Eating in Edmonds
Here's a list of our favorite places to grab grub in Edmonds.
Read reviews on select Edmonds restaurants by Rick Steves' staff members.
A Very Taki Tiki Bar — At Edmond's only Hawaiian-themed bar, the drinks come with umbrellas, the wait staff sport cargo shorts, the menu offers island-inspired creations (such as fried spam), and you can always find a good lei. One block from the fountain at 518 Main Street, 425/778-3548. Mon–Tue 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Wed–Fri 11:30 a.m.–2 a.m., Sat 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Anthony's Homeport — Enjoy the seafood and stunning views from either the formal dining room upstairs, or the casual Beach Café downstairs. Reservations recommended. In the Edmonds Marina, a 15–20-minute waterside stroll from the ferry dock, 456 Admiral Way, 425/771-4400. Mon–Thu 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Arnie's — Arnie's is also known for its seafood and offers an early-bird dinner special (Sun–Fri 4 p.m.–6 pm.). Just south of the fishing pier at the Edmonds Marina, 300 Admiral Way, 425/771-5688. Mon–Thu 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–9 p.m., drinks until 11:30 p.m. daily.
Baicha Tea Room — Edmonds' only tea room features nearly 100 different types of teas, plus light breakfast fare, hearty sandwiches and soup. Located just up Fifth Avenue beyond Petosa's and Baskin Robins at 6522 Fifth Ave. S., 425/670-2222. Mon–Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Baskin-Robbins — We're not sure what to make of its location across from a fitness center (?!), but on sunny days we all scream for ice cream. A 10-minute walk from the Travel Center at 614 Fifth Ave. S., 425/778-2005. Daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Café de Paris — As its longtime clientele knows, this restaurant offers a rare chance to treat yourself to classic French cuisine (escargot, canard à l'orange) without breaking le banque. Near the ferry dock at 109 Main St., 425/771-2350. Mon–Fri 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Sun-Thu 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m.
Café Louvre — This café's mission is to be Edmonds' local neighborhood Coffee House. They pledge to focus on delivering exceptional customer service, on making quality coffee drinks, and on offering a friendly and relaxed gathering and meeting place. 210 5th Ave S, 425/640-8188, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Chanterelle — Edmonds' unofficial gathering spot is a casual bistro with a myriad of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The bright, woody interior has counter seating for solo diners, and the staff will pack up to-go orders if you're in a hurry. Don't miss their rich and delicious tomato bisque. Two blocks from the Travel Center at 316 Main St., tel. 425/774-0650. Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.–3 p.m. & 5 p.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cheesemonger's Table — The Cheesemonger’s Table is a combination of many wonderful things: a fine artisanal cheese shop, a charcuterie purveyor, a deli, a wine bar, and a pub. The menu offers a variety of tasty hot and cold sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie plates, and much more. Located in Old Milltown Plaza at 203 5th Avenue South, Suite 1, 425/640-8949, Mon - Wed 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thu - Sat 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Claire's Pantry — Claire's is a classic diner, with a spinning dessert case and breakfast served all day. Turkeys are roasted daily for sandwiches, and their drinks might be one of the best deals around. Between the Travel Center and the ferry dock at 301 Main St., 425/776-2333. Mon–Sat 6 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Daphne's Wine Bar — Serving "beer, wine and a little food," chic, tiny Daphne's is "a cross between Le Pichet and a shoebox" (The Seattle Times). Around the corner from the Travel Center at 415½ Main St., 425/776-6402. Daily 4 p.m.–midnight.
Demetri's Woodstone Taverna — Bistro tables, cushioned bar stools, and marble counters create a spacious yet intimate ambiance at Demetri's, while the menu offers a range of traditional Spanish tapas, Greek fare, inventive pub grub, pastas and a variety of signature, meat-heavy main courses. Across from the ferry dock at 101 Main Street, 425/744-9999. Sun–Thu 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–2 a.m., happy hour daily 3 p.m.–6 p.m. & 9 p.m.–close.
E·pu·lo Bistro — This classy place, in the former home of the Shell Creek restaurant, serves Northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. Just up Main Street from the gazebo fountain at 526 Main Street, 425/678-8680. Tue–Thu 4 p.m.–11 p.m., Fri 4 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat 10 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun 10 a.m.–10 p.m., closed Mon.
Edmonds Bakery — Here you can find all the standard American baked goodies — donuts, muffins, sandwiches and more. Their fresh French crullers — made only on Saturdays — are something special. Around the corner from the Travel Center at 418 Main St., 425/778-6811. Tue–Sat 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m., closed Sun–Mon.
El Puerto — Sitting squarely on a prime Edmonds corner, this trusty Mexican place makes Rick's favorite lunch, and popular happy-hour margaritas. Around the corner from the Travel Center at 425 Main St., 425/672-2469. Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Girardi's Osteria Italiana — Girardi's is a good option for Italian food in an elegant setting (no pizza). A five-minute walk down from the Travel Center at 504 Fifth Ave. S., tel. 425/673-5278. Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Dinner Mon–Thu 4 p.m.–10 p.m., Fri–Sat 4 p.m.–11 p.m., Sun 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Happy hour Mon–Sat 3 p.m.–6 p.m., 8 p.m.–close; Sun noon–6 p.m., 8 p.m.–close.
Hamburger Harry's — This understated eatery, known for its gourmet burgers, hand-dipped milk shakes, fried pickles and more, is a 10-minute walk from the Travel Center at 610 5th Ave S., 425/776-6666. Sun–Thu 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–11 p.m., happy hour Mon–Fri 3 p.m.–6 p.m., Fri–Sat 9:30–close.
La Galleria — Traditional Tuscan and Northern Italian dishes are served in this quaint Italian restaurant, tucked in an older strip mall. A five-minute walk from the Travel Center at 546 Fifth Ave. S, 425/771-7950. Happy hour and small plates daily 4 p.m.–6 p.m., dinner 5 p.m.–10 p.m.
Las Brisas — Las Brisas offers anything-but-bland Mexican cuisine. The menu includes many Mexican favorites like enchiladas and fajitas, but also offers more unusual choices, such as Halibut Ceviche Tostadas and bacon-wrapped prawns. Located at 201 5th Ave S Suite 101, 425/672-5050. Mon–Thu 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat noon–10 p.m., Sun noon–9 p.m.
The Loft — Relax at one of the elegantly cozy indoor tables, or linger in the garden-oasis patio while dining on modern American cuisine (don't miss the truffle fries or seasonal oven-roasted zucchini) and specialty cocktails. An easy five-minute walk from the Travel Center 515-A East Main Street, 425/640-5000. Mon–Sun 3 p.m.-11 p.m.; Tue–Thu 3 p.m.-midnight; Fri–Sat 3 p.m.- 2 a.m.; happy hour daily 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
Main Street Burgers — The All-American menu, Mom & Pop atmosphere and old-fashioned decor satisfy both diner aficionados and those who crave good food and swift service at reasonable prices. Next to the Edmonds Bakery (who provides the fresh-baked buns) at 414 Main Street, 425/582-2944. Tue–Sat 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m., closed Sun–Mon.
Milltown Lounge — A variety of soups, salads and sandwiches, plus small plates and desserts make this place perfect for late-afternoon snacks or an evening cocktail. Three blocks past the fountain at 203 Fifth Ave. S., 425/712-0300. Mon–Thu 4 p.m.–10 p.m.; Fri–Sat 4 p.m.–late, closed Sun.
Pancake Haus — Come for the old-school-quasi-German-diner ambience, stay for the scrumptious flapjacks. A five-minute walk from the Travel Center at 530 Fifth Ave S., 425/771-2545. Mon–Fri 6 a.m.–3 p.m., Sat–Sun 6 a.m.–2 p.m.
Red Twig Bakery Café — The fresh pastries baked daily and gourmet coffee roasted on site are just a couple of reasons to try Red Twig for breakfast or lunch. Lunchtime specialties include sweet or savory crêpes, panini sandwiches and salads. Two blocks from the Travel Center at 117 Fifth Ave. S., 425/771-1200. Daily 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. June–August).
Revelations Yogurt — Ten rotating flavors of self-service, pay-by-the-ounce, soft-serve frozen treats headline Revelations Yogurt's lineup of indulgent offerings.Two blocks from the Travel Center at 527 Main St., 425/744-6012. Mon–Thu noon–9:30 p.m., Fri–Sat noon–11 p.m., Sun noon–9:30 p.m.
Rory's Pub — A local favorite, Rory's offers a full bar in addition to many Northwest microbrews and imports on tap. All the standards are on the menu; frites fiends will go for the "Pound of Love," a one-pound basket of French fries. Near the ferry dock at 105 Main St., 425/778-3433. Daily 11 a.m.–midnight, or later...
Rusty Pelican — This family-run restaurant specializes in American cuisine, classic home-style dishes and dessert. Right behind the Travel Center at 107 5th Ave N, 425/582-8250, daily 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thai Cottage — Busy but always friendly, the staff here serves up good Thai food at reasonable prices. Lunch specials available Mon–Fri 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Around the corner from the Travel Center at 417 Main St., 425/774-3969. Mon–Thu 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun noon–9 p.m.
Toshi's Teriyaki — The service is fast — and the tasty burgers are an open Edmonds secret. Between the Travel Center and the ferry at 311 Main St., 425/670-8122. Daily 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Walnut Street Coffee — This retro-modern cafe takes its coffee and baked goods seriously, but also serves homemade soup and burritos for lunch. Look for the bright orange chairs in front. A five-minute walk from the Travel Center at 410 Walnut St., 425/774-5962. Mon–Fri 6 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat–Sun 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Waterfront Coffee Co. — This inviting, stay-a-while cafe offers Caffé Vita coffee, good cookies and ice cream in summer. Right by the ferry at 101 Main St., 425/670-1400. Mon–Fri 6 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat–Sun 7 a.m.–6 p.m.