Good Eats

Bandon has a great collection of owner run restaurants which will definitely impress your palate and also provide a great experience.

Wilson’s Market is my new favorite. It looks like a roadside mini-mart, but inside they do BBQ. I’m talking fresh daily smoked meats. I highly recommend the tacos, burritos and of course, just pick up smoked ribs, pork shoulder, chicken or beef. They also make all their own beef jerky. Located at 90 June Ave SE, Bandon, Oregon.

The Chowder House and Tony’s Crab Shack are the two best fish joints in town. At the Chowder House, the fish and chips (halibut) is to die for. Tony’s has an amazing selection. If you go crabbing and come up short, Tony’s is the place to satisfy your crab craving.

Watson’s Live Seafood for pickup to cook at home. Run by the nicest couple who catch fish and crab daily. One of favorite meals in Bandon is to buy rockfish filets (which they cut while I wait) and then cook at home. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes laying the filets on top of a couple slices of butter then add some lemon juice and white wine. Amazing! Located at 250 1st St SW, Bandon, Oregon.

Angelo’s Italy is right in Old Town walking distance from the house. Excellent authentic Italian food in a cozy atmosphere. Family owned restaurants for three generations with the first two being in Rome and this third generation somehow ended up in Bandon.  Located at 130 Chicago Avenue, Bandon, Oregon. Website with menu at

The Alloro Wine Bar is an amazing place for a splurge. They serve wonderful wines, have amazing appetizers, full dinner menu and decadent desserts. They are only open for dinner and reservations recommended since it’s a small place. Located at 375 2nd St SE, Bandon, Oregon. Website with menu at

The Minute Cafe is great if you are craving a greasy spoon breakfast. Family favorites include the biscuits and gravy with hash-browns and Hank’s Delight. It has a huge breakfast menu.

We have a book at the Beach Shack with a collection of menus and recommendations.

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