9 Romantic Places to Eat on the Long Beach Peninsula

Jan 17, 2022 | Food & Drink, Relax, Winter

There’s nothing quite like sharing a meal and bottle of wine with someone special, especially when you’re at the beach. From intimate settings to mouthwatering flavors, here are nine Pacific County restaurants sure to impress.


1. Waterline Pub

The Waterline Pub has a romantic view of the Port of Ilwaco and a cozy atmosphere perfect for any date night. The menu ranges from grown-up mac and cheese to a northwest tenderloin. For a bit of local flavor, try the pan-fried Willapa Bay oysters or Dungeness crab bisque.


2. MyCovio’s

A short walk from the beach in Ocean Park, MyCovio’s serves up Italian-inspired fare that you’ll be thinking about long after you’ve left. Don’t be afraid to indulge here. 


3. The Depot

This award-winning foodie spot never disappoints, making it a date night to remember. They source fresh, regional ingredients. Go all out and try the catch of the day, or enjoy a perfectly cooked steak. The romantic interior is worthy of a bottle of wine. Or two.


4. Shelburne Pub & Dining Room

Historic and classy, the Shelburne Inn is a fantastic spot to grab mixed drinks and delicious food. We recommend the smorgasbord for a fun shared meal and a variety of mouthwatering flavors, from smoked salmon to warm sourdough.


5. Salt Pub

Located on the Port of Ilwaco, Salt Pub offers a gorgeous view and a more casual dining experience with incredible flavors. Try the fresh albacore tuna fish and chips if you’re in it for the seafood or share some Willapa Bay steamer clams. So good! 


6. Pickled Fish

Dine with a view of the ocean that will make you starry-eyed! This is a great place to enjoy Dungeness crab cakes and local oysters. They source ingredients from regional purveyors, making everything fresh. 


7. 42nd Street Cafe & Bistro

Amazing cocktails, wholesome food, and a laid-back atmosphere make 42nd Street Cafe & Bistro a fantastic date night pick. (Or morning date—their breakfast menu is phenomenal.) It’s also one of the only restaurants serving up razor clams. 


8. Bridgewater Bistro

Located in a renovated historic cannery boatyard building right on the water, The Bridgewater focuses on fresh local seafoods, meats, and vegetables. Featuring handcrafted cocktails using NW spirits, plus an award-winning wine list. And let’s not forget the breathtaking riverfront views


9. Opt for a Beach Picnic! 

For a unique dining experience stop and get great food to go from one of our great restaurants. Take your boo to the beach for the ultimate views and sunset! 


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