Best Seafood in Lincoln County
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Oregon Coast Magazine
Calamari is described as "cornmeal dusted, flash-fried calamari with sorrel aioli and horseradish gremolata." It's a delectable dish even if you don't understand all the components."
May / June, 2007
Northwest Palate Magazine
Voted "Readers Choice Award" in the April issue, 2001
Lincoln City Newsguard
"readers Choice Awards"
The Oregonian A&E Section Review
"…The restaurant, stressing freshness and pungency, has received a powerful critical welcome, including listing in the James Beard Foundation Restaurant Directory…Pounding mingles both the basics in a popular section called Beach Favourites, and more imaginative entrees such as pan-seared hook and line Sea Bass and citrus marinated grilled breast of duck. In a clear statement of attitude, the menu includes thanks to Pounding's suppliers of oysters, breads, and vegetables…the Blackfish just may have the best clam chowder on the Oregon Coast…The Blackfish is a comfortable, carefully designed restaurant, marked with polished woods and striking cut-outs of seafood. Every part of the menu features the same ingredient, a vivid sense of the Coast"
LISTED AS ONE OF "NORTHWEST BEST PLACES" IN "BEST PLACES, RESTAURANT, LODGING AND TOURING GUIDE, 2001-2008"
Travel Smart: Oregon
"…Owned and operated by one of the most respected chefs in the Northwest, the Blackfish Café delivers on Rob Poundings promise of "really good food at really good prices"…Rob's imaginative and artful presentations display a sophistication that clearly raises the level of excellence on the Oregon Coast…the café benefits from a minimalist approach that is comforting, distinct, and yet complimentary to the meals…a filling experience in more ways than one"
"Pay attention to this spot…Pounding has downscaled his style and come up with a winner…the café offers beach food with a fresh focus and flair"
The Statesman Journal
Thursday, May 4th, 2000