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Local Ocean Seafoods

213 SE Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR - (541) 574-7959
Local Ocean is the best seafood restaurant in Newport. Dine early or during the week, or pass the time waiting for a table strolling along the waterfront, inspecting the fishing boats. Try the pan-fried Yaquina oysters, a smoked salmon salad, or a fillet of something that was swimming that day.
100% Approval Rating (3 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Pan-Fried Oysters
Smoked Salmon Salad
Frizzled Onions
Coconut Prawns
Mussels
Panzanella Salad
Ice Cream
Fishwives Stew
Dungeness Crab Soup
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Shortbread Parfait
Roasted Garlic & Dungeness Crab Soup
Los Fish Taco
Hotlips Blackberry Soda
Steamer Clams
Crab Cake
Crab Po' Boy
Green Chile Prawns

Highlighted Reviews

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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (10)
Roadfood.com Editor
"If you plan to spend time in Newport, Oregon, you plan to eat seafood. Local Ocean Seafoods is the best seafood restaurant in Newport. Ergo... Your first challenge will be to secure yourself and your dining companions a table. This is not a large restaurant, word is ..."   [Read More]
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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Local Ocean is a loud and lively place staffed by a crew who are fully aware that they are operating what is the cutting-edge seafood place on Bay Boulevard. The attitude is more one of confidence than arrogance, so we won't hold it against them; nor will we be ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

213 SE Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR
(541) 574-7959

http://localocean.net/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
There is no variety to the dessert menu, but that's OK, because the one dessert (other than house-made ice cream) is terrific: lemon shortcake smothered with local berries and cream.
"There is no variety to the dessert menu, but that's OK, because the one dessert (other than house-made ice cream) is terrific: lemon shortcake smothered with local berries and cream."
Michael Stern





Halibut's dizzyingly good panzanella salad is made with skewers of grilled halibut, scrumptious, crisp-cooked ciabatta bread and roasted vegetables, crumbly local cheese, and greens in a tangy vinaigrette.
"Halibut's dizzyingly good panzanella salad is made with skewers of grilled halibut, scrumptious, crisp-cooked ciabatta bread and roasted vegetables, crumbly local cheese, and greens in a tangy vinaigrette."
Michael Stern


Local Ocean is also a seafood market. Each label for the super-fresh fish notes where the fish was caught, how it was caught, and which fishing bought caught it.
"Local Ocean is also a seafood market. Each label for the super-fresh fish notes where the fish was caught, how it was caught, and which fishing bought caught it."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Steamer clams around here are quite different from steamers in the Northeast. These siphonless clams are served in a heady broth with garlic bread for sopping.
"Steamer clams around here are quite different from steamers in the Northeast. These siphonless clams are served in a heady broth with garlic bread for sopping."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Creamy to the max, along with roasted garlic and parmesan cheese, this is one of the best soups I have had in a long time.
"Creamy to the max, along with roasted garlic and parmesan cheese, this is one of the best soups I have had in a long time."
Cliff Strutz


The crab po' boy is dressed with a green chili avocado puree, and the roll is grilled and crusted with parmesan. We added a grilled poblano to the mix. Wonderful!
"The crab po' boy is dressed with a green chili avocado puree, and the roll is grilled and crusted with parmesan. We added a grilled poblano to the mix. Wonderful!"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Frizzled onions are simply some of the best onion rings to be had anywhere!
"Frizzled onions are simply some of the best onion rings to be had anywhere!"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Local Ocean faces Yaquina Bay. No surprise: pan-fried Yaquina oysters are stunningly good.
"Local Ocean faces Yaquina Bay. No surprise: pan-fried Yaquina oysters are stunningly good."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Of the many dishes we sampled at Local Ocean, none surpassed the salad laced with house-smoked salmon and topped with toasted hazelnuts.
"Of the many dishes we sampled at Local Ocean, none surpassed the salad laced with house-smoked salmon and topped with toasted hazelnuts."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


There is one, and only one, dessert in the house: a shortbread parfait rippled with local berries.
"There is one, and only one, dessert in the house: a shortbread parfait rippled with local berries. "
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


These Saltspring Island Mussels came in a Thai green curry coconut milk, along with crispy rice noodles.
"These Saltspring Island Mussels came in a Thai green curry coconut milk, along with crispy rice noodles."
Cliff Strutz


There are a few seats facing the open kitchen, along with tables inside and, if the weather cooperates, outside.
"There are a few seats facing the open kitchen, along with tables inside and, if the weather cooperates, outside."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Local Ocean is the best seafood restaurant in Newport.
"Local Ocean is the best seafood restaurant in Newport."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


If you have to wait for a table (and you will), pass the time inspecting the fishing fleet across the street.
"If you have to wait for a table (and you will), pass the time inspecting the fishing fleet across the street."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


There is a breathtaking freshness about the pearly white meat in Local Ocean's crab cake, its ocean brio accentuated by the crunchy fennel slaw that comes alongside.
"There is a breathtaking freshness about the pearly white meat in Local Ocean's crab cake, its ocean brio accentuated by the crunchy fennel slaw that comes alongside."
Michael Stern


Stylish, brash, and on the verge of arrogant, Local Ocean really does serve some of the best seafood along the coast.
"Stylish, brash, and on the verge of arrogant, Local Ocean really does serve some of the best seafood along the coast."
Michael Stern


A seat at the bar provides a fantastic view of the open kitchen.
"A seat at the bar provides a fantastic view of the open kitchen."
Michael Stern


One of the homemade ice creams the afternoon of my visit was blueberry pomegranate.  When the seeds melted in my mouth, it provided another level of fruity flavor.
"One of the homemade ice creams the afternoon of my visit was blueberry pomegranate. When the seeds melted in my mouth, it provided another level of fruity flavor. "
Cliff Strutz


It was mesmerizing to watch the creation of Fishwives Stew, a slumgullion of crab, shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, oysters, etc., etc.
"It was mesmerizing to watch the creation of Fishwives Stew, a slumgullion of crab, shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, oysters, etc., etc."
Michael Stern


Fish tacos are made with the day's local catch, whatever that may be. On this day, it was ling cod, the creamy sweetness of which was so nicely framed by hot salsa.
"Fish tacos are made with the day's local catch, whatever that may be. On this day, it was ling cod, the creamy sweetness of which was so nicely framed by hot salsa."
Michael Stern



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