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Camano Island Waterfront Bistro

) #2 of 12 Restaurants in Camano Island $$$$ American, , Fusion
1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480
+1 360-387-0783
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Contemporary, Fusion, Seafood
PRICE
$$$$
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1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing place for lunch along the water front. Good food. Good beer. Good wine. Good service. Awesome tables overlooking the bay and Whidbey Island. Enjoy a great lunch.

Thank ebcnaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go often and trying something new each time. The burrata is wonderful, as is everything else on the menu. Enjoy the view, the wine and especially the food. The mussels and chorizo are fabulous. The clam chowder on a cool evening is an excellent choice.

Thank Marie W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing food at a beautiful location in an amazing waterfront inn. I would recommend this place to anyone to eat or stay at

Thank 515cristiew
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It was a sunny beautiful Sunday and we decided on a road trip with lunch. The 106 miles round trip to the Inn was well worth it. We got there just after noon and were given the option to be immediately seated either indoor or...More

1  Thank DP49
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I've been visiting Camano Island for 15 years or so. So, in my opinion, this restaurant is the best bet if you're looking for a fine dining experience. The restaurant is located at the Camano Island Inn. I recently stayed at the Inn and had...More

1  Thank tracey k
CamanoIsland I, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Dear tracey k, We are very happy that you took the time to review our restaurant...it is with great appreciation that I respond and thank you for indulging in dinner both nights of your stay with us. Chef Kris feels that local sourcing is key...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016

We lunched here sometime back and really enjoyed it, so when we knew we’d be back on Camano with friends from Texas we called for a Sunday evening reservation only to learn there was a wine pairing special dinner scheduled. Four courses, four Walla Walla...More

Thank SkykomishBob
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

Dear SkykomishB, Thank you so much for the eloquent "food critic" type review about our wine dinner a few weeks ago...it was a beautiful and yes, an enchanting evening with wonderfully pleasant and interesting guest, sitting around an artfully decorated table drinking divine wines, engaging...More

Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great place, both the B&B and the Bistro. Food is outstanding and the view outside is breathtaking. The Chef even has his own produce garden from which they make the meals. Pricey but worth it.

Thank lambo61
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Dear lambo61, Thank you very much for the lovely review...Chef Kris is pretty amazing and yes indeed the views are not bad either :) Please visit us again soon! Happy Holidays, Susan F General Manager

Reviewed 22 September 2016

My wife, a good friend and I enjoyed a warm afternoon on the deck overlooking Puget Sound and Whidbey Island. Lunch was excellent and the service as well. We have been there several times before and are always pleased. The mussels were better than ever....More

Thank LeonNoel7
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Dear LeonNoel7, Thanks so much for the awesome review! We are so happy that you have visited us on more than one occasion...yes, the views are incredible and the outside deck is the perfect spot to eat Chef Kris's delicious mussels! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

What a great place! The view is to die for and on top of that the chef makes some of the best food i have tasted. Go for the sunset as it is one of the best places to watch and enjoy al fresco dining....More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times and he food is always exceptional. I only visit this place in the summer because I love sitting outside watching boats sail by as i sip my beer. Would highly recommend if your on the Island.

Thank Ron P
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Margaret L
Hi Susan, I just moved here from Seattle, where I still work part-time as a cook for On Safari Foods catering. I was delighted to discover that fine dining is alive and well at the Camano Island Waterfront Bistro! (Even better, that it's less than a mile from my house, which would make for a VERY short commute indeed if I were to be able to find work in the Waterfront Bistro's kitchen...) I did call a couple weeks ago in this regard, and am not sure if I spoke with you? The woman who answered the phone wasn't terribly encouraging, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to give it another try. FYI, I have over 12 years' experience in the food & beverage industry, having owned and operated my own award-winning* restaurant, Cafe Bleu, dba The Personal Chef, in Delaware. I relocated to Seattle three years ago after closing the business and selling my home there. I studied, albeit informally, under the tutelage of a James Beard Foundation chef, and completed a culinary arts course at Polytech Adult Education. The rest of my training has mostly been self-taught, roll-up-your-sleeves in nature. I'm simply an unrepentant foodie who loves to cook and would welcome being considered for a part-time sous chef position alongside Chef Jason & staff. That's my story. Let me know if an interview might be arranged. Thank you, Margaret M. *News Journal Critics' Choice: Delaware's Best Kept Secret
15 September 2015|
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Margaret, This is not the venue to discuss employment...please call the inn and ask for my email address or go on Craigslist and reply to ad with a resume. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Camano Island
  • Phone Number: +1 360-387-0783
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Description
Pacific Northwest cuisine fresh from our culinary farm to table... Our Chef Kris Gerlach has years of culinary experience and is dedicated in providing quality PNW cuisine to our customers. Locally sourced from farmers, ranchers and fishermen whenever possible...the same folks who take the same care in creating the ingredients we use, as we do in creating the dishes we prepare. We believe in respecting the ingredients by letting the natural flavors direct our dishes and menu.
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