The Pacific Northwest is famous for its amazing seafood. From the throwing of the fish at the Pike’s Place Market to fresh oysters on the half shell straight out the waters of Puget Sound. One of the most frequently asked food related questions is where to get seafood and here are just a few of our Port Townsend favorites!
Local Seafood at Finistere
Finistere is known for its locally sourced seafood like oysters, mussels, clams, scallops, halibut, salmon, and much more. Savor dishes like Asparagus Vichyssoise with Dungeness crab, ikura, and chives or Salish Sea Halibut with fava beans, spring onion, and soubise. Finistere is for dinner (and happy from 3pm - 5pm!) Wednesday - Sunday and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, and as it continues to warm up eat outdoors on their beautiful outdoor patio!
Sushi at Hanazono
Hanazono, located right below the With These Rings studio, serves delicious sushi and Japanese food. Enjoy Port Townsend themed sushi rolls like the Victorian Roll with tempura shrimp, cucumber, daikon sprouts inside, eel, avocado, tobikko and sesame seeds on top with eel sauce or the house themed Hanazono roll with spicy albacore, cucumber, and daikon sprouts inside, albacore and tobikko on top with spicy chili sauce, chili garlic mayo, and sesame seeds. Hanazono is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday - Sunday.
Fish & Chips at Sea J’s Cafe
If fish & chips are your thing, look no further than Sea J’s Cafe! This hole-in-the-wall style seafood restaurant has won best fish & chips on the Olympic Peninsula for over 10 years(!!), makes their tartar sauces in-house, and also serves dishes like crab burgers, oyster sandwiches, and burgers. Sea J’s is located at 2501 Washington St.
Oysters & Shellfish at Hamma Hamma Pop-Up
Hama Hama Oysters is a local 5th generation oyster farm that operates a pop-up on Sundays at Finnriver in nearby Chimacum. Starting at noon they serve fresh and grilled oysters on the half shell, Dungeness crab cakes, and cider-steamed clams (until sold out). Or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, visit their oyster saloon open Thursday - Monday. It takes just over an hour from the With These Rings studio and is well worth the beautiful drive!
Seafood Paella from the Paella House
Enjoy authentic, Spanish seafood paella from the Pallea House at the Saturday Farmers Market. Their award-winning Paella de Marisco is made with seasonal, local seafood such as Penncove mussels, Manila clams, wild caught prawns and calamari. The base for the seafood is made from local organic caramelized onions, red and green bell peppers, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil. The Pallea House also caters for weddings and social events!
Bonus: Cook your own from Key City Fish!
If you’re looking to cook your own delicious seafood dinner, stop by Key City Fish in Port Townsend for fresh seafood straight from the Puget Sound and Neah Bay like wild salmon, crab, mussels, prawns, oysters, and more! Their retail store is located in the boat haven and is open Monday - Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Written by: Kaitlin Chester