Places to Dine in Charleston, Oregon

They say food is shaped by the places it comes from. On the Southern Oregon Coast, it comes from right here.

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They say food is shaped by the places it comes from. On the Southern Oregon Coast, it comes from right here.

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Cape Arago Café & Espresso

Breakfast and lunch served with Drive-Thru Espresso. Call ahead for meal pick-up at window.

91120 Cape Arago Hwy.
Charleston, OR

541-808-2226

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Monkey Business

Monkey Business is located in the Charleston Marina. Enjoy their famous burgers, seafood, fresh local fish & chips. The clam chowder is made fresh daily. Enjoy it by the cup, bowl, bread bowl or quart.

63516 Kingfisher Road
Charleston, OR

541-778-3650
Email us (monkeybusinessfood[at]hotmail[dot]com)

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Portside Restaurant & Lounge

Enjoy local seafood caught daily, steak and a Friday night seafood buffet. Choose your own live Dungeness crab or lobster from the tanks. Live easy listening music and karaoke in the lounge. Beer, wine, cocktails and microbrews. Catering services. 

63383 Kingfisher Rd.
Charleston, OR

541-888-5544

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Fisherman’s Grotto

Fisherman’s Grotto offers a full line of seafood, fish and chips, clam chowder and deli sandwiches. Groups are welcome, and there’s lots of parking. The covered patio open during summer. Located at East End of the Charleston Bridge.

91149 Cape Arago Hwy
Charleston, OR

(541)888-3251

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Miller’s at the Cove

Sports Bar & Grill with locally sourced seafood and beef. Known for their Ah-mazing fresh tacos and green chili. Open to all ages before 9 p.m., 21 or over after 9 p.m. Menu features Jr. and Sr. smaller portions.

63346 Boat Basin Road
Charleston, OR

541-808-2404

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Persephone Cafe & Bakery

Enjoy fresh baked goods, coffee or lunch in a delightful setting, all crafted with the finest ingredients. Located inside Sea Coast Garden & Gifts, enjoy a fun little treat while you’re shopping. 

91152 Cape Arago Highway
Charleston, OR

541-808-2500
Email us (bobak[at]persephonecafeandbakery[dot]com)

Explore the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail

The Oregon Coast has a bounty of amazing, fresh food. Best of all, these farmers, fishers, and restaurateurs are all local, which means that supporting them supports their communities. These customizable Food Trails are treasure maps to the riches of Oregon’s Coastal Cuisine.

Spotlighting Oregon’s Southern Coast, this food trail has the low down on restaurants, markets, breweries, and more. What’s the criteria? The food at these places is all locally-made. There’s not a chain to be found here.

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Trip Ideas & Itineraries

7 Great Stops for Fish and Chips on the Southern Oregon Coast

A heaping basket of perfectly fried pieces of light, flaky fish with a side of crunchy fries or fresh coleslaw? Yes, please. It tastes even better with waterfront views and knowing your order supports local fishing families on the Southern Oregon Coast. On your next trip, try some of these seven spots, each offering a classic coastal experience. Ask what’s fresh that day and you might even get a story about where and how the fish was caught.

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3 Spring Break Trips on the South Coast

Take the whole family on a trip this spring break along the rugged shorelines of Oregon's Southern Coast. Historic towns like Coos Bay, Gold Beach and Brookings are perfect base camps to settle in and explore. Take your time and discover why families love this corner of the state in the springtime. Here are some of our favorite uncrowded beaches, places to see migrating whales, and mile after mile of breathtaking dune and forest adventures.

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Warm and Cozy Eateries with Fireplaces

After a brisk winter stroll on the beach nothing hits the spot like a roaring fire, especially if there’s something tasty to nibble or sip as you settle in for some quality time with family or friends. From cozy cafes to upscale dining, we’ve rounded up a list of inviting places to revive and refresh on Oregon’s South Coast.

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A Restorative Romantic Getaway in Bandon

Sometimes you have to get away from it all to get back to what matters. Hugging the rugged, rocky cape where the Coquille River meets the Pacific Ocean, Bandon on the Southern Oregon Coast is definitely off the beaten path — but not so far off you can’t enjoy award-winning locally made cheeses, craft brews or world-class golf. A perfect place, in other words, to disconnect from the daily grind for some quality time with the person you care about most.

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5 Ways to Cool Off on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston

It’s high summertime in Oregon, which means it’s time to head out and enjoy the bounty of the state during its sunniest season. But summertime in Oregon also means something else. It’s hot. But there is relief — and beauty, adventure and fun — to be found on the Southern Oregon Coast in Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston. Home to pristine Pacific beaches, swimming holes galore and tasty summertime treats, this part of the Southern Oregon Coast makes a great destination for anyone looking to turn down the summer heat while enjoying a little slice of paradise.

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Eclipse Getaway to Oregon’s South Coast

Experience the best views, stays and eats during October’s annular eclipse. The Southern Coast of Oregon is lovely any season of the year, but one very specific moment happening this fall stands out above the rest. At a few minutes...

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Discover the South Coast’s Local Flavor

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