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131 E Chance A La Mer NE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
+1 360-289-4026
11:30 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family has been coming to Ocean Shores for many years. We always dine at Alec's more than once during our visits. You must try the fried razor clams, delicious!

Thank Goodmom42
Lacey, Washington
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

In the past when in Ocean Shores we have always dined at least once at Alec's By the Sea. I has been good and the price reasonable. This time, however, the food was not as good. It could have been that we were there at 4:45 in the afternoon. The pan fried oysters were chewy like bubble gum.

Thank 1212ballard
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Brought my whole work team here for dinner. The wait staff are wonderful. The food was fantastic for the price. Great options for any picky eater. Highly recommend.

Thank Jodalee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food at a good price. The servers were very friendly. Try their fish and chips. Don't forget the chowder. Great place to hang out especially if you are a Seahawks fan.

Thank Phil S
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Easy to overlook this restaurant as its just off the main road and located in a big car park. But it is well worth a visit. The quality of the food was really good; the owner clearly aims to cook to a high standard and the restaurant provides an extensive menu with a variety of healthy options. Friendly staff too.

Thank howardcrabtree
Milton Freewater, Oregon
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the weekend and looking for a place to eat and watch the game with a newborn baby. We tried 6 or more different restaurants/pizza joints. We asked at a Seahawks shop and she said Alec's By The Sea. We walked in and immediately felt at home. The staff is decked out in Seahawks gear and... More 

Thank mfpeggyj
Vancouver, Washington
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Of the three evenings we ate in three restaurants in Ocean Shores' this one was the best. My clam strips were just fine, but my wife's salmon was up to here with the best she could recall. Efficient service and immediate seating one a midweek arrival.

Thank Neil L
Everett, WA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I asked a guy working at the fat tire bike rentals where to get a good old fashioned grilled cheese sandwich and he suggested Alec's. He was right. We enjoyed the food enough to eat here twice in our 4 day visit. Good old american diner food in my opinion with reasonable prices.

Thank jjehere
Beaverton, OR
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The atmosphere is a little run down, but not atypical for coastal eateries. The bathrooms could be a little cleaner. The waitstaff is always friendly if not a little confused at times, and inattentive, at times. The Red Snapper and the homemade chips are always delicious. Other menu items are a crapshoot. Sometimes cooked perfectly, or as experienced last week,... More 

Thank Katy M
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our first night in town and we were hungry for seafood, since we were at Ocean Shores. What a disappointment. Usually a mixed seafood dish has lots of goodies on it but not this one. The salmon piece was just that, 2 bites, one prawn, small chunk of some white fish I think was to be the sole,and an oyster?... More 

Thank AngeliqueSeattle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 E Chance A La Mer NE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ocean Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 360-289-4026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?