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Ajax Cafe

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271 S Water St, Port Hadlock, WA 98339-8722
+1 360-385-3450
17:00 - 21:00
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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1,119 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 865 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Down the hill to explore and there I am at the Ajax. It's funky fun with lots of kitchy decor. The food is good local and healthy food. I love the architecture of the old victorian house turned restaurant. Seafood is excellent and so are all the veggie dishes.

Thank DoloresJacoby
West Palm Beach, Florida
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1,119 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 865 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I found this restaurant simply by seeing a sign that said AJAX with an arrow. Down the hill and around the bend, when you see the water, you're there. It's a quaint area, great cafe filled with charm, wonderful and interesting food and great staff. Worth the trip to get there.

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Ajax Cafe has been a wonderful restaurant and local hangout for many years. The location, in an old Victorian house, that is reputed to have been a brothel in the 1800's, is down almost on the water, surround by Port Townsend Wooden Boat School buildings. The walls are covered with hundreds of hats, which diners are invited to wear.... More 

Thank heysooooos
Columbia Falls, Montana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We both ordered steaks tonight, but I wish I would have had a seafood option. Silly me. Steak was a a bit over cooked, but I didn't complain. Love the atmosphere, the hats and easy table conversations with the table next to you. Didn't stay for dessert, but loved the live music.

Thank montana_beauty
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Tuesday night jazz was fun and the food was very good! Not really fancy, but everyone seemed to be having fun. Nice location by the bay in Port Hadlock

Thank Lyle D
Snohomish, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A jazz trio played some of our favorite songs. The décor was very unusual and food was yummy. Everyone was very friendly. Very close to the Port Ludlow hotel and easy to reach by boat.

Thank Darlene W
Chimacum, Washington
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Looking out over the waterfront from the historical Ajax Cafe can be quite charming, however the dining experience does not back it up. The first thing you will notice is how loud it is. Somehow the acoustics of the room reflect the sound inward making it difficult to carry on a conversation without shouting. Then you'll realize that the service... More 

Thank Gary J
Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

It's probably been 8-10 years since our last visit to the Ajax, which we as fairly regular visitors loved! So it was with a bit of trepidation that we booked a table when we finally got back to the area...would it be the same? Well, the Ajax didn't disappoint, thank goodness. Same funky atmosphere, same packed tables, same delicious food...and... More 

Thank Vancouvergma
Eufaula, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Great food, fun atmosphere and wonderful entertainment. One of my favorite stops when I'm in the Northwest. A comfortable kick backed hole in the wall place that won't disappoint your pallet, for those who seek it out.

Thank _junetommey
Port Townsend, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good food, well prepared and tasty. Menu was reasonably priced, and the steak flank is especially good, done just right.

Thank hendricksonport

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 S Water St, Port Hadlock, WA 98339-8722
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Hadlock
  • Phone Number: +1 360-385-3450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?