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237 Taylor St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5766
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Ranked #18 of 85 Restaurants in Port Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had stayed in Port Townsend 3 1/2 years ago and this restaurant was recommended to us by our host. We looked at Trip advisor for a restaurant and the #1 was in fact a baker who comes to the Farmers Market and sells bread on Saturdays during the season. After looking for a restaurant on the... More 

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San Jose CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I really enjoyed the Silverwater café. I was with friends when I ate. there and they loved it. I had a bowl of soup and I liked it, but I didn't love it. However, I did love the sweet potato fries that my friend shared with me. Absolutely the best sweet potato fries I ever had. And I would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were recommended to another restaurant, but they were having a special event and couldn't accommodate us. Fortunately, they recommended the Silverwater Cafe. My wife and I are both light eaters, but we gobbled up the salad, entree, and dessert which were all extremely tasty. We highly recommend the Silverwater Cafe.

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Lynnwood, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A standout eatery by any standard, for lunch or dinner. If you visit Port Townsend, do not miss this restaurant!

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San Jose
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here after a busy day of travel to Port Townsend. It was a Wednesday night in October and the restaurant was not crowded. Comfortable seating with good ambiance, excellent service, conveniently located, great food, and not too pricey. We ate at several restaurants in the downtown area over the next few days and this... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

I had lunch here and was impressed with the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. The food was excellent with good vegetarian options and the prices were reasonable. Cute decor. This is a good choice for a restaurant in Port Townsend where the competition is fierce!

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My brother and I visited Port Townsend for the Wooden Boat Festival in early September. He had visited PT before and suggested the Silverwater as we walked by, a serendipitous decision. We did not have a reservation but were accommodated very quickly on both nights. Great crab cakes (best he has had my brother says and he has experience). We... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This place is a Port Townsend institution, but its popular is based on its history not its current performance. There are better and more interesting restaurants just steps away from this one.

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Branford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I am hoping the chef was off that day (a Tuesday evening). The chicken and dumpling soup was a gluey mass of starch, with a stray piece of chicken or two and a handful of what started life as frozen peas and carrots. Don't even start me on the 'dumplings'. The Spaghetti Alfredo was an equal mush of overcooked pasta... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We received a tip earlier in the day. A few were mentioned but Silver Water stood out. My Salmon was caught local and fresh! Typically I need some type of garnish for fish but this Salmon had great taste and juicy flavor. Service was great and wonderful coffee to boot. We will be back!

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Address: 237 Taylor St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5766
Phone Number: 360-385-6448
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
Average Prices: USD 0 - 35

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