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Local Ocean Seafoods
Ranked #1 of 109 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sisters, Oregon
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Whenever we come to the coast we start craving seafood. There's no shortage of options in Newport but I don't think you'll find anything better than Local Ocean for several reasons. First of all, the meal we had was spectacular! We decided to try several things so we started with a house salad for each of us. We were surprised when the salads arrived and they anything but a small side salad. Next we shared a bowl on garlic crab soup that was so good that we had to stop occasionally and just savor the taste. It had just the right amount of garlic to offset the creamy texture and loads of local crab meat. By the time we finished our salads and soup they brought out the scallops we ordered and we were not disappointed. Although we were pretty well stuffed at that point we still practically licked the plates clean.
The walls of the dining room are all glass and we had a stunning view of the fishing vessels slowing leaving and returning to the harbor as well as the Yaquina Bay Bridge with the clouds turning pink as the sun set. We arrived at about 4:45 and were immediately seated and when we left at 6:00 there was a large group of people waiting for a table so plan accordingly! This restaurant does far more than pay lip service to buying local. In the area where they sell seafood the labels actually tell you where the fish is from and, as much as possible, the food you eat is locally sourced which means you might be eating something that came off one of the boats you can see anchored across the street.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Yummy seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Had lunch here in September. Busy place, good, fresh seafood, lots of atmosphere looking out at the water. Expect to wait for a table during season. Friendly service.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Wonderful meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We had a birthday dinner at Local Ocean on a rainy fall day. The server was so family friendly and helpful and the seafood was some of the best and freshest I've eaten. The rock fish fish and chips was not your standard deep fried overly battered fare but rather thick and flaky fresh and lighly breaded. Everyone was crazy about the garlic crab soup. We could have made a meal of just that.

  • Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply the best seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Tuna poke was the freshest best tasting ever, anywhere. I believe this may be the best place for food in town.

Visited October 2012
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Newport, Oregon
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fresh & friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

The food is always fresh, menu choices are out of the ordinary, and service is fast and friendly. I do wish their portions were a bit larger, and that bread or other sides would be included with some dishes. The couscous salad I ordered particularly needed something to sop up the extra delicious dressing.

Visited September 2012
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