We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Moby Dick's
Ranked #19 of 46 Restaurants in Ocean Shores
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed August 22, 2009

We used to go to the Sand Castle Drive In every time we went to Ocean Shores WA the food was great. My son and girlfriend ate there a few months ago and said it was AWFUL, and the cleanliness was sub-par. I thought they were just exaggerating. Boy they were right, it was just as they said. WHAT HAPPENED!!!! Our family will not eat there again!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank naturegirl63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (152)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

149 - 152 of 152 reviews

Reviewed April 24, 2008

Little dirty, little run down, little slow, but thats the ONLY place I want to eat while I'm in Ocean Shores. Only complaint can you please stay open past 7:00PM on Fridays, coming from Orting, Wa. sometimes doesnt always get me there before 7:00PM. Oh and did I say the food is great and a good value.

1  Thank ob1knobbe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 18, 2008

Hit the Sandcastle at about 6:30 on a Saturday night and the place was packed. First thing we noticed was the overall fishy smell, but hey, it's got a menu packed with fish items so it's expected. Dining accommodations were rather meager, but it was a little drive-in and actually was what I expected.

I ordered the Sandcastle Burger which was 1/2 lb. of meat, with cheese, "special" sauce, tomatoes, pickles and lots of lettuce. Huge burger for a very reasonable price. Filling but a little too much relish in the sauce which kind of killed it for me. I'm just not a fan of really sweet relish so I can't be too upset about it. Meat was rather bland but for the price it was just fine. My wife had the clam chowder in a breadbowl. This item was misleading as there was no evidence of clams but there was evidence of salmon chunks which made the smell extremely fishy and ruined the flavor.

I'd eat there again because the prices were very fair, the service was friendly and the tables were clean. Just would ask for the burger without the sauce and my wife would probably not order the clam chowder. Overall not a bad experience at all, slightly above average so it would really garner about 3 1/2 stars in my book.

1  Thank Unforgiven23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 18, 2007

Short on atmosphere but long on food quality! This is a great little drive in with fresh fish and chips and fish burgers.
Prices were acceptable and it is definitely family friendly.
Bathroom was a bit "ick" that day, but the whole dining area was lacking in charm. Very spartan and plain.
Clean though, no question about cleanliness, just atmosphere.
I first discovered Sandcastle drive-in in 2002 and was impressed enough by the food to buy a cute little key chain fob.
When the whole family (9 people!) came back in 2006, I remembered the keychain and we ate there twice.
The 1st time the whole dining room....all 8 tables, turned quiet and they looked at us like "What the heck are you doing here?' But food-wise both times were a success.
Maybe they are not used to large families. We do get stared at a lot.
Service could be quicker, but we had no urgent place to be so, oh well.
All in all, we will be back in Sept 2007!

1  Thank Lolo_Moana_Wahine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Moby Dick's also viewed


Been to Moby Dick's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing