Best Seafood and Clam Chowder Restaurants

TOP 10 BEST Seafood and Clam Chowder Restaurants

Bloomer Estates recommends these incredible bistros, cafes, and diners for the fresh oysters, clam chowder, and seafood on the Long Beach Washington Coast, with award-winning clam chowder. From succulent fish and chips to fresh-caught crab and salmon cakes, these eateries are some of the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.  Be sure to check out the best markets to buy fresh seafood, and if you are interested in catching your own dinner, see our fishing guide for the Long Beach Peninsula.  Finally, plan your trip in April which is typically a great month for local Seafood and Oyster Festivals.

Depot Restaurant owner

1. The Depot Restaurant Menu


1208 38th Pl

Seaview, WA 

(360) 642-7880



Enjoy award-winning and highly acclaimed local-caught fresh seafood and locally farmed clam chowder in this historic 120-year-old depot with a Pacific Northwest twist. The Depot Bistro has both regional and international wine lists with six microbrews on tap. Fresh salmon, scallops, and sauteed clams are all on the menu. The Depot is included in our top 10 best restaurants and on our list of things 6 things to do on a romantic weekend. It is also within walking distance from the Bloomer Mansion and 45th Place Beach House

Drop Anchor Restaurant, Long Beach, WA

2. Drop Anchor Seafood and Grill


900 Pacific Ave. S

Long Beach WA

(360) 642-4224



For over 30 years, Drop Anchor Seafood and Grill has enjoyed a reputation for serving some of the finest locally ocean-caught seafood to be found on the Washington and Oregon Coast. They have gluten-free options on the menu. This restaurant is family-friendly and kid-friendly and is within a five-minute walk from Beachy Keen, Oceans 12, and Sunset Romance.

Castaways Seafood Front entrance

3. Castaways Seafood Grill


208 Pacific Ave S.

Long Beach WA

(360) 642-4745



Castaways serves some of the best seafood, clam chowder, and fried shrimp in downtown Long Beach on the Washington Coast. People come here to chow down on the former ocean dwellers in a family-friendly restaurant. Castaways is steps from all of our downtown Long Beach vacation rentals.

Crab Pot Entrance and Sign

4. The Crab Pot


1917 Pacific Ave. S

Long Beach WA 

(360) 642-8870



For over 70 years, the Crab Pot Seafood Market & Restaurant has been a must-stop for fresh clam chowder and seafood on the Long Beach Peninsula. The Crap Pot is number one in Long Beach, specializing in crab, Willapa Bay's finest oysters, chinook, and coho salmon. The Crab Pot is one of the top-rated fresh seafood markets on the Washington Coast and is within walking distance of Sandpiper Tracks vacation rental, the Bloomer Mansion, and 45th Place Beach House

Patty's Fish Tacos Entrance

5. Patty’s Fish Tacos


403 Pacific Ave

Long Beach WA 

(360 ) 244-2621



This is the best fish taco restaurant and grill anywhere on the Washington Coast. Patty’s also serving clam chowder, fish n' chips and is famous for their delicious seafood offerings. Patty’s is next door to Ocean’s 12 vacation rental and just a few minutes from SeaEsta vacation rental.  Patty’s is the number one choice for cheap places to eat on the Long Beach, Washington Peninsula.

Dylan's Cottage Bakery and Delicatessen new Sign

6. Dylan’s Cottage Bakery


118 Pacific Ave S

Long Beach WA 

(360) 642-4441



Not to be missed! Dylan’s is an amazing bakery in Long Beach, WA . The Cottage Bakery serves all manner of pastries but is also known for its award-winning clam chowder, fresh sandwiches, home-made soups, and daily baked bread. Steps from Suite Beach and SandyToes vacation rentals. The bakery is featured in our Top 10 Best Restaurants and Best Cheap Eats.

Captains Bob Clam Chowder Sign

7. Captain Bob's Clam Chowder


409 Pacific Ave S.

Long Beach WA

(360 )642-2082



Every cup and bowl of clam chowder is served with oyster crackers and a breadstick. Captain Bob's also serves crab rolls, crab cakes, bread bowls, and fresh salads. Listed in our recommendations for cheap eats, this is a great place for the entire family.

42nd street American Bistro street facing

8. 42nd Street Cafe


4201 Pacific Way

Seaview, WA 98644

(360) 642-2323



This award-winning restaurant is known for its gourmet breakfast and classic bistro dinners. Customers enjoy fresh local seafood at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 42nd Street has some of the best clam chowders on the peninsula.  This Café is also on our recommendations for Top 10 Restaurants on the Long Beach, Washington Peninsula, Best Fine Dining, and Best Breakfast on the Washington Coast lists.



Willapa bay Seafood market front register

9. Willapa Wild


34300 1st St

Oysterville, WA 

(360) 665-6585

Formerly known as Oysterville Sea Farms, Willapa Wild is the fresh seafood and oyster capital of the Pacific Northwest. Known for their sweet nature, World Famous Willapa Bay Oysters have been sustainably harvesting oysters for over 100 years. Come learn how to shuck an oyster, and maybe even find an oyster pearl. If it's your first time trying oysters, keep the tradition alive and enjoy your first oyster shooter. Then, add a little lemon or a dab of hot sauce to take your oyster cuisine to the next level. At Willapa Wild, the world is your oyster.
Willapa Wild is located at the top of the Long Beach Washingon Penisula, a great place to stop after visiting Leadbetter Point.

Fish People fish market Front Sign

10. Fish People


151 Howerton Ave

Ilwaco, WA 

(360) 642-3833


Formerly known as the Ilwaco Landing, Fish People Seafood offers sustainably harvested local seafood fresh off the boat daily.
A fantastic seasonal selection of the most delicate crab, cod, halibut, oysters, and more await you and your culinary expertise to turn these fresh local ingredients into a fantastic meal the whole family can enjoy. So stop by today and see what the boat has just brought in. Located down in Ilwaco right next to the Salt Pub, on Howerton Ave.