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Camano Island Waterfront Bistro

1054 S. West Camano Dr., Camano Island, WA
(360) 387-0783
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English first
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Mount Vernon, Washington
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Camano Island, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Bothell, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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

Seattle, WA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We expected more. The food was strictly average. The dining room was extremely noisy. The view was of the Sound was limited. Our experience was more like a bad Denny's than the fine dinning we expected and for which we paid. We made reservation several day in advance and were placed in a corner next to a large group. We... More

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

Well, you never want to see a review that states "We expected more" or "our experience was more like a bad Denny's than the fine dinning we expected and for which we paid". Our apologies for your experience, I hope that you informed your server of any problems so they could rectify any problems. We are a small facility however,... More

Lahaina, Hawaii
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117 reviews 117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a lovely meal as the sun was setting on a beautiful day. The menu is very imaginative. The ingredients are as local as possible with excellent house made quality. The staff are friendly and professional. I highly recommend the lamb sausage. It is a starter, yet enough for a meal in itself. I had a taste of risotto... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Camano Island Inn. Ah, yes the sun sets are gorgeous on the island and if you are setting on the deck with beautiful food and a nice glass of wine or cold beer it only makes them better. We appreciate you using the word imaginative as that is a good word... More

St. George, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a gem of a restaurant - we have eaten here several times and are always blown away with what comes out of the kitchen. We have a very tasty creamy turnip soup and a beet & arugula & goat cheese salad with a light vinaigrette dressing. All made from scratch and beautifully presented. From the flowers on the table,... More

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

Thank you very much for the "10" if you could see the smiles on our faces you would know how much we appreciate your favorable words! We do consider the Camano Island Inn a "gem" as well and we are excited that you are a regular customer...thanks so much! Just a little FYI...be prepared to continue to be blown away... More

Spokane, Washington, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Was great seafood to sandwiches to breakfast . The chef was excellent . Yumm. The outside seating was gorgeous with a view of the water and Whidbey island Would definitely recommend this resturant.

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

Hi Janine, Thank you so much for your recommendation we appreciate it more than words can say. So happy that you were able to meet our Chef, he is quite congenial and loves to come out of the kitchen and say hello to the guest! Glad that you enjoyed the food as well. The views to Whidbey are spectacular all... More

Des Moines, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to dinner here with a few girlfriends on a girl's weekend away. Camano Island has limited choices but we wanted to stay "on island" so gave the Bistro a try. There is also a small Inn and spa at the same location. The restaurant is small and intimate. We had reservations which was probably a good thing as... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review...we love it when girlfriends come to visit they have the best time catching up and enjoying the spa facilities! I love the scallops as well, yes they are hard to get right especially if you are a scallop connoisseur like yourself :) We appreciate that you mentioned our staff it is very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

I stayed there about a year ago for a couple nights through a groupon deal. Beautiful location... and wonderful hosts. However, on the last night someone knocked on our door to let us know there would be a water shut off for just five minutes. Well the hot water was never turned back on for the rest of the night.... More

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

Thank you for your review...last year we had some water heater issues which have since been resolved...thankfully! We do apologize for this mishap...like a home thing such as these can unfortunately happen without warning...we were happy there was another room upstairs on a different water heater that was unoccupied which could be used...even though it wasn't the same. Thank you... More

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