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Jun 13, 2013 09:35 AM

Port Townsend Recommendations


we're headed to Port Townsend for the weekend and I'm looking for recommendations for lunch, dinner, and drinks. We're staying at Manresa Castle and I'd like more walkable options, where possible.

So far:

Fountain cafe- menu doesn't wow me but there are a lot of recommendations

Alchemy- menu looks interesting but I didn't see any reviews- any thoughts?

Sirens- I remember liking the deck there last visit and enjoying some fried oysters. How's the food overall? Is the crawfish boil they're doing worthwhile?

Alderbrook Resort- the menu looks good- not sure if I'm up for the drive

Sorenson winery- out of the way and in an industrial park

Fairwinds winery- is this still open- the experience sounds fun (old farm out in the country)

Is there a wine tasting room in town people would recommend?

Is there one of the thai places in town which is exceptional? Banana Leaf or Kru Larb Thai?



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  1. It's been 2 years since we've been but we loved Sirens and ate there twice. Casual and a great deck - service was good too.

    We also liked Port Townsend Brewery - their beers are very good and hard to find elsewhere.

    If you like cheese, a stop into Mt. Townsend Creamery is worth the visit - love the SeaStack!

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    1. re: Sushiqueen36

      A hearty second to Mt Townsend Creamery's Seastack. When we were there last week their superb Trufflestack was also available. They have a 'happy hour' some Friday afternoons where some cheese is discounted to make room for the new delivery.

      Hi Ho Curds, aWheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!

    2. We visited Fairwinds Winery last week & they're still open & doing fine.

      Finnriver Farm & Cidery is about 20 minutes south of Port Townsend. The signs were kind of confusing but when you come into town from the north go a block or two past the post office, turn right, & go about 3 miles. It's on the right. It's also a farm, one that makes some incredibly good ciders.

      Back in town, we enjoyed raw oysters & a glass of wine on the back deck at Fins Coastal Cuisine, 1019 Water Street. We were there late afternoon so the dinner crowd hadn't started yet & it was quiet & relaxing & the Kumomotos & Pinot Grigio were just right.

      If you want to shuck your own, Key City Fish usually offers at least one kind, often two, depending on the day of the week.

      For down home fish & chips try Sea J's, & for a more upscale version try Doc's Marina Grill.