This little restaurant in Wheeler, just a few miles south of Manzanita, is becoming one of our favorite places to eat on the coast. The place is tiny, the menu is small, but the food is prepared by a serious chef. Check to make sure they’re open for dinner.
Update 11-2014: We hadn't been to Wheeler to the Rising Star for a while, and they were fully booked the last time we tried to go there. Their menu has totally changed and we weren't disappointed. Mark had the swordfish with roasted vegetables and risotto. I had the batter fried halibut with shrimp, sautéed greens and vegetables on mashed potatoes with a citrus sauce. Both dishes were amazing! I think this is one of the best meals we've ever had at the coast. It's amazing what wonderful food comes out of this tiny, unassuming place in Wheeler. I just need to remember to make a reservation next time!
Rising Star Café
92 Rorvik St, Wheeler, Oregon