Lunch at Minute Café (Bandon, OR)

Fried clams plate
Fried clams plate

Once in a while, you get surprised by a meal that you didn’t expect much from.

We stopped in Bandon to stretch our legs and get a little lunch before resuming our road trip. First, we visited a confectionery, Cranberry Sweets & More, where all things cranberry are made into candies, and then walked around town a bit, before eating at Minute Café. The menu is basically diner food. We decided to have the fried clam plate, which came with fries and cole slaw, plus two halves of buttered toast. All I can say is that the fried clams were extraordinarily good. Though the pieces were larger than we’ve come to expect, they were tender and had a great clam flavor and the batter was light and crispy. Oftentimes, such clams emerge from a kitchen like fried rubber bands in texture, but not these! I was almost tempted to say that they were razors, but the waitress assured us they weren’t. Great, just the same.

Minute Cafe
145 2nd St SE
Bandon, OR ‎

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