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WARRENTON DEEP SEA CRAB & FISH MARKET 45 N.E. HARBOR PLACE, WARRENTON, OREGON
If à-la-carte is more your speed, Warrenton Deep Sea — a fish market near the Warrenton-Hammond Marina — has both live and cooked whole crabs to go, as well as crab legs and crab meat. A nofuss way to enjoy fresh Dungeness crab: Grab one of their crab cocktails and enjoy it at Fort Stevens’s Peter Iredale shipwreck.
Executive Chef Josh Archibald from the Wayfarer, just feet from the beach in Cannon Beach, says that to optimize freshness, the crab is delivered within hours of picking local from Astoria.
The Dungeness Crab “Scandahoovian” Mac at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria features three kinds of cheese.
THE WAYFARER RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 1190 PACIFIC DRIVE, CANNON BEACH, OREGON
Executive Chef Josh Archibald from the Wayfarer, just feet from the beach in Cannon Beach, said that “to optimize freshness, the crab is delivered within hours of picking local from Astoria — up to five days a week if we desire, and we always use 100 percent Dungeness.” For breakfast, check out their Crab Cake Benedict, which features their crab cakes on a housemade English muffin with poached Zweifel farm eggs and a housemade hollandaise sauce. For lunch, the Crab Sandwich features a toasted baguette with Boursin cheese and Beecher’s Flagship White Cheddar. For lighter fare, a crab cocktail with shaved celery and a horseradish vinaigrette rounds out lunch. Crab cakes, a staple at The Wayfarer, are served in some form for every meal; no bread or filling is used but rather a seafood mousse with heavy cream and prawns binds the cakes served with a housemade lemon herb aioli. Whole cooked crabs are also offered at dinner time seasonally from a featured fishing vessel. As crab season reaches full stride, crab boats are often within view from the Wayfarer dining room. Archibald said that “sometimes as many as eight or 10 crab boats can be counted on the horizon near Haystack Rock as the sun sets. Crab that is potentially only a few hundred yards away — that is a chef’s dream!”
The Greek Crab Quesadilla at T Paul’s Urban Cafe features locally sourced Dungeness.
The crab cakes at the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge in Cannon Beach feature a generous amount of Dungeness.
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