Customer Spotlight: Silver Salmon Grille

Why Ocean Beauty?
Hands down, it’s the service. You can’t beat the service that Ocean Beauty gives us. Besides giving us quality product and competitive pricing, Ocean Beauty makes sure we know market trends on our key seafood items so that we can react, look at alternatives, so we don’t interrupt what we are doing to keep our restaurant running smoothly. They are always there when we need them. This is important to us.

40 years is a long time for this young couple to be in the restaurant business. Since they started bussing tables at 14, it makes sense. Jeff worked his way up thru the kitchen and ultimately turned Chef and GM of local restaurants (Wayfarer Cannon Beach & Astoria Golf and Country Club). Laurie started working at Astoria Golf and Country Club and worked her way up to waitress and then management. Astoria Country Club is where the two met, fell in love, and married. Given the two strong backgrounds in “Front of the House” & “Back of the House” it just made sense to build their own empire.

The Silver Salmon Grille is located on the corner of 11th and Commercial, the heart of historic Astoria, Oregon. Its location is the epicenter of the great Astoria fire in 1922. In 1924 it raised from the ashes as Thiel Bros Restaurant (for 50 years) The Brass Rail Restaurant (22 years). In 2001 the building was bought by Jeff & Laurie Martin, and the rest of the story is DELICIOUS!

The newly remodeled restaurant gives off and casual, but elegant atmosphere.

The newly remodeled restaurant gives off a casual, but elegant atmosphere.

The lounge features a Bar that was built 135 years ago where it was once ,the centerpiece of Anna Bay Social Club (a local brothel located on Bond Street pre-prohibition)

The lounge features a Bar that was built 135 years ago where it was once, the centerpiece of Anna Bay Social Club (a local brothel located on Bond Street pre-prohibition)

The menu features local seafood, steaks, pork and chicken, created by Chef Damon Harker (graduate of Western Culinary School) His love for cooking spans all of his life. Recently, Jeff and Laurie added a double smoker that faces downtown Commercial Street. Chef Damon smokes Locally Caught Salmon, Prime Rib, Pork Bellies and whatever else he dreams up for his fantastic specials. The mouthwatering smells from the freshly smoked product draws in locals and tourists alike. From 3-6:30pm every day The Silver Salmon Grille offers “ The Happy Hour Menu”… Which features a wonderful array of appetizers and low cost plates from Calamari and Oysters to Burgers and Silver Salmon Grille’s Signature Cheese Bread.

Whether you celebrating a special occasion, a casual meal, or a quick cup of Award Winning Clam Chowder, the Silver Salmon Grille is sure to please. They also do off sight catering for events, weddings, and meetings.

When they are not busy with the day to day details of owning and running a restaurant, the couple enjoys traveling. They like to camp and attending sporting events. But most of all, they say, “We love to stay at home and spend time with our kids and grandkids.”

Silver Salmon Grille
1105 Commercial
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Setting the Standard for Quality Since 1910.