Cannon Beach Restaurants Celebrate Savor Dungeness Crab Month in March
By Ingrid Mueller
Published: 03/03/2020
Photo by Beth Wise

Delicious Oregon Dungeness Crab delicacies take center stage at many Cannon Beach eateries during Savor Dungeness Crab Month in March.

Cannon Beach restaurants will showcase one of Oregon's most renowned delicacies during the month of March for Savor Dungeness Crab Month. At this month-long celebration, each participating restaurant will offer one or more Oregon Dungeness Crab preparations intended to present this great local product in the hands of talented chefs when its at its freshest and most abundant. Dungeness Crab is not just celebrated for its unique sweet flavor of the sea by the likes of culinary giants including Julia Child and Oregon's own James Beard, but it is also lauded as one of Oregon's most sustainable fisheries. A Savor Dungeness Crab Month guide will be produced and distributed throughout town to give Cannon Beach diners an easy look at the variety of Oregon Dungeness Crab menu items to be available during the month. The month-long celebration of all things Dungeness Crab coincides with the Savor Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival.


Seared Dungeness crab cakes with wilted greens and sake butter sauce.
263 N Hemlock St. (503) 436-2661

The Dungeness crab toast is made with fresh crab on grilled sourdough crostini from Sea Level Bakery topped with herbed goat cheese, Meyer lemon sauce and served with balsamic-dressed greens.
316 Fir St. (503) 436-4444

Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge
In addition to menu favorites like the Crab Louie and the famous crab casserole, the Driftwood is offering crab leg specials every day of the month. The crab cocktail features Dungeness crab piled high along with homemade cocktail sauce. They will also have crab legs sauted in white wine, garlic and butter, paired with your choice of soup, salad or chowder.
179 N Hemlock St. (503) 436-2439

Ecola Seafoods
In addition to fresh crab cocktails, options include a whole crab dinner with chowder, garlic bread and coleslaw; crab salad with garlic bread; and a crab melt on garlic bread with Thousand Island and melted cheddar.
208 N Spruce St. (503) 436-9130

EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School
The March dinner show will feature lemon garlic seared red rock fish with tomato relish, butter and black olives and a crab beignet with spicy remoulade. (Reservations recommended.)
188 S Hemlock St. (503) 436-8555

Irish Table
Dungeness crab toast crostini with Boursin cheese, fresh Dungeness crab and a lemon dill vinaigrette.
1235 S Hemlock St. (503) 436-0708

Mi Corazon
Claudia's Avocado Plate is a whole avocado filled with a crab, chive and lime aioli mix, served with sauted seasonal vegetables, Mexican white rice and toasted herb bread.
140 S Hemlock St. Ste A (503) 436-4074

Mo's Restaurant
Mo's will feature their hot crab melt with cheddar cheese melted over crab salad and served on toasted garlic cheese bread; as well as bouillabaisse with Oregon Bay Shrimp, salmon, cod, oysters, clams and crab simmered in a light tomato broth and topped with parmesan cheese.
195 Warren Way (503) 436-1111

Newman's at 988
Crab cakes with parsley, lemon and shallot aioli.
988 S Hemlock St. (503) 436-1151

Pelican Brewing Company
Dungeness crab mac & cheese with house-made Tillamook cheddar sauce, diced tomato and scallions, all topped with bacon breadcrumbs and crab.
1371 S Hemlock St. (503) 908-3377

Public Coast Brewing Co.
Crab cake sandwich with Dungeness crab, arugula, tomato and a lemon dill aioli.
264 E 3rd St. (503) 436-0285

Seasons Cafe
Crab and artichoke dip filled with artichoke hearts, cream cheese and seasonings, served with pita triangles. Spinach and cheese ravioli topped with crab and served with a white wine sun-dried tomato cream.
255 N Hemlock St. (503) 436-1159

Stephanie Inn Dining Room
The Dungeness crab bruschetta is made with fresh Dungeness crab, a lemon herb remoulade and Tillamook Vintage Sharp cheddar cheese, all served on toasted house-made bruschetta. (Advance Reservations Required)
2740 S Pacific St. (844)-266-0029

Sweet Basil's Cafe
Featured for lunch is a Crab Louie wrap, crab and artichoke melt, the crab-stuffed portobello surprise, the Sweet Basil crab roll and the mojo crab salad. For dinner, they will offer Dungeness crab-stuffed portobello and crab cakes.
271 N Hemlock St. (503) 436-1539

Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge
The hot Dungeness crab sandwich is made with crab, Boursin cream cheese and Beecher's white cheddar and served on a grilled house-made garlic baguette.
1190 Pacific Dr. (503) 436-1108


Oregon Dungeness Crab is not just celebrated for its unique sweet flavor of the sea by the likes of culinary giants including Julia Child and Oregon's own James Beard, but it is also lauded for its nutritional value. It's also one of Oregon's most sustainable fisheries where our crabbing fleet is made up of independent family fishermen and women who have chosen crabbing as a way of life, embracing a life where hard work and rugged spirit are rewarded by the delicious bounty of the ocean. Oregon Dungeness is one of the meatiest crabs available and it's low in fat, calories, cholesterol and carbohydrates. A 3-ounce portion of cooked crab yields 19 grams of protein and contains important minerals and amino acids including Omega-3 that is proven to decrease triglycerides, increase levels of "good" cholesterol, lower blood pressure, strengthen immunity and even improve arthritis symptoms. The American Heart Association recommends adults eat two servings per week of seafood that is high in Omega-3s that can help reduce inflammation, a key to lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Cannon Beach Restaurants Celebrate Savor Dungeness Crab Month in March