A Surfrider Foundation program recognizing restaurants that reduce plastic waste and implement ocean-friendly practices.

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Criteria for becoming an Ocean Friendly Restaurant:



AKA STYROFOAM, all take out containers must be compostable or recyclable.

Proper recycling practices are followed.

To the extent available in the community.

Only reusable tableware is used for on site dining.

Utensils for to-go food are provided only upon request. .

No plastic bags offered.

For takeout or to-go orders.


Meet a minimum of 3:

Plastic Straws are provided only upon request.

No beverages are sold in plastic bottles.

Discount offered to customers with reusable cup, mug, bag etc.

Vegetarian/vegan food options are offered on a regular basis.

All seafood must be a ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch or certified as sustainable.

Water conservation efforts such as low-flow faucets and toilets.

Energy efficiency efforts such as LED lighting and energy Star appliances.

Do you know of any restaurants to refer to our Ocean Friendly Restaurants program?