Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean and the many animals that call it home. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day. This pollution is impacting our marine ecosystems, wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, fish, and turtles, and plastic fragments are even displacing plankton at the base of the food chain. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at its source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program does just that. One restaurant, one customer at a time, increases awareness, drives change in behavior and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic (and water!) footprint.
Intro Plastic Pollution Facts Registration & Restaurant Benefits Find an OFR Near You

The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program offers restaurants an easy way to show their commitment to making sustainable choices for our ocean. Interested in becoming a Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant Member? 

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Restaurants participating must follow the first four criteria:

1. No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam).
2. Proper recycling practices are followed.
3. Only reusable tableware is used for onsite dining, and disposable utensils for takeout food are provided only upon request.
4. No plastic bags offered for takeout or to-go orders.

And choose a minimum of three of these criteria as well:

5. Plastic straws are provided only upon request.
6. No beverages sold in plastic bottles.
7. Discount is offered for customers with reusable cup, mug, bag, etc.
8. Vegetarian/vegan food options are offered on a regular basis; and / or all seafood must be a ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch or certified as sustainable.
9. Water conservation efforts, such as low-flow faucets and toilets, are implemented.
10. Energy efficiency efforts such as LED lighting and Energy Star appliances, are in place.

Restaurants who meet all 10 of the criteria are recognized as a Platinum Level Ocean Friendly Restaurant.

Interested in becoming a Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant Member?

Click here to register your restaurant!

Check out this Quick Guide for Restaurants for specific ways to meet each of the criteria.

Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day.

  • An estimated 100 billion plastic bags are used ANNUALLY in the United States.​

  • 49.4 billion plastic water bottles were sold in one year’s time with only 31.1% recycled, leaving roughly 34 billion plastic bottles that were littered or went into a landfill in 2015.

  • Restaurants use an average of 5,800 gallons of water per day

  • Plastic does not biodegrade so virtually every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form today!                                                                       

​The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program offers restaurants an easy way to show their commitment to making sustainable choices for our ocean. 

 Join over 200 restaurants across the country protecting our ocean! 

References:

http://www.beachapedia.org/Polystyrene

http://ecocycle.org/bestrawfree/faqs

https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/conservation/waterwork/checklist-restaurant.html

Do you own, manage or can you recommend a restaurant that you would like to register as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant? Join us as an Ocean Friendly Restaurants member by joining here. 

Register Now!

The Ocean Friendly Restaurants membership fee is based on a sliding scale ranging from $125 to $175 for local businesses based on the number of employees at the restaurant. 

And you'll receive these incredible member benefits:

  • Ocean Friendly Restaurants marketing collateral including window stickers, brochures, table-tops, and bill inserts to show your membership to your customers.
  • Use of Ocean Friendly Restaurants logos for restaurant menu, website and other restaurant marketing materials.
  • Restaurant listed on Surfrider national and chapter websites. 
  • Restaurant included in Ocean Friendly Restaurants national map on Surfrider national and chapter websites.
  • Launch parties and collaborative promotions with your nearest Surfrider chapter.
  • Surfrider chapter social media marketing promotions.
  • Access to national vendor discounts on sustainable restaurant and to-go products.
  • Tax-deductible contribution.
  • Association with a nationally recognized nonprofit with thousands of members and supporters working hard to keep our ocean healthy and protected!

As a member of the Surfrider Foundation, your Ocean Friendly Restaurant demonstrates to your customers and your community your commitment to our environement and ocean.

Want to learn more about the Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program? Click Here

The Surfrider Foundation acknowledges that we cannot claim that all listed Ocean Friendly Restaurants are 100% in compliance with our standards at all times, but that the Surfrider Foundation strives to diligently review compliance on a regular basis. If an Ocean Friendly Restaurant is found to be out of compliance, they are removed from the website as quickly as possible. Such a restaurant will not be reinstated on the list of Ocean Friendly Restaurants, until the compliance issue is remedied. 

 

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to recognize the following restaurants as Ocean Friendly!

State       Restaurant
California 333 Pacific
California Acqua California Bistro
California Alvarado Street Brewery
California Ambrogio 15
California Ambrosia by Caffrodite
California Americana
California Amplified Ale Works
California AnQi
California Anthem Vegan*(take-out)
California Asiento
California Avila's El Ranchito
California Avila's El Ranchito
California Avila's El Ranchito
California Avila's El Ranchito
California Azu Restaurant and Ojai Valley Brewing
California Back Bay Tavern at Whole Foods Market
California Bagby Beer Company
California Baja Sharkeez
California Baja Sharkeez
California Banana Dang
California Bankers Hill Bar and Grill
California Bare Back Grill
California Bareburger
California Barrel Republic
California Bayside Landing
California Baywood Ale House
California Beach Plum Kitchen
California Bistro Boudin
California Blaze Pizza
California Blind Lady Alehouse
California Bliss Cafe
California Blue Agave Restaurant Inc
California Blue Plate
California Blue Point Coastal
California Bo-Beau (OB)
California Bo-Beau Garden
California Board Room
California Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries
California Boardwalk Sub Shop
California Bogart's Coffee House
California Boudin Bakery
California Breakwater Brewing Co.
California Bright Coffee
California Burger Bench
California Burger Lounge
California Burger Lounge
California Burger Lounge
California Burger Lounge
California Burger Lounge
California Burger Lounge
California Burger Lounge
California Burger Lounge
California Burger Lounge
California Burnt Crumbs
California C-Level
California Café Lumiere
California Cafe Moto
California Café Secret, Cocina Peruana
California Cafe Zenon
California Caffe Calabria
California Caliente Southwest Grille
California Campus JAX
California Capetown Pub
California Cask Alehouse
California Cassia
California Central Coast Juicery
California Centrally Grown 
California Chop Street
California Coasterra
California Coastline Restaurant
California Coldstone Creamery
California Con Pane Rustic Bread and Cafe
California Cool Cat Cafe
California Cool Haus
California Coronado Brewing - Imperial Beach
California Coronado Brewing Company
California Craftsman New American Tavern
California Crepes of Brittany
California Cucina Enoteca
California Cucina Enoteca
California Cucina Urbana
California Din Tai Fung
California Dini's Bistro
California Discovery Ventura
California Dos Toros Mexican Grill
California Draft Republic
California Duff's at the Beach
California Duke's Huntington Beach
California Duke's Malibu
California Eat Chow
California El Texate
California Elixir
California Encinitas Ale House
California Escabeche
California Esters Wine Shop
California Farmer & Cook
California Farmer's Bottega
California Fish 101
California Galaxy Taco
California Glass Door
California Good On Ya Deli
California Gratitude
California Gravlax
California Grist Beer Hall
California Gyppo Ale Mill
California Haggos Tacos
California Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
California Happy Girl Kitchen
California Harbor Town Pub
California Harvest
California Hello Betty
California Herringbone
California Herringbone
California Hog Island Oyster Co.
California Honeymoon Cafe
California Hook Fish Co
California Hopdoddy Burger Bar
California Hopdoddy Burger Bar
California Huckleberry
California Indigo Grill
California Island Prime
California J Six
California Jake's Del Mar
California Jan's Health Bar
California Jan's Health Bar
California Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
California Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
California Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
California Jimmy's Slice
California JOY Shell Beach
California Jus' Poke
California Ki's
California Ki's Restaurant
California Killarney Pub & Grill
California Kitchen 1540
California Krava Bowl
California L'Auberge Del Mar
California La Piccola Casa
California Las Olas Mexican Restaurants
California Las Olas Mexican Restaurants
California Las Olas Mexican Restaurants
California Lawry's Carvery
California Lazy Hummingbird
California Lemonade
California Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge
California Libertine
California Lionfish
California Little Lion Cafe
California LJ Crafted Wines
California Local Tap House Kitchen
California Lodge Bread
California Lofty Coffee Encinitas Cafe
California Lofty Coffee Solana Beach Cafe
California Longboard Restaurant & Pub
California Longboard Restaurant & Pub
California LouLou's Griddle in the Middle
California Luna Red
California Luques Restaurant & Bar
California Maretalia Ristorante
California Marie Shannon Confections
California Milo & Olive
California Mint + Craft
California Miss B's Coconut Club
California Mission Avenue Bar and Grill
California Monterey Bay Aquarium
California Nekter Juice Bar
California Novo
California OB Surf Lodge
California Ohana Acai Cafe
California Ola Mexican Kitchen
California Old Crow Smokehouse
California One Door North
California Outerlands 
California Pacific Catch
California Pacific Catch
California Pacific Catch
California Pacific Catch
California Pacific Catch
California Pacific Catch
California Pacific Catch
California Pacific Coast Grill
California Pacifica Del Mar
California Pain Du Monde
California Pain Du Monde
California Panama 66
California Paradise Pantry
California Pavel's Backerei
California Peace Pies
California Pie-Not Aussie Style Bakery
California Pierside Press
California Piparade
California Poke Lab
California Ponce's Mexican Restaurant
California Prep Kitchen
California Privateer
California Public House La Jolla
California Pueblo
California Puesto
California Puesto at the Headquarters
California QUATTRO Q4 CAFFE
California Queenstown Public House
California Rance's Chicago Pizza
California Red Dog
California Red House Kitchen
California Revel Kombucha Bar
California Revival Ice Cream
California Rimel's Bar & Grill
California Rimel’s Rotisserie
California River's End
California Robin's
California Roy's
California Rubio's
California Ruby's Diner
California Ruscello
California Rustic Canyon
California Saint Marc
California Sam's Chowder House
California Sandy's
California sbicca
California Scratch
California Sea & Smoke
California Sea180
California Searsucker Del Mar
California Searsucker San Diego
California Seasons 52
California Shabu on Fire
California Shine Cafe
California Siam Imperial Thai Kitchen
California Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Taproom
California Simmzy's
California Slapfish
California Slapfish
California Smoking Goat
California Snooze- Del Mar
California Snooze- Hillcrest
California Snooze-La Jolla
California Sol Cal
California Stake's Chophouse and Bar
California Starbelly
California Stone Brewing Liberty Station
California Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Escondido
California Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
California Sushi on Fire
California SustainaBowl
California Swell Cafe
California Taco Rosa Irvine
California Taco Rosa Newport Beach
California Taco Rosa Tortilleria Organica & Café
California Tallula's
California Tandoor India Cuisine
California Tender Greens Downtown
California Tender Greens Liberty Station
California Tender Greens UTC
California The Backhouse
California The Bungalow
California The Bungalow
California The Capital Grille
California The Common Room
California The Fishery
California The Joint
California The Little Chihuahua
California The Little Chihuahua
California The Little Chihuahua
California The Local PB
California The Melting Pot Gaslamp
California The Patio Goldfinch
California The Patio Lamont
California The Prado
California The Ranch House
California The Spoon Trade
California The Taco Shop at Underdogs
California Tiger Tiger
California Tinleaf Fresh Kitchen
California Trilogy Sanctuary
California True Food Kitchen
California Twenty Five Lusk
California Union Kitchen & Tap
California Uptown Tavern
California Urban Solace
California Venice Whaler
California Verandina
California Vessel Restaurant (Kona Kai Resort)
California Vintana wine + dine 
California Virt Juice
California Wahoo's
California Water & Leaves
California Ways & Means Oysters
California Wheat & Water
California Wolfgang Puck Bistro
California Wonderland Ocean Pub
California Woodstock's Pizza
California Z'Pizza
California Zinc Café & Market
Delaware Chesapeake & Maine
Delaware Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Florida Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant and Fishery
Florida Bob Heilman's Beachcomber
Florida Broke N Bored Grill
Florida CAFE CLUB by les artistes
Florida Coral Reef Yacht Club
Florida Dania Beach Bar Grill & Music
Florida Grassroots Kava House
Florida Islands Fish Grill
Florida MEZE 119
Florida Ocean Alley Restaurant & Beach Bar
Florida Screaming Carrots
Florida The Cider Press Café
Florida The Nomad Cafe
Florida The Parrot Lounge
Florida Tuscany Grill
Hawaii Ali'i Coffee Co.
Hawaii Aloha Beer Co.
Hawaii Barefoot Beach Cafe
Hawaii Bevy
Hawaii Big Island Brewhaus (Waimea)
Hawaii Big Island Juice Company (Hilo)
Hawaii Blue Tree Cafe
Hawaii Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Hawaii Brew'd
Hawaii Burger Shack
Hawaii Buzz's Steakhouse
Hawaii Cactus
Hawaii Cafe des Amis 
Hawaii Charley's
Hawaii Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Hawaii Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Hawaii Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Hawaii Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Hawaii Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Hawaii Cheeseburger In Paradise Maui
Hawaii Chef Chai
Hawaii Choice Health Bar*
Hawaii Cholo's Homestyle Mexican
Hawaii Coffee Gallery
Hawaii Coffee Shop 831
Hawaii Conscious Culture Café (Hilo)
Hawaii Cool Cat Cafe
Hawaii Daylight Mind Coffee Co. (Kona)
Hawaii Daylight Mind Coffee Co. (Waikoloa)
Hawaii Down The Hatch
Hawaii Downbeat Diner & Bar
Hawaii Encore Saloon
Hawaii Evolution Bakery and Cafe
Hawaii Farmacy Health Bar* 
Hawaii Farmacy Upcountry*
Hawaii Fete
Hawaii Flatbread Company
Hawaii Fleetwood's on Front St.
Hawaii Frida's Mexican Beach House
Hawaii Frida's Mexican Beach House
Hawaii Fudgen' Coffee Cafe (Honoka'a)
Hawaii Garden Bistro at Waiahole Nursery
Hawaii Gourmet Pizza and Burgers by Merriman's
Hawaii Grace in Growlers
Hawaii Green Flash Coffee (Kona)
Hawaii Green Garden by Plant-Based Heaven
Hawaii Greens & Vines Raw Vegan Restaurant
Hawaii Guava Smoked
Hawaii Hāna Ranch Provisions 
Hawaii Hau Tree Lanai
Hawaii Hiking Hawaii Cafe
Hawaii Holo Holo Charters
Hawaii Honolua Farms Kitchen
Hawaii Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe & Coffee Bar
Hawaii Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House Cafe
Hawaii Huggos on the Rocks /PDC (Kona)
Hawaii Imua Coffee Roasters
Hawaii Island Brew Coffeehouse Kaimuki
Hawaii Island Lava Java Cafe (Kona)
Hawaii Island Naturals Deli (Hilo)
Hawaii Juicy Brew
Hawaii Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe
Hawaii Kaimana Farm Cafe
Hawaii Kaimuki Superette
Hawaii Kalaheo Cafe & Coffee Company
Hawaii Kalalea Juice Hale
Hawaii Kalapawai Cafe & Deli
Hawaii Kani Ka Pila Grille
Hawaii Kauai Beer Company
Hawaii Kauai Juice Co.
Hawaii Ke Nui Kitchen
Hawaii Kihei Cafe
Hawaii Koko Head Cafe
Hawaii Kona Brewing Co. Pub
Hawaii Kona Brewing Company (Kona)
Hawaii Kuau Store
Hawaii Lava Lava Beach Club /PDC (Waikoloa)
Hawaii Le Magic Pan (Hilo)
Hawaii Leahi Health (Kailua)
Hawaii Leahi Health (Kaimuki)
Hawaii Leahi Health Aina Haina
Hawaii Little Fish Coffee
Hawaii Local Boyz Shave Ice Kihei
Hawaii Mahina and Sun's
Hawaii Makana Market and Deli
Hawaii Mama's Fish House
Hawaii Mana Juice & Grill
Hawaii Market Fresh Bistro 
Hawaii Maui Brewing Company Brewpub
Hawaii Maui Fresh Streatery
Hawaii Merriman's Fish House
Hawaii Merriman's Gourmet Pizza &Burgers
Hawaii Merriman's Kapalua
Hawaii Midnight Bear Breads
Hawaii Milagros 
Hawaii Mill House Maui
Hawaii Moku Kitchen
Hawaii Moku Kitchen
Hawaii Monkeypod Jam
Hawaii Monkeypod Kitchen Ka'anapali
Hawaii Moon & Turtle
Hawaii Morning Brew Cafe Kaka'ako
Hawaii Morning Glass
Hawaii Mud Hen Water
Hawaii Mulligan's on the Blue
Hawaii Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
Hawaii Nick's Fishmarket
Hawaii NOM Kauai
Hawaii North Shore Bakery & Deli
Hawaii One Aloha Shave Ice Co. (Kona)
Hawaii Opakapaka Grill and Bar
Hawaii Paco's Tacos Cantina Poipu
Hawaii Paia Coffee & Bar
Hawaii Papayas Kitchen
Hawaii Paul"s Place
Hawaii Peace Cafe
Hawaii Pineapple's Island Fresh Cuisine (Hilo)
Hawaii Pint and Jigger
Hawaii Pipeline Bakery and Creamery
Hawaii Privateer's Cove
Hawaii Rainbeau Jo's
Hawaii Real A Gastropub
Hawaii Rock and Brews
Hawaii Sarento's on the Beach
Hawaii Sea DandeLion Cafe
Hawaii Seascape Maalaea
Hawaii Shark's Coffee Shop (Honomu)
Hawaii Sip Me 
Hawaii Small Town Coffee
Hawaii Sporting Club of the Pacific 
Hawaii Sprout Sandwich Shop Haleiwa
Hawaii Sprout Sandwich Shop Kaimuki
Hawaii Square Barrels
Hawaii Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co.
Hawaii Street Burger
Hawaii Sunny Days
Hawaii Surfside Woodfire Pizza Kitchen
Hawaii Sweet Cane Café (Hilo)
Hawaii Tap & Barrel by Lanikai Brewing Company
Hawaii Thai Spice
Hawaii The Counter Kahala
Hawaii The Fish and the Hog (Waimea)
Hawaii The Fresh Shave
Hawaii The Greenery Cafe
Hawaii The Local Kauai Kitchen & Bar
Hawaii The Nook Neighborhood Bistro
Hawaii The Oasis Café
Hawaii Tiki Tacos
Hawaii Tin Roof
Hawaii Tina's Garden Gourmet Café (Hilo)
Hawaii Tommy Bahama Wailea
Hawaii Town Kaimuki
Hawaii Trees Lounge
Hawaii Umeke Market
Hawaii Veg-Out 
Hawaii Vegan Hills
Hawaii Village Burger (Waimea)
Hawaii Wahiole Nursey
Hawaii Wahoo's Fish Tacos
Hawaii Waikiki Brewing Company
Hawaii Waikiki Brewing Company
Hawaii What it Dough
Hawaii Whole Foods - Kailua / Windward Bar
Hawaii Whole Foods - Puka's Rest.
Hawaii WikiFresh Hilo
Hawaii Wow Wow Lemonade (Haleiwa)
Hawaii Wow Wow Lemonade (Wahiawa)
Maryland 45th Street Taphouse
Maryland 4th Street Taphouse
Maryland Mothers Cantina
Maryland Pickles Pub
Maryland Tall Tales Brewing Co.
Massachussettes Juliet
Massachussettes Winslow's Tavern
New Hampshire Summer Sessions
New Jersey Buddha Bar Cafe
New Jersey Catering by Marilyn
New Jersey Enlightened Cafe
New Jersey Exit Zero Filling Station
New Jersey Good Earth Organic Eatery
New Jersey John & Patty's Coffee Bar and Bistro
New Jersey Keka Puka Sahtki Girl, Inc
New Jersey Labrador Lounge
New Jersey Langosta Lounge and Pops Garage
New Jersey Main Street Kitchen
New Jersey OC Surf Café
New Jersey Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House
New Jersey Parker's Garage & Oyster Saloon
New Jersey Pop's Garage
New Jersey Potbelly's
New Jersey Russell & Bette's
New Jersey The Beach House
New York Blacksmith's Bread
New York Gentle Brew
New York Island Thyme Food Co
New York Swell Taco
New York The Buoy Bar
New York The Landing at Jones Beach
North Carolina Burke Street Pizza
North Carolina La Dolce Vita
North Carolina Wave Pizza Cafe
Oregon 7 Devils Brewing Co.
Oregon Garibaldi Portside Bistro
Oregon Noster Kitchen
Oregon Raven & Rose
Oregon Salmonberry Saloon
Oregon Spirit of 77
Oregon The Goodfoot
Oregon Water Avenue Coffee
Rhode Island The Nook Coffee House
South Carolina Blu 
South Carolina Butcher and Bee
South Carolina Chico Feo 
South Carolina Dellz Uptown
South Carolina Five Loaves Cafe
South Carolina Fleet Landing
South Carolina Gnome
South Carolina Harold's Cabin
South Carolina Holy City Brewing
South Carolina Jack of Cups
South Carolina Lost Dog Café
South Carolina Metto Coffee and Tea
South Carolina Mex 1 
South Carolina Middleton Place
South Carolina Morgan Creek Grill
South Carolina Obstinate Daughter
South Carolina Pickled Palate
South Carolina Pier 101
South Carolina Pour House 
South Carolina Root Note
South Carolina Scram Food Truck
South Carolina Screen Door
South Carolina Stella's
South Carolina The Daily
South Carolina The MacIntosh
South Carolina The Refuge
South Carolina Triangle Char and Bar
South Carolina Turtle Café/Aquarium
South Carolina Wild Olive
South Carolina Yo Bo Cantina Fresca
South Carolina Yo Bo Cantina Fresca
Texas Eleanor's Coffee Bar & Market 
Texas Green Light Coffee
Texas Shoreline Sandwich Company
Texas Texas State Aquarium Pepsi Shoreline Grill
Texas The Ortiz Center managed by Spectra
Texas UTMSI Cafeteria
Vermont Mojo Cafe
Virginia Fruitive
Virginia Pleasure House Brewing
Virginia The Stockpot
Virginia THREE SHIPS COFFEE ROASTERS
Washington Aslan Brewing Co
Washington Brandywine Kitchen
Washington Cascadia Grill
Washington Community Food Co-op Forest Deli
Washington Community Food Co-op Forest Deli
Washington Community Food Co-op Forest Deli
Washington Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town
Washington Dancing Goats Espresso Bar
Washington Dancing Goats Espresso Bar at Bayview Market
Washington Devil's Reef
Washington Dirty Oscar's Annex
Washington Duke's Seafood & Chowder
Washington Duke's Seafood & Chowder
Washington Gardner's Restaurant
Washington i.talia Pizzeria
Washington Millville Pizza Co.
Washington Peaks and Pints
Washington Pickled Fish Restaurant
Washington Primo Grill
Washington Table 47
Washington The Bair Bistro
Washington The Melting Pot
Washington The Social Bar And Grill LLC
Washington The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
Washington Three Magnets Brewing Co.
Washington Wild Whisper Cafe and Bistro
Washington DC Commissary
Washington DC Grillfish
Washington DC Logan Tavern
Washington DC Sequoia
Washington DC Spark
Washington DC The Bird
Washington DC The Pig