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We are a small, family owned and operated restaurant specializing in international fusion cuisine. We have a full bar with fresh-squeezed juices and home-made syrups, etc. Our focus is on quality and creativity!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Television, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Beach, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have dinner at Castaways twice a year when we visit Cannon Beach. It’s the food highlight of each vacation. They pay attention to what’s fresh and available, and vary the menu. Great cocktails and desserts too.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What an absolutely incredible meal! Probably one of the best meals I’ve had all year. Everything was delightful and prepared to perfection. I had the jumbo shrimp and also the potato appetizer while my husband had the pork dish. The food was amazing, wonderful...ambiance and we even met the chef who asked how our meal was. Lovely place!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021

SO glad we found this place- originally we thought it was part of Public Coast Brewing as it's so close, but it's a separate small and really delicious and welcoming restaurant. We are so glad we chose to come here--- it has plates that have...a unique and spicy twist. Be careful- if it says it's spicy, it is! We had to order extra rice for one dish to reduce the spice level (but in fairness we were warned by the waitress!) The service here really stood out- it had a nice almost family feel to it as it was so small and all the people were SO friendly. The chef even came out at the end and was so gracious. We really recommend Castaways for a special dinner in Cannon BeachMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2021 via mobile

Went here for dinner. Ordered filet mignon asked for it to be well done. Butterflied is fine. Waiter Collin said they can’t do that it’s a good cut of meat. Basically I either order it how they want or get something else. We left instead....With his rudeness and refusal to serve me how I ask it there is no reason to spend 36$ on a piece of meat to not be cooked to my preference.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 28, 2021

Castaways is a small restaurant with creative and delicious food. I had the Louisiana Mop entree and it was spicy and flavorful. Portions are generous and service was attentive and friendly. There are only a few tables, and you need to call the day of...in order to secure a reservation. However, if you make the effort you will be rewarded with a great dining experience. I found most restaurants in and around Cannon Beach to be good but not great. Castaways is great. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 11, 2021

Had lunch today and though they were very busy the staff was courteous, pleasant and all in good spirits. The food was delicious and we will definitely be visiting again. Thank you also for the extra time the staff is putting in by making sure...everything is sanitized.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 24, 2021

I ordered take out, calling ahead to pick it up. I really liked that they had curbside service. The gentleman who brought out my order was very nice. When I got the food back to my hotel, everything was nice and warm still. (It was...only a few minutes away.) I had ordered the lobster bisque, with high expectations. But it was REALLY salty. It was very disappointing. I also had the seafood linguine. It was a large portion. The pasta was delicious, lots of flavor. I was expecting it to be spicy, but it wasn't. There was a LOT of red pepper chunks in the sauce. The problem was that a few hours after I ate, I did not feel well. I don't know if there was some bad seafood in the pasta, or it was something else. It took about a day before I felt better. So.........More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 17, 2020 via mobile

Great lunch outside!!! The food and wine was great, service even better!!! Dog friendly which is always a plus!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 17, 2020

They have many specials not shown on their website. I had the 3 cheese ravioli which had allot of vegetables and I would guess a bit of chilly powder so a bit of a "Tiki?" slant to it. It was very good. They did not...have my favorite dish but still have 2 others on their regular menu Jambalaya & Jerk Chicken that I like as well as this one. They have a big stop sign, which should be a clear sign that you need to read the sign before sitting, and most important order before you sit. Many of the Tables are half in depth which allows for more tables, those do not have umbrellas though, and you can't sit across from one another When I came there was only one group in front almost all the time. They use real dishes and silverware, unlike the places I gone to in Portland which use loads of throwaways. Yelp says they do curbside pickup but their website does not say one way or another, or if you should make reservations. I would give them a call I drove by before I knew what I wanted to do, and decided to go right then when they were not real busy. Before COVID they were just open for dinner and one would be luckily to get a reservation for the same day (I often got one at around 5, none after that). Unfortunately they do not have a bathroom unlike the other outdoor places I have gone to in Portland. Which I should have gone to first!, but it worked out. They are very friendly and professional, I don't know how they do it as there are just 2 of them taking orders, delivering food and sanitizing tables.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

We visit Cannon 3 or4 times a year. We don't go if Castaways isnt open. Absolute best food and best dining value in Cannon Beach and we've eaten everywhere. Our last visit, just a couple days ago, they did a fantastic job making us feel...safe from the virus. We sat outside, had a great filet mignon and delicious dessert. Colin is terrific, our favorite server. Do yourself a favor. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE. ITS A GEM.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from Margaret H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, reservations are the best.
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They are closed on Tuesday , but open on Wednesday 5pm-9pm.
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Castaways is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5