Just north of Fogarty Creek in Lincoln Beach is Lord Brixxton’s, a treasure of a restaurant that features something for everyone. Owner Michelle Long and General Manager/Executive Chef Rebecca Ottensmann have created a hot spot for locals and tourists visiting the coast.
“We opened on the day of the solar eclipse,” Ottensmann said, reflecting on their year and a half of growth. “Initially, our emphasis was on Creole and Italian specialties, but our customers wanted more. So, we’ve grown from a one-page menu to three pages of delectable choices that features more home-cooked Italian cuisine to Southern comfort foods.”
Lord Brixxton’s has introduced daily specials for lunch and dinner, with prime rib Fridays, barbecued ribs Saturdays, fried chicken Sundays, prime rib mac ’n cheese Mondays, fish ’n chips Wednesdays and lasagna Thursdays.
“Prime Rib sells out within three hours every Friday,” Ottensmann said, “we have a strong local customer base.”
Also popular are the hand-crafted soups, including crab chowder, shrimp creole, and Cajun chili, in addition to another daily soup special.
“Our morning chef makes all the soups, sauces, in addition to our baking,” Ottensmann said. “We call him our Soup Whisperer; he is amazing.”
Other specials include the ‘buy one, get one 50 percent off’ lunch menu, which runs until 4 pm. Happy hour in the lounge is from 3 to 6 pm daily, and features Southern specialty cocktails and drink specials, plus a diverse bar bites menu.
Lord Brixxton’s can accommodate many different dietary needs, offering gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and diabetic-friendly choices.
“We prepare everything in house,” Ottensmann said, “cut our own fries, bread our own foods. We make a vegan black bean burger which is very popular.”
Ottensmann has a nutritionist background and partners with many local farms for produce and grass-fed beef.
“We try to serve as much local food as we can,” she said
The ambiance is warm with wood floors and crafted wood booths that afford privacy to any size party. The walls are trimmed in blue that gives a warmth to the overall decor. Artwork lends splashes of color throughout the restaurant. The tables are covered with white paper and a selection of crayons, appealing to artists of all ages.
The separate lounge area includes a stage for live music, a video lottery, ATM, and big-screen television. Local musicians are featured Wednesday through Sunday nights, offering a variety of styles from acoustic to blues, pop and rock.
“The music is eclectic and always good,” Ottensmann said.
Lord Brixxton’s can host special events, such as birthday, graduation or anniversary parties.
“We recently did a Sweet 16 birthday party with karaoke, which was a lot of fun,” Ottensmann, said, adding: “we also do catering offsite and are booking now for spring and summer festivities.”
What’s ahead for this Lincoln Beach hotspot? Ottensmann says they are venturing into new territory and will roll out a pizza program this spring, offering 10-inch gourmet style pizzas with unusual toppings.
Ottensmann says their unique location attracts a diverse clientele, including locals, tourists, bicyclists and international travelers enjoying the Oregon Coast. In springtime, the outdoor patio opens with picnic tables, heaters and a garden atmosphere. Customers are also welcome to bring their animals to the outdoor patio area which features water bowls and a puppy menu of homemade goodies.
Lord Brixxton’s is named after owner Michelle Long’s Jack Russell terrier, a regal world traveler and the inspiration for a pet-friendly environment. It also speaks to the restaurant philosophy that there is something for everyone at Lord Brixxton’s.
Lord Brixxton’s maintains a website at www.lordbrixxtons.com, which is updated daily to include food and drink specials, featured musicians, and the entire restaurant menu.
“If you friend us on our Facebook page, we’ll send you our daily specials,” Ottensmann said. “This is very popular with our local clientele.”
Lord Brixxton’s is open from 12:30 to 10 pm every day apart from Tuesday, at 3245 North Hwy. 101, Depoe Bay, in a one-level, disabled-accessible building. There is an ATM onsite and all major credit cards are accepted. Call them at 541-764-4222.