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“OMG” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seabolts Smokehouse

Seabolts Smokehouse
31640 SR 20 Suite 3, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA
360-675-6485
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Ranked #5 of 76 Restaurants in Oak Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
BC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“OMG”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Loved the crab boil. Had read about these but never experienced. Great crab, prawns, clams and mussels. Potatoes and beans were great and although I have never been a boiled onion fan I loved these. The corn was too old and took away from the whole meal. Couldn't possible eat it all. Needed a bib.
Husband had fish and chips, Cod, halibut and salmon lots and very good. Service was great food was fantastic.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Try the Food, It's Delish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had the sampler & chips. I never knew fried fish could taste so good! The "samples" I got were cod, salmon, and halibut. From that day on, every piece of fried fish I eat will be compared to this one: was it as good as the fried fish at Seabolts?

I substituted a salad for the chips and was impressed that the salad wasn't iceberg based, which I very much appreciated since I prefer the greener, leafier varieties of lettuce.

Visited October 2013
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Whidbey Island
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“The best Clam Chowder that I have ever tasted!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We decided to give Seabolt's a try one day for lunch. When we arrived we discovered that the cafe was almost full. We were happy to have the hostess find us a table quickly, we thought that we would be waiting. The inside is very different than any Deli-Cafe that we have visited. There are cold cases around the room with all manner of seafood inside for sale. A person could stop in a buy Salmon, crab, mussels and many other types of seafood, take it home and cook it up themselves.
I ordered a salmon sandwich on a good deli roll, and the Clam Chowder. I am always trying clam chider, and this one was outstanding, excellent flavor and consistency. The chowder have a some bacon in it, wow, bacon in clam chider, I never would have thought of that. I told the waitress how much I enjoyed it and wished that I had ordered a bowl for lunch instead of a cup to go with my sandwich. Seabolt's also has a fish smoking business adjoining the cafe. Fisherman can bring their catch, there is a minimum weight, leave it and pick up fabulous smoked salmon, or whatever.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

I visited this place on my visit to Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor in the recommendation of the hotel owner. I would definitely return. The best mussels and calamari I've eaten. Freshness of the seafood was evident. Great price and food. Obviously the locals all know it. Come in your jeans and enjoy the high quality of food!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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64 restaurant reviews
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood, friendly people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This smokehouse/ fish market has a café area and great menu choices. We had crabcakes and fried prawns. Both were fresh and delicious; one of the best crabcakes ever. This is up the hill a bit from the old town shopping and seems to have a loyal local clientele. The employees were all friendly and helpful and we had a wonderful lunch here.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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