Try These Incredible Restaurants in Sequim
Sequim restaurants rival those found in big cities with variety, quality and sophistication. We are so lucky to have a wealth of talented, creative chefs that call Sequim home. Here they have a wide choice of fresh local ingredients provided by the fertile Dungeness Valley farms and fishing waters along the coastline. Additionally, Sequim has a beautiful setting, with a lively, walkable downtown that draws tourists and the many festival goers every season. However, it’s the warm and welcoming community that make Sequim such an appealing place to put down roots. Come out and visit Sequim to taste the best food found on the Olympic Peninsula.
Four Exceptional Restaurants in Sequim
We love all our dining choices in Sequim, from gourmet coffee shops, casual diners, fun pubs to romantic cafes. And new places are always popping up, keeping the restaurant scene fresh and interesting. However there are four pillars of the cuisine community that must be tried when sampling the best of Sequim:
- The Dockside Grill – This place has the distinction of being the only waterfront restaurant in Sequim. It overlooks Sequim Bay, with wonderful views of the surrounding John Wayne Marina and wooded coastline in the distance. Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner while watching sea otters playing near sailboats or eagles perched on tree tops. Here they specialize in locally caught fresh seafood and are also known for the best steaks on the Olympic Peninsula. And their extensive menu includes a fantastic wine list and classic cocktails. Be sure to try the Dockside Martini during your visit.
- Alder Wood Bistro – Dine here for the most creative cuisine in a casual, inviting setting. The seasonally inspired menus use only the highest quality organic ingredients from local farms and sustainably harvested seafood. Cooked in the wood-fired oven, taste perfectly seared meat and seafood dishes, along with unique, artisan pizzas. Pair your carefully crafted meal with a local beer or Washington wine. Then finish the evening with a decadent homemade dessert. Savor each bite at a cozy, table for two, or during warmer weather, enjoy the peaceful garden courtyard.
- Blondie’s Plate – Step through the doors of this former Episcopalian Church, built in 1896, and enter a modern, intimate space with bright pops of color. The original high, arched windows let in light and add to the great character of the space. And the food is as interesting as the setting, but nothing beats the great cocktails found here (especially the Blondie’s Famous Mules.) Local beer and wine can also be paired with the excellent Northwest Contemporary Cuisine. Also check out their weekly event such as: wine flight nights, $5 burgers, 3 Course pre-fixe dinner or Trivia, Tacos, and Tequila!
- Nourish – Located on the historic 1880 Bell Farm, it was one of the first location of the renowned Lavender Farm tour. Now a fantastic restaurant, the owners still maintain and use the original expansive herb garden. After dinner, guests enjoy strolling the lovely garden with amazing mountain views. The seasonal menus include creative selections of vegetarian, vegan, meat and seafood dishes that are all gluten-free. These delicious, satisfying meals use ingredients from local farms, fishermen and ranchers. Like the amazing food, the dining room is quite unique, using mostly reclaimed materials that make for a modern yet warm atmosphere. They also host special events such as a seasonal 3-course meal on Date Nights, a Shuckin’ and Shooters night Fridays for oyster lovers, and the amazing Thanksgiving Dinner is sure to fill up quickly.
When visiting Sequim, make a point to grab lunch or dinner at one of these special restaurants. They have earned their status of the local favorites for food, service, and ambience. Sequim residence are so fortunate to have these world-class restaurants, that any foodie would envy. If excellent dining choices are a must when choosing a place to live, Sequim has a wealth of options to satisfy the pickiest palettes. Contact us a Schwab Realty and we’ll help you find your perfect home in our talented culinary town.