Where to eat Seafood food in Anacortes: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 15, 2020 Enedina Augsburger

Discover Restaurants offering the best Seafood food in Anacortes, Washington, United States. Anacortes /ˌænəˈkɔːrtəs/ is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The name "Anacortes" is an adaptation of the name of Anne Curtis Bowman, who was the wife of early Fidalgo Island settler Amos Bowman. Anacortes' population was 15,778 at the time of the 2010 census. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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8. Secret Cove Restaurant

209 T Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1643 American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Waterfront +1 360-982-2008 http://www.secretcoveanacortes.com/
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4 based on 137 reviews

Secret Cove Restaurant

Reviewed By LesleyWin

Driving into Anacortes from the ferry, and observing fishing boats in the marina, we thought “I’ll bet there’s some great seafood here!” Well maybe there is, but its definitely NOT at Secret Cove, which holds a TA score of 4.1. Note to self: Read the reviews! Read the reviews! Read the reviews BEFORE you sit down to order.The service was extremely amateur, with friendly but disorganized and inexperienced staff. We were seduced by the menu and being hungry, sat down to order. It was then we read some recent and less than stellar reviews. Uh-Oh. The wedge salad came and it was fine. Not great, but decent. We felt a little less apprehensive. Then the mains arrived. Mine, pistachio crusted halibut with rice pilaf looked ok, but with the first bite, I was able to confirm that it tasted of cardboard. The pistachios were completely unseasoned and tasted 100 years old. There was some kind of sauce underneath, but the dry pistachio breading had completely sopped it up. I scraped off the breading to get to the fish, which also had not been seasoned. The salt and pepper I had to request did little to enhance it. The rice pilaf had some flavour at least and sadly, was more enjoyable than the halibut. My husband ordered the seafood pasta, which ironically was completely over seasoned, swimming in some very salty lobster sauce with two cheesy breads trying valiantly to stay afloat in the dish.We paid over $100 USD for a barely edible meal. Although the views at Secret Cove were quite nice, and the Mozart matched the menu, someone forgot to train the chef and the captain was AWOL, apparently having abandoned the ship.

7. Bob's Chowder Bar & BBQ Salmon

3320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-4226 American, Seafood, Fast Food, Soups Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating +1 360-299-8000 http://bobschowderbarandbbqsalmon.com/
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4 based on 283 reviews

Bob's Chowder Bar & BBQ Salmon

Reviewed By Linda C

The food was good, but we've had much better fish n' chips and chowder. Our server was friendly. We sat outside on the large patio, but the constant traffic didn't enhance the ambience.

6. Rockfish Grill

320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1517 American, Bar, Seafood, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 360-588-1720 http://www.anacortesrockfish.com/
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4 based on 535 reviews

Rockfish Grill

Reviewed By trn81

We stopped there today for lunch and were very disappointed. 40 minutes before we got menus. Finally got our orders in and told the server that we were in a bit of a hurry. We were told it was an easy order and it would literally be minutes. Waited another 30 minutes and finally asked for our order to go. They got it boxed up and we paid and left. Some time later when we went to eat the takeout order, we were missing a meal. I called the restaurant and asked them to adjust the bill and they were totally confusing and rather rude about the whole deal. I finally just told them to keep their money and hung up. The food was fair at best. The clam chowder was terrible. What a bunch of turkeys.

5. 13moons Restaurant

12885 Casino Dr at Swinomish Casino & Lodge, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-8363 American, Seafood Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 360-588-3800 http://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com/dine/13-moons
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4 based on 172 reviews

13moons Restaurant

13moons captures the warmth of a lodge atmosphere combined with the unsurpassed flavors of hand-cut Alder wood grilled seafood, meats and the freshest flavors of the Northwest. The chefs hand-pick fresh seafood from the region, including sockeye and silve

Reviewed By SDPeterson

A few of us met at 13moons for Happy Hour. They have rooftop dining and there are plenty of fireplaces to keep warm on chilly nights. Although, they don't serve food at the fireplace or fire pits. The views are beautiful looking over the north valley and I was amazed watching a freight train full of tankers with oil heading wherever over the rotating tresses bridge which caters to both boat traffic and train traffic. My friend and I both had the sliders with shoestring potatoes. There were two to an order and very large, they didn't skimp on anything. My other friend had the Mac and Cheese which again, was plentiful even leaving some behind there was so much. Two of us had cocktails and they had a nice pour to our delight. I actually wanted a martini, but for some reason they couldn't accommodate on the Happy Hour Menu, so I ordered a vodka with a splash of olive juice and it was perfect. The restaurant inside was beautiful and meant for fine dining. The regular menu looked excellent and a great place for a nice meal. Next time I'm in town we will be back!Thank you for taking the time to write a five-star review. Unfortunately, our happy hour drinks are based on speciality drinks which is why they were not able to accommodate. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our newly renovated patio as well as our breathtaking views and hope to have you back again soon!

4. Anthony's at Cap Sante Marina

1207 Q Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-4151 Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront +1 360-588-0333 http://www.anthonys.com/restaurants/info/Anacortes.html
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4 based on 696 reviews

Anthony's at Cap Sante Marina

Anthony's at Cap Sante Marina offers seating for 212 guests; two large view decks seat another 100. Features of the new restaurant include an exhibition kitchen, private dining room for 32, and a covered patio with an outdoor fireplace. Located near Rose

Reviewed By porsche74s

We came by the restaurant called Anthony's because it was located in a picturesque marina setting and was well rated on TA as one of the top restaurants in Anacortes. Starting with a Cadillac Margarita ($12.50) and a Lemon Drop ($6.50), both of which were well mixed, and along with an excellent Crab & Shrimp Dip ($9) that was truly remarkable for its delicious flavors. The main entrees were a Tempura Prawns ($23) and a Seafood Fettucine ($29) and both were pretty good. The whole tab was $90.75 (without tip) so it isn't a cheap place to eat dinner, but we enjoyed it very much and service by Ryan B. was both efficient and timely in all respects. We will be returning for another meal next time we're in Anacortes, and the view of the boats in the marina is perfect.Hi there! Thank you for your wonderfully detailed review and for joining us recently! I am so pleased to hear that Ryan provided such great service throughout your evening and that it was paired with great food and drinks as well. I will be sure to pass your comments along to our management team and we look forward to seeing you next time! ~Taylor

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3. Adrift Restaurant

510 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1729 American, Seafood, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking [email protected] +1 360-588-0653 http://www.adriftanacortes.com/
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4 based on 701 reviews

Adrift Restaurant

Adrift is a friendly, casual, locavore eatery with a creative and diverse menu. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we source much of our meats, seafood, and produce from local farmers. We have an extensive seafood menu featuring local clams, musse

Reviewed By SkagitSam

We had a younger visitor, who has travelled far and wide in her three decades of life upon this planet. A well-educated, resilient & resourceful young woman, she was in town on a three day assignment to assess the environmental impact of a local industry. I knew that her-nibs had druthers about what she ate. Turns out she is both a fish-eater & a vegetarian. YAY! Me too!So, I fretted over where to take her, because the Navigator no longer likes the most famous fish restaurant in town. Since she was staying at "the tower" downtown, I thought a stroll across the street to ADRIFT might be acceptable. We no sooner reached the front doors of Adrift that I was able to point to the menu items offered. LOTS OF WILD SEAFOOD on the regular menu. I also knew they usually had several nightly specials. So, in we went. Even though we did not have a reservation at 5:15 PM, we were welcomed warmly and seated appropriately for the Navigator and I (who are in need of adequate padding and space), and for our younger wilderness woman (who would have been just as comfortable sitting on the edge of a granite cliff, high up in the Rocky Mountains).Our server came promptly and was both patient and helpful as she described several offerings of libations that evening. AHA!!! Spire Mountain Cider was one of the options. Mountain Woman and I chose the cider. The Navigator was watching his waist line--just water for him.Then, the task of choosing our dinners. Wild fish--some local, some from Alaska. Wild ALASKAN COHO would be perfect for all three of us. Mountain Woman & I both ordered the Baked Coho. The Navigator ordered Blackened Salmon.I always make sure any fish I order is thoroughly cooked right through. I cannot eat "seared" fish that has barely touched the inside of a hot fry pan, nor can I stomach sushi. Raw fish is for sea mammals, not yours truly.Our baked WILD Coho Salmon came with dark green & still crunchy broccolini & mushroom risotto. The Navigator's Blackened WILD Coho came with sautéd spinach and some kind of potato cake (he wasn't sure what it was, but ate it as if he liked it just fine).My entré was really good! We were chatting quite a bit over dinner, so I wasn't able to concentrate 100% on the food, as I usually do when it is just the Navigator and I eating. We are SERIOUS EATERS! Our entire focus is usually upon THE FOOD.But our young dining companion was such a delight to chat with, that even the wonderful food on our plates did not hold our undivided attention. Nevertheless, it sure was tasty!!!!! The baked ALASKAN COHO SALMON was perfect--not mushy as some frozen salmon becomes once it is thawed and cooked. My WILD SALMON was both densely textured and yet it flaked with a light touch of my fork. The herb topping was both subtle and savory. A lingering sense of well satiated appetites settled upon all three of us, by the time our server came by to remove our dinner plates. Any dessert, she inquired? (Well, I should say so, thought I!) She brought back three dessert menus for us to look at while she quietly cleared the rest of our table.There were some great options that I would have loved to try, prior to developing a finicky GI track---curses! But--there it was---LOPEZ ISLAND ICE CREAM. The very BEST ICE CREAM in the entire world! Of course! So that's what all three of us ordered.Mountain Woman was suitably impressed with ADRIFT too! Good thick bread & butter to nibble on while sipping her Spire Mountain cider, a great wild salmon entré,and then a bowl of Lopez Island's best. I am always proud of what Anacortes has to offer any visitor---be they here on business or pleasure. And, ADRIFT Restaurant never disappoints us! The food is so darn good; the memory of it lingers long upon the tongue and even longer in memory.No wonder we keep going back! Again & again.

Where to Eat in Anacortes: The Best Restaurants and Bars

2. 5th Street Bistro

419 Commercial Ave Majestic Inn & Spa, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1518 Bar, American, Seafood, International, Soups Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music [email protected] +1 360-299-1400 http://www.majesticinnandspa.com/dining.php
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4 based on 310 reviews

5th Street Bistro

Located in the Historic Area of Downtown Anacortes, WA, the 5th St. Bistro is nestled inside the Majestic Inn and Spa. Boasting local cuisine, vegan friendly options and creative food, you are bound to find something you enjoy!

Reviewed By Steve7P

We selected this restaurant because the menu had an interesting entree for a vegetarian. We were surprised and disappointed to find that the menu had changed and there were no vegetarian entrees. Fortunately, the chef was willing to make a pasta primavera, which was prepared with a very nice, light sauce. The Bibb lettuce salad was pretty and delicious. Strip steak (for the carnivore spouse) atop mashed potatoes and mushrooms was excellent. The bottle of Italian red was so-so, even for a restaurant wine. We really enjoyed the meal and the evening, and would return if we are in Anacortes again, but only if there is a vegetarian option on the menu.

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1. A'Town Bistro

418 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1519 American, Soups, Seafood, International Lunch, Dinner Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +1 360-899-4001 http://www.atownbistro.com
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4 based on 328 reviews

Eat well, drink well!

Reviewed By EbbyThach

Everybody hyped this restaurant up so much we saved it for last thinking it can’t be that great. But it was it measured up on every level. The wait staff was fantastic and very professional. The environment although a bit noisy was superb. Food was delicious beautifully presented and although it was a little slow it was worth the wait. You must have reservations and it’s worth it. If you’re only going to go to one restaurant in town this is the restaurant to go to.

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