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Sailing/Eating destinations? PacNW

Discussion in 'Pacific North West Cruisers' started by jssailem, Mar 5, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. jssailem


    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    4,283 posts, 1,187 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    I saw this topic on the Destination’s thread focused on the east coast.

    Thought this could be valuable to us Pacific NW Sailors to share our best ideas.

    I’ll start with
    Port Townsend.
    • Cottage Cafe for breakfast and lunch.
    • Khu Larb Thai for a tasty dinner

  2. leo310


    Joined Dec 15, 2006
    55 posts, 17 likes
    Catalina Catlina 310
    CA Campbell River BC
    Montague Harbour Marina and take the Hummingbird bus to the Pub.
    Genoa Bay for the Genoa Bay Café

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  3. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    19,655 posts, 435 likes
    Catalina 34
    US Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    Les' Catalina 36 Mahalo for "to-die-for" pastrami on rye sandwich for lunch.

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  4. Hello Below

    Hello Below

    Joined May 7, 2012
    479 posts, 29 likes
    Hunter e33
    CA Maple Bay, BC
    Oh boy. So many choices.
    Costa del Sol Latin Cuisine, Powell River
    Frida's Mexican Cuisine, Anacortes
    Many others depending on your culinary desires. Anthony's is always a good fall back.

  5. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    2,503 posts, 398 likes
    Bavaria 38E
    US Alamitos Bay

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  6. lurker


    Joined Jan 12, 2016
    118 posts, 17 likes
    Hunter -410
    CA Pacific NW Vancouver Island
    In Ladysmith Maya Norte has the best Mexican I've had in the Pacific NW. It's a small restaurant, about 15 minute walk from the Maritime History Marina that is unbelievably good. The Fox and Hounds Pub, and the Old Time Bakery are also excellent in town.

    In Cowichan Bay I love the Rock Cod Cafe.

    In Genoa Bay the Genoa Bay Cafe is reason enough to spend a night or two at that marina. Breakfast on the dock level, lunch and dinner in the restaurant overlooking the bay.

    On Thetis Island, the pie lady who sells on the weekend farmers market is awesome.

    We loved visiting the Hummingbird Pub near Montague Harbour.

    If you are in Nanaimo and rent a car or have friends/taxi to drive you out, The Crow and Gate Pub is well worth visiting. The shortest drive would be from the Paige Point Marina across the bay from Ladysmith. Visiting this pub is really like entering a time machine back to old England. It's my favourite pub on the Island.

    In Sidney, Bistro Suisse makes the best schnitzel I've had on the Island. Nice staff, great food.

    Sidney, Nanaimo, and Victoria all have so many options there isn't enough space here. The above are our favourites.

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
  7. steve stark

    steve stark

    Joined May 10, 2004
    101 posts, 4 likes
    Hunter 340
    US Bremerton, WA out of Portland
    Hands down, The Laughing Oyster, down Okeover Inlet, East of Lund.

  8. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    449 posts, 82 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    King's Market in Friday Harbor for the best apple fritters.

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  9. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    2,991 posts, 233 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Okay John, just for throwing down the gauntlet :stir: my contribution to that Destination Site was as follows:

    "Well, do I have the place for you; very low cost of living, and as far as cuisine goes, crab right beneath your boat. A short dinghy row ashore for fresh shucked oysters. Throw a line in and dinner on a hook just for the catch of it. No luck finding an eatery nearby, however. But a perfect place to get away from it all...right here."

  10. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    2,991 posts, 233 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Hi Steve, our flotilla was there several years ago for dinner. Wonderful experience and a must return.

  11. nightowle


    Joined Aug 28, 2006
    185 posts, 11 likes
    Bavaria 35E
    US seattle
    Stonehouse restaurant and pub canoe cove, Swartz Bay, BC.
    Breakfast at Blue Moose Cafe, Port Townsend

  12. jssailem


    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    4,283 posts, 1,187 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Where is the Blue Moose in PT?

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