This town has everything a foodie could want. Sponsored by Anacortes Tourism.
ANACORTES, Wash – We started our food tour with a stop that is part of Washington beer history, Anacortes Brewery, and Rockfish Grill.
“The brewery is actually one of the oldest in the state. We’re the ninth oldest in the state of Washington,” said owner, Rick Star. “We can make more than 30 beers throughout the year. We have 18 beers at the moment. Centennial Pale Ale is a beer that uses mainly malt, so a lot of local ingredients in it.”
If you want some side dishes to go with your beer, the adjoining Rockfish Grill has a wide menu to choose from.
“One of my favorites is the Thai chicken pizza. And that, instead of a filling, is filled with peanut sauce, followed by mozzarella, peanuts, grated carrots and finished with coriander. That’s really different,” Star said. “One of my favorites on the menu is the salmon sandwich. It’s wild Alaskan salmon caught by a local fishing family. And we catch pretty much every year. It comes with it. with our signature waffle fries.”
With good beer and delicious food, it’s easy to see why locals keep coming back for more.
“We have people here almost every day. And if they don’t, we’ll knock on their door to see what’s going on.”
Down the road on Trade Avenue is a seafront starter, Bob’s Chowder Bar and Salmon Barbecue Bar.
Owner Bob Atterberry said: “When I quit fishing, we decided to open Bob’s Chowder Bar at farmers markets. “And like I said, after a couple of years it got so busy we had to go make bricks and mortar.”
The restaurant celebrates the Anacortes’ rich fishing history both in their decor and in their food.
“We have four chowders. We have our New England white chowder. We also have red clam chowder. It’s called Manhattan. Then we make crab chowder,” says Bob. rock”. “We have a lot of salmon, we make smoked salmon chowder.”
Ross Atterberry added: “We had a freshly cooked salmon dinner, Alaskan King salmon. “We pair it with our local huckleberries. It’s served with a mixed greens salad with baked potatoes we make at home.”
And Bob’s never serves their customers fish from the farm.
“They don’t want to see it or hear about it or eat it or anything.”
Finally, our last stop for some Anacortes meals is at the cozy, A’Town Bistro.
“We’ve been here since 2011. We’re really focused on local produce, local produce. The culinary style is eclectic and playful,” said owner Tim Moffitt. “We wanted to take the raw ingredients and refine them into something beautiful on the dish.”
At A’Town, farm to table is not just a saying. They try to source as much local ingredients as possible.
“Two of the dishes we made tonight, Oregon yellow radish braised rib, came from the Ralph Conservatory in Mount Vernon,” says Tim. “The other dish we prepared tonight is black cod caught off the coast of Washington, served with green garbanzo salad and pistachios.”
The food at A’Town could be better, but the costumes here are Northwest style.
“We really want it to come like your atmosphere, you know? Get off the fishing boat with your muck boots or come and celebrate our 60th anniversary. We want to be a great place. great place to come and relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the real world.”
So when it comes to the question of where to eat, Anacortes has plenty of great answers.
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