Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St, Astoria, Oregon 97103 USA

998 Reviews
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Sun 11a-9p
  • Independent
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Outdoor
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“A riverfront restaurant”

the original Red Building was built in 1896 as the offices and repair shops for the Union Fish Co-operative Cannery (currently The Cannery Pier Hotel) located at the end of the adjacent dock. The restaurant portion of the building where Bridgewater Bistro is located was added later for the maintenance and construction of the Co-operative’s fishing boats. As the flourishing canneries declined in the mid-1900’s, the Union Fish cannery closed and its buildings fell into disrepair. Ryan Davis and Shawn Helligso purchased the building with a vision to restore and revitalize the historic space back to its vibrant role on Astoria’s waterfront. We were inspired by their vision and leapt at the opportunity to create a riverfront sister restaurant to The Shoalwater, which we have operated for 27 years in Seaview, Washington. with architects Lisa Chadbourne and Daren Doss (who have homes and offices in Seattle and Astoria), we have attempted to design a restaurant that honors the old-growth fir “bones” and boatyard history of the building while offering our guests an exceptional dining experience with breathtaking views of the Columbia. Most of the wood is original and has been carefully restored – old-growth fir soars above the dining rooms, the exterior tongue-and groove siding was re-planned and installed on the inner walls, and the well-worn floors retain character with their rough-sanded refinished. The use of steel in the fireplace surrounds, stanchions and bar shelving have been designed to reflect the shipping traffic on the ever-changing riverscape outside our windows. The pipe and fir “Fish in Nets” architectural sculptures in our reception area further highlight our connection to the rich fishing history of this pier.

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The chowder is tomato based and stunningly delicious. Fresh bread with butter was served with the cup of soup. Shrimp Louie salad was good from the butter soft bay shrimp to the confetti of... Read more

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David L.

We ate dinner at Bridgewater during our last night in Oregon. We booked it a month in advance and had been looking forward to it for weeks. It did not disappoint. There was a mixup with our... Read more

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Great Food, Great Location, Great Service Bridgewater Bistro has been, and continues to be one of my go-to places when I have friends in town I want to impress, and better yet - when I want to... Read more

Bridgewater Bistro

20 Basin St
Astoria, Oregon
97103 USA


Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Mon - Thu: 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bar
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Dine In
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Private Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
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