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“Avoidable Clam Chowder” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Dory Cove Restaurant

Dory Cove Restaurant
2981 SW Hwy 101, Roads End, Lincoln City, OR 97367
541-557-4000
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Ranked #20 of 74 Restaurants in Lincoln City
Cuisines: Chowder
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Miami, Florida
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“Avoidable Clam Chowder”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Like all restaurants serving clam chowder on the Oregon Coast, Dory Cove claims the Best on the Coast. It's not. Thick as flour paste and bland tasting, it ranks closer to the worst.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Blue River, Oregon
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“Good breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had breakfast at Dory Cove and it was great. They have many choices and the service and food get high rating. I'm sure there are cheaper breakfasts in L.C., but we came away happy.

Visited January 2013
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Sunnyside
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had their lunch special of cod and chips. They were very good and there was plenty to eat. We took our leftovers and had lunch the next day. It was nice and clean and waitperson was very accomadating. We will definetly go back!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waldport, Oregon
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“Good food great service high priced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We were hungry for Fish n chips. We've passed by fir years and had friends in from CA fir the holidays. We opted yo stop in for lunch on our way to Wheeler.
The chowder was good, but a bit thick. The Cod fish n chips was really good. We wanted Halibut but it was around $23.00 which it way too high. The Cod was $17.00 but came with soup and bread. Service was awesome. Most dishes were in the mid-twenties per plate. Since this is a roadside fish-house, I was surprised by the high prices and no atmosphere.
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    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Beaverton, Oregon
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“We weren't disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

It was a great loss for us when the Dory Cove at Land's End burned a few years ago. But we have discovered the same quality food in the current one toward the southern end of Lincoln City. First the downside: parking lot needs paving having some potholes, atmosphere not outstanding. But...in our estimation, the food is just as good as we were used to at the previous location. My husband's scallops were nicely juicy and my lite breaded shrimp was just what i want---crunchy on the outside and not dry on the inside. I really vote five stars for their dinner salad. It may not have great aesthetic appeal, but it is full of good veggies, not just chopped lettuce with a touch of tomato. I could go on about the food, but I want to mention the manager. i didn't get his name, but he was very friendly and helpful. We had a nice chat and found that he had worked for Horst Mager of Rheinlander fame for many years. He is hoping someday to buy out the current owner. When that happens, I can believe he will make improvements to the few problems with the physical site. Unless you need luxury and don't care about quality of the food, you need to try the new Dory Cove.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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