44 Best Restaurants in The Olympic Peninsula and Washington Coast, Washington

42nd Street Cafe and Bistro

$$ Fodor's choice

Since the early '90s, this cheerful art-filled spot has been a go-to on the peninsula for celebrating special occasions and simply enjoying stellar comfort food with locally sourced ingredients. Consider kicking off your meal with goat cheese fondue or a half pound of Willapa Bay clams steamed in white wine, before graduating to flash-fried razor clams with seasonal vegetables, or ravioli stuffed with wild mushrooms and topped with tomato sauce. Rich chocolate rum truffle cheesecake is a popular dessert.

Alder Wood Bistro

$$$ Fodor's choice

Look to this easygoing, art-filled restaurant for inventive, locally sourced, and mostly organic dishes, including pizzas from the wood-fired oven with creative toppings like pesto, truffled goat cheese, and pickled onions. The menu's sustainably harvested seafood selections highlight whatever is in season and also get the wood-fire treatment. Even the bacon-wrapped meat loaf features local grass-fed beef, along with buttermilk mashed potatoes and greens.

Blue Moose Cafe

$ Fodor's choice

Convivial, cozy, and a bit off-the-wall, this is one of Port Townsend's best sources of generous, unfussy breakfasts and lunches, like thick pancakes and decadent eggs Benedicts, plus hefty burgers and sandwiches. Long popular with sailors and shipwrights who work in the surrounding Port Townsend Boat Haven, this hole-in-the-wall fills up fast on weekends, but you can help yourself to a mug of drip coffee while you wait.

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$$$ Fodor's choice

In an uncluttered, light-filled storefront space in Uptown, this hip neighborhood bistro opened by a husband-wife team with experience at some of New York City's and Seattle's top restaurants turns out some of the most flavorful locavore-driven cuisine on the peninsula. You might start with sunchoke soup with chives and truffle oil, before graduating to rabbit lasagna with sofrito and mustard greens, or seared scallops with romesco, cauliflower, and Meyer lemon.

1025 Lawrence St., Port Townsend, 98368, USA
Known For
  • delicious sweets and goods to go at adjacent Lawrence Street Provisions
  • romantic, candlelit dining room
  • house-made pastas with inventive sauces
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Tues., and Jan. No lunch weekdays

Fountain Café

$$ Fodor's choice

Local artwork lines the walls of this cozy, eclectic bistro inside a historic clapboard building a block off the main drag, near the foot of the Taylor Street staircase. The delicious seafood- and pasta-intensive menu reveals Mediterranean and Pacific Northwest influences—think cioppino with local shellfish in a tomato-saffron broth, and roasted walnut and gorgonzola penne with wild boar. There's a notable list of regional and Italian wines, and several imported ports and sherries to accompany any of the rich desserts.

Hama Hama Oyster Saloon

$$ Fodor's choice

You'll find Hama Hama oysters, which are harvested from this Hood Canal shellfish operation that's been going strong since 1922, at some of the top restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. Here at the farm store and in the open-air (dress warmly on cool days) saloon, you can enjoy these fresh-shucked bivalves—along with clams and mussels raw or wood-roasted with chipotle-bourbon butter—and other tasty pub fare at lunch. Save room for the warm-chocolate fudge brownie.

35846 U.S. 101, Lilliwaup, 98555, USA
Known For
  • local wines, ciders, and craft beers
  • clams steamed in halibut–yellow curry bone broth
  • expansive patio with water views
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.–Thurs. in winter. No dinner


$$$ Fodor's choice

A tiny gem set in a weathered-shingle cottage within walking distance of the beach, MyCovio's is one of the few dining options on the upper portion of the Long Beach Peninsula, and it's well worth the drive for sublime pastas and other Italian-inspired fare. The cioppino swimming with local seafood is stellar, as is spaghetti with matsutake mushrooms and slow-roasted seasonal vegetables. Next door, the owners run a cute waffle shack that's open for breakfast and lunch.

1311 Bay Ave., Ocean Park, 98640, USA
Known For
  • quirky, intimate dining room
  • charred romaine hearts with Dungeness crab
  • panna cotta with rotating seasonal flavors
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Wed. No lunch

Pane d'Amore

$ Fodor's choice

Pick up a baguette, loaf of fig-anise bread, chocolate-chip cookies, maple-pecan scones, or cinnamon buns at this top-notch bakery, tucked into a small storefront in the heart of the Uptown district. There's a selection of cheeses, jams, granola, kombucha, and other gourmet goods to go as well. Additional locations are on the Port Townsend waterfront, in Sequim, and on Bainbridge Island.


$$$ Fodor's choice

The name means renewed or revived, and much of the material—wood, metal, and glass—inside this cosmopolitan downtown restaurant has been repurposed, creating rustic yet refined space in which Edison bulbs and blown-glass floats mix with steel cables and timber beans. The kitchen focuses on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients in flavorful dishes like crispy duck confit with pork belly and white bean cassoulet and wild chanterelles, and rye-crusted steelhead with fondant potatoes and smoked beets. Regional wines complement the excellent food.

118 E. Wishkah St., Aberdeen, 98520, USA
Known For
  • handcrafted cocktails (including the best negroni in town)
  • pork-belly burgers with smoked gorgonzola and bacon jam
  • flourless chocolate cake with smoked sea salt
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.


$$$$ Fodor's choice

It's worth the half-hour drive around the harbor to historic downtown Aberdeen to dine at the region's most sophisticated restaurant, where seasonal, locally sourced ingredients appear in artfully plated creations like black cod with buttered oyster sauce, and braised rabbit with ricotta gnudi. Rediviva means renewed or revived, and much of the material—wood, metal, and glass—in the interior has been upcycled for a refined effect. There's also a great selection of Northwest wines and craft cocktails.

Sabai Thai

$$ Fodor's choice

Local seafood—including prawns, scallops, crab, clams, and mussels—features prominently in the brightly flavored and fragrantly seasoned food at this relaxing Thai bistro on the quiet west side of town. Other delicious house specialties are spicy eggplant with red curry, and crispy half duck with bok choy and a smoky soy glaze.

Salty Girls Seafood

$$ Fodor's choice

This hip, counter-service seafood bar with a mod-industrial vibe serves Puget Sound oysters and clams on the half shell—either raw or baked with seasonal compound butters—and several beers and ciders on tap to wash them down. Oyster shooters are another favorite, and there's a short menu of other fish-centric dishes, from steamed Dungeness crab with clarified butter to chowder made with local clams, but nothing fried.

210 W. Washington St., Sequim, 98382, USA
Known For
  • "grown-up" grilled cheese with bacon and shrimp
  • exceptional craft cocktails
  • sea-salt chocolate-chip cookies
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. No dinner Sun.

Shelburne Pub

$$ Fodor's choice

The dark-wood-paneled walls, floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows, and marble café tables inside this venerable spot attest to its history of feeding locals and visitors for more than a century. Although it calls itself a pub, the Shelburne has a casually sophisticated look and vibe, and stellar yet reasonably priced Pacific Northwest fare to go with it—consider the miso-cured sablefish with bok choy and pickled shiitakes, or crispy braised pork with polenta and a blackberry gastrique (a sauce that's sweet and sour). Brunch is a popular affair on weekends. The restaurant is inside a small boutique hotel with comfy rooms.

Wandering Goose

$$$ Fodor's choice

From Westport, it's a scenic 20-mile drive down the coast to reach the much-buzzed-about eatery that is inside the historic and offbeat Tokeland Hotel and run by young restaurateurs who had operated the original Wandering Goose in Seattle before relocating here in 2018. Folks come from all over to sample the fluffy scratch-made biscuits and Japanese-style oyakodon omelets (eggs with chicken), but dinner is the star attraction—and duck confit slow-simmered for six hours is the most celebrated dish. In addition to a thoughtfully curated wine and cocktail list, the restaurant has interesting nonalcoholic drinks, from natural sodas to drinking vinegars. A team of cute resident cats and dogs often amble about the dining room visiting with patrons.

Waterline Pub

$$ Fodor's choice

With tall windows overlooking Ilwaco's marina, a high timber-beam ceiling, and a friendly crowd of locals and visitors, this upbeat gastropub in At the Helm Hotel is perfect for a bite to eat before or after hiking and beachcombing at nearby Cape Disappointment State Park. Highlights from the seafood-intensive menu are a platter of house-pickled fish, rich Dungeness crab bisque, lingcod fish tacos, and a Reuben with pastrami-spiced albacore steak and beer-braised sauerkraut. 

203 Howerton Ave., Ilwaco, 98624, USA
Known For
  • patio with great views of Baker Bay
  • shareable "seafood nosh" boards
  • nice selection of Pacific Northwest wines
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.–Wed.

8th Avenue Ale House


Count on comforting, hearty Pacific Northwest pub fare at this long, narrow, and dimly lit eatery, with an ample selection of regional beer on tap. Look for pizza, seafood, and appetizers like deep-fried pickles, beer-battered mushrooms, crab cakes, and a pound of clams. Fish-and-chips, sandwiches, and burgers like the Naughty Nellie, with American and Swiss cheese and crushed red pepper, round out the menu. There's a small beer garden in back and more seating out front. Hoquiam is about a 30-minute drive from Ocean Shores. 

8th Street Ale House


You can count on finding deftly prepared Pacific Northwest pub fare—thin-crust pizzas, beer-braised pot roast, house-made black-bean burgers seafood, cod fish-and-chips, and crab-rockfish cakes—at this long, narrow, and dimly lit neighborhood pub in downtown Hoquiam. There's an ample selection of regional beer on tap, which is best enjoyed in the cozy beer garden in back.

Aloha Alabama BBQ and Bakery


This funky eatery in Westport's marina district offers an unlikely trinity of traditional Southern barbecue, Hawaiian food, and the pub fare that's more typical of the area, and all of it is quite tasty. The island cuisine, including kalua pork and Hawaiian barbecue chicken, is particularly good, but regulars also swear by the fall-off-the-bone beef brisket and the panko-breaded Willapa Bay oysters and fries. You can customize the spice levels by choosing from a huge selection of hot sauces.

2309 Westhaven Dr., Westport, 98595, USA
Known For
  • refreshing cucumber margaritas
  • addictive smoked-pork egg rolls
  • garlic-smoked chicken platters
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.

Billy's Bar & Grill


The most popular local saloon and brothel during Aberdeen's rough-and-tumble logging and seafaring years, this colorful tavern has a collection of prints recalling those bawdy days and remembering the life of the notorious original owner, Billy Ghol, who was rumored to have killed more than 100 men. The standard comfort fare includes steak and eggs, grilled local oysters, French dip sandwiches, and fish-and-chips. If you're looking for a challenge, try the Billy's Belt Buster, a burger with four patties, cheese, and bacon.

322 E. Heron St., Aberdeen, 98520, USA
Known For
  • good array of beef and chicken burgers
  • potential sightings of Billy Ghol's ghost
  • caramel apple tarts with vanilla ice cream
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Blakeslee's Bar and Grill


In an area with precious few dining options, this casual tavern just a little south of downtown Forks is a sight for sore eyes and hungry stomachs, offering up big portions of reliably good pub food. After a day of hiking or beachcombing, tuck into the half-pound Mill Creek bacon cheeseburger, a rib-eye steak, or a platter of batter-fried local seafood.

1222 S. Forks Ave., Forks, 98331, USA
Known For
  • nachos (both traditional and Irish-style)
  • craft beer and potent cocktails
  • playing pool
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

Blue Buoy


Venture inside this endearingly dive-y diner with wood-paneled walls and nautical decor for formidable portions of stick-to-your-ribs breakfast and lunch fare. Consider the Dungeness crab omelet or fluffy biscuits and sausage gravy in the morning; top lunch offerings include New England–style clam chowder and the shrimp Louie salad.

2323 Westhaven Dr., Westport, 98595, USA
Known For
  • fried oysters in everything from omelets to po'boys
  • marina view from tables in front
  • platters of assorted fish and shellfish
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No dinner

Calvin's Crab House


This friendly, no-frills seafood spot has a simply furnished dining room as well as picnic tables and Adirondack chairs on the beach overlooking the Strait of San Juan de Fuca. On warm days it's an idyllic spot to enjoy fresh fish-and-chips (your choice of salmon, halibut, prawns, or oysters), plus hearty seafood chowder and Dungeness crab when it's in season. It closes at 7 pm, so plan accordingly.

160 Bayview Ave., Neah Bay, 98357, USA
Known For
  • lightly battered fresh local seafood
  • thick, finger-size steak fries
  • espresso drinks and pastries in the morning
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. and from Nov.–Mar.

Cellar Door


The entrance to this subterranean space can be difficult to spot—at the bottom of a Tyler Street staircase. There you'll find a sophisticated yet casual wine and cocktail bar that melds vintage Victorian with a rustic-industrial feel and sense of whimsy (concrete floors, reclaimed wood, antiques). Catering to the after-hours crew, it offers contemporary bites, handcrafted cocktails, and a distinctly steampunk vibe. Most of the sodas, syrups, bitters, and infusions are made in-house.

Chestnut Cottage


There can be a wait for a table at this homey country cottage–inspired restaurant, especially on weekend mornings when hikers and families pile in for sustenance before visiting Olympic National Park. Favorites include bacon-and-Brie egg scrambles, crème brûlée French toast, and—for lunch—barbecue chicken pizzas. 

Dockside Grill


With memorable views of John Wayne Marina and Sequim Bay, this is a fun place to watch boats placidly sail by while diners nibble on Dungeness crab fritters, steamed clams, bouillabaisse, cioppino, and seafood pastas. The kitchen also serves an excellent cedar-plank rib-eye steak, coffee-rubbed and served with jalapeño-garlic butter.

2577 W. Sequim Bay Rd., 98382, USA
Known For
  • outdoor deck overlooking the water
  • oyster po'boys and crab melt sandwiches at lunch
  • espresso brownie à la mode
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.

Dupuis Restaurant


Painted a cheery yellow outside, this dimly lighted roadside log cabin evokes the feeling of a bygone era with its wood paneling, exposed beams, and bric-a-brac-filled dining room. Locally sourced seafood and steaks dominate the menu. Consider Dungeness crab cakes with pineapple-cranberry compote, gnocchi with wild shrimp and shellfish, or bacon-wrapped filet mignon topped with crab and a burgundy–cremini mushroom reduction.

Elevated Ice Cream & Candy Shop


Since 1977 this venerable ice-cream parlor and candy shop has been a fixture downtown, doling out small-batch ice creams and Italian ices, and always featuring at least 30 flavors—many, such as pink gooseberry and strawberry-rhubarb, featuring ingredients sourced from local farms. If it's a warm day, bring your cone, shake, or sundae (or box of handmade chocolates) next door to Pope Marine Park and enjoy your dessert while watching ships in the bay.

Elixir Coffee Shop


An enjoyable stopover between Westport and the Long Beach Peninsula, this airy café with three walls of windows has panoramic views of the Willapa River and is decorated with colorfully painted chairs, hanging plants, and potted flowers. First-rate espresso drinks, chai teas, and light snacks—black currant scones, lavender-honey toast with goat cheese, bacon-tomato-avocado sandwiches—are offered.

Frontager's Pizza


One of the most popular restaurants in the beach community of Seabrook, this cosmopolitan bistro with white brick walls, a pressed-tin counter bar, and big windows produces tantalizing pies with blistered crusts and top-notch toppings. Consider the truffle bianca with locally foraged mushrooms and fresh oregano and sage, or the pineapple-bacon pie with red onion, mozzarella, and Parmesan.

21 Seabrook Ave., Pacific Beach, 98550, USA
Known For
  • great selection of creative salads and appetizers
  • thin-crust New York–style pizzas
  • small but thoughtful wine list

Green Lantern Pub


The Copalis River flows beside this cash-only, cedar-shake-covered local favorite, in business since the 1930s and known for filling comfort food throughout the day, starting with bay shrimp breakfast scrambles and continuing later in the day with BLTs, burgers, chicken-fried steak sandwiches, clam strips, and fish-and-chips served in baskets. The laid-back dining room has a 10-foot-long clam-digging shovel in the corner.

3119 Hwy. 109, Copalis Beach, 98535, USA
Known For
  • picnic tables overlooking the river
  • French dip and German sausage sandwiches
  • tasty fried seafood