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Bell Buoy of Seaside

1800 S Roosevelt Dr, Highway 26 / 101 and Ave S, Seaside, OR 97138-6518
+1 503-738-6348
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fresh seafood” (35 reviews)
“waffle fries” (20 reviews)
“crab” (76 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1800 S Roosevelt Dr, Highway 26 / 101 and Ave S, Seaside, OR 97138-6518
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have visited their fish market twice while traveling through the area, to bring home fresh Dungeness crabs. They are kind and offer to clean the crabs and pack on ice. Everything we have purchased has been fresh. You are paying full retail here but...More

Thank AeroWanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we are in the area, we make a point of stopping here. The Halibut fish and chips are very tasty and quite inexpensive. My wife always gets the Crab melt. Very limited seating.

Thank greekmermaid13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a large family group - sat outside as it’s small inside. Tables outside were filthy, we tried to wipe them down but did not help. Food portions are small - 5pc Halibut is really a 2 pc at best; came with a few...More

Thank Emilio G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish and chips (halibut) I have ever had. Service is busy, but kind. Dining area is very small and a bit chilly but the food is worth the rustic ambiance.

Thank Katelyndear
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We stopped here with a friend who frequents the area and recommended this place. It did not disappoint, we had the best fish and chips we've ever had! There is very little seating inside and there were some outside tables. I will come back next...More

Thank Allison M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is not your regular sit down nice restaurant. It has wooden picnic tables outside with a view of a wash and the parking lot but it has the best Fish & Chips in the West. I know because I have traveled all over the...More

Thank moblmel
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Large portions of fresh fish, can definitely split for two people. Chowder is delicious. Limited seating inside.

Thank NDKate
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Fish was fine. Fries very mediocre, as was the chowder. Service was a bit bizarre. Only one cook and one counter. Too busy for that to work. I heard the woman at the counter reprimand several people for getting too close to the chowder station....More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We loved the drive along the Oregon coast to Seaside and stopped for some fast seafood here. This place did not disappoint. Halibut was great, flakey, moist and not over cooked. The crab cakes were very good, lots of crab and not overwhelmed with fillers....More

Thank nvflyfishier
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is where to buy fresh, local seafood. Forget any grocery store on the northern coast (they can't tell you anything about their seafood). When we we want Dungeness crab or wild Pacific salmon, or a beautiful piece of white fish, like Haddock, we go...More

Thank Christina R
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October 6, 2016|
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Response from LoryGene54 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Christina - lucky you - Christmas is Seaside!! I believe many of the restaurants will be open Christmas Eve (dine early as many will also close early). I know that we have had Christmas Eve dinner at Norma's Seafood... More
July 2, 2015|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
The crab, shrimp, oysters are sold fresh to take home from their store next door, along w other NW fish. The cafe cooks the same fish . You could ask when there to guarantee what you want is local .
April 6, 2015|
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Response from Jon H | Property representative |
California starts on Nov. 15, Oregon's traditional start is Dec.1, sometimes the Dec.15th if the crab isn't full. This has been a really poor season as far as volume of crab, so the price is up. Boats were getting over 9... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 S Roosevelt Dr, Highway 26 / 101 and Ave S, Seaside, OR 97138-6518 (Formerly Bell Buoy)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 503-738-6348
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