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Silverwater Cafe

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237 Taylor St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5766
+1 360-385-6448
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a very busy night, we had the Flatiron steak and the crab Louis. Took quite a while to get the food and the price was too high for the quality. Service was not good. We will not give this place a second chance.

Thank HPSeeker
San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere and excellent food. We were able to be seated quickly without a reservation. Waitress very helpful. I had a salad with salmon added. Great dressing. Salmon could have been cooked a little less for my taste, but still very good.

Thank BJeanne75
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This two-story restaurant is right next door to the Rose Theatre -- in fact, the food served in the Rose's "Starlight Room" is made by the Silverwater. Their fish 'n chips have been a favorite for years. We also enjoyed the buttermilk-battered fried artichoke hearts.

Thank Sharon B
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just off the main drag, this place features good service and food--salads, soups, sandwiches at lunch, and nice dinners as well.

Thank Beachwriter1
Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One thing about Port Townsend is most businesses, including restaurants, close by early evening. I'm used to 24 hour city life so the short hours caught me by surprise. The Silverwater was one of the few eateries open near our downtown hotel so Silverwater it was! The staff was professional, atmosphere pleasant and old timey and the grinds fresh and... More 

Thank Peter F
Auburn, WA
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wandering Port Townsend looking for a place for lunch and this restaurant looked good. We split a Ceasar salad and a 2 piece fish and chips. The fish was crisp, not greasy, and the fries we great. We would return to this restaurant.

Thank DebBAuburn_WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is located very close to our downtown hotel and after a busy morning, we went in to support our local neighbourhood. Nice atmosphere, very friendly and informative service, but my choices as a veggie, gluten sensitive eater were down to one, which sounded good with romaine, Washington apples, walnuts, blue cheese and a lemon vinaigrette. It was disappointingly... More 

Thank Peebs1
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We considered several other dining locations downtown. This was recommended by a friend. We were completely disappointed. Never seen less interested wait staff. Mediocre food, no bread or anything else with entrée, prove was high for what we got. Won't be back.

Thank John G
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I dined twice during a 4-night stay in Port Townsend. We were seated upstairs the first time and enjoyed the atmosphere of the old historic building. Service was great and our food was good. We had fish and chips and both enjoyed them. The herbs/seasoning in the batter was excellent and there's nothing like having fresh fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, I hadn't had Silverwater fish and chips in several years until recently...After craving the light,flavourful fish and perfect seasoned fries with fabulous tartar of old, I was very disappointed. Fish was in a blah batter, cooked to dark brown the fish over cooked and crunchy on the ends. Fries were soggy and lacking seasoning. The whole meal, with exception... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Taylor St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5766
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 360-385-6448
David and Alison have owned the Silverwater Cafe since its opening in 1989. They have built the restaurant on the idea that bringing people together to enjoy good food, good wine and great friends is one of the most important things in life; and the desire to be a thriving addition to this lovely community of Port Townsend that we call home.We believe in quality and strive to continually perfect our craft. We at the Silverwater Cafe invite you in for a moment of casual elegance where you can feel at home with your kids, family and friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?