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“Inexperienced wait staff, overpriced and limited menu”

Creekside Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Forks
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: It's no secret that the Pacific Northwest is home to a vibrant culinary scene. And Creekside Restaurant is proud to be part of it, serving up fresh, local fare alongside breathtaking ocean views. Creekside's talented culinary team delights travelers of all ages with everything from breakfast favorites to seasonal seafood dishes to special events like wine pairing dinners. Whether you're recounting the day's adventures or fueling up for another exciting day, we think you'll enjoy Olympic National Park's signature dining experience. One way we're proud to distinguish ourselves is by showing that great meals and healthy dining experiences can, and should, be one and the same. We provide calorie counts on our menu and offer a variety of healthy meal options. Equally important, all meat, seafood, eggs, dairy, and produce we serve are free of hormones and steroids, and all our food is free of trans fats. Local sourcing is also very important to us. During the growing season, at least 60% of all our food and beverages are either sourced within 150 miles, are certified organic, or both. Even our wine selection is local - every wine we serve comes from the state of Washington. Operating in such a beautiful place, we know that our responsibility to our guests and to the environment extends far beyond our walls. We're a proud supporter of the National Park Service's Healthy and Sustainable Food Program. Creekside sources its seafood locally, and adheres to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guides for sustainability. Other key sustainability efforts include providing our used fryer oil to a maker of biodiesel, sending food and prep scraps to a local farm to use as pig feed, only serving water to guests when requested and recycling. Creekside is honored to be a Certified Green Restaurant.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Beautiful spot. Was there for our friend's b-day. We asked that special napkins be served w/drinks. They were returned w/our check as the staff forgot. Food was mediocre, our friend could not eat her chicken it was too awful. They served my husband a 1/2 glass of beer as the keg had run out so they offered to only charge 1/2. It should have been free. Cold rolls. Slow service. Veggies were soft, seemed reheated. Cod dinner was $27, not worth the cost. Seems they wish to be high end restaurant with diner food and service. We were advised that a transition was underway. We wish them the best.

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant in Olympic National Park on the Pacific Coast. The view is outstanding and if you are lucky and the weather is good you can eat on the patio. We thought the menu was good and the food was well prepared. The restaurant is expensive but you are a long way from anywhere and it is expensive to bring food and supplies all the way out to the coast. We considered the cost a fair exchange for the wonderful location.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

After hiking in the Hoh Rainforest, we were quite hungry. Heading south of Hoh on route 101, there is not much in regard to restaurants. We stopped when we came across this place. It is in a beautiful area and has a nice view of the ocean. The prices on the menu were outrageous, in my opinion. $13.00 for a smallish cheeseburger and a few fries. The kiddie menu was equally pricey. $7.00 for a ham sandwich and a small cup of fruit. The hamburger was pretty tasteless, my bun was hard on 1/2 half of the burger, as if the chef had left the bun bag open the night before and it dried out the bun. The lettuce was limp. This restaurant even charged us $1.78 for a "Utility Charge", something I have never, ever heard of before...made me wonder if they were some kind of toilet paper meter in the bathroom, charging by the number of sheets one used. Maybe they were charging for gas in the grill? The hot water to wash the dishes? Whatever. Be sure to check your bill for errors in pricing too, they overcharged us by $3.00, and when we asked them to correct this, the waitress became annoyed, and ripped the check out of my husband's hand. The next day, we stopped at the McDonald's in Aberdeen, the server at the counter was exceptionally helpful, sweet to my little girls and polite. My son, who is 17, and I, both commented simultaneously how much tastier and hot our dollar menu McChickens were at a buck a piece, than the $13.00 hamburgers at the lodge...how sad is that?

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3  Thank HavTicketwillTravel
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The restaurant is charming with a beautiful view. The service was excellent. We only ate dinner there and found the meal to be average with above average price.

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1  Thank Tazz
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

helpful waitresses, mushroom pastry delicious. Breakfast fine. A fine experience, beautiful view. quiet and fits the occasion.

Thank bicycle53
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