by Nikki Cleveland
Just north of Tillamook Bay on the northern coast, Rockaway Beach is a quaint small town full of oceanside lodging and restaurants, including the popular Sand Dollar Restaurant right across from the beach. This local joint serves a variety of burgers and fresh seafood entrees along with an extensive list of cocktails, beers, and wines.
Sand Dollar Restaurant can be found right off Highway 101 on S 1st Ave, with front-row ocean views and an outdoor seating area just across from the beach. They offer occasional live music as well as special events and catering services. Ingredients are sourced locally from area fishermen, vendors, and farmers at the local farmers market.
Get started with one of their soups and salads, or one of their starters like the oyster shooters and seasoned fries. For the main meal, take your pick between their burgers, sandwiches, and fresh seafood entrees like cod fish & chips. The Peach Feta Chicken Burger is a customer favorite!
Lite meals are also available including cod street tacos and shrimp skewers with rice. There is an excellent beverage selection as well, so you can find the perfect pairing with your meal. They serve red and white wines, wine cocktails, draft and bottled beer, and house cocktails like the Sand Dollar Martini. There are also plenty of non-alcoholic options including soft drinks, tea and coffee, milk, juice, and mocktails.
Sand Dollar Restaurant is located at 210 SW S 1st St in Rockaway Beach, OR. They are currently open for dine-in and take-out during limited hours, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays. To view their full menu, head over to their website. You can also follow their Facebook page here for the latest updates.