal town has to offer on your next vacation. 

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