Fishtails Cafe

3101 Ferry Slip Rd
South Beach, 97366
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We tried Fishtales Cafe for breakfast after seeing the menu listed in a local advertisement for Newport restaurants. Marionberry stuffed french toast! YUM!! Everything we tried was delicious and service was great! The food here is all homemade and during our visit, the proprietor was buying fish from a local fisherman. We were headed out of town after breakfast but wished we had been able to come back for lunch or dinner. We'll definitely eat here again on our next visit to Newport!
After reading positive reviews of this cafe my boyfriend and I decided to try it out during an overnight trip to Newport. The service was lacking and it took us 45 MINUTES to get our order of a ruben sandwich and a basket of fish and chips. Several other tables had to wait just as long as we did and got pretty upset and nobody ever really acknowledged or aolpogized for the long wait. The food ended up being really excellent but I don't think we'll go back.
I was very excited to go here. The descriptions on the internet sounded great. Scratch-cooking, homemade everything, how could you go wrong? Fishtails didn't live up to the billing online or on the menu. The marionberry french toast sounded like a good choice. But when it came out, it looked like something you'd get at a carnival. Way too much "homemade" marionberry topping- I don't know how they could afford to put that much marionberry on a plate (though I'm pretty sure I saw a large tub of marionberry pie filling in the kitchen). They top this off with TONS of whip cream- from a can. Yikes- overkill city- way too much sugar on one plate. The salmon hash didn't fare much better. The salmon in it was actually nicely cooked- no complaints there. And the potatoes were fine too. But it was topped with an artery clogging pile of cheese and a huge amount of sour cream. Top that off with big hunks of green onion and what you have is a big mess. I will say however, the poached eggs I ordered were cooked perfectly. And the house made muffin was okay too. The coffee was not very good at all.

(541) 867-6002

Seafood, Breakfast & Brunch

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Brewers On the Bay

S Beach Brewery
South Beach, 97366
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The majority of reviews for this place can be found under "Rogue Brewing" but as "Brewers On The Bay" is the actual name of the restaurant/pub inside Rogue Brewing I'm choosing to leave my review amongst the scant few in the proper place. When you enter Rogue you just follow the signs as you wind your way through the brewery and eventually find yourself in the gift shop where a hostess will seat you upstairs in the restaurant & bar. Once seated they provide you with a free sample glass of what they are brewing that day. I ordered the root beer pulled pork sandwich with tots along with a 4-shot sample tray of their beers. Not being familiar with their beer (and honestly not being much of a beer drinker) I told the waitress/bartender what I liked and let her select from the overwhelming number of offerings. Ultimately she did a great job of choosing. The pulled pork sandwich was very good, tender and slightly sweet, covered in slaw, BBQ sauce and apple pieces. The tots were perfectly done. I also enjoyed 3 of the 4 beers. Farms Good Chit Pilsner, Brutal IPA (my favorite) and Hazelnut Brown Nectar were all winners. I didn't care much for the Farms ORgasmic Ale which had too harsh an aftertaste for me. I guess I like my beer lighter and smoother. I also had a few bites of the kobe burger (incredible flavor) and some handmade chips, both of which were superb. Great food and great service in a casual atmosphere: 4.5 stars!
Sigh. So here's the thing. I love Rogue. LOVE it. Love their beer; love their philosophy; love their style. It's easily one of my top 3 favorite breweries. But they need to work on their customer-facing operation here. Let me explain everything, because their website provides little information. I'll start with the brewery tour. I've been on quite a few brewery tours at this point. When I called up to ask how long they last, I was told an hour to an hour-and-a-half. It lasted two hours. I am interested in beer and breweries, but two hours is a bit much. The tour starts off in a little room with two taps. There, you'll have the beer that they're pouring that day. And you have to drink that beer in the 15 minutes or so that you're in that room -- you aren't able to bring it on the tour. You probably end up having 5 minutes or so to drink it, because the tour guide talks for about the first 10 before he pours. I'm not a chugger, so I wasn't thrilled with either having to chug or waste some great Rogue beer. It was also sort of weird to spend so much time in that room, rather than touring the brewery. Eventually, you move on. You tour much of the facility. They go through the hops, brewing process, cold storage area, warm storage area, bottler, etc. Once you've done all that beer stuff your return to the first room again. There you drink a little more beer and are held again. At this point, you've been there for about an hour. The tour should end here. But it doesn't. Then what - you ask? Well, then the beer part is basically over. The second hour consists of going over to their distillery. I like spirits -- scotch in particular. But I've been to distilleries, and I wasn't that interested in seeing Rogue's distillery. But they bring you to that building, which is a good hike (most people can fit on their "train"). The ground level is like their bottle hall of fame type place, where they go through some history. Then they talk about awards. Then they tell you all about the distilling process. By the time this is all done, it's probably been about an hour and forty minutes in. Then they take you over to the House of Spirits. There, you get to try a few ounces of one of their spirits. But by then we were so burnt out that we just got out of there. If we'd stayed, the whole thing would have easily taken two hours. What I would suggest is that Rogue provides two tours -- one for the brewery and one for the distillery, an hour each. Or let people know they can leave after the first hour if they aren't interested in the distillery. Had we known, we would have. We also had lunch at the brewpub upstairs. I have to say that I've got mixed feelings here. The food was decent -- neither amazing nor horrible. And the service was kind of okayish. The woman did accommodate my request for half-size tasters, because I didn't want a ton of beer. So that made me happy. But she was pretty weird. Let me explain. For starters, she asked my pregnant wife if she was having twins. She isn't. Then she said, "Oh must just be a big baby." It isn't (the baby is in the 54th percentile size). That's just simply not something you say to pregnant women, who are already sensitive about their size. My wife wanted the grilled cheese. But then asked if the cheeses were pasteurized. The waitress, rather than, ya know actually going to ask the chef to find out, tried to logic-out that they must be pasteurized. So my wife ordered something else. A bigger disaster was the shop downstairs. I wanted a shirt. About 6-8 other people were also in that cramped space, as Rogue personnel walked back and forth for about 10-15 minutes without helping any of us. Finally someone came and gave us the honor of paying for their merchandise. Again, I love Rogue, and this experience didn't change it. But if I didn't love Rogue, this place would have probably gotten 1 star. Instead, I'll give it 2. And that's generous. They really need to make some changes.
Darn it. I want to call the owner and have a sit down chat. I can help improve the restaurant experience.... and get customers to come back. I realize they have an awesome location, so tourists will always eat here, but they won't come back. The food prices are too high for not great quality. The service is slow and the employees aren't thrilled to engage with the customers. I'd skip this place until you see consistent good reviews.

(541) 867-3664

American (Traditional), Breweries

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Flashbacks Fountain & Grill

3333 S Coast Hwy
South Beach, 97366
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I don't know if they changed owners or what but we went in March of this year and it was not nearly as wonderful as I remember. The waiter was somewhat rude like we were cuting into his time of doing nothing. The food was NOT as good as last time at all! I was really disappointed this one around.
Contrary to future and past reviews flashbacks is one of the best places to take your family will at the coast the stuff is friendly and always have a smiles on their faces Great treats for the kids an awesome 70s feel seems like over 10 arcade games for kids to play ever thing from pizza to burgers malt to milkshakes this place has it all I have been to all most ever food establishment in Newport and there in my top five open 11 to 10 and just opend at their new location right across the street from McDonald's between the nights hotel and tan republic
My daughter and I stopped in at Flashback's this evening for dinner. We received a prompt friendly welcome, were seated moments later and our friendly waitress had water to the table right away. She was friendly and attentive throughout the meal. My daughter asked about milkshakes ad was told she could have one in any flavor of ice cream the offered... something like 30 flavors. She asked if they should make a orange sherbet milk shake and they said a cream-sicle... of course with a little vanilla in it, too. It tasted wonderful and was presented equally well in an old-fashion milkshake glass topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry (and the rest in the metal milkshake cup. The onion rings were thick and crisp... perfect. The Teriyaki Burger and Fish 'n Chips hit the spot. The chowder that came with the meal was thick and well seasoned with lots of clams. We played a few games in the arcade and dropped a couple quarters in the jukebox. Over all a fun experience. We're thinking about stopping back in tomorrow for sundaes.

(541) 867-6901

American (Traditional)

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3333 S Coast Hwy
South Beach, 97366
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Hoovers Pub & Grill

3539 S Coast Hwy 101
South Beach, 97365
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(541) 867-3303

Pubs

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