Mo’s Cannon Beach & the Best Clam Chowder on the Oregon Coast

As a visitor to the Oregon Coast, you’ll want to indulge in our bounty of fresh and flavorful seafood options, and one of those classic dishes is clam chowder! Mo’s Cannon Beach is one of those great places for a seafood feast with a stunning ocean view from the picture windows and patio area. The restaurant itself is casual, with laid-back bench seating inside and out, and it’s the perfect place for a steaming bowl of clam chowder and other fresh and fried fish entrees. 

Mo’s Cannon Beach has been a staple on the Oregon Coast for nearly eight decades, started by a brave and brassy woman named Mohava Marie Niemi. Her recipes and big heart brought diners from all across the country, and Mo’s Cannon Beach went from one modest restaurant on the coast and continues her legacy today with ten locations across Oregon. 

A highlight of any vacation to the Oregon Coast is dining out, and Mo’s Cannon Beach will be an excellent addition to any getaway. Before you start making reservations at the best restaurants in town, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast is the ultimate haven of relaxation. Our romantic Inn, located in the quiet community of Arch Cape, is the perfect destination. Check out our upcoming availability and book your room today! 

Mo's Cannon Beach and where to find the best clam chowder on the Oregon Coast

Check out Mo's Cannon Beach & More Great Seafood Restaurants

There are many great Cannon Beach restaurants serving delicious clam chowder and fresh seafood dishes. The culinary talent in this area is unparalleled, and there’s something magical about a quiet dinner for two with the ocean waves crashing on the beach and the refreshing sea salt air. 

Here’s where you’ll find the best clam chowder on the Oregon Coast:

  1. Mo’s Cannon Beach: A long-time favorite on the Oregon Coast, the clam chowder at Mo’s Cannon Beach (which is served with its signature pat of butter on top) isn’t the only draw to this local oceanfront establishment. Diners also rave about the halibut and salmon preparations.
  2. Pelican Brewing Company: The clam chowder here is award-winning and best paired with a classic Tsunami Export Stout pint. 
  3. Ecola Seafood Restaurant: This down-to-earth diner is the perfect stop for lunch! Find steaming bowls of clam chowder, Oregon wild halibut, fried razor clams, and so much more. 
  4. Warren House Pub: This old house-turned-neighborhood pub is excellent for a bowl of Manhattan-style clam chowder with a tomato base versus the more traditional creamy soup. If you want to do a little chowder comparison, this spot is within walking distance of Mo’s Cannon Beach
  5. Bill’s Tavern and Brewhouse: Known as the original Cannon Beach brewery, Bill’s offers a lovely food and drink menu. The clam chowder here is house-made and a great pairing for a beer flight with their locally brewed ales. 
  6. Local Grill and Scoop: This casual eatery has been a staple in Cannon Beach for decades, and you’ll find various seafood options. The secret family clam chowder recipe is one of the heartiest in town.
  7. Wayfarer Restaurant: Here, you’ll find classic coastal eats with stunning ocean views. In exciting news, the Wayfarer was recently remodeled, and we can’t wait to dine in the new updated setting. 
  8. The Driftwood: This local favorite is often noted for having the best clam chowder on the Oregon Coast! The more than 40-year-old recipe still packs a flavorful punch and makes a delicious meal. 
Mo's Cannon Beach and where to find the best clam chowder on the Oregon Coast

Stay at our Elegant Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast

As a guest at our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast, we’ll take care of your morning meal, and then you can plan on heading to Mo’s Cannon Beach or the other fantastic seafood restaurants on the Oregon Coast for your lunch and dinner plans. Breakfast at Arch Cape Inn is one of the best times of day with seasonal sweet and savory dishes and hot coffee served in our elegant dining room. We’re more than happy to accommodate dietary restrictions—just let us know in advance. 

Another perk of staying at our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast is our elegant guest rooms. As a smaller boutique property, we can offer a dedication to keeping our spaces immaculate with recent modern updates and remodels. You’ll feel entirely at home and able to unwind in these beautiful rooms, many with fireplaces and views of the ocean or our garden grounds. Luxurious touches include hotel-grade linens, high-end toiletries, and so much more. 

If you’re visiting the Oregon Coast with romance in mind, you’ve come to the right place. Our location in the sleep community of Arch Cape puts you in the ultimate paradise on the beach to relax and spend some quality time together. You’ll absolutely love returning to the inn after an elegant dinner for two in Cannon Beach—slip into your robe, flip on your favorite movie, and cozy up with your sweetheart. It doesn’t get much better than this; book your lodging today! 

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