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Silverwater Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Cup $4.0
Bowl $7.0
Homemade Soup
Made daily. Served with fresh baguette
Cup $5.0
New England Style Clam Chowder
Our house chowder since 1989
Silverwater House Salad*
Organic baby field greens, strawberries toasted almonds, pickled red onion, and Champagne vinaigrette, topped with Chèvre goat cheese
1/2 for $6.0
Caesar Salad*
A classic favorite with crisp organic romaine, fresh Parmesan cheese, homemade garlic croutons, and Caesar dressing
Washington Apple Salad*
Organic crisp romaine, diced green apples, candied walnuts, crumbled bleu cheese, tomatoes, and bacon, tossed with honey mustard vinaigrette
Spinach and Roasted Beet Salad*
Spinach, roasted beets, feta cheese, candied walnuts and champagne vinaigrette
Nicoise Salad*
Seared sashimi grade ahi tuna, new potatoes, olives, pickled asparagus, hard-boiled egg, romaine, cherry tomatoes, Champagne vinaigrette
Buttermilk Fried Artichoke Hearts
Artichoke hearts tossed in buttermilk and tempura, fried and tossed with Parmesan cheese. Served with chipotle aioli and grilled lemon
Seared Sesame Ahi
Sesame encrusted sashimi grade ahi tuna, pan seared and served over shredded cabbage with a flavorful sherry miso glaze, pickled ginger, and wasabi
Manilla Clams and Penn Cove Mussels*
Fresh local Manilla clams and Penn Cove mussels steamed in white wine, garlic, shallots, fennel, and butter and clam nectar
We use only 100% all natural lamb, chicken, Certified Angus Beef & line caught fish. All chicken and beef are raised and harvested in the United States
Wild Troller Caught Alaskan Coho Salmon*
The finest wild Coho from the fishing vessel Cape Cleare, seasoned with our house blend secret spice and braised in white wine
Proscuitto Wrapped Ling Cod*
Wild Alaskan Ling Cod delicately wrapped in thinly sliced prosciutto with a Chardonnay crème
New York Pepper Steak
A twelve ounce hand-carved certified Angus Beef New York steak prepared to your liking topped with Silverwater's original green peppercorn mushroom cream sauce
2 Pieces $13.0
3 Pieces $16.0
Our Famous Fish & Chips
This is where it all began in 1989! A little fish & chips shack on the ferry dock, with a basket to drop down for a boater "drive thru"… Fresh Lingcod in our famous lemon & dill batter. Served with French fries, seasoned with our home blend secret spice, and our light and crunchy house coleslaw
Port Braised Lamb Shank*
Succulent lamb shank braised until fork tender in port wine and root vegetables with pomegranate syrup
Lavender Pepper Ahi*
Six ounces of sashimi grade ahi rubbed with our lavender pepper blend, seared rare on a bed of baby organic field greens with apricot curry dressing & rice pilaf
Cilantro Ginger Lime Prawns*
Seven jumbo Black Tiger prawns and red bell peppers sautéed in cilantro ginger lime butter with a splash of tequila. Served on a bed of rice
Stuffed Chicken Breast
Chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto & provolone, lightly breaded & baked. Served over our famous Sicilian marinara with Parmesan risotto & seasonal vegetables
Clams, mussels, salmon, cod, and prawns, simmered in a light and flavorful stock with fennel, celery, saffron, potatoes, and white wine
Cape Cleare Salmon En Papillote*
Wild Cape Cleare Coho baked in parchment with tomatoes, capers, artichoke hearts, basil pesto, and olives
Smoked Salmon Pappardelle*
Custom smoked Coho, artichoke hearts, spinach and creamy sage pesto tossed with pappardelle pasta
Langostino Mac and Cheese
Tender langostino, the seafood similar to lobster but the size of a shrimp, and cavatappi pasta in a rich cream sauce with Tillamook cheddar, Gruyere, smoked Gouda cheeses, topped with bread crumbs and served bubbly hot
Athenian Pasta*
Rotini tossed with artichoke hearts, capers, tomatoes, garlic Kalamata olives, spinach and feta cheese
Mt Townsend Clam Pasta*
Local Manilla clams steamed with white wine, garlic, roasted tomatoes, clam nectar, and thyme, tossed with spaghetti and topped with grated Mt Townsend smoked campfire cheese
Fettuccine Alfredo*
Fettuccine tossed in creamy Alfredo sauce
Preserved Lemon and Asparagus Risotto*
House-preserved Meyer lemons, tender asparagus, leeks and fresh herbs folded into creamy Arborio rice
Moroccan Beef Skewers*
Street-style robustly seasoned flank steak, dry rubbed and grilled, accompanied with saffron sticky rice
Tuscan Steak Salad*
Center cut certified Angus bistro filet with Tuscan oil served over mixed greens, pickled onion, crumbled blue cheese & tomato, finished with basil vinaigrette
Fish Tacos*
Chili rubbed red snapper served with house made pico de gallo, sautéed cilantro ginger lime cabbage, tomatoes, lime, and soft corn tortillas
Lentil Burger
Our famous hand formed lentil & nut patty with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle & burger sauce. Served with a salad of organic field greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots, with choice of dressing
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful scenery with live plants and even more amazing food on the menu... Get the Lavender Pepper Ahi and the Salman Pappardelle, but we also started with the Chevre Heaven...all are unbelievably delicious!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank travisbtownsend
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the staff, food is always excellent, except for mushy spaghetti - I prefer mine more al denti. I love the crab cakes and Ahi Tuna plate, but the specials are wonderful.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank hank500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a birthday lunch here with family. Although we didn’t have reservations, we were seated quickly and had friendly service and good food. I had salmon, which was cooked to perfection. The desserts were also nice.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Claudia E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner here was a pleasant experience. We had Caesar salads, fish and chips and crab cakes. All were well prepared and went well with the wine choices. Service was efficient and cheerful.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ellen4719
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute restaurant with great service. We visited on a Sunday afternoon in January and had no trouble getting a table. The staff were very attentive, and the food was yummy. I ordered half a Rueben and a cup of clam chowder. Fair prices, and quality...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kmacmoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was excellent and place was nice and clean. The service was slow however, so sit back and relax as the food was worth it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Don H
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We had never eaten at the silver water cafe, but were able to get a last minute reservation. We enjoyed our dinner immensely! I had the salmon, while my husband enjoyed the tomahawk ribeye steak. Service was great as well.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mstoadswildride
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Went to Silverwater Cafe for lunch over the weekend. Our wait was about 20 minutes but the young gentleman who was the host was very kind and kept us up to date with the delays. Its a quaint eclectic establishment with a variety of menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PNWtravelergirl
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Our hotel suggested four places within walking distance. Three of them were closed for employee holiday parties! So, we chose the Silverwater Cafe by default. So glad we did! I had the tuna nicoise salad and it was perfect. Very lightly dressed, potatoes firm but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maxmuffin
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Decided to have a nicer meal out, but still wanted a more casual atmosphere. This was the perfect mix. Really interesting cocktail selection as well. The fish taco was one of the best I've ever had - you make it yourself from the delicious components....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank blondewander
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