The cuisine of Long Beach, WA, has a distinctive local Northwest flavor being markedly influenced by the Peninsula’s location near the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. Therefore, Long Beach, WA, restaurants' Great Plates often focus on seafood. What's a Great Plate, you might be asking. We – and these participating Long Beach Peninsula restaurants – define them as the menu items the owners want to highlight, the ones they want to make sure you consider trying. You’ll find local restaurants serving classic Great Plates with a Northwest twist such as spicy fishermen’s stew, fried oyster sandwiches, smoked salmon Reubens and Northwest jambalaya with sausage, oysters and smoked salmon. Seafood lovers will also rave about grilled wild salmon, Dungeness crab cakes and clams bucatini. Oysters are almost always on the menu with the area’s famous Willapa Bay Oysters being a draw for foodies and oysters Rockefeller and other oyster dishes being served at local restaurants. If seafood isn’t for you, you’ll find other Great Plates such as ribeye steak, lamb, duck or quail served with savory gourmet sauces at area casual fine dining establishments. Many eateries provide local fresh and organic menu items made with ingredients such as greens, mushrooms and root vegetables in vegetarian and vegan plates, so you’ll find something for everyone at your table.
Discover Long Beach Peninsula Restaurant Great Plates
Great Plates are available at many of the smaller eateries around the Long Beach Peninsula area where you’ll find many distinctive dishes even at hole-in-the-wall cafes and lunch counters. Long Beach, WA, restaurants are famous for clam chowder, but you can also find a variety of tasty crab, salmon and lobster chowders to try. Diners and pubs around the area offer pizza, burgers and ribs with their own special take on these popular menu items like wood-fired shrimp pizza. Check the listings below to find out about all of the Great Plates at Long Beach Peninsula restaurants. You’ll also want to consider tasting some signature dishes at Peninsula area crab and oyster festivals throughout the year as well as the locally famous garlic and wild mushrooms that are artfully incorporated into many popular Great Plates.