Play the Shell Game

There are countless seafood shacks in the Northwest. These are our three favorites.


The essentials at Mo's in Newport, Oregon     Photo: Rachel Briggs

The Hama Hama Seafood Store, in Lilliwaup, Washington, is a family-owned operation on the banks of the Hood Canal, approximately one football field from the flats where they pick the sweetest oysters in the Northwest. $6 per dozen;

Mo’s, a cedar-sided joint on Newport, Oregon’s bay front, gets its clams straight out of the Pacific, and the cod for the ­drool-worthy fish and chips comes fresh off the boats ­harbored directly across the street in ­Yaquina Bay. Clam ­chowder, $4.50; fish and chips, $11; ­

Anacortes, Washington’s Shrimp Shack, just two miles from the Puget Sound, is a funky slow-food take-out surrounded by shucked oyster shells. Order the scrumptious Dungeness crab sandwich ($14), the clam strips ($9), or, if you’re truly adventurous, the supremely awesome quarter-pound oyster burger ($9).

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