We only spent one night in downtown Astoria and during a walk, noticed the inviting Ship Inn near the docks. The menu seemed a bit limited with a section that gave a nod to the UK and since our son was in England, we decided this was a sign. The fish 'n' chips, scallops and shrimp all sounded wonderful and looked great on others' plates but after eating only seafood for days we opted for a change. We had Shepherd's Pie and the Chicken Pasty - both most excellent choices! I was hesitate to order the pasty since my husband makes a stellar ground beef pasty but I was completely pleased with my order and cleaned it up. It was rife with freshly baked chicken and fresh mushrooms seasoned to perfection with a crust that was melt-in-your-mouth. My husband pronounced the Shepherd's Pie simply wonderful. We finished up with homemade Marionberry pie ala mode that we are still talking about. The inside may be a bit dated, but we don't care for the sterile generic chain restaurants and you can tell the wait staff has been there for years. It had an old-timey supper club feel and of course being right on the river made the sunset view of the passing ships really memorable. We've rated it very near the top of all of our meals on this two week trip.
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