wLet your culinary creativity run wild with some of the finest salmon, Dungness crab, Albacore tuna, and oysters in the Pacific Northwest. Pre-made crab cakes, smoked salmon, canned tuna, and bags full of manilla steamer clams are available in most local seafood markets as well. If you’re looking for a great gift to take back home, consider picking up a few cans of smoked Willapa Bay oysters. Delicious!
Both Ole Bob’s and the Crab Pot have in-house restaurants where you can enjoy fresh seafood. Sportsmen’s Cannery will do the canning for you if you come for a razor clam dig. And, of course, Jessie’s Ilwaco Fish Co. is worth the visit. The historic red building is an iconic part of Ilwaco. Walk along the Port of Ilwaco to watch the hustle and bustle of the fishing industry. If you’re feeling inspired or want to catch your own, consider hiring a fishing charter.
If you fall in love with the peninsula’s oysters, Ekone Oyster Co. and Goose Point Oysters offer excellent online stores. Ekone Oyster has a selection of canned smoked oysters, Albacore tuna, mussels, and even octopus! Goose Point will send you fresh oysters–smoke, shucked, or even pre-made shooters! You can also visit Oysterville Sea Farms which features fresh oysters, manilla steamer clams, fresh Dungness crab, and a variety of artisan foods and craft beverages like local dried cranberries, beer, and wine. You can even enjoy a delicious bowl of clam chowder while you relax on the deck and take in the stunning view of Willapa Bay.