The quaint beach towns along Grays Harbor’s northern beaches are a great stop while enjoying at day at the beach. They are full of things to do and offer some top-notch cuisine. These local gems are the perfect combination of scenic views, good company and great food. From a perfect cup of coffee for a morning boost, to a hearty burger for lunch, check out these local restaurants and shops that are great places to eat in Grays Harbor’s north beaches.
Frontager’s Pizza Co.
21 Seabrook Ave, Pacific Beach
Stop in at Frontager’s Pizzo Co. for an open layout and quaint indoor, or outdoor dining experience. Frontager’s first started as a business out of a 1939 Chevrolet pizza truck and has blossomed into a full restaurant. Offering a menu that uses local ingredients whenever possible, this pizza place is fresh, fun and family-friendly. Try their smoked bacon, prosciutto and sausage pizzas, panzanella salad, or pepperoni and fennel sausage Stromboli. Beverages are abundant, too, with local craft brews, wines, draft root beer, and Stubborn Soda. For more information, visit the Frontager’s Pizza Co. website.
Red Velvet Bakery By The Sea
202 Meriweather St, Pacific Beach
Who doesn’t love visiting a bakery? Red Velvet Bakery By The Sea is not only full of aromatic baked goods, but offers coffee, soups made from scratch, and fresh sandwiches, making it a great stop for breakfast, lunch or dessert. The cozy bakery is a serene spot to eat a scone or gooey cinnamon roll outside on the patio or place an order to go and then head out to soak up the sunny rays on the short walk or drive down to the beach. Visit the Red Velvet Bakery By the Sea website for more information.
Ocean Crest Resort Restaurant
4651 WA-109, Moclips
Tucked away in Moclips is the Ocean Crest Resort where guests welcomed with a stunning view overlooking the ocean, local art to admire and a mouthwatering menu. With a newly revamped menu, they offer some tantalizing Pacific Northwest inspired dishes. Try their Olympic Peninsula surf and turf, with venison, grilled oysters and a huckleberry demi-glace, the rainforest linguini with elk meatballs, or the Dungeness crab pancakes. They are bringing back the popular curried sea scallops, too. They also have a wine list of primarily Washington wines for guests to enjoy. Visit the Ocean Crest Resort website for more information.
Pac Beach Market & Café
108 1st Street N, Pacific Beach
Navy Getaways Pacific Beach located on the top of the bluff in Pacific Beach is an ideal place to stop in for a quick bite at the Pac Beach Market & Café. The eatery has a menu that is sure to satisfy. Try a bowl of the deliciously made clam chowder, pizza or burgers. The market aspect makes it a great place to stop for groceries before heading out for a picnic. With several beach accesses within a couple of minutes of the resort, you will be enjoying a meal on the beach in no time. Visit the Pac Beach Market and Café website for more information.
Green Lantern Pub
3119 WA-109, Copalis Beach
The Green Lantern located just off the highway in Copalis Beach is the perfect stop for any meal of the day. The casual and comfortable atmosphere inside, beautiful beer garden outside, and friendly and attentive staff makes guests feel right at home. With a great selection of local beer on tap, burgers, New York steak nights on Tuesdays, clam chowder, and more, this place feels like finding buried treasure. Visit the Green Lantern website for more information.
The Sweet Life
215 S Meriweather Street, Pacific Beach
When dessert is calling your name, The Sweet Life is full of dessert goodness with the freshly made and unique ice cream flavors and even ice cream sandwiches. To add to the sweetness, the shop is full of handcrafted candies, retro candy, and a wide assortment of smooth and delicious chocolate made by local chocolatiers. With the philosophy of “two scoops are always better than one,” this shop is bound to hit the spot. Visit The Sweet Life website for more information.
Mill 109 Restaurant & Pub
5 w Myrtle St, Pacific Beach
The Mill 109 Restaurant & Pub is a seafood lovers paradise with their scrumptious menu, family-friendly atmosphere, and of course, delicious brews to savor. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, restaurant patrons are in for some full-flavored dishes that are sure to please. Inside the modern and chic pub, indulge in something sweet like the bread pudding French toast breakfast. Head out for lunch or dinner to try their signature longshoreman’s fish and chips or any one of the other savory dishes. Visit the Mill 109 Restaurant & Pub website for more information.