Between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, it’s no surprise that Seattle’s seafood game is strongvery strong.
But you don’t have to try and catch a flying fish at Pike Place to enjoy a true shore-to-table experience. Plenty of local resorts have beautifully made seafood dishes that are to die for. Don’t worry—we reeled in a few of our favorites. And the best part? They’re all a short swim, erm, drive, away. With one of Honda’s fuel-efficient vehicles, you can get to each one on one tank of gas!
Alderbrook Resort & Spa. The menu at the Alderbrook restaurant showcases local seafood harvested from the Puget Sound and the Hood Canal—only offering you the freshest of ingredients and a large selection of wines. The chefs love to experiment with simple but savory creations like tiny sweet oysters or Dungeness crab cakes with red jalapeno sabayon. One Yelp reviewer even went as far as to say the restaurant served her the best clams she’s ever had (and that’s a big achievement in the Seattle area).
Semiahmoo Resort. Make the 90-minute drive to Semiahmoo, and you won’t fall short of things to do. But before you dive into all the fun, fuel up with the famous oysters at Packers Kitchen & Bar. This classic Northwest eatery is situated on the waterfront with an expansive view of the Semiahmoo Bay. Check out their reviews online, and you’ll see guests raving about the oysters, fish and chips, and indulgent crab mac ‘n’ cheese. Plus, all of the fish and seafood are sourced locally from places like F/V Nerka, Lummi Island Wild, and Taylor Shellfish.
Swinomish Casino & Lodge. For impeccable seafood in an intimate location, the 13moons fine dining restaurant above the casino offers an unparalleled Pacific Northwest experience. Indulge in everything from exclusive hand-picked fresh sockeye and silver salmon straight from the waters of Washington State to chef-selected halibut, spot prawns, Dungeness crab, and an incredible variety of fresh shellfish. Read their rave reviews on Trip Advisor, and you’ll see people referring to their meals as “heaven,” “very impressive,” and simply”WOW!” Need we say more?
The Lodge at Columbia Point. If you’re up for a stay in Richland, Drumheller’s Food & Drink is the place to go for artisanal seafood dishes. The menu changes daily, but Chef Pauline keeps things intriguing yet simple and approachable. Her knack for finding eclectic flavors and use of locally grown fruits and vegetables will make you want more of whatever catch of the day she’s serving. While your food is being prepared, savor one (or two or three) of the 82 wines as you take in the sparkling waterfront views.
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