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Seabolts Smokehouse

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Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue, Soups
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31640 SR 20 Suite 3, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA
360-675-6485
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 67
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best seafood

This is a little place that has the best fish and seafood on Whidbey Island. Their smoked fish is to die for and the dinners are generous. We like the oysters and chips the best, followed closely by the calamari and chips. Both dinners are cooked perfectly and priced at a bargain. Even take out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Ernie E
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Whidbey Island, Wa
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Whidbey Island, Wa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a little place that has the best fish and seafood on Whidbey Island. Their smoked fish is to die for and the dinners are generous. We like the oysters and chips the best, followed closely by the calamari and chips. Both dinners are cooked perfectly and priced at a bargain. Even take out is delicious.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome eating. I live in North Carolina, famous for barbeque. Seabolts serves up a wild salmon sandwich, bbq style, with extras and it is a wonderful dining experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Good food. Seafood stew was delicious and large enough to stop there for one person. Crab cakes were good as well and quite large. Backyard bbq salmon was over cooked and lacked any zing or real flavor. Service was slooowwww. Server was not very knowledgeable either.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Surprisingly expensive for what you get. We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday and chose to sit outside, which had a lovely view of the highway. Don't expect the indoor ambiance to be much better. The food was good, mainly because the fish was very fresh, yet the menu isn't anything spectacular. These are lunch prices, mind you: the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We brought salmon here for processing to take home. Stayed to eat at this restaurant. Good food and service. Busy family/tourist place.

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Whidbey Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

First of all, Seabolt's is not cheap. But hey, you get what you pay for. If you want a variety of fresh seafood options cooked to order, you will find it here. The craft beer selection is decent too. The mixed shells and fried fish have never let me down. This is the place that I bring all of my... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on our way to Deception Pass. Ordered the halibut and chips -- a good-sized portion, but not very flavorful. Since the regular tartar sauce didn't help, I asked for the chili and lime tartar sauce. Still no improvement -- a bit more zest and/or salt was needed in both the halibut and the tartar sauce. Boyfriend... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I left the two teenagers at the hotel and stopped in for an amazing dinner of clams, mussells and halibut. We took salmon and cod sandwiches to go for the boys. They loved it so much we all went back the next night for dinner. Don't miss the mixed shells (mussells and clams)! Also great service.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We thought our lunch at this smokehouse was amazing. I had a classic crab and shrimp louis salad, my brother and my husband dispatched the fried seafood plate, and my sister in law ate the Penn Cove mussels entree. We were all wowed, and my brother also loved his gumbo. Service was also attentive, fast and friendly.

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great Service. As per usual the place was packed and the kitchen was backed up. My Mother in Law called our waiter over and complained she was hungry and wanted her food Now. This fine young man brought her a cup of chowder on the house. He earned a large tip😎 mostly deep fried but Great food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31640 SR 20 Suite 3, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Oak Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360-675-6485

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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