Owners Tom & Susie Morris
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Why Ocean Beauty?
“We are Loyal because….We Love Ocean Beauty!!”
It all started in 7th grade. They fell in love, got married and moved to Cannon Beach. After 38 years in business, Tom & Susie Morris are still going strong.
They didn’t have a plan to start a restaurant. Upon moving to Cannon Beach Tom joined the Cannon Beach police department, while Susie worked for Seaside police department as a dispatcher.
Tom frequented the Log House restaurant (Which is now where Morris’ Restaurant sits.) One day, the owner approached him and said, “Why don’t you buy me out”? Tom called Susie at work and said…”Quit your job, I just bought a restaurant.”
Morris’ Fireside Restaurant has been cooking up a storm since 1976. The Log Cabin restaurant is located in beautiful downtown Cannon Beach, Oregon. The restaurant has a warm, welcoming appeal complete with two gas fireplaces to warm up after a chilly walk on the beach.
Tom & Susie have kept basically the same menu from the start, because they are coastal favorites. Halibut Fish & Chips, Pan Fried Oysters, Steamer Clams, Crab Cakes, along with Delicious Burgers and Juicy Steaks. But let’s not forget their AWESOME CLAM CHOWDER…Tom says “It’s not FAMOUS, but it’s the best!” (We think you’ll agree).
Even though the restaurant doesn’t have a so called “Bar”, they have a full drink menu to go with your meal, including Armando’s famous Bloody Mary. It’s a meal in a glass with pickled asparagus, celery, olives, salami, peppers and other goodies
Morris’ Restaurant winter schedule is 8am-8pm Sunday thru Thursday, 8am-9pm Friday and Saturday . The summer schedule changes to 8am-9pm 7 days a week. Breakfast is served till 1pm every day for the late risers, and lunch is served all day from 8am thru dinner.
They have 8 children who are all grown now and 15 grandchildren. All of their kids worked in the restaurant, and 6 of the grandchildren have worked on their summer break. This is the oldest single owned restaurant in Cannon Beach.
When we asked them, what’s the future look like? They both giggled and said, “Just keep on keeping on”.
Thank you, Tom and Susie, for being our loyal customers all these wonderful years. Congratulations for being Ocean Beauty Seafoods CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH.