OF THE WEEK:
Miller's at the Cove
By Annette Langenstein, Staff
Millers at the Cove is a sports bar that lets the light
shine in. Located at 63346 Boat Basin Road in Charleston,
it’s in Oyster Cove Square. I spoke with Scott Miller, manager of
this trendy eatery, on a sunny afternoon that indeed had the sun
shining through the many windows. It has an open, airy and very
friendly feel to it, with smiling employees and many satisfied
Millers at the Cove opened on December 17 of 2010, a
little over three years ago. Says Scott, “We employ eight
people now, and I never thought I’d have that many
employees!” But with a full bar, beer, wine, and of course
outstanding food, it’s no wonder the place is always busy.
I asked Scott what he saw as his specialty here at the Cove.
“Food-wise, our specialty has got to be the fish tacos. We always
have cod tacos, and right now we have a special on halibut ones. We
occasionally offer snapper tacos, and of course if there’s fresh
tuna or salmon available, we’ll offer that as a special. We get
all our seafood right down the road at Bandon Pacific Seafood, so you
know it’s fresh. Actually, that’s even where we get the
meat for our fantastic hand-pattied beef burgers,” he said.
You’ll find something for everyone at Millers At the Cove Sports Bar in Charleston, Oregon.
Looking over the menu, Scott observed, “We try and have something for
people from five to 80 years old. Although we strive to be a sports
bar, it’s a kid-friendly place. There’s a menu for kids and seniors, or
those with smaller appetites.” There are even gluten-free options.
Scott came to our area from the Midwest, where he
owned a restaurant and two bars, located just outside of Denver.
He’s been in this business for 21 years, so he knows what
he’s doing, and it shows. But he says, “Before I came here,
I had never done anything with seafood. I learned a lot about the local
ocean foods and we now combine my Midwest menu with a West Coast
So here you can find beef, bean, chicken or pork
burritos, and lots of sandwiches like pork tenderloin, French dip, deli
sandwiches or a meatball sub. And don’t forget their famous green
chili, which Scott says they sell a lot of. There are sirloin steaks
and chicken strips, and if you want a seafood sandwich, try the
mouth-watering Dungeness crab or bay shrimp melt. There are seafood
platters and baskets, clam chowder, salads, and even an oyster
burger. Did I mention dessert? They have that, too!
All in all, a great combination and variety of delicious food can
always be found here.
As for his beer selection, Millers has 7 microbrews on
tap, with 6 micros in bottles. They always have one rotating
beer, and hopefully will expand to two. Scott says that they want to
start serving some local microbrews at the Cove, and he loves the local
items we are so lucky to have.
Millers at the Cove is open seven days a week, starting
at 11 am. The restaurant closes at 9 pm but the bar stays open
until 10 pm. Their phone number is 541-808-2404, so don’t be shy
about calling Scott and learning more about this outstanding addition
to the Charleston restaurant scene.
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