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1038 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98382
(360) 385-9708
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 33
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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

The food is a bit pricey but is quite tasty! The staff are very accommodating. There is a very good bar there with a nice selection of beers. Open later than other places in the same area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
fainlee
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El Cerrito, CA.
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Shelton, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Place was almosr empty. I was ignored by two staff [should have left but wanted to see what would happen next] Finally took my order. Server engaged in chit chat with other staff - food arrived 30" later [just a burger] cold and cold fries. Would not return even of food were free.

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El Cerrito, CA.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The food is a bit pricey but is quite tasty! The staff are very accommodating. There is a very good bar there with a nice selection of beers. Open later than other places in the same area.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My son & I missed our ferry & were starving. Port Townsed is a quaint historic little Victorian town. We walked the main street that has many cafes and shops & the grill seemed to appeal to him. The staff was very friendly. We arrived late on Memorial day & they were extremely apologetic because they were out of burgers... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our family of five ate dinner here on Mothers Day. They did provide crayons for our children and the atmosphere was conducive for a family. The beer was good but the food was nothing special. Service was a tad slow.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The only good thing about our meal was the waitress who was very friendly. Food was a wait. First two items I chose they didn't have. Overall the food is over priced for what you get.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A group of five visited on a Friday evening in May. We were seated promptly, but were otherwise not impressed with the table service. Our server was polite, but brought salad after the main course had been delivered. She also dropped lemons into the water glasses of two in our party who dislike lemon in their water, and therefore had... More 

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I don't mind paying a lot of money on quality food but this is not quality food. A pitcher of beer was barely 3 glasses. The salmon was overcooked and not worth $22. The bartender who was also the waitress was good and was also the only one working. She had approx 10 bar customers and six tables. I saw... More 

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Arlington, Washington, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We came here for the fried oysters, which are really good. The wait, however is very annoying. There is no hostess at the door, some waitress will eventually tell you how busy they are, although you can clearly see open tables. Disappointing! Currently seeking other restaurants that serve fried oysters with less wait. Remember the two hour limit on parking.

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La Mesa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Bring or send out for food. Love the variety of brews and the mix of ages at the Public House. A woman can stop off for a beer or have a picnic table full of ladies and no worries. We fit right in

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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The welcome to this restaurant was rather unfriendly and had I been alone, I probably would have left as there are many other choices for dining. Once we met our waitress, things improved. The service was good. (It was midafternoon and the venue was mostly empty so I can't vouch for busier times.) The menu is quite varied as are... 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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