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Silverwater Cafe

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237 Taylor St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5766
+1 360-385-6448
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: David and Alison have owned the Silverwater Cafe since its opening in...
David and Alison have owned the Silverwater Cafe since its opening in 1989. They have built the restaurant on the idea that bringing people together to enjoy good food, good wine and great friends is one of the most important things in life; and the desire to be a thriving addition to this lovely community of Port Townsend that we call home.We believe in quality and strive to continually perfect our craft. We at the Silverwater Cafe invite you in for a moment of casual elegance where you can feel at home with your kids, family and friends.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good fish and chips

We enjoyed our meal here. Very pleasant and attentive serving staff.We had the fish and chips and it was quite good. For a satisfying and decent lunch, I would recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Kelley T
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Taos, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Port Townsend in May and we ate at the Silverwater Café on a Friday night. The staff, Hostess and Server were very friendly and welcoming but unfortunately the food was a bit disappointing. We had read some very good reviews of the restaurant online so we were looking forward to eating there. The starters were... More 

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Steilacoom, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We sat upstairs in the comfortable lounge chairs, food was decent, mixed drinks were served in small glass, had to ask for a bigger one!

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Port Townsend, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Silverwater Cafe is our go to favorite in Port Townsend for a consistently good meal among great people. The owners have clearly put their hearts and souls into this place. We bring visitors at least once here during their stay, and it's always on the list of places we send folks to for everything from pasta to steak to... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We enjoyed our meal here. Very pleasant and attentive serving staff.We had the fish and chips and it was quite good. For a satisfying and decent lunch, I would recommend it.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

After visiting the Far Reaches nursery in PT, we were hungry. We stopped at this cafe and negated our hunger. I ate 2 piece fish and chips, and it was absolutely wonderful. They use the type of breading I dearly love, and is among the most tasty I've ever eaten. My wife ordered the Reuben sandwich. We must say, it... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We chanced on the cafe and were very happy with our food, service, and the friendliness of the staff. Each of us picked a different entree, and none of us was disappointed. We'd definitely eat there again if in the area, and will recommend it highly to friends!

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had made reservations at the Silverwater Cafe for a Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. We arrived on time and were told that tables were turning over more slowly than usual, that no tables were available, and that if we wanted a table on the main level (we did, since the upstairs is very claustrophobic) to come back in 20... More 

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Alison H, Owner at Silverwater Cafe, responded to this review

This is the first time I have responded to a review, but I feel it necessary to stand up for my crew. On the night that this visit took place, we lost our bartender 5 minutes before opening. My host graciously stepped behind the bar to bartend, which he had not done here before. My 16 year old busser graciously... More 

Portland/Newport/Heppenheim/Frankfurt
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We dropped in w/o a reservation early on a Saturday evening and ended up with a fine memory of our visit to Port Townsend. Our server said the place had been operating for 22 years, so it's clearly doing something right to capture repeat traffic from locals as well as from tourists like us. The room is a pleasurable place... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've been here many times. Most recently, we went with out of town guests who spend a great deal of time in Manhattan and other places around the world. Needless to say, they have eaten at many fine restaurants. They loved the Silverwater Café. Our dinners were all terrific. We had two bottles of wine. The manager was quite knowledgeable... More 

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175 reviews 175 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of our favorite go-to's in Port T! The fish and chips are very fine; the artichoke pate is terrific. Salads and soups are excellent. This is a pretty room, right in the heart of town. We are true fans and eat here several times a month.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 237 Taylor St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5766
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 360-385-6448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

David and Alison have owned the Silverwater Cafe since its opening in 1989. They have built the restaurant on the idea that bringing people together to enjoy good food, good wine and great friends is one of the most important things in life; and the desire to be a thriving addition to this lovely community of Port Townsend that we call home.We believe in quality and strive to continually perfect our craft. We at the Silverwater Cafe invite you in for a moment of casual elegance where you can feel at home with your kids, family and friends.

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