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“Excellent From Start to Finish!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher
901 Grace Street, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
+1 360-678-0683
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Ranked #3 of 22 restaurants in Coupeville
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
WA state
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent From Start to Finish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoyed an amazing dinner last night at Oystercatcher. Everything we ate was locally sourced or made in the kitchen from the fresh focaccia to the salted caramel ice cream. The food matched or bested far more expensive meals we have had at top-rated restaurants in Seattle. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and because we had an early reservation our table had a water view (overlooking downtown). Highly recommended. A delightful get away trip too. We look forward to our next dinner at this find.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Longview, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Great locally sourced fresh dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We dined here on our first night ( Sunday ) in Coupville because they're closed on Monday and Tuesday. My wife had the rabbit and I ordered the Halibut but they ran out of that so I ended up with marbled salmon prepared the same way as the halibut. Both entrees were delicious. Can't recall what we had for dessert but that was excellent as well. If you like fresh local ingredients prepared creatively and don't mind spending some dough then you should eat here.

Visited July 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Simply the Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Booked a table as restaurant has been recommended by guests at our B&B. Ate here on our last night in Coupeville on Whidbey Islands WA. Not only the best meal we had on the Island, but one of the best meals we've ever had. Open plan kitchen gave interesting insight into kitchen. Staff friendly and accommodated slight change to one order. Food-honestly perfect. The rabbit and duck duo rilette was the best we've eaten since France. Duck entree - perfectly cooked duck breast and some duck confit too. Oyster starter coated in flaked almond crust and main course rabbit delicious too. Young chef came out when it was getting quiet and spoke to each table individually. Lovely young man. We wish him a successful future.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Limited Menu But Nice for Seafood on Puget Sound”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed this place. There are 6 tables outside and probably 10 to 12 inside. It is small and intimate. The service was good if not as prompt as we would like, The select of wines limited but very nice from $9 to $15.

The lunch menu was similar to the dinner one but larger sizes.

My wife had a pretzel sandwich with mussels. She enjoyed it. I had a Ruben sandwich and the meat was more smoked than the oily meat I'm use to from back east. I really liked the taste.

My preference would be for lunch and not dinner because of dinner had a more limited selection.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A great addition to the Coupeville area dining scene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Oystercatcher is a great restaurant operated by an enthusiastic young couple. They are only open a few nights each week but are off to a great start. Food was terrific and straightforward. It was our best dining while in the Puget Sound area.

Visited June 2014
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