You Can Feast On Caribbean Cuisine At This Floating Tropical Bar In Washington
Who doesn’t enjoy feeling like they’re in a tropical paradise now and then? Sadly, in Washington, that isn’t a common experience. While our summers are beautiful, they’re entirely too brief and don’t have much humidity (or cocktails with little umbrellas, for that matter).
But we do have the charming Puffin Cafe, serving Caribbean inspired cuisine and fruity tropical drinks from its spot on the floating docks right on the mighty Columbia River. And on a warm day, it really doesn’t get better.
The Puffin Cafe is located in Washougal, a small Clark County city that sits in the stunning Columbia River Gorge.
For years, this spot has been floating in the Port of Camas/Washougal, welcoming visitors and locals alike.
The vibe here is laid back, welcoming, and decidedly Caribbean / sea-themed.
The fact that this place floats above the Columbia River and not the ocean somehow makes it even more charming.
The Puffin Cafe is open all year long, but the best time to go is definitely during patio season.
The interior does offer a view from every seat, but outdoors, the views are panoramic.
If you imbibe, you'll definitely want to treat yourself to a tropical drink or two, like a Pirate's Brew, a Mai Tai, or one of the many margarita options. The cocktail list here is the stuff dreams are made of.
They also offer mocktails for those who will be driving boats later.
Of course, kitschy decor and tropical themes aside, people go to restaurants for the food—and the cuisine here does not disappoint.
You won't only find seafood on the menu. There are scrumptious burgers, salads, soups, Jerk Chicken in many forms, garlic pork, and more.
If you do have a craving for seafood, you can't go wrong with the halibut & chips here. They are to die for.
The tropical shrimp tacos are also second to none.
The Puffin Cafe is open daily from 11 a.m. until sunset.
They are open all year long, but their winter hours may vary.
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Puffin Cafe, 14 S A St, Washougal, WA 98671, USA