Washington Dining January 26, 2019
5 Amazing Washington Restaurants You Can Only Get To By Ferry
If you’ve ever dined at the
Summit House Restaurant at the Crystal Mountain Resort, you know that sometimes a good meal is worth an adventure. These Washington restaurants all serve extraordinary cuisine, and they all require a ferry to reach — but if you’ve ever used our beautiful ferry system, you know the ride will only enhance the experience.
1. Hitchcock, 133 Winslow Way E., Ste 100, Bainbridge Island
Located in beautiful downtown Bainbridge Island, this farm-to-table restaurant is fantastic. It's owned by chef Brendan McGill, who was named the People’s Best New Chef by Food and Wine Magazine in 2013. The menu changes regularly and always includes plenty of delicious local cuisine.
2. Duck Soup, 50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor
This rustic island restaurant serves fresh, sophisticated Northwest cuisine in a laid back, comfortable setting. The small eatery is currently closed in mid-February for a winter break, but soon they'll be open for happy hour and dinner again.
3. May Kitchen + Bar, 17614 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon
Seattle has some excellent Thai food, but people still take the ferry from Seattle (and beyond) to dine at this cozy, authentic place. The pad thai is garnished table-side, and it's outstanding.
4. Gordon's on Blueberry Hill, 5438 Woodard Ave., Freeland, Whidbey Island
Technically you can get to Whidbey Island without a ferry, but you won't want to deprive yourself of the beautiful ride from Mukilteo. This date night spot serves Cajun inspired cuisine with a local twist thanks to chef Gordon Stewart's New Orleans training.
5. Willows Inn on Lummi Island
This is one of the most remote dining destinations in the country, but the experience is amazing from beginning to end. After a picturesque ferry ride to the island, you'll be treated to a tasting menu that's as beautiful as it is delicious. Many of the ingredients are grown onsite. While dinners here are pricey (not to mention the overnight accommodations you'll need after hours of decadence), this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you'll love.
Washington’s islands have some tasty dining options, but they also offer a lot more. Here are
13 of our best.