Outdoor Dining in Sequim
In Sequim, we are so fortunate to have a wealth of delicious dining options. You’ll find international, seafood, farm to table and vegetarian cuisine, to name just a few. Also many of our fine restaurants offer al fresco seating so patrons can enjoy the abundant sunshine with a great meal. With so many sunny days in the beautiful town of Sequim, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy them all, too! Surely what is better than dining outdoors on a beautiful summer night?
Restaurants with Outdoor Dining
First on our list is the Dockside Grill, overlooking the picturesque Sequim Bay. Ttey serve up some of the best Northwest cuisine around, and have the distinction of being the only waterfront restaurant in Sequim. Enjoy the views while trying out some delicious locally caught seafood and locally grown produce. While you sip a glass of Washington wine, keep an eye out for resident herons flying by. Watch sea otters playing near sailboats as you enjoy a Dockside Martini with succulent Dungeness Silver Oysters. It’s definitely the place for relaxing water views, and their extensive menu won’t disappoint.
Next is Alder Wood Bistro, with its charming courtyard for fresh air dining. This enclosed sunny garden is an oasis in the lively downtown. Here, savor creative twists on salads, seafood and wood fired pizza dishes, all made with free-range, organic and sustainable ingredients. The friendly staff will guide you to the perfect wine to pair with your meal. Finally, their handcrafted desserts are a must to end a perfect meal in this relaxed garden setting.
Away from the center of Sequim you will find Nourish. You’ll relax in the garden that grows much of the produce and herbs found in the fresh menu selections. Although all dishes are gluten-free, there is no compromise on flavor. The choices are wide and satisfying for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores alike. After ordering from a sunny table in the gorgeous garden, walk the grounds and enjoy the picturesque scene overlooking the Sequim Valley. This restaurant is truly a little slice of heaven.
If you’re looking for fun and casual dining, check out Jose’s Famous Salsa. Located right on Washington St., you can people watch from their patio tables while sipping a refreshing margarita. Owner Jose (Yes! There really is a Jose!) began by selling his original salsas at surrounding farmers markets. Now you can choose from a wide variety at the restaurant’s unlimited salsa bar. Try the mild or spicy salsas on top of your freshly made pork tamale, fish taco, or beef burrito. Or enjoy the many vegetarian options with a side of creamy guacamole. Add an ice cold drink from the excellent beer list and you have the perfect summer night out.
Dining in Nature
Even if you plan to be on the go all day exploring the natural beauty that surrounds Sequim, there’s still plenty of creative ways to enjoy a little al fresco dining. Start the morning off with a stop at Adagio Bean & Leaf for a breakfast sandwich and coffee on their sunny patio. All beverages are made with organic, fair trade coffees and teas. This is also a great place to pick up snacks or a lunch to go. Grab some freshly baked muffins and scones, or a homemade chicken salad sandwich with a tasty salad. It’ll certainly keep you fueled up while biking the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Outdoor dining in Sequim can also mean a picnic enjoying the stunning views from our many parks. Relish a meal on the bluffs overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca at the Dungeness Recreation Area. Hike the Dungeness Spit and relax with a picnic before touring the historic lighthouse. If you’re looking for family fun, then picnic at the Sequim Bay Park. You’ll find a few picnic shelters have great views of the bay. Also the park offers an array of fun activities such as a playground, tennis, swimming at the beach and much more.
This is a small sample of the many restaurants that offer outdoor seating in our town. Additionally, the choices for picnicking with stunning views in nature are countless. If you can’t live without great food and natural beauty, then consider making Sequim your home. Contact our agents to find your perfect home and the name of their favorite restaurant!