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Oystercatcher

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French, Seafood, Contemporary
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901 Grace Street, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
+1 360-678-0683
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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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
Fantastic, culinary find.

One of the best meals we've had in a long time! Fresh, local ingredients prepared in very creative ways.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Sharon E
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the best meals we've had in a long time! Fresh, local ingredients prepared in very creative ways.

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had heard such great things about this place and the reviews we all good. The good: The location and interior are really good. The staff were nice (except as noted below). 50% of the food we ordered was really great! The amuse bouche items were great, the salmon was great, the tomato soup was delicious, and the oysters were... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Traveling the Pacific Northwest? Put Oystercatcher on your itinerary. Worth a detour, a ferry crossing, whatever it takes to join these folks for a meal. In a very unassuming setting over an insurance agency (?) or tzchotchke store sits one of the finest meals you'll find on the island and perhaps within 60 miles of the island. The bread is... More 

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Vancouver, BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were very impressed with the service we received at this restaurant. The food was also very good. Overall, we found the Oystercatcher to be our favorite restaurant on the island. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

and great, friendly service. Met the chef while entering who actually spoke about the specials that day. He was on his way in with supplies. Thee was a wait of half hour but well worth it. The staff was friendly & smiling all the time. I had the Penn Cove mussels special with there own sour dough wheat bread for... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It makes a difference. Perfect dishes from the kitchen, helpful waitstaff with personality galore, and an overall caring atmosphere. It's a small place so we weren't able to be seated right away. We left our name, walked the one block to the small town's "Main Drag" for some pleasant shopping, and then returned to be seated with no further delay.... More 

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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped here because we had our dog and thought they might let us bring her on the deck. They did and gave us a nice shady table. But the food! We ordered appetizers to share and were very happy with them. The oysters were crisp and delicious. Who would have thought calamari stuffed with lamb sausage would be good?... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I enjoyed going to the Oystercatcher, and there were elements that I loved. I loved the adventurous spirit and the way they played with flavor and texture. Some things didn't quite work, but when they did they were fantastic. The scallop appetizer was amazing, and the desserts were great. My entree was good, but my mother had the rabbit and... More 

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Düsseldorf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Small restaurant with the kitchen in the middle (but it don't disturb you), some tables inside and some tables at the outside with a beautiful overlook over the bay. The food is definitely great stuff. The mussels - pickled or steamed - are a dream. You should try it. Also all other stuff we have eaten was fresh and tasted... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have eaten at many Whidbey restaurants over the years but the Oystercatcher is now our #1 choice. From the PennCove muscle appetizer to the perfectly prepared halibut and fantastic breads this restaurant has set a very high bar for excellence.

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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 to 35
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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 - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?