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Pacific Hwy, Ocean Park, WA
3606654847
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: This little restaurant is a hidden gem! Jamella really knows how to cook....
This little restaurant is a hidden gem! Jamella really knows how to cook. She use to be the chef for "The Ark" in Ocean Park. I have been there for lunch & dinner
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  • 26
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I ate at the Ark many years ago and was impressed. Jimella's is under the same ownership and still puts on a first rate meal. Worth trying.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Right out of the gate they cut off happy hour 10 minutes early and the kitchen was not ready until 5:15 to open. This left us waiting 25 minutes to even order. Seemed tense between kitchen wait staff which was translated to customers. Get your act together. Food: high priced for blue plate special: $16.00 for ordinary meatloaf?. Drinks priced... More 

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Thank Cheri H
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Wonderful food in a quaint, comfortable setting. The staff was friendly, the prices were about $40+ per person.

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Thank boxcarnlar
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485 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I ate at the Ark many years ago and was impressed. Jimella's is under the same ownership and still puts on a first rate meal. Worth trying.

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Thank AngusDad
Seattle, Washington
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We've enjoyed what is now Nanci and Jimella's Cocktails and Cafe for many years, and The Ark before that, on trips to the Long Beach peninsula. Food and service are always, always superb. I appreciate the organic and fresh ingredients used at the restaurant. They make such a difference. The place was very busy and I drove around back to... More 

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Thank melgrieves
Krefeld
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We followed a recommendation from our host visiting Nanci & Jimella's this August and were definitely disappointed by both the quality of the food and the pricing. $ 80 for two pasta dishes and two glasses of white wine was the most we paid on our four week trip theough the Pacific Northwest and we have definitely had much better... More 

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Thank JessBurmann
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner. I had nicely pan fried oysters which of course are local. My husband had a seafood risotta which was one of the specials that night. The Baja Margaritas were excellent.

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Thank ktuk2015
Ocean Park, Washington
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I enjoyed Happy Hour yesterday at this wonderful little restaurant. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay from the Happy Hour menu and was pleasantly surprised. It was only $6 and for that price I was not expecting much, but it was excellent. The Happy Hour menu has a good selection of small plates. I ordered a Caesar salad which was... More 

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Thank KJthe10snut
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nancy and Jimella have a long history of producing wonderful food, starting with the Ark Restaurant in Oysterville which I remember from way back in the '80's. Today, alas Jimella is no longer with us, but Nancy is now operating a restaurant on the main highway between Long Beach and Ocean Park. The food is quite up to the multi-award... More 

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Thank cgorenco
Windermere, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had heard so much about this place and being foodies we had to visit... Yes it was ok but to be honest it was not as good as we expected.

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Thank angiep389
seattle
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Well for starters too noisy with loud music. We waited a hour before we got our food. The food and coffee were cold as ice. Not worth $32 a meal. Parking was tough as well. Average restaurant at best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pacific Hwy, Ocean Park, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ocean Park
  • Phone Number: 3606654847

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

This little restaurant is a hidden gem! Jamella really knows how to cook. She use to be the chef for "The Ark" in Ocean Park. I have been there for lunch & dinner
dinner

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