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Sandbar & Grill

722 NW Beach Dr, Newport, OR 97365-3561
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Ranked #45 of 92 restaurants in Newport
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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27 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went here for dinner and I ordered the steam clams in a bucket. They were absolutely delicious! Their bread is really good too. We sat upstairs and enjoyed the nice hospitality of our waitress. No alcohol ordered, just a nice quiet dinner in a quaint place. Great experience!

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I've reviewed the Sandbar & Grill before. But last night I had a half order of their steamer clams as an appetizer for the first time. Without a doubt they were the best clams I've ever had in a restaurant! The serving would have been plenty for two people to share, and the garlic butter for dipping was perfect. The... More

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Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you're looking for a quick drink, stop here. If you're looking for nice people, stop here. If you're looking for a view of the ocean, stop here and go upstairs. If you're looking for a non-bar atmosphere, don't stop here. We were very happy with our stop here. We will stop again.

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Newport, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This place really is a hidden gem it looks like a locals bar from the outside but when you get up stairs the have a beautiful view of the ocean an outside patio and the best seafood I have had on the coast yet. You have to try the steamer clams best on the Oregon coast. Our server Darby was... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is our favorite place to go for a mussels or clams, shrimp, crab cakes and other delights from the sea. The casual, but colorful, dining room is upstairs from the bar, reached by a back stairs. It is worth the effort to find it. There is a terrace for summer dining too, with a view of the ocean. We... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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201 reviews 201 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were in the bar/lounge, not the restaurant. We can here to watch a local college football team on their TVs. The door was propped open since it was a nicer day, but every-time a smoker went outside to light up, their smoke would be blown indoors. When we asked the managers to close the door, they told us the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food! Put your snooty side away and come taste some of the best seafood ever! Actually maybe I don't want you too.....cause then I will enjoy it for what it is and not what YOU would turn it in to!! Fabulous food, awesome view and an excellent waitress ( Darby ). We think it was one of our... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went here on the recommendation of the desk clerk at our motel. This was by far the best meal on our road trip from Santa Cruz CA to Portland OR. It feels like a little sticky floor local bar but upstairs you will find a more suiting dining room. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Even... More

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had actually intended to eat at April's, but they were closed on a Monday (for dinner at least), so we wandered around looking for an alternative until we found this place. Didn't expect much, but we were hungry, and the menu looked decent. Boy, were we surprised! My "Halibut Parmesan" was absolutely delicious (just enough of flavor to complement... More

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Bellevue, WA
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176 reviews 176 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We wanted an ocean view while dining, so we ended up here. We were the only people in the restaurant and as we'd asked already about the dinner specials, I felt embarrassed about leaving, but the view was partially obscured by the air conditioning unit. The dinner special was halibut which my husband said was very good. I ordered the... More

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