Old Oregon Smoke House, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Address:

120 Highway 101
Rockaway Beach, Oregon, 97136 (map it)
503 355-2817
website

Amenities:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Located on a dock at Rockaway Beach, this authentic old-fashioned smokehouse often has people lining up all the way out the door for their amazing fish and chips, oysters, chowder, crab melts, and more. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Location Map

120 Highway 101, Rockaway Beach, Oregon, 97136

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Old Oregon Smoke House
4.5
Based on 986 reviews
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Jessica Foster
Jessica Foster
22:41 25 Jul 21
We looked around at a bunch of different places to eat and ended up here. The atmosphere was very ocean side,... wonderful. The food was fresh and fast. Great Clam Chowder, shrimp and clams. Will definitely be returning.read more
Linda M Hunt
Linda M Hunt
18:53 03 Jul 21
Fun, old, funky place. Great food, I had the crab melt which is so good.They were very busy so there was a bit of a... wait but worth it. It's a walk in, order, eat outside place.They have several picnic tables which are spaced nicely apart.They do not stand out from the street so you have to watch for them.They are on the left side of the street going South, next to the US Bank and across from the Chamber of Commerce.read more
Josh Bathon
Josh Bathon
16:00 23 Jun 21
In Rockaway on vacation. My wife and her brother went here for lunch. They came back and could not stop talking about... the place. They went back for lunch every day that week. After a week of their raving, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. This place is a gem.The food: honestly the best seafood I’ve ever had. All of it is so rich and perfect.The ambience: just exactly what you’d hope for from a beach town. A real experience.The service: surprisingly quick, despite a huge line.Go here. You won’t regret it!read more
Christina Eadie Collins
Christina Eadie Collins
03:02 23 Jun 21
Delicious, hot, and fresh food!! We heard it was good so we decided to try it out and we were NOT disappointed! All the... staff were super busy with a line to the sidewalk and still friendly!There is no inside dining, the whole place is setup as outdoor only, which is great for all the covid rules.read more
Monika Lind
Monika Lind
21:33 13 Jun 21
I ordered the halibut basket ($21), and my husband ordered the popcorn shrimp and clam chowder. The shrimp was okay,... and the clam chowder was good. Unfortunately, my halibut was so disappointing. The fish itself was fresh and high-quality, but it was cut into super uneven-sized pieces and then fried to doneness for the one big thick piece. That means most of the fish was overcooked, making it super dry and tough. Such a shame to ruin good fish! The fries were also unevenly fried -- I've never seen a single fry be overcooked on one half (dark and oily) and undercooked on the other half (limp and flavorless) like the fries here. Judging from the pictures in other people's reviews, they are raising the prices here pretty frequently. I would be happy to pay $21 for this halibut prepared by a skilled fry cook, but that's not what we got today. I hope it was just an off day. Regardless, we won't be back.read more
Ashlyn Mattila
Ashlyn Mattila
06:17 09 May 21
Exceptional! I called in a takeout order for a party of twelve, forty-five minutes before closing. We ordered 5 × 32... ounce clam chowder, 7 × cod fish and chips + 1 crab melt. I was amazed when they told us our order would be ready in twenty minutes. Not only was it ready, but the food was piping hot and fresh. The chowder was thick and creamy. The cod was tasty and not greasy. One bite of the crab melt reeled me in. Five star food and five star customer service. We'll be back!read more
Kaitlin G
Kaitlin G
00:07 23 Apr 21
After reading Michael's review of the life changing crab melt, we decided we needed to consider the direction our... lives were going and redirect ourselves to the Old Oregon Smoke House. Two crab melts, four cups of chowder and three fish and chips later, our bellies were satisfied, our tastebuds in bliss, our lives changed. Will definitely come again. The Cole slaw was great, the chowder creamy, the fish delicious and the service was friendly.read more
Michael Hoffmann
Michael Hoffmann
02:35 26 Mar 21
Such delicious pizza. We said yum after every bite. We had a cheese for the kids and chicken ranch for us grown folk... and they were both next level delicious.Super nice taking our order over the phone and easy to pick up at the window outside.I mean, it's delicious pizza on the beach, do it!read more
Caitlin Wilhelm
Caitlin Wilhelm
17:53 22 Mar 21
The smoked salmon and clam chowder were so tasty. The staff was a little disorganized because of how many call in... orders they had, but we got our food shortly after ordering. It's definitely a hole-in-the-wall, but the food was excellent and the prices were decent.read more
R. M. C.
R. M. C.
20:39 09 Mar 21
Had lunch here on the way down the coast and it was absolutely fabulous. Homemade french fries, homemade tartar sauce &... homemade thousand island for dipping. The oysters and the cod were divine. Definitely the best fish and chips in the area. Well worth the money!read more
Jen Lampley
Jen Lampley
22:23 08 Mar 21
The best fish & chips I’ve ever tasted, the breading is light & doesn’t overpower the flaky & tender fish. The fries... were delicious as well, don’t forget your sauces though. The fry sauce & tartar sauce were both amazing. We will definitely be returning to try other menu items. Highly recommended spot if you’re ever in rockaway.read more
Dave Silva
Dave Silva
01:57 07 Mar 21
Above average fish and chips. Big plus for the fry not being overly greasy!!! Coleslaw is good but it had sweet. if... you enjoy your fries dipped in thousand Island you'll enjoy the fry sauce that comes with each basket. Smoked salmon was ok but would have preferred a bit more smoke. Only outdoor seating. Nice patio that is dog friendly. A few covered tables. Easy walk to the beach for picnic option.read more
Jason Fuger
Jason Fuger
21:44 13 Feb 21
We stopped by and picked up 2 crab melts and smoked salmon dip for dinner. Everything was incredibly delicious. The... staff was super friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.read more
Poeko Waiwaiole
Poeko Waiwaiole
00:40 11 Jan 21
Clam chowder is very good. So is the cod fish and chips. And the clam chowder was so good. Only issue were the... pretentious group in front of us but that is not the restaurant's fault. Oh, and did I mention that the clam chowder was great!read more
Tiffany Marks
Tiffany Marks
21:44 01 Jan 21
Highly recommend! In a great location and nice rooms. If you are after a beach-front room, make sure to specify when... booking, because there are sections of the rooms that do not have a direct view, but are still in walking distance of beach access! Our room had a balcony deck, fire place, full kitchen with dishes and utensils, large fridge, and was very spacious. We will definitely stay here again!read more
Anna Nanavati
Anna Nanavati
01:26 30 Dec 20
Busy little place. Fabulous clam chowder and crab melt!Its basically a walk up window. Don't make the mistake we did... and try to call....they are too busy to answer.Great caution and distancing with Covid.read more
Laura Rogers
Laura Rogers
01:15 28 Dec 20
This is a hidden gem! We called ahead, and even though we had to wait when we arrived I’m glad we called. It’s a tiny... place with high demand! We got the halibut and clams. They both had a nice thin batter. The tarter sauce was delicious too!read more
Tony Condor
Tony Condor
01:18 16 Dec 20
We came here on a beach retreat and we were looking for something good and local. To our delight this little hidden gem... blew away our expectations. We ordered their most popular dishes which were theChicken and friesHalibut and friesPrawns and friesAll three were more than amazing and the sauces were excellent too. Looks don’t do this place justice just try their food and I’m sure you’ll love it too.read more
Toni Mann
Toni Mann
02:21 13 Dec 20
Delicious food and the proportions are just right. My husband and I had the Halibut Fish and Chips, the fish was so... flaky and the fries and coleslaw were perfect!!! So glad we found this little hole in the wall!!read more
Wendy Hendricks
Wendy Hendricks
01:17 30 Nov 20
Hands down best clam chowder I’ve ever had! Loved the crab cake too! So fresh and delicious. Everything really hot and... served quickly in this take out atmosphere we live in. Do not pass this place by. Stop and eat, you’ll love it!read more
David Tilley
David Tilley
14:14 29 Nov 20
Typical small town dive. Fried seafood was fine, nothing glorious. The clam chowder was good, a little thick for me but... still very good.read more
C.D. C
C.D. C
04:26 18 Nov 20
I loved everything about everything we ordered there tonight. It is a beautiful dive sort of spot with glorious food... and I couldn't be more happy with the experience we had there. Everything that they did was art.read more
Joshua Cohen
Joshua Cohen
00:22 22 Oct 20
Pretty average seaside fare and average prices. Did enjoy the clam chowder. Very good service.
Christine Braibish
Christine Braibish
20:29 07 Oct 20
I was skeptical about this place. It doesn't look like much. However, our meal was fantastic! It's been 5 days and I'm... still talking about how delicious their Lobster Melt was. I'd drive back to the coast just to order that again.read more
Bradley Payne
Bradley Payne
00:23 03 Oct 20
This place has a really good fish and chips. The staff there were so nice helpful. Great customer service. Old Oregon... smoke house is the best place in Rockaway Oregon for fish and chips.read more
Alex Nguyen
Alex Nguyen
23:04 19 Sep 20
First time here and ordered with my family. The wait time was fast and the portion sizes were pretty big. The fish had... light batter and wasn’t oily. The sauce that came for the fries was pretty good, I couldn’t tell what it was. The fish pieces were huge and was seasoned well. The clam chowder was thick and had good portion of clam potatoes etc. Everybody loved it and we will be coming back!read more
Marc Fessler
Marc Fessler
23:13 12 Sep 20
The fish tacos were great! Staff is freindly
John Cook
John Cook
04:21 03 Sep 20
A bit pricier than you might expect from it's humble exterior, the Old Oregon Smokehouse serves up a respectable menu... of fried seafood for it's small size. They also happen to offer one of the best clam chowders I've ever eaten.Stop by sometime, pick up a chowder bowl and a lobster melt (not on the menu, but ask and you might get lucky), and make your day better.read more
Nicolaus Noack
Nicolaus Noack
03:49 30 Aug 20
Fantastic! Bit of a line for s good reason.
Mark Holm
Mark Holm
17:22 28 Aug 20
Been here in the past and wanted to revisit. I fortunately closed on Thursdays now.
Erin L
Erin L
17:42 31 Jul 20
The crab melt was fantastic (I won't deny that)! We also got the cod and chips and it was just meh. I've had many... better fish and chips. It was edible but it wasn't great. You also had to eat it with a fork. What bothered me most was that many of the cooking staff outside and people bringing the food out to people either were not wearing masks, were not wearing masks properly (noses out or were pulling them down to talk to a customer), or they were taking them on and off.read more
Citlali Skorney
Citlali Skorney
00:47 28 Jul 20
The clam chowder I really love. I really think it's the best I've had. I didn't love the fish and chips but it was... still good. I loved the crab cake, they run out of that one pretty fast for a reason.read more
Juan Manuel Conci
Juan Manuel Conci
03:01 22 Jul 20
Great food, good price. Most of the seafood meals are deep fried. Very good portions and really authentic little place.... Recommended. (Missing a star because it could be cleaner)read more
Martin Michael
Martin Michael
03:06 19 Jul 20
Good place for Fish and Chips but be prepared for a long line around noon.Service is friendly and food was good. I... wish the FnC would have been a little crispier. We started waiting in line around 1145 and even though their hours start at 12, they didn't open before 1210PMread more
Nancy Thome
Nancy Thome
02:29 17 Jul 20
Great food, fun laid-back atmosphere. We had the clam chowder-very good, the clam strips-also very good, the crab... melt-delicious, and bought smoked salmon with garlic and spices to eat on bagels the next morning-delicious. Will definitely return if we are in Rockaway Beach again.read more
Alexander Voets
Alexander Voets
02:21 03 Jul 20
If you don’t give this place five stars you are just lying. I love everything about it. Atmosphere is great, the people... are very polite and the food is amazing ... they are even dog friendly and had treats. The Crab melt is a must. Granted, it is a bit pricey but absolutely worth it. I will come back here every time.read more
Ryan Blackwood
Ryan Blackwood
14:59 28 Jun 20
Great hole in the wall spot for fresh fried seafood.We got the Cod fish n chips, fried clams, popcorn shrimp, and... medium clam chowder to share between 2 of us; it was easily enough food for 3-4 people. Every fried item came with thick cut fries, coleslaw, and plenty of sauces.Line wasn't too bad for us, but we were there pretty late and some of the people in front of us were waiting almost an hour for their food. This has been pretty normal though, with most places closed or at capacity due to COVID.Definitely recommend.read more
Rachael Scott
Rachael Scott
18:48 24 Jun 20
We went there for the crab and the lobster melt. But they only have them on Friday. We tried the halibut and the... salmon dip and both were good.read more
Nina Miller
Nina Miller
16:54 19 Jun 20
I love this place. One of the best clam chowders I've ever had. It's not a restaurant but they do have tables to sit at... outside. They have a great variety of hot sauces to choose from. Here's one we bought. The smokehouse sits back in a cubby next to the US Bank in Rockaway. Enjoy.read more
Jana Infanger
Jana Infanger
22:04 16 Mar 20
We went here for the first time and got a crab melt, a lobster melt, fries and clam chowder. And let me tell you,... everything was absolutely decadent. Both the crab and lobster melts held true to their name as they melted in your mouth. The flavors were exquisite. The fries are fat, crunchy and perfectly salty. And the clam chowder is the best I've ever had. Eat here!!read more
Vicki B
Vicki B
19:55 14 Mar 20
Great little shop, with creative artwork, An assortment of crafting supplies , a little bit of Something for ....the... crafter, the student, the vacationer needing that special souvenir. And always a cheerful face waiting to greet youread more
Jayson Schrank
Jayson Schrank
17:59 24 Feb 20
This place is an absolute gem. Not just for a beach town, but for all of Oregon . You would never know from looking at... the outside, but the food quality is on par with some of the best restaurants in Portland. You can tell on every dish that the chef pours his heart into it. Everything we have tried here is exquisite. The star for me is the calamari and the corner beef sandwich. Love the setting beautiful view just right off the sand. Go....u won't be disappointed.read more
Don M. Hokanson
Don M. Hokanson
22:48 28 Dec 19
Older but well maintained and managed. These units are owned by members but may be rented out to the public. No... timeshare salespeople or presentations. Beachside frontage. 1 or 2 bedroom units. No pets or smoking on the premises. Quiet. Nice pool and hot tub.read more
Karli Jennings
Karli Jennings
22:51 09 Aug 19
This place was amazing- the kind of food gem we hoped to discover while visiting Rockaway! The clam chowder was so good... (and I don't even like clam chowder!) My husband and I both ordered crab melts and think it was the best meal of our trip! So much flavor! If you want a coastal comfort food meal, this is the stop for you!read more
Joshua Gutierrez
Joshua Gutierrez
17:48 13 Jul 19
We've been vacationing to Rockaway Beach a few years now and this is the first time we visited this place. Boy it... didn't disappoint! Amazing clam chowder, fish and chips but the crab melt was the bomb! 💣 You have to come in during the lunch rush otherwise you might miss out (the food that uses bread sells out quickly). Your taste buds will thank you!! 🤤read more
Lea Sanchez
Lea Sanchez
22:18 27 May 19
Best food on the coast! The jumbo prawns had some of the best batter I've ever had!
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