Florence Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Florence

April 14, 2018 Nicolette Lion

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies at the mouth of the Siuslaw River on the Pacific Ocean and about midway between Newport and Coos Bay along U.S. Route 101. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 8,466.
Things to do in Florence

1. Waterfront Depot Restaurant

1252 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 26 19029100
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Waterfront Depot Restaurant

We feature. We offer a full-service bar with a variety of regional and international wines as well as a selection of exciting martinis and specialty drinks, like Bill's Flaming Spanish Coffee, to compliment your meal. From the sophistication of our house favorite, Crab Encrusted Halibut, to the cozy warm satisfaction of our burger and fries, you're sure to find a dish to fit your desires at The Waterfront Depot. We use only the best local, organic beef and free-range chicken in our entrees. Our skilled culinary staff prepares all our menu items daily, guaranteeing you the freshest, most flavorful experience on the Central Oregon Coast. Atmosphere. Nestled on the river's shore, we offer a warm, cozy view of the Siuslaw River and the Siuslaw River bridge. Summer dining cafe-style outdoors on our weathered patio seats you right at the water's edge. Year-round dining inside offers you a beautiful river view with an urban touch, a perfect place for winter storm watching. Our history. The Waterfront Depot is housed in the old Mapleton Train Station. Saved from demolition over 40 years ago, this historic building found its new home on the shore of the Siuslaw river a stone's throw from the Siuslaw River Bridge. The old train station's warm, classic qualities offer a perfect counter balance to the sophisticated, urban atmosphere I've created in The Waterfront Depot.

Reviewed By Melody B

If you enjoy seeing the great Siuslaw river and the most beautiful Siuslaw river bridge, there are a few tables right at the window (reservations start at 3:00pm). Menu is daring, flavors are international, atmosphere is at the least exciting! No reservation? eat dinner at the bar; the bartenders there are really nice and the conversation fun.

2. River Roasters

1240 Bay St, By The Bridge, Florence, OR 97439-9648 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American Breakfast +1 541-997-3443
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

River Roasters

A wonderful funky coffee shop right on the water. Coffee roasted right on the premises. We also feature fresh pastries, fabulous Mocha Milkshakes and of course the best espresso around! Seating by a cozy fireplace or on the deck overlooking the river. Our shop is filled with unique gifts and seasonal decorations! You will be glad you stopped!

Reviewed By WadeandLori - Greenville, South Carolina

Place doesn't look like much but space has been used to create comfy setting for customers to hang out. Coffees were better than S'bux.

3. Big Dog Donuts & Deli

1136 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-9677 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 541-997-8630
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Big Dog Donuts & Deli

Reviewed By Rob B - Washington Terrace, Utah, United States

This place is great and very affordable. Biscuts and gravy and two Bavarian creams cost around $5. The food was amazing and the service is great.

4. BJ’s Ice Cream Parlor

1441 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9650 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible +1 541-997-7286
Excellent
50%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 206 reviews

BJ’s Ice Cream Parlor

Reviewed By Shirley G - Springfield, Oregon

Your typical ice cream parlor. A nice variety of flavors and cones. My favorite is the bing cherry single scoop waffle cone. $5. A double scoop junior cone is nice too. The place has a few tables outside. Expect a line on weekends during the summer.

5. Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar

1297 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 8 - SGD 42 +1 541-997-1133
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Bridgewater Ocean Fresh Fish House and Zebra Bar

Eclectic cuisine featuring healthy freshly prepared house made choices. Steaks, seafood, salads, pasta, pizza, vegan . Fun specialty drinks & huge wine selection. Micro brews.

Reviewed By BikeMikeAshland - Talent, Oregon

During tourist season, it may be hard to snag a table at this place, despite being housed in an enormous restored Old Town building. The reason is simple: great food, especially seafood, prepared expertly and presented elegantly. A battalion of servers keeps things moving despite the crowds, and even though the noise levels can get a little oppressive, the food is definitely worth it. Not to be missed.

6. Dutch Bros. Coffee

1769 20th St, Florence, OR 97439-9443 Takeout +1 541-997-1423
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Dutch Bros. Coffee

Reviewed By Jo Ann S - Glendale, Arizona

Today was our second visit to a Dutch Bros. The staff makes all the difference - they all seem to truly enjoy their job.
I'll never figure out how to order at Starbucks... and they don't offer much help if you don't know what you are doing... but at Dutch Bros today, I told the girl what I previously had and wanted again. She helped me decide I wanted a breve and didn't make me feel stupid for not knowing that.
Thank goodness Dutch Bros are growing in AZ.

7. Maple Street Grille

165 Maple St, Florence, OR 97439-7636 Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi European, Central European, Romanian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 16 - SGD 33 +1 541-997-9811
Excellent
70%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Maple Street Grille

The new menu at Maple Street Grills offers a variety of American & Romanian traditional recipes. A cozy place located in Historic Old Town where you will enjoy the ambiance, hospitality and the food. We offer home-made Old World recipes like the Romanian Meatballs, Crab Cakes ala Europe, Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves), Pork Schnitzel, Mici (Grilled Romanian Skinless Sausages) and many others.

Reviewed By 651Eddie - Florence, Oregon

Discriminating visitors this is your place in Florence. Dishes that will knock your socks off with flavor. Strong mid-European influence. A real dining experience that you would think was in a posh New York café. Cozy and romantic atmosphere. Full bar including microbrews on tap....MoreThank you.

8. La Pomodori Ristorante

1415 7th Street, Florence, OR 97439 Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 541-902-2525
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

La Pomodori Ristorante

Open for Lunch 11:30 to 2:00 Tuesday though Friday for Lunch<br>Open for Dinner at 5pm Tuesday though Saturday<br>We are closed Sunday and Monday

Reviewed By mndb - Monterey County, California

We had dinner there and both ordered seafood. The fish-salmon and halibut-was tasty although slightly overcooked. Portions were generous and dinner included a nice salad and bread. Wine list was ok. Ambiance was just ok-as was the service. Altogether a pleasant surprise for a small town.

9. A Taste of Hawaii

Hwy 101, Old School Furniture Store, Florence, OR 97439-4706 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating American, Hawaiian, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 541-991-1071
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 119 reviews

A Taste of Hawaii

Reviewed By Sherrie M - Oregon

Christian & Natasha from Maui, Hawaii have the true Aloha spirit! Their menu has a wide selection of Hawaiian favorites such as loco moco, teriyaki chicken and spam musubi to their different styles of poké to their sushi. All food is excellent! No matter what you choose! Their fish selections cooked up panko flake style-ahi, mahi mahi, opah-is so fresh and tasty! Their pokè with avocado and taro chips was "winnahz"! I highly recommend you stopping by after you are enjoyed a long day at the Dunes or just dinner after a day at work. Either way, it's worth it!

Much Mahalo for your island spirit!
Sherrie & Mark
From Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii
Now in Portland, Oregon

10. Bay View Bistro

85625 Highway 101, at The Best Western Pier Point Inn, Florence, OR 97439-8501 Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 541-590-3000
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Bay View Bistro

Nestled above the Siuslaw River, the Bay View Bistro is located inside the Best Western Pier Point Inn but this is NOT your average hotel restaurant. Come for the spectacular view, but stay for the delicious food and superior service. The Bay View Bistro has a cozy, beautiful bar and dining room overlooking Old Town Florence, the historic Siuslaw Bridge and Siuslaw River. We have a wonderful happy hour, early bird specials and chalkboard specials changing daily. Reservations Recommended.

Reviewed By Nora B - Palm Desert, California

We were there with my elderly aunt who lives in Florence. The view was awesome. We had a very nice breakfast. The coffee was a little strong but good. They had homemade marion berry jam.

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