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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” (37 reviews)
“waffle fries” (21 reviews)
“crab” (79 reviews)
Closed today
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1800 S Roosevelt Dr, Highway 26 / 101 and Ave S, Seaside, OR 97138-6518
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic fish and crinkle cut chips. Great selection and very generous portions and tasty complementary condiments.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit spendy but worth it. The crab was very fresh and they actually had smoked prawns that were delicious. We also tried the smoked Teriyaki salmon. It was not pink or salmony at all; but she said it was Salmon. It was very peppery...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Doug8here
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped into their little restaurant last year about this time. Don't let the very simple looks of the place fool you. I got the crab cocktail and a chowder to go. The Crab was fantastic, and a good sized portion. The chowder was good. Not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kimberlykj2016
Reviewed November 6, 2018

the fish store was very good. When they found out that it was my birthday, they gave me a sample of free salmon! The restaurant side had really good oysters and salmon and chips. People were really welcoming- the cook came out to talk to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cburgesscrn
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I'd left BC in the morning and was hustling to make it to Bell Buoy cause I knew they closed at 5:30pm. Seemed a little odd to me they wouldn't make more of an effort to be open for the dinner crowd. I checked into...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

After reading all the reviews, we looked forward to eating here. When we pulled in at 5:45, we were told we wouldn’t have time to eat. Guess they should only be open for dinner. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 378MariaM
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We are newbies to buying fresh fish (other than from a grocery store) and the staff at Bell Buoy were fantastic and extremely helpful. We came because we had been trying all the Albacore Tuna in Astoria and Seaside and wanted to get some to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Avery M
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We went into the very small restaurant yesterday and were surprised at it's size. It's very small with about 3-4 tables inside. You order at the counter and then pick a table. Your meal is delivered to you pretty quickly. My wife got a large...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Phil E
Reviewed September 17, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AeroWanderer
Reviewed August 31, 2018

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank greekmermaid13
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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, Local cuisine, Kids
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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