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1038 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98382
(360) 385-9708
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 31
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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 16
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding fish and chips!

Had great fish (hand cut halibut) in the Public House on Water Street in Port Townsend. They let you choose 1, 2 or 3 pieces. 1 piece each was plenty for my wife and I. The slaw that they served was also very good. Not sweet like many cole slaws - more on the savory side. With on piece of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
rbm55
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Richland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Richland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Had great fish (hand cut halibut) in the Public House on Water Street in Port Townsend. They let you choose 1, 2 or 3 pieces. 1 piece each was plenty for my wife and I. The slaw that they served was also very good. Not sweet like many cole slaws - more on the savory side. With on piece of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food was very good, staff and hostess were more prompt and attentive, facility was very clean with interesting Decor, food preparation was a little slow

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went there for lunch and while the decor was interesting, the place didn't have the cleanest feel to it. Prices were a little high in our opinions for the food. We ended up getting the steamed shellfish appetizer and two cups of chowder with clam. The chowder was a gooey, starchy I don't know what with the crab just... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was here 2 years ago in the fall and remember the great soup for lunch. Back this weekend, we tried it for dinner. I had the porterhouse cut pork chop with a shallot, whole grain mustard cream sauce with potatoes and broccoli for $20. The mashed potatoes rolled in panko and deep fried were slightly bland but the chop... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The high ceilings and exposed A-frame make for a very pleasant ambiance. Local art is displayed on the walls and maritime paraphernalia hanging from the rafters. The trout pasta dish was good, but the salmon was better. Service by the waitstaff was excellent.

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Redmond,WA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited the Public House on New Years Eve.Our mistake was not booking as most restaurants were full. This one was less than half full which should have been a clue.Upon entering hit with a very noisy entertainment group of 3 people which meant moving twice to hear my wife.Several tables waiting indicating slow orders so ask if ours could... More 

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Holland, Michigan USA
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186 reviews 186 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The place was full the food was good... order the mac n cheese off the kids menu as an appetizer. I'm convened that they forgot or lost our order. People came in at the same time ate and we're almost ready to leave when we got our food. Thankfully we were old friends and had much to talk about.

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Richland, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I am a long time customer of the Public House, but have been very disappointed by the last two meals we have eaten (October-December 2014). The place has really declined over the past year. Their signature corn chowder has turned into a pasty glob of corn starch. My crab cake sandwich tasted like a Costco frozen entree. We won't be... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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214 reviews 214 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great large pub restaurant right on the main drag of downtown. Teas were amazing and poutine was a noble effort. Soup was just what we needed for a cold day and all the sandwiches were well seasoned and tasty

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Port Townsend, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The atmosphere in the Public House is very relaxing and enjoyable. Nice to come here for a meal or a drink and a snack. Their food is very tasty (I love the fried calamari and they have some delicious salads too, the hummus plate is also really yummy, great fried fish and chips). This is a good place to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1038 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98382
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
  • Phone Number: (360) 385-9708

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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