The Blackfish Cafe in Lincoln City, Ore.

I'm a big seafood fan. I'm an equally big fan of fancy restaurants with friendly vibes. The Blackfish Cafe in Lincoln City, Oregon meets all my greatest dining expectations.

I've been coming here ever since I was a little girl. My grandmother lived in Lincoln City for decades, and we'd dine here every night. YUM.

This time around, I ordered their potato gnocchi with butternut squash--a delicious dish swimming in fresh romesco sauce, braised rocket greens, raab, roasted garlic and thinly sliced parmesan. MELT. IN. YOUR. MOUTH. DELICIOUS!

The group also opted for some of the Blackfish's famous "Ding Dongs," which are basically Heaven but in food form. Fresh layers of whipped cream and chocolate cake encased in a hard chocolate shell, drizzled with berry sauce. Yes, you must try it.

Despite the somewhat chilling logo--there's nothing fishy about this restaurant (except the menu)! Don't forget to stop by the next time you're in town (and make reservations--they're popular).

The Blackfish Cafe

2733 NW U.S. 101

Lincoln City, OR 97367

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