On a weekend trip to the coast, we longed for some warm, yummy soup to go. I had read the FABULOUS reviews elsewhere and was excited to try Castaways.
This is a very small restaurant, and appears family/friend run. Although it was cold and blustery last night, there were many brave souls out in CB hoping to be seated for an excellent meal here. I suspect we all got what we wanted!
I know take out is an issue for small, busy restaurants, and I was so pleased that I was able to order the sumptuous seafood soup from the friendly gal handling the bar. People were waiting for tables, the small staff was clealy busy, so I appreciated their welcoming attitude towards my simple order.
The soup (chowder?) was divine. It had just the right amount of spices, was chock full of whitefish and shrimp in a broth that was topped with just a hint of cream. It was the perfect meal for a cold and rainy night. Had I ordered a side of bread, it would have been even better.
I did take a peek at the creative menu, which is best described as fusion cuisine. Carribean, Mediterranean...some Asian dishes like ahi. All in all, the menu is quite fun, with a little bit of funk as well. I seriously cannot wait to go back when we can have a sit down meal which I promise will include one of the beautiful adult beverages I watched being created, a glass of wine off of their nice wine list, some appetizers/tapas, and a sure to be delicious entree. And, don't forget the seafood soup!
I am sorry that a pervious reviewer from September had a bad evening. Sometimes you just have a bad experience for a variety of reasons. Please do not be put off by this.... I found the staff to be quite nice, and they all tried very hard. Give a small business owner in Oregon a break!
If you want a fun menu with creative food and are willing to pay a fair price for the experience, give Castaways a try. I can't wait to be back in CB, hopefully in the very near future so I can enjoy this sweet little restaurant to the fullest.