Sample fresh delicacies from the sea. From pubs to fine dining, eat locally sourced specialties while enjoying views of the bay. Immerse yourself in the nightlife at one of the many local favorites in the vibrant historic downtown Anacortes restaurants. Please use the directory below to find the Anacortes restaurants that you’re looking for. Please click here for an Anacortes drink and dining directory.
What guests are saying about Anacortes restaurants
Dad’s Diner – “#1 Foodie stop in Anacortes”
As avid Fans of Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”, I can’t believe they haven’t got out of the urban sprawl of Vancouver or Seattle to cover this absolute Foodie Mecca. Best biscuits and gravy on the face of the planet, hash browns that are crispy outside and like mashed potatoes inside (how do they do that?!?), bacon that is smoked themselves, coffee from a local company that rivals anything Starbucks offers…I could go on, but do yourself a favour and make a point of eating here if you are in the area. Worth the 15-20 minute detour off the I-5 if you’re just speeding through.
Cyndi, May 2015 from Hope, Canada
Gere-A-Deli – “Really fresh, and really tasty”
Great service, great food. Easy to see why this deli is so popular, and on first entering the building it was a bit intimidating, so many people everywhere…..just join the queue, place your order ( all done very efficiently and pleasantly)..take a seat and they bring your order out once it’s made, fresh and pretty fast (about a 6-8minute wait ). The sandwiches were amazing, and we could only just finish them as they were very generous serves. Totally recommend for breakfast/lunch.
Sharon, May 2015 from Port Vila, Vanuatu
A’Town Bistro – “Fabulous Food, Top-Notch Service”
After a long day whale watching in the San Juan Islands, our disheveled, windblown and sunburned family of 4 decided to have dinner here before making the trek back to Seattle. I’m so glad we did. The service was truly top-notch. The well trained and exceptionally friendly server guided us through the menu and even made suggestions for beers we might enjoy. The restaurant offers flights of beer which allows you to get five 5 oz. samples of draft beer for a modest price. We all enjoyed the Gorgonzola Polenta Fries as our appetizer. Daughter #1 enjoyed her Charcuterie Board which offered a variety of gourmet meats and artisan cheeses. Daughter #2 tried the Quinoa and Chickpea Burger and there wasn’t even a breadcrumb left on the plate. Hubby’s Wild Boar burger was out of this world. What an amazing array of flavors that somehow manage to meld together beautifully. I tried the Beef Tenderloin. The fois gras was seared perfectly and the portion was plentiful. My only negative about the entire experience is that I would have preferred the tenderloin medallions to be a bit more seasoned. But that is a matter of personal taste and I won’t hold that against them. It’s a rare gift nowadays to experience such professional and knowledgable service and I would definitely return to this restaurant if we should ever have the great fortune to be visiting Anacortes again. One word of advice: The menu changes frequently so the menu posted on-line may not be exactly what is being offered that day. I was excited to try a pork dish that was not on the menu when we arrived. Although disappointed at first, the delicious food and exceptional service more than made up for it.
Michele, June 2015 from Allen, Texas
Adrift Restaurant – “Worth the drive and wait!”
Lucky to find this quaint hopping Anacortes restaurant by asking Google! Sushi night was anchored by fish flown in from Hawaii that day. Menu is varied with many gluten free items. I had green curry w catfish, Bok Choy, sweet potatoes and black beans – it was as tasty as it was visually appealing! Busy night, so we sat at the copper top bar right at the kitchen – just like chef’s table. Great atmosphere – friendly staff. Well worth the drive and wait!
Carol, June 2015 from Lake Elmo, Minnesota
5th Street Bistro – “Best Service Ever!”
We had the pleasure of being served by literally the kindest, most attentive and authentic server we have ever had in our lives, while dining at the 5th Street Bistro in the Majestic Inn and Spa in Anacortes, WA. We found ourselves eating dinner out last Thanksgiving, and were nervous to do so because I am extremely intolerant to gluten and all other grains. By the grace of God, our server, Sean O’Banion made our Thanksgiving dinner not only completely worry-free, but a fun, positive and memorable experience. We were quite taken with his hospitality and attentiveness to accommodate our food allergies/requests. While most waiters make me feel terrible for having to make special exceptions for my meals, Sean made us all feel right at home, and truly he made our Thanksgiving wonderful. A few months later, we returned to the 5th St Bistro to celebrate the purchase of our first home! We had a large group of people during Happy Hour, and had the good fortune of lucking out with Sean as our server again. Even though we were “those people” who showed up with a group of 10 and no reservation at Happy Hour, Sean totally took care of us and even more brought joy to our celebration.
Kinsey and Matt, November 2014 from Anacortes, Washington
Anthony’s at Cap Sante Marina – “Great Sea Food & Steaks Right on the Marina”
If you are looking for fine dining on the water in Anacortes, this is your place. We were familiar with the Anthony’s restaurants from the one on San Diego harbor and this one is even more spectacular. We scored a patio table right next to the large fireplace and watched the sun set over the marina. The food is fresh and creatively prepared and the bar has the best view in town. This is a very upscale place in a funky boatyard town and I felt I should have had my yacht moored at the marina rather than simply waiting in line for the ferry. Go ahead and have your Great Gatsby moment.
John, June 2015 from San Diego, California
Frida’s Gourmet Mexican Food – “Fantastic Mexican Food”
We loved downtown Anacortes restaurants and went to Frida’s for what was recommended as “the best Mexican food ever.” Cut to the chase–it was! We had pork in tomatillo, skirt steak in habanero and Frida’s shredded beef tacos. All were outstanding. The margarita, excellent. The restaurant was charming with large portraits of beautifully dressed Mexican women on the walls. A very comfortable restaurant with terrific food. We will definitely go back–a few times–next time we’re in Anacortes!
Alberta, July 2014 from Washington DC