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

Dory Cove Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 105 Restaurants in Lincoln City
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Miami, Florida
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366 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Avoidable Clam Chowder”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank D N
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Blue River, Oregon
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank artsy57
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Sunnyside
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank papagrannyo
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Baker City, Oregon
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241 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Good food great service high priced”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.
If this review was helpful, please let me know. ENJOY!

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ratfink2u
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Beaverton, Oregon
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“We weren't disappointed”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Esther O
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