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“Scrumptious Food and Great Service”

Harbor Light Family Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Reedsport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Roseburg, Oregon
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Scrumptious Food and Great Service”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Whenever we travel through Reedsport, OR, we try to have a meal at the Harbor Light Family Restaurant. In the past it has usually been to enjoy their delicious breakfasts! Their menu is always inventive and varied; they also list their specials on a huge "blackboard" so there is a LOT to choose from. They offer seafood, smoked meats (chicken, ribs, etc.), sandwiches, pasta, wonderful desserts AND much more! Their food is prepared using the freshest ingredients! Today we stopped for an early dinner and learned that fresh caught chinook was one of the specials, prepared a couple of different ways. I ordered the cedar-planked chinook and my husband ordered his favorite fried oysters. We also shared their "Chowder Supreme." Wow, the chowder was superb, with fresh crab and shrimp added and then topped with cheese which was melted under the broiler. So delicious! When the cedar-planked chinook was placed in front of me I could scarcely believe my eyes. It was a beautiful presentation, as nice as any you might find at a fine restaurant! The salmon was served on the cedar-plank with thin sliced lemons and fresh dill which gave a subtle, delicious flavor to the fish. As my side I ordered the cucumber/spinach salad which was served with a dill/cucumber vinaigrette. We both greatly enjoyed our meals, but unfortunately had no room for their wonderful desserts. Our waitress was friendly and provided excellent service.

Lauree, the owner of Harbor Light, visited with us briefly, which is always enjoyable! (This was in spite of the restaurant being QUITE busy.) She has plenty of help to allow this interaction with customers. She told us that she is working on a new menu that will add some new items to the many popular items they currently offer. We're definitely looking forward to the next time we're able to dine at the Harbor Light Family Restaurant!

  • Visited May 2013
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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Great place for a stopover lunch on the road -- amazing chowder and excellent salmon. Highly recommended for anyone dropping by on the way up or down the coast -- we found it by happy accident, but would definitely go again!

  • Visited May 2013
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Eugene
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“Super food and service”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

This little restaurant is tops. The cedar planked salmon with the salad option was fantastic. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the grilled salmon salad. We topped it off by sharing the marion berry crisp ala mode--plenty for both of us. Again, we chose a winner. I'm pretty sure most, if not all of the menu items are winners. Too bad we couldn't sample them all. We'll definitley try more of them next time we're in Reedsport. On top of the great food, it was served in one of the cleanest and sharpest restaurants in which I've ever eaten. For example, the windows absolutely sparked, even though they are only about 6 inches above the window tables. In most restaurants these windows located next to tables at least have little finger prints from the young-un's.

  • Visited May 2013
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Delta, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best onion rings”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great service, choices, and food. But don't miss out on the massive onion rings. Was driving sound on highway 101 and came across this quaint little place. Gotta love seafood when you're traveling down the Oregon coast.

We had oysters, prawns and the chowder. The bowls come with crab, shrimp, and choice of cheese on top. Wow.

  • Visited April 2013
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Freeland, Washington
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“Unexpected and delicious”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were driving from Seattle to Santa Barbara and crossed over to Oregon via
Highway 38, landing in Reedsport, where we stayed for the night. Harbor Light was recommended by our motel owner, Jean. The restaurant felt happy and was sparkling clean and the breakfast menu was delightful, with many different choices. We will return if ever in Reedsport again.

  • Visited March 2013
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