Everyone Knows About Mo’s

Over the weekend I had cause, lovely beautiful cause in the form of a friend’s wedding, to head to the coast. Not far far away at the coast, not all weekend at the coast, just that short drive (less than 2 hours) to the Cannon Beach area.

I saw a great many things on my way there (and back) that gave me pause and caused my stomach to lurch, like the dead doe on the side of the road (that was there early in the morning and still there in the early evening) the dead snake (I didn’t know there were many snakes slithering about the coastal area) and a few impatient aggressive drivers. Mostly I saw the beach though. The sand and the surf, the waves nipping at my feet as we wandered the beach looking for more beach.

It was a lovely day but after a couple of hours we knew we had to head back to the city, too many things to do, too many commitments on our tiny hours of weekend, but before we headed home we stopped at one of my favorite features of the Oregon Coast, Mo’s.

Mo’s where the food is somehow always exactly what I want, where my kid can get lunch on a Frisbee and where upon leaving I can satisfy my sweet tooth for saltwater taffy just like I had when I was a kid. As a matter of fact, I’m thinking about heading back out this weekend…

7 Comments so far

  1. butch (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

    Nothing like the sour dough cannonball full of chowder and an ice cold Rogue Mo Ale. ahhhh


  2. Marsha (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

    Mo’s is one of the must stop at places when we go to the coast. A tradition my children as they go on there own still carries on.


  3. Betsy (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

    My kids adore Mo’s – if we’re anywhere near a Mo’s location, that’s where we’re going for lunch and/or dinner for sure.


  4. Lelo (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    I love the coast and everything about Oregon’s beaches, except for Mo’s.

    (I’m ducking now while afraid of being pelted with biscuits.)

    Their chowder is the most disgusting stuff ever: tasteless gloppy gritty with a pool of butter on top. EEEWWW. I’m sorry. I just had to say it. Maybe if I had childhood experiences tied to it I’d feel differently, but as an adult, yuckie poo!


  5. plm (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:54 pm

    Yes Lelo! My exact experience! And don’t get me started about Camp 18’s soggy greasy deep fried seafood.


  6. Lynette (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:56 pm

    I’m lactose intolerant, so no way would I be trying the famous chowder. Last September, though, when I found the Mo’s all by itself out on that high promontory, I had a salad with tiny shrimp on it. Not something I’d want to eat again. In fact, my best memory of that stop on my day trip was the way the wind grabbed hold of the passenger door when my then 80-year-old Mama opened it to get out of the car. I’ve never seen a Buick LeSabre door move like that!


  7. Lynette (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:57 pm

    I’m lactose intolerant, so no way would I be trying the famous chowder. Last September, though, when I found the Mo’s all by itself out on that high promontory, I had a salad with tiny shrimp on it. Not something I’d want to eat again. In fact, my best memory of that stop on my day trip was the way the wind grabbed hold of the passenger door when my then 80-year-old Mama opened it to get out of the car. I’ve never seen a Buick LeSabre door move like that!



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