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WhalerAce posted 04-14-2006 01:06 AM ET (US)   Profile for WhalerAce   Send Email to WhalerAce  
With apologies up front to JimH, I am here in Seattle for the next few days. I have sent one crew home for the weekend, and am awaiting a replacement crew so I have Friday through Monday pretty much free.

I want to eat at some restaurants on or around the water, from Bremerton, to Whidbey, to Everett, to anywhere around, that has good local food. Not necessarily expensive or trendy (I'll even try geoducks again), but someplace where BOATERS would go.

To make it applicable to the forum, if I can see some Whalers while I eat, that would be a bonus. So what say you Seattle locals, what are some good water-located restaurants?

Please respond fast, because I know Jim will deep-six this post (and I don't blame him) because of its blatant exploitation of my Whaler buddies, and basically contains no redeeming contribution.

Thanks in advance,


PS With this rain we are having, I will be wearing my coveted Whaler Jacket.

Tom W Clark posted 04-14-2006 01:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

Call me. I'm in the book.

Kencvit posted 04-14-2006 02:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kencvit  Send Email to Kencvit     
There used to be a booth/kiosk in Pikes Market that sold fried chicken by the piece or bucket.It was great...but it was years ago that I was last there. Pikes Market would be a great place to hang out and (to qualify this thread) if you walk down to the docks there you may see a Whaler.
LuckyLady posted 04-14-2006 02:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for LuckyLady  Send Email to LuckyLady     
'Anthony's' in Everett overlooking the boat harbor next to the Navy Base. My favorite place sun or rain.
Kelpie posted 04-14-2006 07:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelpie  Send Email to Kelpie     
My favorite was always Anthony's on the Bell Street Pier. Great food and great views. For a quick fast-food lunch make sure you try the chowder at Ivar's next to the ferry dock.

1978 15' Sport

sportroyalwulf posted 04-14-2006 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for sportroyalwulf  Send Email to sportroyalwulf     
Emmett Watson's oyster bar near pike place market.
Denny posted 04-14-2006 08:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Denny  Send Email to Denny     
I would try Ray's Boathouse. The have downstairs bar and resturant that is open for lunch and dinner and an upstairs "bring the credit card" dinning room. I've never had a bad meal there.

Another place is Ivar's down by the ferry landing in downtown Seattle. You can eat outside, under cover, or inside with a full sitdown style view resturant set up.

Good luck.


peetmin posted 04-14-2006 10:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for peetmin  Send Email to peetmin     
Better try Chinook's at fisherman's terminal in Ballard (Tom Clark's neck of the woods) not too pricy, great chowder and excellent halibut and chips. You can see half of the fishing fleet that is on the program "Deadliest catch" as you eat.


93Outrage17 posted 04-14-2006 10:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for 93Outrage17  Send Email to 93Outrage17     

It's simple PACO's = Best BBQ (in the world)
Ivar's next to the ferry dock = Best Fish & Chips
Dick's drive in

Matthew posted 04-14-2006 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
If you are in Perce County try the Tides Tavern. Chinooks is a good suggestion

And Ace, this isn't rain, its more of a light spring mist.

coastal eddie posted 04-14-2006 06:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for coastal eddie  Send Email to coastal eddie     
Cutter's, down at the end of Pike Market.
sosmerc posted 04-14-2006 08:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for sosmerc  Send Email to sosmerc     
You can't go wrong with Anthony's Home Port...I like the one in Edmonds.
WhalerAce posted 04-15-2006 12:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     

Thanks for the replies. Between talking with Tom and these other suggestions, I now have a pretty good list of where to go and what to try when I get there. I appreciate all of the quick responses.

The spring mist was about two inches where I was today -- I want out before the rain hits!! Just kidding, when the clouds move up some, it is beautiful country. Sound, bays and lakes everywhere you look.

Just guessing from the ferry ride over, one needs AT LEAST an 18-footer when in the sound and the straits -- otherwise it would be rough riding. I kinda wish I had my boat here, but I could never afford to trailer it from Charleston.

I have lots of sightseeing to do tomorrow. There are lots of Ports to visit.

Thank you all for your suggestions!


jgkmmoore posted 04-15-2006 06:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for jgkmmoore  Send Email to jgkmmoore     

If the weather wasn't so foul, I'd take you Whalering on Lk Washington in a heartbeat (18 Outrage).Seattleites frown on 'logo jackets' tho, you'd better leave that jacket with me for safekeeping.I have a good selection of Seattle Scumbag jackets you could use/have....well used, with just the right patina.
Do come back and see us during the summer tho....we have exceptional summer days. This year, summer will be on Aug 10th and 11th.
Call me after you call Tom.I'm in Bellevue,just across the Lake from Seattle. 425.454.3115
Regards-Jeff Moore
jgkmmoore posted 04-15-2006 06:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for jgkmmoore  Send Email to jgkmmoore     
Regarding eats: What Denny said, word for word.
Linesidesonthefly posted 04-15-2006 07:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Linesidesonthefly  Send Email to Linesidesonthefly     
This brings back great memories. Did a trip for work last fall. Stayed in Bremerton while working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
While there I did not have much time to explore eateries. I mostly cooked for myself. The Butcher at the QFC on Kitsap Way in Bremerton took very good care of me.
Stop bye and tell him the guy from Maine said hi.
Tollyfamily posted 04-15-2006 10:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tollyfamily  Send Email to Tollyfamily     
Welcome to wet Washington. I second Chinook's at Fishermans terminal.


PeteB88 posted 04-16-2006 12:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Ray's. Best gol dang place for you and your girl or good friends to enjoy a bucket of butter clams and Guiness sitting outside the joint next to the water watching the sun go down over the Olympics - Wired Nick's for espresso up by Kenmore Air if he's still there.
jimh posted 04-16-2006 07:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
David Pendleton posted 04-17-2006 08:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
I rather liked 13 Coins when I was there...

Also Elliott's Oyster House on Pier 56 was good.

pglein posted 04-17-2006 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
It may be too late, but all above are good suggestions. We have lots of Anthony's restaruants, and each one has it's own flair. Some are more expensive than others, but all have a good menu of PNW seafood.

The Tides is THE place for boaters to go in Puget Sound. It's a bit out of Seattle (especially by boat), but worth the trip. Gig Harbor is a boater's paradise.

Your assessment of the size of boats on the sound is only half-right. In the summer, a Montauk is plenty big for anywhere on the sound. For that matter, a 15' will do just about anywhere, though a 13' is a little rough riding for the open water. The stretch you saw on the ferry is probably the most exposed area in the sound. Exposed not just to wind, but to ferry, freighter, and barge traffic and wakes. Much of the sound is suitable in the summer for even 11' Whalers (or 18' Bayliners). In the winter it's a different story. Really no Whaler is a suitable boat in the winter here. To boat year-round here, you need a deep-V or displacement hull and an enclosed helm. Preferably heated. It doesn't rain all the time, as some would have you believe, but the rain can come without much warning, and it will stick around for hours, days, weeks, or even on some occasions, months. It's not like Florida where you can head out with the knowledge that if it starts raining, you can just ride it out. If it starts raining while you're out here, it will keep raining until you're back at the dock. It's not heavy rain; you don't need an umbrella or foul weather gear, but it just keeps coming down, hour after hour after hour.

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