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Silverwater Cafe

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237 Taylor St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5766
360-385-6448
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Delightful space, warm service, good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Bizmike
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Portland/Newport/Heppenheim/Frankfurt
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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293 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland/Newport/Heppenheim/Frankfurt
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Pasadena
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168 reviews 168 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Port Townsend, Washington
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235 reviews 235 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We like this place. Expensive but nice. It was a busy evening in Port Townsend. We decided to splurge. I splurged big time on $34 filet. Salad extra. (It was good. ) My filet arrived luke warm and seriously undercooked. The dog will enjoy it, even though it is stringy. Our friends said the fish tacos were the worst they... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This restaurant, in a beautiful old building, has a menu full of fresh, locally-sourced, delicious food with several meatless options. We had dined here a while ago and found it rather expensive, but on our recent visit we found several very affordable dishes. We chose the three-course "before the show" dinner (the restaurant is adjacent to the Rose Theatre) at... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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133 reviews 133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We came into the Mezzaluna Lounge to enjoy some cocktails & appetizers. It has a separate entrance from the Silverwater Cafe but is part of it. Our appetizers were all delicious, though I will note they don't offer any happy hour specials on drinks or appies & their prices are not inexpensive. The portions were a good size, though &... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were seated right away, at the table we asked for. The crab cakes were the best we've ever tasted! I had a Vesper with the appetizer--a different little twist on this favorite, and very refreshing. I had the rack of lamb--6 ribs, succulent and seasoned with a very tasty rub. My partner had the halibut with hazelnut sauce--a divine... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We always take out of town guests to Silverwater because we know it will be supurb. We like to sit on the cozy mezzanine where we can often find seating for 6 or more. The wait staff is friendly and patient, even when visiting grandchildren are in "active" mode. The daily specials are unique and often paired with wonderful WA... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were looking for an upscale place for dinner and found it at the Silverwater Cafe. Very nice menu modestly priced and well presented. We will return again.

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erie
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We came to this place twice; the first time for late drinks and appetizers, and the second time for a full dinner. Both times, the service was excellent, the food very good, and the atmosphere very enjoyable. The steaks and lamb were well prepared, and tasty. Pricing was good for the quality. We would definitely come back.

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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: 360-385-6448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 35

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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