Food & Drink

Washington's 10 best restaurants outside of Seattle

Published On 05/28/2014 Published On 05/28/2014
Chona Kasinger
Whitehouse Crawford Restaurant
Casper Fry
The Black Cypress
Chona Kasinger
Willows Inn
The Harbour Public House
Marrow/Ryan Lowry
Oyster Creek Inn
Chona Kasinger
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1. Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant 55 W Cherry St, Walla Walla, WA 99362

With eats/vino sourced from local Walla Walla farmers and vineyards, this fresh, oft-changing menu plates classic American fare like Painted Hills beef tenderloin steak with red wine sauce, oyster mushrooms, and potato-parsnip puree.

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2. Casper Fry 928 S Perry St, Spokane, WA 99202

With a menu highlighted by seafood and steak, Casper offers a unique take on Southern comfort food, including everything from gumbo and fried chicken to insanely delicious whiskeys…

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3. Adrift Restaurant 510 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221

From tacos and burgers to oysters (Taylor Shellfish, no less) and sushi, this gem off Commercial in Anacortes has it all.

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4. The Black Cypress 215 East Main Street, Pullman, WA 99163

It's all local, all the time at this Pullman college town eatery. Sourcing ingredients from Washington State University Swine Club, Pacific Northwest Famers Cooperative, and Brush Creek Creamery, BC wants to ply you with thoughtfully prepared eats, like their shish kebab, made with beef, mushrooms, zucchini, onion, and almond mint cous-cous.

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5. Infinite Soups 445 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402

This family-run hole-in-the-wall establishment in Tacoma serves up over 20 varieties of soup daily. With that many choices, it's hard to pick a favorite, but we will anyway: don't miss their Chicken Gorgonzola Tortellini.

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6. Willows Inn 2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262

Chef Blaine Wetzel is the mastermind behind the restaurant at Willows Inn. He's creating unique dishes that are seasonal and local, using stuff from the three "F's": fished, foraged, and farmed.... fresh. Okay, four "F's".

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7. Harbour Public House 231 Parfitt Way SW, Bainbridge Isle, WA 98110

Burgers and other delicious pub goodness abound at this neighborhood Bainbridge Island eatery. The place has a cabin-style vibe and is keeping things comfy by serving four different types of poutine.

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8. MARROW Kitchen and Bar 2717 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

Jaime Kay Jones and Chef Kyle Wnuk have collaborated to form this Tacoma eatery that serves mainly...gefilte fish. Just kidding! All different preparations of bone marrow, including marrow in both soup form and roasted on top of toast.

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9. Oyster Creek Inn 2190 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232

Nestled peacefully in quaint Bow, Oyster Creek Inn serves up sweet seafood offerings, like oysters, OBVIOUSLY, but also creative takes on classic dishes, like their Dungeness crab ravioli.

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10. The Commons 14481 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

This restaurant boasts an extensive menu chock-full of unique choices (like a Whiskey BBQ burger and chicken sausage biscuits...), as well as well-priced, delicious libations.