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Camano Island Waterfront Bistro

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1054 S. West Camano Dr., Camano Island, WA
(360) 387-0783
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely spot----we're so happy this is here!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Camano Island, Washington
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Camano Island, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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 

Redmond, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A fabulous treat! A holiday buffet with more than turkey & cranberries. Steelhead, ribs, and plenty of dishes you do not get at most restaurants. .Yes, turkey also, it was Thanksgiving!

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

Dear Ezboss, What a fabulous review! Thank you for sharing a wonderful day of Thanksgiving with us...our Chef is pretty amazing and based on your review...you agree! Enjoy your holiday season, Susan F General Manager More 

Vancouver, BC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Excellent chef and food; farm-to-table, local, accommodates dietary restrictions -- clearly the chef is passionate and wants to deliver memorable dining experiences. The room is gorgeous; it might seem small, but there are additional areas for dining (main floor, upper and outdoor). Some nice staff, particularly during our breakfasts. There weren't many diners/guests during our Friday evening dinner, so it... More 

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

Dear InvisibleBrothers, Thank you for much for taking the time to write a review...we are happy that you found our Chef passionate about his concept of farm-to-table and local ingredients...he will absolutely accommodates any dietary restrictions...so the fact that he made your dining experience memorable is wonderful. We love our rooms and their views as well and it is great... More 

Chatham, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We really enjoyed sitting outside watching the sunset - that seemed to linger. The food was good, creative. We enjoyed our appetizers more than dinner. Then again, we may have been full by dinner!

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

Dear Julie H M, There is nothing like watching the sunset over the Saratoga Passage...it is spectacular and sharing it with us is truly a treat. We strive to make sure that everyone loves not only their appetizers but their dinner as well so hopefully it was only due to being full :) and if you can become full on... More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wow, this was great! It made our trip so much more special. Great food, including halibut, beef tenderloin, and peach dessert. Wonderful wines and perfect staff. And what an amazing ambience! Grass, deck, gazebo all placed with view of greenery and ocean! Wonderful!!

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

Dear Jennifer, Dear Jennifer Wells, Wow, you have made us feel wonderful...we appreciate your kind words. It is our goal to make every single guest feel special, give them fantastic food and amazing ambience! Thank you, thank you for making us feel special! Hope to see you again soon! Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and bundle up! Susan F General... More 

Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We drove by on the way to the State Park and saw this little Inn with restaurant and decided to go back for lunch after visiting the park. It was a real joy. Great food, great friendly staff, and great view. It made our day and will be going back.

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

Dear LeonNoelKos, Thank you for stopping by our little inn and having a bite to eat and finding us a joy with great food, staff and views...you have made our day! We look forward to having you return! We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience...thank you! Have a wonderful holiday season full of amazing delights! Susan F... More 

Mount Vernon, Washington
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Driving around Camano Island and wanted a nice lunch. Just turned into this place right on the West highway. Wow, was very nice and the place is especially done right. We ate outside on the deck that has about 8 tables and a gazebo. Inside dining is plentiful. The lunch menu had very different items. I had a Chicken Sandwich... More 

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

Dear Ravenlady, It was our great luck that while driving around Camano Island you happened upon us! We certainly love when people share their experience...it is truly the most beautiful dining during the summer months...just chillin watching all the boats and birds, suddenly you forget all about your worries and you feel so relaxed! However, enjoying a bite to eat... More 

Camano Island, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Every single bite was amazing! The flavors were unique and the dishes were artful! What an amazing experience! Their new chef is truly top notch!

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

Dear LTFFwife, We thank you for enjoying "every single amazing bite!" We agree that our chef is top notch and he has such a wonderful and warm personality, besides being so elegantly creative. We look forward to having you dine with us again...thank so much for the kind words we love hearing this! Have such a wonderful holiday season...don't forget... More 

Bothell, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped by for a weekday lunch and were taken with the gorgeous view. Although we were quickly seated, it took almost 15 minutes for a server to check in with us and bring water. This was a portend of things to come, as it took an additional 40 minutes from the time we ordered for our sandwiches and soup to... More 

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

Hello Diana, I did send you a message and was saddened to hear that there was 15 minutes wait time before your server checked in with you and brought you water...no guest should ever wait that long...ever! The fact you had to wait 40 minutes for sandwiches was just almost too much to hear...that is crazy! I wanted to speak... 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

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  • Cuisine: Bistro

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