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“No Barnacles on This Fish Market!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barnacle Bill's Seafood Market

Barnacle Bill's Seafood Market
2174 NE Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
541-994-3022
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Ranked #7 of 90 Restaurants in Lincoln City
Cuisines: Seafood
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“No Barnacles on This Fish Market!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Barnacle Bill's is a fish market that carries local seafood. Also smoked fish. It looks dumpy from the outside, but is obviously well-managed. The clerks (wait help?!?) were EAGER to help and give advice. They will cut fish into whatever sizes/weights you want. We hit the beginning of the salmon season and it was the best looking salmon I have seen. (The clerk said that the salmon in the case had been cut just fifteen minutes before, and was off a boat from Newport just down the road. "If it was any fresher it would still be swimming!") The smoked items ranged from moist to dry, depending on what you want to do with them. Nothing is "cheap," but the prices are very fair for what you receive. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Stop in for the salmon!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stopped here while staying in Lincoln City on vacation. As a walk-up, seafood market this isn't really a restaurant, so have someplace else to go and eat/prepare your delicious seafood. We had the smoked salmon, which was among the best we've ever tasted. Although ~$20/lb, you'll be enjoying a real taste treat. The "moist" cuts are the best (mainly the fattier, belly meat), and the smoked salmon & cream cheese dip ($10 for two ~8 oz tubs) is also great. Combine the two on sandwich bread for a quick meal while on the beach, which offers much better views than the market (located on a busy corner with no place to sit down anyway). Oh, they don't take credit cards, so have cash, check or traveler's cheques available.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best smoked salmon on the coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Ask for the most moist smoked salmon. They offer dry, medium and moist, This place has been around for years and they are very expensive but worth the treat, All kinds of seafood offered and all of it fresh and excellent. I stop every time I am in Lincoln City, Just off hwy 101 going North on the right hand side.

Visited March 2013
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Salen,Oregon
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“Fresh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This place has been around for years. Always has fresh and good selection of local seafood. It's right on Hwy 101 so you can't miss it.

Visited March 2013
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North Bonneville, Washington
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60 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Smoked Salomnn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The best smoked salmon you may be able to buy anywhere. Have been going here for years and always a premium. Also, give the pickled prawns a taste, your taste buds will thank you.

Visited February 2013
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