Wayfarer Restaurant (Cannon Beach Road Trip 2016)
A few years ago, we took a road trip down the Oregon coast. But because we were in such a rush, we didn’t get a chance to stay and spend some quality time at Cannon Beach. On our road trip to Portland this year, we knew we needed to correct this and decided to focus just on Cannon Beach.
Earlier in the day, we had breakfast at Sweedeedee in Portland. Although we weren’t starving, we wanted to grab a bite in Cannon Beach before walking on the beach so we stopped by Wayfarer Restaurant which is situated near Haystack Rock (you can actually see it from the restaurant).
Service at Wayfarer was really good… food came out quick (unlike at Sweedeedee) and our server made sure to check in on us. I guess that’s what you get in a tourist locale like Cannon Beach. I ordered up a cup of the Wayfarer Clam Chowder ($6.95) and was surprised at how large the ‘cup” was. The soup was super creamy and chock full of clam, bacon, potatoes, and sautéed veggies. They also brought out some complimentary warm crusty bread with salted butter.
The Hot Dungeness Crab Sandwich ($24.95) was on the expensive side of things. It was served on a house-made garlic baguette with Boursin-scented cream cheese, sweet Dungeness crab and Tillamook Cheddar. As I mentioned, we weren’t super hungry but I couldn’t stop eating their crispy fries… and there was literally a mountain of fries on this plate.
Last up was the Local Rockfish Tacos ($15.95). This was a beautiful dish with black beans, shredded lettuce, and sliced avocado served on the side. The one problem with this dish was that there was no way that I was going to be able to pick up the warm corn tortillas as regular tacos because the filling was so abundant. Since I was filling my face with fries, I decided to just eat the toppings on their own… rockfish breaded in cornmeal and served with pico de gallo, fresh corn, and pepper jack cheese.
After our meal, we were able to walk outside and was at Haystack Rock within a few minutes. The service and food were good (although I couldn’t pick up the tacos as-is) but somewhat pricey… something that you can probably expect in a tourist destination like Cannon Beach.
1190 Pacific Drive
Cannon Beach, OR
Posted on July 30, 2016, in Restaurant Review, Seafood, West Coast and tagged Cannon Beach, Clam Chowder, Dungeness Crab Sandwich, Food, restaurant review, Road Trip, Rockfish Tacos, Seafood, West Coast. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.