Anyone who ventures over to our little slice of heaven certainly knows that for such a small island we have a lot to offer! I absolutely LOVE to eat out! Here are some of my favorites!
Bruciato: Right next to my office! Bruciato is the latest incarnation from Chef Brendan McGill. When I moved to the island in 2009 there were not many choices for pizza. Now you can get piping hot Neapolitan pizza with the freshest ingredients available. This is the hotspot! And they are open late (well, late for Bainbridge). Amazing cocktails, beautiful seasonal salads and vegetables and some of the best wood fired pizza ever! My favorite is the Margherita DOC!
Hitchcock: If you are a true foodie and love to have new experiences for your palette this is the place for you. Chef Brendan McGill brings local Pacific Northwest flavors to his inventive dishes utilizing the freshest ingredients from the area including sustainable fish, island raised heritage pork and fresh, organic vegetables from island farms. The craft cocktails are known for being some of the best on the island. “Brendan continues to explore the region’s food through exclusive partnerships raising specialty produce, shellfish & livestock, as well as tending to his own culinary gardens. These items are featured on his micro-seasonal tasting menu.” I love going to Hitchcock for double date nights and sharing lots of small plates and a beautiful bottle of wine (or two!). A great spot for all seasons.
Restaurant Marché: Greg Atkinson, renowned chef and author and winner of numerous awards, opened the doors of Restaurant Marché in a beautiful mid century modern space designed by Hal Moldstad just off Madrone Lane. Marché is one of my favorite spots for lunch, outside on the patio in the late spring and summer or inside in the cozy seats during the fall and winter. This Pacific Northwest Bistro is a nod to fabulous French food and highlights all of the freshest ingredients of our region. Amazing soups and salads and a wine list to compliment the flavors of all the dishes. If you go in for lunch tell Dana I sent you
J’aime les crêpes: A great spot for crêpes, sweet or savory. A taste of France right on Madrone Lane.
Fork and Spoon: Nestled in Madrone Lane Fork and Spoon has delicious offerings for lunch with locally sourced ingredients for their fabulous sandwiches, salads and quiches. And don’t forget dessert! There is a nice patio in the back! This is the second space owned by my friends Heidi and Jeff Umphenour who also own and run the famous Blackbird Bakery.
Café Nola: An island treasure with classic Northwest dishes. They have a fabulous Sunday brunch with great Bloody Mary’s and my favorite, crab eggs benedict. In the summer I love to have dinner on their patio.
Streamliner Diner: Streamliner Diner is an island favorite! My friend and fabulous photographer, Katie Brase, celebrates every family birthday with breakfast at Streamliner. Most of their greens come from Persephone Farm and their fishes and meats are all sustainable. A great spot!
Coquette Bake Shop: Nestled in the Winslow Mall on a cute stand that will transport you to France you will discover Coquette Bake Shop. If you are craving a pain au chocolat or a delicious baguette sandwich this is the place!
Teriyaki Town: Great teriyaki and a lunch spot favorite for the local high school kids.
The Harbour Public House: Absolutely delicious pub food and wonderful cocktails. The pub is a great spot on the deck in the summer overlooking Eagle Harbor and the marina or for a late night nacho craving. There is a lot to choose from on the menu and it’s all local- from the food to the wine list! This is a favorite date night spot because it is 21 and over! They don’t take reservations so be sure to download the NoWait app and get your name on the list before you head over.
Doc’s Marina Grill: The best view on Bainbridge! In the summer Doc’s will open up the lawn seating so you can enjoy warm evenings in a relaxed atmosphere.
Pegasus: This is a great spot located in the old Anderson Hardware Store, built in 1937. Pegasus offers breakfast and lunch items along with great coffee and a wide selection of “mylks” and a huge selection of fine teas.
Bainbridge Thai Cuisine: Bainbridge Thai Cuisine has been family owned and operated for 15 years. One of the best views on the island over looking Eagle Harbor! Open for Happy Hour!
SuBI: SuBI is located in the Pavilion and is run by Richard and Helen Lee. The Lees have done a wonderful job of creating a welcoming atmosphere and a diverse offering of sushi and Asian fusion dishes. My favorite is the Mt Rainier roll. There are also a number of Korean dishes such as Bi Bim Bop.
Spice Route: Spice Route is an Indian restaurant on the upper floor of the Pavillion. When you are craving Naan it hits the spot!
Casa Rojas: Family owned, Casa Rojas is a great spot for margaritas and to watch football, American and international.
Saffron Mediterranean Bistro: Brand new to the island! I have not had a chance to try it yet but I am hearing good things!
High School Road
Jakes Pick Up: “Your Fork in the Road for Great Food” Jake has become a true island treasure. Some people say the best food on the island is now in a gas station. Jake prepares almost all organic, locally sourced food with a southern flair. Many of his recipes come from his mom who can often be found behind the counter helping out. Every Thursday the “Cars and Coffee” folks meet up at Jake’s, a group started by my husband and a few of his buddies.
Plate and Pint: Watch the game in a welcoming family environment. Great food, great atmosphere.
Pau’s Asian Kitchen: Pau’s is new to the island.
Casa Rojas Express: Casa Rojas to go!
Subway: What can I say, it’s Subway!
Via Rosa 11: Via Rosa 11 is nestled in Rolling Bay but it will transport you to Italy. Pino has brought the flavors of his home town and family to our island and it is a true gift. Enjoy some of the best pasta, sauces, lasagnas, pizzas and soups available. It is a great place to pick up dinner on a weeknight or relax with a glass of wine and eat outside on warm summer nights. The family energy is warm and inviting and it is truly amazing, authentic Italian food right here on Bainbridge Island!
Rolling Bay Café: A small space with loads of charm, Rolling Bay Café has great coffee drinks, breakfast and lunch items. There is also a selection of gluten free items. This café is a great spot to get a coffee on the go or wander through the adjoining Bay Hay and Feed nursery on a spring morning.
Treehouse Café: Treehouse is a great spot for pizzas, salads and sandwiches. There is a 21 and over section with pool tables and darts. There is often live music as well. A super fun spot for everyone! And right next to the Lynwood Theatre.
Sawan Thai Kitchen: Sawan is family run. They serve a large variety of Thai food.
Pleasant Beach Village:
The Manor House: We really enjoy going to the Manor House in the Pleasant Beach Village. Our favorite waitress, Yolanda Ferrara makes every meal feel like a special occasion. There is a beautiful outdoor space that overlooks the water with a cozy fireplace for cooler nights. The cocktail menu, along with the food offerings, change seasonally. There is always a great selection of oysters, a fabulous wine list and fun desserts.
Hammy’s: Burgers!: Hammy’s is a great joint for a variety of burgers. They cook everything to order and offer gluten free buns. Awesome sides like onion rings and tater tots along with classic shakes.
The Beach House: The Beach House is 21 and over and offers fantastic cocktails. The space is done in a nautical theme and the food is delicious. When we get out for a date night this is one of my favorite places to go!
Sawatdy’s: Probably the most popular Thai restaurant on the island, Sawatdy offers a great menu and also offers catering. And they are open on Sundays!
New Rose Café: Tucked away in Bainbridge Gardens this secret gem is one of my favorite spots to stop for coffee or lunch in the summer. They cook on a wood burning fire and the salads and sandwiches are great. I love to grab a coffee and meander through the nursery.
Metro Market: In addition to being a wonderful catering company run by Jason and Mike, Metro Market is open for lunch on weekdays. There are great salad offerings, a rotation of soups and a nice selection of sandwiches.
Storyville: This is the Storyville roasting room. When you enter you will see the massive roasting process. Upstairs is a cozy spot to enjoy a great coffee drink and some absolutely delicious food offerings. Don’t miss the breakfast sandwich. It is ridiculously good!