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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
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
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  • 9
    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
End of a road trip

Drove around the peninsula with my Mom who was visiting and stopped here for a late lunch before catching the ferry back to Whidbey. A bit overpriced but nothing I haven't seen in many restaurants in WA. Took a while to have our orders taken, apparently the server didn't see us? (Weird since the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Sara W
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Oak Harbor, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Drove around the peninsula with my Mom who was visiting and stopped here for a late lunch before catching the ferry back to Whidbey. A bit overpriced but nothing I haven't seen in many restaurants in WA. Took a while to have our orders taken, apparently the server didn't see us? (Weird since the place wasn't crowded) Food was good... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food was amazing. I ordered a ribeye with prawns,cooked medium well and it was perfect. Not hard or dry or shoe leather... simply melt in your mouth amazing. Dinner was followed by a chocolate torte with coffee that, again was to die for. I highly recommend them... I've never been disappointed here.

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Shelton, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: 1038 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98382
Phone Number: (360) 385-9708
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
Cuisine: American, Pub

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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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