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.

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PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

Bistro

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

Cannon Beach Hardware & Public House
A surprise menu item featuring crab will be offered every Monday and Friday throughout the month.
1235 S Hemlock St. (503) 436-4086

Castaways
Caribbean crab fritters served with Bahamian brown stew sauce, fresh mango salsa and a drizzle of Creole aioli.
316 Fir St. (503) 436-4444

Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge
Options include a chilled crab cocktail with homemade cocktail sauce; a crab Louie served with mixed greens, radishes, pickle, egg and olives and the Dungeness crab casserole baked with sharp cheddar and parmesan cheese sauce. On Fridays, sauted crab legs in white wine, butter and garlic are featured and on Fridays and Saturdays, they'll offer a chilled crab leg cocktail.
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 & coleslaw; crab salad with garlic bread; and a crab melt on garlic bread with 1000 Island and melted cheddar.
208 N Spruce St. (503) 436-9130

EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School
Act One of their March dinner show will feature pan-seared halibut with Dungeness crab-stuffed piquillo pepper in a chorizo Navarre broth and chicory endive with vegetables and anchovy aioli, alongside Bob's crusty bread. (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
Hot crab melt with cheddar cheese melted over crab salad and served on toasted garlic cheese bread.
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 Brewery
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
Hot crab sandwich with Dungeness crab, Boursin cream cheese and aged Tillamook cheddar on an oven-baked French roll, served with fries.
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
Curried Dungeness Crab Tartine with fresh Dungeness crab, curried aioli, toasted bruschetta, pickled red onions and micro cilantro. (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
Fresh local whole Dungeness crab poached in a court bouillon and served with buttered local fingerlings and seasonal vegetables. Suggested Pairing: Pete's Mountain 2017 Ceille's Block Willamette Valley Pinot Gris.
1190 Pacific Dr. (503) 436-1108

ABOUT OREGON DUNGENESS CRAB

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, lowerblood 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.