A nice rustic cabin styled building as you enter downtown Cannon Beach, the Lumberyard has always looked busy when we drove into town so we decided to give it a try for dinner tonight.
The wife and Son shared a meat lovers wood fired pizza, my daughter had a the Irish Nachos, and I went for the 3-Course meal, a $26 option that provides a sample of their classic menu items.
The Lumberyard's Irish Nachos are hand cut potato chips covered in beans, cheese, sour cream and chives. They are sold as an appetizer, but were more than enough for my daughter's dinner.
For my 3 courses I selected their Mac & Cheese, Chowder, and Rockfish Steverino as my entree. The Mac & Cheese was ok, but not very inspired. The pepper bacon topping it was fantastic, and perfectly cooked, but the sauce tasted more processed than scratch made. Their chowder was amazing, with far more and fresher clams than the old standby, Mo's. More herbs and less salt and bacon along with a thicker cream base work together to make this a great clam chowder, and one I will come back for. The rockfish was served with grilled sweet corn and a baked potato. The fish was moist and flavorful if a bit over cooked, making the outer edges more like chipped rubber than flaky white fish. Overall the meal was decent and worth the $26, but could have been amazing with just a little more effort.
In all we enjoyed out visit to the Lumberyard, and will return to try more of their menu the next time we are in Cannon Beach for a visit.