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Nanci and Jimella's Cafe and Cocktails

American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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21712 Pacific Way, Ocean Park, WA 98640-3220
+1 360-665-4847
16:00 - 20:30
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the Long Beach peninsula s best kept secrets! The food is out of this world good. We were lucky enough to come on Thursday night , pasta night! We had wine, an appetizer, salad, pasta and dessert. All chef prepared and expertly presented plates. A personal dessert tray presentation and even a visit at our table... More 

Thank Lori C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile as it looks like a nice place to eat, and I love pasta. I finally talked my husband into taking me here, and what a disappointment. It had nice ambiance, and the staff were very friendly, but the prices were too high for the meals we ordered. I ordered the... More 

1 Thank bellakitsy
Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere here but the prices on the menu are a bit on the high side. Always ask for the special and the price. I've ordered the pork loin with red potatoes, veggies and a wedge salad for 15 dollars. It was a nice size plate. It is a great place to carry on a concersation ( no... More 

Thank Jeniene M
Astoria, Oregon
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Dessert alone is worth the trip! Again I was served a wonderful meal and the truth is I would drive over just for the dessert tray as it is fabulous and all made in house!

Thank Wildchinook
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We stopped in recently for a long-delayed return visit having followed the careers of Nanci Main and the late Jimella Lucas from their early Seattle and Portland days in the late 70s to Long Beach (The Shelburne Restaurant), Oysterville (The Ark) and now Ocean Part (Nanci and Jimella's). In all those years, nothing has disappointed, from the warm, friendly feel... More 

Thank Newf-on-the-loose
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The food was wonderful. Prompt and friendly service by all. Nice variety of food on menu. The shrimp and crab mac n cheese was a pleasant surprise.

Thank Jackie M
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Recommended by locals, nice atmosphere and waitperson, but it go's down from there. THE most expensive place in our whole trip. Tasteless clam chowder, with only a hint of clams. Queen of the Sea Platter ($32)was mostly thick batter, soggy and fell off the seafood. The batter was exactly like a corn dog. Seafood Pasta dish ($29) featured uncooked Prawn... More 

1 Thank bob d
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I still cannot believe that I really forked over $22 for a little crab cocktail at this place! What on earth was I thinking? $22 for about a few ounces of fresh crab on top of a little shredded lettuce in a dainty cocktail glass! Shame on me!

1 Thank alamedafrances
Ocean Park, Washington
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times. We have never had a bad meal. The wait staff is attentive and the food is always top notch. Love the burgers and wedge salads. Their meatloaf is so very yummy.

Thank Joanna P
Battle Ground, Washington
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Arrived at 4pm for the 4-5 "Happy Hour".This included 6.00 cocktails and 4.00 beers. There was not a HH food menu but ordering within the hour meant 1 dollar off entree items.Since the entrees were 22.00 to 40.00 the discount was insignificant.Although it appears a simple roadside cafe next with abutting mini market the interior is lovely with fresh flowers... More 

Thank Michael E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21712 Pacific Way, Ocean Park, WA 98640-3220
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ocean Park
  • Phone Number: +1 360-665-4847
Nanci Main and late Jimella Lucas are two Northwest chefs who have created impeccable food legends and customer loyalty. Their Ark Restaurant and bakery in Nahocotta, Washington gained a national following for 22 years. Nanci and Jimella's Cafe' opened in 2004. The Menu includes classic offerings from The Ark and link memory and flavor. Fisherman deliver fresh catch through the back door, clams and oysters come fresh from Willapa Bay and local suppliers of organic produce and meats confirm their commitment to taste and health. The cocktail lounge serves top shelf handcrafted cocktails and there is a well rounded wine list. The Bakery makes homemade breads and desserts daily. Warm rolls are served at each table. Locally roasted organic coffee fills your cup with wonderful aromas. The intimate dining room has a comfortable bistro atmosphere and sparkles with tiny lights and fresh flowers. Chef Katie Witherbee studied with both Nanci and Jimella as well as the Le Cordon Bleu, Portland. She is a gifted chef in her own right and has built a menu that is both innovative and delicious. "The food is nothing short of outstanding...I would not hesitate to make the gastronomic pilgrimage again. " Mouth of the Columbia, restaurant review.

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