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237 Taylor St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5766
+1 360-385-6448
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: David and Alison have owned the Silverwater Cafe since its opening in 1989....
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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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 17
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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
What a fabulous lunch! we all loved our sandwiches.

My chicken sandwich, on an excellent bun, was served with a charred chili and an excellent pesto, all surrounding a perfect checken breat! This was served with a giant pile of excellent fires. My husband's Reuben was excellent (oozing with swiss cheese and sauercraut), as was our freind's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
NWroamer11
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seattle, washington
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Port Townsend, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly gourmet food without being fussy or pretentious. Always great wine pairings. A favorite place to go in our home town for a special meal.

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Thank Nan E E
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxed fine dining experience, obviously a local favorite. Casual, yet sophisticated. We dined in the Mezzaluna Lounge upstairs later in the evening. Many tasty menu selections, and great dessert choices.

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Thank RCDA2013
seattle, washington
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207 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My chicken sandwich, on an excellent bun, was served with a charred chili and an excellent pesto, all surrounding a perfect checken breat! This was served with a giant pile of excellent fires. My husband's Reuben was excellent (oozing with swiss cheese and sauercraut), as was our freind's hamburger. We each announed we didn't want to share and would order... More 

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Thank NWroamer11
Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is right beside our Beloved Rose Theatre, so great location. The downstairs have a large space, but because the way it is layed out it is cozy, with brick wall and high ceilings. The menu have some for everybody. We have taken families there for large gatherings and been there just two grown up.There seem to be just the... More 

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Thank 907
Port Townsend, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had dinner here several times and also award parties for Centrum. Wonderful new foods from the chief.

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Thank K7643KQjim
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The food and service was great. We had to wait 30 minutes. Make reservations. I enjoy every bite. My son loved his dinner. Clean and good atmosphere.

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Thank ksmith6469
Port Townsend, Washington
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This place is nice for special occasions but to expensive for everyday dine out, Service is O.K. Maybe try the Fountain cafe just up the street.

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Thank R0add0g
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The hotel front desk person recommended the Silverwater. Our server was pleasant and helpful and even though I'm vegan, had good suggestions about what I could order. The menu was varied and the food good. While not a place for picky foodies, it's a comfortable place for lunch or dinner.

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Thank John V
UK
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

we had an excellent lunch here with good ingredients all freshly prepared. The café was crowded and we did not get a table for lunch until 2.15 but it was definitely worth the wait. The fresh salm0n was excellent as was the tuna. The home made bramble pie was a wonderful finish. Apart from the disappointment that there was not... More 

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Thank drfoody
Boulder, Colorado
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216 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Crowded, noisy, and the service was a little inconsistent, but every dish we had was excellent. My wife insisted on going back a second time in a week-long visit because she liked the clam and mussel appetizer so much. Fine fresh seafood, and well-executed American and fusion food. Many dishes I'd like to try upon returning.

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Thank marcolius

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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic

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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