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Oystercatcher

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French, Contemporary
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901 Grace Street, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
+1 360-678-0683
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: -Our dining room offers views of Penn Cove -We have outside dining...
-Our dining room offers views of Penn Cove -We have outside dining available on our deck overlooking the water -Our menu changes seasonally and often to offer the freshest, local ingredients -We have a limited bar, as well as an excellent wine and beer list -Our open kitchen provides a one of a kind experience for diners
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hand picked nettles make fresh nettle soup

Talk about commitment to fresh ingredients, they go to the nettle patch and harvest those stinging plants in the morning. When they show up in your soup dish, all is forest green smoothness, with the sting long since banished during preparation. This level of attention is taken with all courses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
ron m
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Katy, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Katy, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Talk about commitment to fresh ingredients, they go to the nettle patch and harvest those stinging plants in the morning. When they show up in your soup dish, all is forest green smoothness, with the sting long since banished during preparation. This level of attention is taken with all courses. Penn Cove mussels, best since Venice, Italy says my wife,... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I dine out a lot and consider myself not only a foodie, but also a bit of a food snob. I normally don’t write/post reviews about the restaurants I patronize. However, I had such a surprisingly pleasant experience when passing through Coupeville, Washington, I had to share my experience. My wife and I had never been to Coupeville before and... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was a WONDERFUL meal. Not only does it have a beautiful view, it is small, the food is meticulously prepared. Reservations for special events is a must, but I think they would be a good idea anyway. We started with the oysters broiled with shallots, hazelnuts and bacon. Yum. Too bad there were only 4 since we split it.... More 

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Clinton WA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have lived on Whidbey for 6 years and I hadn't heard about this gem. Went there recently and everything we had was cooked to perfection.. My date had the beef and it was fabulous flavor was wonderful. I had the special of scallops, sautéed kale, mushrooms and pasta, excellent preparation. A little spendy but at least the meal was... More 

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Langford, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What a great meal, interesting cocktail options as well. Service was very good. For our dinner my wife had the beef that was perfectly cooked medium rare. I had the rabbit ragout, which was very good, perfectly seasoned. The menu was varied and we found the portions to be perfect size, actually should have just shared a dessert, the beignet... More 

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Yakima,WA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We found this place overpriced, pretentious and small portions...it was very good, what we had just not up to the price. And we'll pay for really great food. We were here for lunch on a weekend. The view was nice from the windows overlooking the bay. The wait staff wasn't at the same quality the place was trying to display... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Having visited Coupeville in the past, I was prepared for an average dinner, nothing bad, just nothing exciting. Oystercatcher blew me away. While the menu is somewhat limited, I had a hard time narrowing down my choices. We started with a half dozen oysters with a delightful mignotte. We also had the duo of rillettes with an extra side of... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The menu is, well, strange. Different types of food you definitely won't find anywhere else. We had a gift certificate, so we decide to try it out. It's a little spendy, so not sure we'd choose it again. The duck I had though was actually pretty fantastic!

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The mussels are raised and harvested literally within a half mile of the restaurant! The best-tasting and freshest mussels I've ever had and prepared exquisitely well - absolutely outstanding! Really friendly wait staff too. During the meal the waiters brought a few free surprise tastes of other food items including an apple cider sorbet, a duck broth and a couple... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Over Thanksgiving weekend, we took visiting friends to Whidbey Island to enjoy the sun. We found Oystercatcher one block back from the waterside main street. However, the view over Penn Cove was awesome, the menu was most original and interesting, if not inspired, and the service excellent. I can recommend the Cassoulet highly - wonderful flavor. The hamburgers and shellfish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 Grace Street, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Coupeville
  • Phone Number: +1 360-678-0683

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

-Our dining room offers views of Penn Cove -We have outside dining available on our deck overlooking the water -Our menu changes seasonally and often to offer the freshest, local ingredients -We have a limited bar, as well as an excellent wine and beer list -Our open kitchen provides a one of a kind experience for diners
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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