Okay, okay. This funky little restaurant hugging the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon isn’t “The Wet Dog” café anymore. But we’ve been eating at this place for so many years, we still call it “The Wet Dog.” Even with the recent name change. It’s now the “Astoria Brewing Company.”
Why has it remained an Astoria favorite for over fifteen years? Simple: It’s just fun! The food’s pretty good, too. Here’s the menu.
One of a Kind
With it’s one-of-a-kind, converted warehouse-type decor, you probably won’t see anything like this anywhere else. Hard floor. No carpeting. An impressive collection of license plates and on-site beer selections. Be advised: tables and chairs are wooden, with NO padding.
Start with a stack of crisp onion rings. Move on to house specialties, which which include sandwiches and wraps, fish tacos, and a halibut filet burger. Highly recommended: Oregon hazelnut salad. Crisp mixed greens, chopped Oregon hazelnuts, dried Northwest cranberries and bleu cheese crumbles served with a delicious lite berry viniagrette.
Fun & Funky
his place also offers a hearty selection of fun, funky burgers. Like the country burger (with grilled mushrooms, grilled onion and Swiss cheese) or the Hip Hop (with epper bacon and cheddar), and the Western (with onion ring, cheddar and amber barbecue sauce).
The Wet Dog can fill quickly, particularly during special events or on weekends. Plan accordingly. The food is excellent, the service friendly, the ambience funky. Snag a window table for an awesome view of the Columbia River. It’s a great place to unwind!