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Ravioli in besciamelia sauce topped with Olympic peninsula mushrooms at Bella Italia in Port Angeles
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Great Places to Eat in and Around Sequim and Port Angeles

The area is home to a number of ambitious, creative, and quirky restaurants

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Ravioli in besciamelia sauce topped with Olympic peninsula mushrooms at Bella Italia in Port Angeles
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The most common meal on Western Washington’s remote Olympic Peninsula may well be backpackers’ camping rations, but travelers who look in the right places find some fantastic restaurants nevertheless. Tucked between the National Park and the Strait of Juan de Fuca along U.S. 101, the neighboring towns of Sequim and Port Angeles are the best places to find a good meal while exploring the surrounding wilds. Below are some of the best bets, listed from west to east. (Port Townsend, more remote from the natural attractions but packed with its own charms, has enough of a dining scene to merit a map of its own, which will be updated shortly.)

The majority of the restaurants on this map have indoor dining at 50 percent capacity, in compliance with Washington’s Phase 3 COVID reopening guidelines. Many also have outdoor seating, and some offer food to go. Note that the Neah Bay area at the northwest tip of the peninsula is closed to outside visitors, with reopening currently planned for October 1.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Blackberry Cafe

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As Route 112 meanders along the northwest edge of the peninsula, dining options get sparse. Joyce’s Blackberry Cafe is a welcome oasis, delivering on its name with blackberry barbecue sauce, shakes, pie, and particularly excellent pancakes. The truly hungry can take on the massive Sasquatch burger.

A partially eaten fruit-filled pancake at Blackberry Cafe in Port Angeles
The pancakes at Blackberry Cafe are stellar.
Matthew Lombardi

Granny's Cafe

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This cafe near Lake Crescent stands out as a good alternative to the overpriced tourist fare available inside the national park. Granny’s serves classic diner food — biscuits and gravy, patty melts, sweet potato fries — made with care.

The exterior of Granny’s Cafe in Port Angeles, with greenery lining the front porch and a vintage gold car parked outside
Granny’s Cafe is a good alternative to pricier tourist fare in Port Angeles.
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Next Door Gastropub

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The youthful buzz at this Port Angeles bar is fueled by microbrews, craft cocktails, and first-rate pub food, including sliders, tacos, shepherd’s pie, and fish-and-chips. The burger selection alone is one of the more robust in the area.

Barhop Brewing and Artisan Pizza

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Barhop epitomizes the best of Port Angeles’s no-nonsense character. From its well-worn, warehouse-like space along the waterfront it bakes up delectable handmade pizzas on sourdough crust. That and a solid selection of craft beer are all it takes to make a local favorite.

First Street Haven

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Port Angeles’s top breakfast destination is this narrow downtown diner, which bakes its own cinnamon rolls and serves inventive takes on omelets and French toast, perfect for fueling up before day trips. It’s currently open for takeout only, with the hopes of ramping up to normal service over the next few months.

French toast covered with strawberries and cream, and a small glass ramekin of blackberry compote on the side
First Street Haven is the best spot for breakfast in Port Angeles.
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Bella Italia

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This Port Angeles institution was transformed into a pilgrimage site for “Twilight” fans after Bella and her vampire boyfriend dined here on their first date. Pastas, pizzas, and other Italian classics are prepared with finesse and served in a pleasant, casual dining room that does in fact make a good date-night destination.

A topdown view of ravioli in a creamy besciamella sauce with mushrooms and a flowered tablecloth underneath
Ravioli in besciamella with mushrooms foraged from the Olympic forest
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Little Devil's Lunchbox

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Smoked brisket and pork are the star attractions here, served up in burritos, tacos, and sandwiches. (Vegetarians don’t despair, the roasted vegetable options are smokey good too.) The dining room is splashed with color and accented with devil masks and concert posters.

Dupuis Restaurant

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The Olympic Peninsula’s longest-established restaurant, located halfway between Sequim and Port Angeles in a roadside cabin filled with antique-mall bric-a-brac, is shrine to old-fashioned small-town hospitality. There’s an emphasis on seafood — the oyster stew and cioppino are specialties — but diners can also get meaty classics like bacon-wrapped filet mignon.

The interior of Dupuis Restaurant in Port Angeles, WA, with two small tables, white curtains, an ornate rug, and wood walls with vintage decor
Dupuis is the Olympic Peninsula’s longest-established restaurant.
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Salty Girls Seafood Co

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For a taste of the sea, this straightforward oyster bar is the place to go in Sequim. Along with the changing selection of oysters, it serves steamed mussels and clams, clam chowder, and, in season, Dungeness crab. For a decadent evening, start by slurping some bivalves here and then head next door to Tedesco’s for dinner.

Tedesco's Italian Fresh

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Sequim’s top Italian option aims to make everybody happy. The casual but stylish dining room feels right for both family dinners and date nights, and the menu is designed to suit a range of palates, offering pizza, old-school red-sauce dishes (lasagna, eggplant parm), and more sophisticated options like pillowy mascarpone gnocchi and Thai-spiced fettuccine alfredo.

Alder Wood Bistro

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Sequim’s Alder Wood Bistro pairs a warm small-town atmosphere with a genuinely inventive menu. The kitchen makes full use of its wood-fired oven to roast clams, fish, and sometimes novel, always tasty pizzas. Without much fanfare or pretension, this spot serves up some of the finest food on the peninsula.

Nourish

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Set on an herb farm just outside Sequim, Nourish is a rustic idyll that feels at once traditional and trendy. Locally sourced, organic, gluten-free ingredients form a seasonal menu that includes salads, burgers, grilled meats and fish, and multiple vegetarian options. Of course, part of the pleasure here is strolling around the gardens before or after a meal.

Oak Table Cafe

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This Sequim institution (with a Silverlake location) dishes out high-quality, high-quantity breakfasts like clockwork. The menu includes eggs done more than a dozen ways, but the real claim to fame is pancakes, ranging from classic buttermilk and buckwheat to custardy German-style.

Topdown view of three plates: the top left one has bacon, the top right one has berry-covered crepes coated in sugar, and the bottom dish is a pile of pancakes covered in nuts and syrup
The Oak Table Cafe doles out classic breakfast dishes, with generous portions.
The Oak Table Cafe/Facebook

Blackberry Cafe

As Route 112 meanders along the northwest edge of the peninsula, dining options get sparse. Joyce’s Blackberry Cafe is a welcome oasis, delivering on its name with blackberry barbecue sauce, shakes, pie, and particularly excellent pancakes. The truly hungry can take on the massive Sasquatch burger.

A partially eaten fruit-filled pancake at Blackberry Cafe in Port Angeles
The pancakes at Blackberry Cafe are stellar.
Matthew Lombardi

Granny's Cafe

This cafe near Lake Crescent stands out as a good alternative to the overpriced tourist fare available inside the national park. Granny’s serves classic diner food — biscuits and gravy, patty melts, sweet potato fries — made with care.

The exterior of Granny’s Cafe in Port Angeles, with greenery lining the front porch and a vintage gold car parked outside
Granny’s Cafe is a good alternative to pricier tourist fare in Port Angeles.
Granny’s Cafe [Official]

Next Door Gastropub

The youthful buzz at this Port Angeles bar is fueled by microbrews, craft cocktails, and first-rate pub food, including sliders, tacos, shepherd’s pie, and fish-and-chips. The burger selection alone is one of the more robust in the area.

Barhop Brewing and Artisan Pizza

Barhop epitomizes the best of Port Angeles’s no-nonsense character. From its well-worn, warehouse-like space along the waterfront it bakes up delectable handmade pizzas on sourdough crust. That and a solid selection of craft beer are all it takes to make a local favorite.

First Street Haven

Port Angeles’s top breakfast destination is this narrow downtown diner, which bakes its own cinnamon rolls and serves inventive takes on omelets and French toast, perfect for fueling up before day trips. It’s currently open for takeout only, with the hopes of ramping up to normal service over the next few months.

French toast covered with strawberries and cream, and a small glass ramekin of blackberry compote on the side
First Street Haven is the best spot for breakfast in Port Angeles.
First Street Haven/Facebook

Bella Italia

This Port Angeles institution was transformed into a pilgrimage site for “Twilight” fans after Bella and her vampire boyfriend dined here on their first date. Pastas, pizzas, and other Italian classics are prepared with finesse and served in a pleasant, casual dining room that does in fact make a good date-night destination.

A topdown view of ravioli in a creamy besciamella sauce with mushrooms and a flowered tablecloth underneath
Ravioli in besciamella with mushrooms foraged from the Olympic forest
Bella Italia/Facebook

Little Devil's Lunchbox

Smoked brisket and pork are the star attractions here, served up in burritos, tacos, and sandwiches. (Vegetarians don’t despair, the roasted vegetable options are smokey good too.) The dining room is splashed with color and accented with devil masks and concert posters.

Dupuis Restaurant

The Olympic Peninsula’s longest-established restaurant, located halfway between Sequim and Port Angeles in a roadside cabin filled with antique-mall bric-a-brac, is shrine to old-fashioned small-town hospitality. There’s an emphasis on seafood — the oyster stew and cioppino are specialties — but diners can also get meaty classics like bacon-wrapped filet mignon.

The interior of Dupuis Restaurant in Port Angeles, WA, with two small tables, white curtains, an ornate rug, and wood walls with vintage decor
Dupuis is the Olympic Peninsula’s longest-established restaurant.
Dupuis/Facebook

Salty Girls Seafood Co

For a taste of the sea, this straightforward oyster bar is the place to go in Sequim. Along with the changing selection of oysters, it serves steamed mussels and clams, clam chowder, and, in season, Dungeness crab. For a decadent evening, start by slurping some bivalves here and then head next door to Tedesco’s for dinner.

Tedesco's Italian Fresh

Sequim’s top Italian option aims to make everybody happy. The casual but stylish dining room feels right for both family dinners and date nights, and the menu is designed to suit a range of palates, offering pizza, old-school red-sauce dishes (lasagna, eggplant parm), and more sophisticated options like pillowy mascarpone gnocchi and Thai-spiced fettuccine alfredo.

Alder Wood Bistro

Sequim’s Alder Wood Bistro pairs a warm small-town atmosphere with a genuinely inventive menu. The kitchen makes full use of its wood-fired oven to roast clams, fish, and sometimes novel, always tasty pizzas. Without much fanfare or pretension, this spot serves up some of the finest food on the peninsula.

Nourish

Set on an herb farm just outside Sequim, Nourish is a rustic idyll that feels at once traditional and trendy. Locally sourced, organic, gluten-free ingredients form a seasonal menu that includes salads, burgers, grilled meats and fish, and multiple vegetarian options. Of course, part of the pleasure here is strolling around the gardens before or after a meal.

Oak Table Cafe

This Sequim institution (with a Silverlake location) dishes out high-quality, high-quantity breakfasts like clockwork. The menu includes eggs done more than a dozen ways, but the real claim to fame is pancakes, ranging from classic buttermilk and buckwheat to custardy German-style.

Topdown view of three plates: the top left one has bacon, the top right one has berry-covered crepes coated in sugar, and the bottom dish is a pile of pancakes covered in nuts and syrup
The Oak Table Cafe doles out classic breakfast dishes, with generous portions.
The Oak Table Cafe/Facebook

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