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Silverwater Cafe

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

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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Ferndale, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is our favorite place to eat when in Port Townsand. They offer such a delicious variety of food. It is always hard to make decisions.

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172 reviews 172 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Silverwater is a Port Townsend stalwart. The food is good, somewhat pricey, and service can be spotty. The Mezaluna Lounge on the second floor is pleasant. It's a convenient stop after a movie at the Rose Theater next door.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went there based on a friends suggestion. Started off bad and got worse. It took about 15 minutes before our server appeared to take our drink order. We ordered a variety of dishes and all were served cold...... even the fish and chips! I think that our bad experience was mostly due to the terrible server.

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Palatine, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a recommendation from a friend for the Silverwater Cafe and we were not disappointed. My husband had a bowl of clam chowder which was tasty and served with oyster crackers and small slices of bread with herb butter. I had 1/2 a crab/shrimp melt sandwich and a cup of pea soup with nicely flavored herbal ice tea. All... More

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Poulsbo, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Enter on the upper level and you are in the Mezzaluna Lounge; enter on Taylor street and you are in the Silverwater Cafe. I enter on the top level where Ray serves top notch drinks. How relaxing it is to sink into one of the over-stuffed chairs for a glass of wine and a meal. It’s Port Townsend, so casual.... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Food was good seafood but pricey. Waitress seemed stressed. We expected better, based on reviews. Its not bad, just average for expensive food, and suffers in comparison to many similar places we visited on this trip.

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San Luis Obispo, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Silverwater used to be our favorite dining experience in Port Townsend, but it seems to be slipping. Nice atmosphere, just OK food this summer. Menu straightforward, not that interesting. Fish and chips were good. Caesar salad overdressed, swimming in liquid. Fried local oysters were plentiful and meaty. Service was distracted. A nice meal, but not great.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Called to make a reservation; got a voicemail which said to leave date, time & number in party of reservation requested; if there was an issue they would call. Well, no one every listened to the recording. Should have taken that as a sign to walk away... The salmon was strangely flavored & overcooked. The fried oysters were BAD!!! When... More

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Port Townsend, Washington
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186 reviews 186 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Six local ladies celebrated in style last evening. The staff was wonderful. Drinks and dinner were great. The staff also served up the special cake we brought. We all felt very pampered. The seafood was tasty, especially the theatre special piccata. Thanks, Silverwater.

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