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Camano Island Waterfront Bistro

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French, Seafood, Bistro
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1054 S. West Camano Dr., Camano Island, WA
(360) 387-0783
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday celebration

My husband Stephen made a reservation for us for my birthday and we could not have been more pleased.First the atmosphere was perfect and we were greeted so nicely at the door.We had the option of dining indoors or out on the patio. We chose indoors as our reserved time was 7:45 and it was a bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Camano Island, Washington
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Camano Island, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband Stephen made a reservation for us for my birthday and we could not have been more pleased.First the atmosphere was perfect and we were greeted so nicely at the door.We had the option of dining indoors or out on the patio. We chose indoors as our reserved time was 7:45 and it was a bit chilly,but gorgeous! Our... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The inn itself is subpar, but the restaurant (under different ownership) iss fantastic. We had a fabulous meal

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Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

California1Mama, Thank you for your review regarding your fabulous meal...we appreciate it. Have a lovely day, Susan F. More 

Calgary, Canada
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Dinner was a bit on the slow side, but the food was fabulous, from the dark brown bread to the incredible and unique salted plum and chocolate dessert. The mains were superb, with people's meat doneness requests all being met. Items were created largely from local products. YUM!

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Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

Dear gettingandspending, We appreciate the review so thank you for taking the time to write. Hopefully, the views, wine or beer selection along with the bread kept you a bit delighted while waiting for dinner. Chef Jason is a very passionate about his concept and compliments mean everything. Normally you should not have to wait too long...we are so thrilled... More 

Snohomish, Washington
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Enjoyed three awesome meals. Creative fun seasonal ingredients. The chefs experience at Willows got my attention and he lived up to expectations. We will be back!!

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Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Rosa C, Thank you for sharing your experience with us...we too were impressed with Chef Jason's culinary experience at the Willows on Lummi Island and we are thrilled to have him as a part of our Camano Island Inn family. We look forward to serving you again! Susan F. General Manager More 

Woodinville, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Without hesitation and, probably for the first time ever, I give them 5 stars! OK, it's circles, bur five it stays. The new chef, Jason, has given a previously good place a new flair and freshness, with a rare combination of imagination and discipline, with no flights of fancy for novelty's sake, but with such joyful passion... We shared five... More 

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Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

Dear SlawekPorowski, Thank you very much for the review about your experience at Father's Day...we appreciate the 5 circles!!! :) You are correct, Chef Jason certainly has a passion and imagination for his foraged farm to table concept...we love that you were impressed and hope to see you back again soon! Enjoy an amazing Summer! Susan F. General Manager More 

Camano Island, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First time cheese plate and wine outside. Perfect. Second time very good dinner and nice wine selection. Inside by a cozy fire. Third time not quite as good and a lot of money for a miss. I will definitely try again, but I am hoping the food goes back up a notch to make the price worth it. I I... More 

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Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

Dear JinniJenkins, Thank you for the review...in this industry chef's leave and new ones come in and while our old chef left for another adventure we feel that our new chef Jason brings some "foodie" inspiration with foraged farm to table ingredients around the PNW. Never has our Culinary Farm boosted such amazing and unusual new flavors to our restaurant...perhaps... More 

Whidbey Island, Washington
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I found this restaurant because I was looking for waterfront dining and I was truly amazed by the whole experience. The view from the patio to Whidbey Island will take your breath away as you watch the sun set. The food was amazing. The salmon was perfect. The fresh baked bread is to die for. Excellent service. Our waiter, Stefen... More 

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Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Anna C, It was a happy day for us when you searched out waterfront dining...thank you for your kind words and loving the views, food, sunsets...the whole experience that is exactly what we want people to enjoy! Yes, Stefen is absolutely charming, attentive and comes with a wealth of wine knowledge and just an all around wonderful person. As... More 

Seattle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A wonderful new development at this Inn + restaurant.. Chef Jason Aldous has brought amazing farm to table dining to Camano! From the baby radishes with creme fraiche bite when we first sat down, to the final bite of a unique malt cake with caramel sauce, dinner was delightful. In between, a wonderful black cod entree, and tender grilled pork... More 

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Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

Dear 0MaryPP, Thank you for the kind words about Chef Jason Aldous...we love his foraged farm to table inspired PNW Cuisine and are very thrilled to have him as a part of our Camano Island Inn family. And yes...his house made signature bread is truly amazing so I don't blame you tucking away some into your purse! Next time you... More 

Camano Island, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have had some simply wonderful meals here, & for us it is perfect since it is 6 min from home! There are outdoor tables on a covered patio for delightful outdoor dining with beautiful views of the water; service & atmosphere are very friendly & thoughtful.

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Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

Dear flyingpigfarms, We are so happy that you found a perfect place to dine have a glass of wine and view all those glorious sunsets all within 6 minutes from your home...We look forward to seeing you again...thanks so much for you kind words! Have a wonderful Summer, Susan F. General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place has a really creative chef who is a master of flavorful sauces. All of the food was local, very fresh- the salad tasted like it was just picked out of the garden, and wonderfully prepared and presented. The kind of meal where you savor every bite. The cauliflower appetizer in the bachamel sauce was divine. Highly recommend.

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Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

Dear BigFanofRealFood, Thank you so kindly for your wonderful review...we appreciate it very much! It is so true first you want to look at it because it is plated so beautifully then once you dig in you really are in for a fresh, creative and flavorful dish! We are happy that you savored every morsel and hope to see you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1054 S. West Camano Dr., Camano Island, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Camano Island
  • Phone Number: (360) 387-0783

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Bistro

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