If you’re a first time visitor to Cannon Beach or to the Oregon Coast for that matter, Mo’s is the place to go. It’s touristy, it’s got merchandise and apparently they have world famous Clam Chowder. But if you’re eating Paleo and not into touristy things, then Mo’s is really not the place for you.
However, because everybody says you should try it because of their oyster shooters, it wouldn’t kill us to try it…or would it….;)
What we ordered: Fish dinner with side of potatoes and choice of salad, cole slaw or something else…I can’t remember, and steamed oysters for appetizer.
How we ordered it: The Salmon dinner with side of seasonal vegetables instead of potatoes with side of salad. The Cod dinner with side of seasonal vegetable instead of potatoes and cole slaw. Steamed oysters were as is.
What we got:
The Cod dinner is not pictured because it is exactly the same as the Salmon dinner and really not much to look at.
Cost: Salmon dinner – $11, Steamed oyster (8)- $10
Quantity: The green beans may have been frozen, maybe not…nothin’ special. A good portion of fish was served, but still left a little hungry and unsatisfied.
Quality: Fish was a little overcooked. Definitely needed to use the lemon, and salt and pepper to add some more flavor. The steamed oysters were pretty darn good actually.
OK, Mo’s was alright, We did not try their famous clam chowder due ot the dairy, so maybe we just missed the best thing ever, but as far as Paleo on your travels, this one was…edible. The portions were nothing spectacular. As far as the taste, except for the oysters, it’s pretty close to something I could cook at home and we all know that I don’t/can’t cook. If you can, find the one Thai restaurant in town for Paleo. Good luck!
OK I’m not gonna lie, but I was very timid about going to this restaurant. I’d never heard of this restaurant before but I had seen the building before. It’s downtown and the outside of the restaurant looks like the outside of an old fishing boat. When smoking was allowed indoors in Portland, I remember I had walked by this place and just thought that it was a really shady place. So when we found a coupon on http://www.restaurant.com for the Fish Grotto Seafood Restaurant we were interested, but when I saw the building, my “flight or fight” instincts kicked in a little and I wanted to flight.
But it was a Tuesday night, we were already there, we had a coupon and we were starving. How much could we lose? The possibility of having Buyer’s Remorse did seem inevitable, but we decided to take a chance.
As you can see the anticipation is killing me…
What we ordered: Nori wrapped Ahi Tuna, Alaskan Halibut Fish and Chips.
How we ordered it: Ahi Tuna – Extra grilled vegetables instead of ginger rice. Alaskan Halibut Fish and Chips – No chips, sub in grilled vegetables.
What we got:
Cost: Ahi Tuna – $20, Fish and Chips – $17
Quality: Surprisingly, the meat was really good! The Halibut had very little breading on it. It tasted very light.
Quantity: Like most expensive restaurants we weren’t expecting much, but it was about right for an expensive restaurant.
Considering our incredibly low expectations coming in, we were pleasantly surprised. This place was expensive, but the quality of the Ahi Tuna was great. The Alaskan Halibut was light and tasty. Not bad if you want to splurge a little bit. But without the coupon, I wouldn’t go out of my way to go to this restaurant.