Coast Explorer Magazine - The Explorer's Guide to the Oregon Coast and Washington Coast
Facebook Email Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Read Coastal Explorer Visit Destinations in Coastal Explorer Coastal Explorer Calendar of Events
Cannon Beach's Driftwood Inn Serves Up a Rare Treat
Published: 06/07/2008
 

Since the 1940s, when Cannon Beach was primarily a logging town, The Driftwood Inn has been serving working folks just plain good food and still today is known for their superb steaks. Paul Nofield, who's owned the restaurant for five years, explained he buys 300 pounds of Midwest grain and corn-fed beef a week from a local packing company. The whole loins are aged for 21 days and then hand cut in the restaurant to order. After steaks are marked on the hot grill, they are dredged in garlic butter and finished to the diner's preference; no salt, no pepper, no other seasonings. Nofield said he wants to serve only "tasteful, good looking and quality steaks." Like a classic steak house, your perfectly grilled steak is brought to you sizzling hot on an insulated stainless steel platter and is served with a foil-wrapped baked potato or fries if you prefer. The Driftwood offers an eight-ounce and a ten-ounce filet mignon, a 16-ounce New York steak and a 12-ounce ribeye, all priced between $25 and $27. The filet is thick, tender and juicy. Pair your steak with a glass of red wine. Several reds from Oregon, Washington and California wineries are available by the glass. About a dozen red wines by the bottle are offered, starting at $24. For a truly memorable Northwest pairing, choose the 2005 Cabernet franc from Walla Walla Vintners at $42. The Driftwood Inn is open from 11:30am to 10pm daily and 11:30am to 11:30pm weekends, and is located at 179 N Hemlock, (503) 436-2439. - By Stella Bennett

Search
MORE TO EXPLORE
 
Can't-miss spots for a day of dining out in Cannon Beach BREAKFAST: Wayfarer Restaurant 1190 Pacific Dr, Oceanfront & Gower... [read more]
Local culinary talents share their stories and reveal their favorite spots for food and drink in Cannon Beach Not all... [read more]
Whether you're searching for steak or seeking fresh seafood, craving a cocktail or want to indulge your desire for delectable... [read more]
Sponsored Links
  • Cannon Beach
    Featured Destination
    Great restaurants, shopping and Oregon's most famous rock too. There is magic here!
  • Cannon Beach Bakery
    Cannon Beach Dining
    A “full service” all occasion bakery, here to make your life’s little celebrations memorable.
  • Public Coast Brewing Co.
    Cannon Beach Dining
    Pub food at its best when paired with award-winning micro-brews or house-made root beer.
  • Driftwood Restaurant & Lounge
    Cannon Beach Dining
    Serving the best steaks to Cannon Beach for over 70 years. Both a local’s and a drifter’s favorite!
Subscribe
to Coast Explorer
Subscribe to Coast Explorer Magazine now and don't miss another issue featuring our beautiful photography and design, interesting feature stories and guides to coastal attractions, events, dining, shopping, arts and lodging. Annual subscriptions (3 issues) are only $15