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Bell Buoy of Seaside

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$$ - $$$
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1800 S Roosevelt Dr, Highway 26 / 101 and Ave S, Seaside, OR 97138-6518 (Formerly Bell Buoy)
+1 503-738-6348
11:30 - 17:30
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 17:30
Thu 11:30 - 17:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 18:30
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Vancouver, Washington
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we go to the coast, we always stop here for lunch or early dinner (they close 6-7pm). Their Fish and Chips are excellent! fresh fish, hand battered right there. I have had their Crab, caught that morning! VERY Good and a reasonable price. As a great bonus, if you want something to take home and cook yourself, their seafood... More 

Thank Captainron14
Tokyo, Japan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a review of Bell Buoy's restaurant. We have never eaten there and do not plan to. Bell Buoy are known to Oregonians for their fresh and canned seafood. And their fresh and canned dungeness crab is by far the best on the world. Whether they source it in Oregon, which is the case most of the time... More 

Thank tokyoite_94
Portland, Oregon
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796 reviews
511 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

So many types of smoked fish and shellfish my head was swimming, Bought crab from California (biotoxin ban in OR), cheaper than anywhere else on the coast. Also got Razor Clam dip. Very good with chewy pieces of razor clam. Very, clean, fast and friendly.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Longview, Washington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Crab Melt $8 was half of a frozen piece of toast with cheese on it, broiled and topped with fresh crab. The bread was icy on the bottom and warm/melty on top. The crab was good but freezer toast for $8 C'mon. Cheese melt was the same. We couldn't eat them. Yuck. Halibut fish and chips was good. Greasy as... More 

Thank Jessica J
Silverdale, Washington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had the razor clams, which were not surprisingly awful, everyone has there special way of cooking them, it was worth a shot as this is a seafood town,but these were obviously not cooked in hot enough oil, were disgustingly greasy, let's just say that this item will never be bought again by us. Those three clams lives were not... More 

Thank Tropicalroo
Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My husband and I stopped here on a whim. It was phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. I ordered prawns and chips and they were definitely prawns. They were tender, juicy, and had so much flavor. My husband ordered the cod fish and chips and his cod was fresh, flaky, and oh so good. They get their seafood from the seafood place that... More 

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Stayton, Oregon
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We split a 5 piece cod and chips. The fish is definitely fresh and the waffle fries were good! It was a little on the greasy side for me. We sat at a picnic table outside overlooking the water which was nice because it was a gorgeous day! I would definitely go back again!

Thank lonil990
Joplin, Missouri
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Fresh Pacific Coast catch. Tiny, very basic restaurant and dining area with good pacific fish and crabs. Don't expect fine dining and spotless counters, but it was clean and the food was cooked fresh. Authentic ma & pa, certainly not a chain. They have a small seafood store next door if you want to jerky or fresh to cook at... More 

Thank Patricia B
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The Bell Buoy has been my favorite fish & chips place on the Oregon Coast for several years now. I was there about 6 weeks ago (August 2016) and it was excellent. However, today we were extremely disappointed to see the portion size has been drastically reduced, both of the fish and the fries. We think we will have to... More 

Thank Penny S
Sandy, Oregon
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We have not been in Seaside for a few years. In the past, we had very good fish & chips. Our lunch was very average. What concerned us more was the cleanliness of the restaurant. It certainly needed a good scrub. We will not eat here again.

Thank mkemmw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 S Roosevelt Dr, Highway 26 / 101 and Ave S, Seaside, OR 97138-6518 (Formerly Bell Buoy)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 503-738-6348

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?