Mo's has a reputation for great food, but why? Our food and service were terrible. Like others who have reviewed this overrated spot, we had to wait to get a "seat" if you want to call a wooden bench with no back a seat. The atmosphere reminded us of a seafood dive on a wharf, not a family restaurant. The service was spotty although friendly, IF you could get the waiter's attention. Food was lousy: my husband got the cioppino, which looked like a trash heap and made him ill later that evening. I got the salmon, supposedly fresh, but not anything like the fresh salmon I had gotten elsewhere in Oregon and Washington. It tasted like pond-farmed salmon, the kind I buy at the supermarket back home. The mashed garlic potatoes were those awful instant flaked kind--I'm not kidding! They must've run out of real potatoes. Good thing I like my green beans al dente, since they were the only good thing on my plate besides the crackers. Don't go!
My husband,two daughters, three granddaughters and myself waited in line for forty minutes to be seated, which I could have overlooked if the service had been better when we were finally seated (strike one!) In the middle of taking our order, our waitress said she would be right back and walked away. When she returned about 5 minutes later, she said she had gone to tell her family goodbye. Where I work, the customer ALWAYS comes first. I guess that's not how it works at Mo's (strike two!). And last but definitely not least, after waiting for another forty minutes to get our food, my granddaughters food was brought to the table the very last,and she totally forgot one order! We are talking about two five year olds and a seven year old. These little girls had played hard and were very hungry. We were all hungry...but as adults, we would have been happy to wait....even longer...so the children could be served first(strike three!) This is the first time I have went online to rate a restaraunt, and hopefully, I will never experience service this poor again that it makes me feel inclined to do so... again.
For all the hype mo's gets I expected better. My family and I go to the Oregon Coast 2 or 3 times a year and have found some very good places to eat. Mo's is not one of them. The clam chowder is like potato soup which is fine if I order potato soup. I have had better fish and chips inland nowhere near the ocean and the service is rushed and not really friendly.
I would not waste a dining opportunity at Mo's if I were you.
My family and I have been to Mo's on numerous occasions. Even though we have lived in Phoenix for about nineteen years, we used to live in Seattle in the early 70s and again in the mid-80s. We visit the Northwest regularly, as we have a number of friends there. Mo's food is fine, and the restaurant is in a great location. Dr. Mark L. Berman
With all of the publicity Mo's gets, you'd think that the food would be good. Well, I was hugely disappointed. I had to wait in line 30 minutes just to get a seat. I ordered a bowl of chowder in a breadbowl. After eating part, I realized that the bread was moldy. Waitress did not want to comp. my meal, even though it couldn't be eaten. Walked away very dissatisfied.