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17 of the Best NAS Whidbey Island Restaurants (2022 Edition)
17 of the Best NAS Whidbey Island Restaurants17 of the Best NAS Whidbey Island Restaurants

17 of the Best NAS Whidbey Island Restaurants (2022 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island! This base is located in the beautiful Puget Sound, north of Seattle, Washington. The island’s rugged terrain spans beaches, hills, and farmland. As you get settled into your new base, you will undoubtedly be wondering where you can enjoy a meal with friends or a quick bite on your way home. Let us help you! Read on to find the best local restaurants on NAS Whidbey Island and in nearby Oak Harbor.

Know what you’re hungry for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go:

(1-3) Food Court Dining on NAS Whidbey Island
(4-7) Fast Casual Dining on NAS Whidbey Island
(8-14) Yelp’s Top 7 Restaurants in Oak Harbor, Washington
(15-17) TripAdvisor’s Top 3 Restaurants in Oak Harbor, Washington

Suggested Read: NAS Whidbey Island: In-Depth Welcome Center

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to such restrictions for the time being though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Check individual websites provided in each section or call to find out each restaurant’s current hours and dining situation.

 NAS Whidbey Island Restaurants

NAS Whidbey Island Restaurants

NAS Whidbey Island Food Court Dining

Verify hours of operation by visiting the website or calling the numbers below before arrival.

Whidbey Island Navy Exchange Fleet Store

Ault Field
1065 West Lexington
Bldg. 2749
Oak Harbor, WA, 98278
Phone: 1 (360) 257-0503

1. Subway

Phone: 1 (360) 257-0503

2. Wendy’s

Phone: 1 (360) 779-5656

Whidbey Island Main Navy Exchange

2110 North Coral Sea Avenue
Bldg 17
Oak Harbor, WA, 98278
Phone: 1 (360) 257-0600

3. Anchor Grille

Phone: 1 (360) 257-0528

NAS Whidbey Island Fast Casual Dining

NAS Whidbey Island Fast Casual Dining

American Cuisine

4. Admiral Nimitz Hall Galley

1040 W Intruder St.
Bldg. 382
Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Phone: 1 (360) 257-2711

The mission of the Admiral Nimitz Hall Galley is to provide you with wholesome, well-balanced, and satisfying meals served under the most sanitary conditions possible, in an atmosphere that is conducive to good dining.

5. Kegler’s Bar & Grill

Convergence Zone
3535 N Princeton
Bldg. 2510
Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Phone: 1 (360) 257-1567

Kegler’s Bar & Grill is a casual eatery that is located in the community recreation center, Convergence Zone. Their convenient location, hours, and new menu make Kegler’s the go-to spot for meeting friends and family. Order the popular “Wings Over Whidbey” and don’t forget to pair them with a locally brewed beer.

6. M.T. McCormick’s Officers’ Lounge

1185 W Midway St.
Bldg. 962
Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Phone: 1 (360) 257-5530

Events are held regularly at the Officer’s Club, and include a weekly Friday happy hour, comedy shows, membership appreciation events, family nights, wine tasting, theme dinners, patio events, and more! Call the number above for all membership questions.

7. Pacific Beach Café

Navy Getaways Pacific Beach
PO Box 335
108 North First St
Pacific Beach, WA 98571
Phone: 1 (360) 276-4414

The Café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner where you can order anything from a traditional breakfast, classic cheeseburger, creamy clam chowder, or steamed clams, all prepared to perfection.

Oak Harbor Restaurants

Oak Harbor Restaurants

Yelp’s Top 7 Oak Harbor Restaurants

American Cuisine

8. Hale’s Kitchen

3259 Old Goldie Rd.
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (360) 320-8256

Hale’s Kitchen brings the taste and hospitality of the South to the Pacific Northwest by using the best ingredients, serving the freshest food, and providing impeccable customer service.

9. Island Cafe

32070 State Route 20
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (360) 279-2838

Island Cafe specializes in high-quality local food with exceptional service, the menu includes a wide variety of different dishes with breakfast served all day! They offer daily specials, homemade soups, and recipes made from scratch.

Oak Harbor Seafood Restaurants

10. Seabolt’s Smokehouse

31640 Sr 20 Ste 3
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (800) 574-1120

Seabolt’s is a family-owned business that has been in operation since 1978. They’ve been voted by the locals of Whidbey Island as the best seafood, best clam chowder, and best fish & chips. Stop in today to see what all the hype is about!

Hawaiian Cuisine

11. Kau Kau Corner

788 NE Midway Blvd
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (808) 541-7296

Authentic Hawai’i Ono Cuisine from the melting pot of the Pacific. The menu includes homemade lau lau, kalua pig, chicken katsu, and loco moco. For those with a sweet tooth enjoy guava cake, haupia macadamia brownie, and lilikoi bars to name a few. Take out or dine-in available. A fusion of food and culture all made from the pu’uwai (heart) with you in mind. Come Taste da Aloha!

Italian Cuisine

12. Rustica

670 SE Pioneer Way
Ste. 102
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (360) 675-4053

Rustica is a farm-to-fork Italian restaurant with seasonal offerings from classic chicken alfredo to limoncello crab ravioli, and the must-try house specialty – short-rib lasagne. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to serve you. Ask about the available local wines.

Thai Cuisine

13. Naung Mai Thai Kitchen

270 SE Cabot Drive St 3
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (360) 679-8907

At Naung Mai Thai Kitchen, you will experience the liveliness and excitement of the exhibition kitchen. The extraordinary fast and friendly wait staff wishes to make your visit to us an unforgettable event. The pineapple fried rice and pad thai are two very popular dishes.

14. Mai Thai Restaurant

91 NE Midway Blvd
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (360) 675-1277

Delicious and generous portions abound at Mai Thai Restaurant! The must-order items include Thai fried rice, chow mein, garlic chicken, and yellow curry.

TripAdvisor’s Top 3 Oak Harbor Restaurants

TripAdvisor’s Top 3 Oak Harbor Restaurants

15. The BBQ Joint

601 NE Midway Blvd.
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (360) 679-3500

Stop in and enjoy the best ingredients at The BBQ Joint! Everything is made from scratch with tender loving care. The Hickory wood used in Southern Pride smokers gives the Texas beef brisket, sweet Memphis ribs, Carolina pulled pork, chicken, and sausage the true taste of the South.

16. Frasers Gourmet Hideaway

1191 SE Dock St.
Ste. 101
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (360) 279-1231

Frasers Gourmet Hideaway is a full-service steak and seafood restaurant on Whidbey Island. Serving delicious Pacific Northwest-inspired dishes using fresh and local ingredients. Enjoy a delicious meal whether it’s a special occasion or a casual dinner with friends.

17. El Cazador Mexican Grill & Cantina

32195 State Route 20
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (360) 675-6114

Established in 1982, El Cazador is proud to serve made from scratch Mexican food in a traditional style that is beloved by the Whidbey Island community. The family hails from Nayarit and Zacatecas Mexico and has operated in the Pacific Northwest for two generations. Stop in to enjoy the live mariachi band and tequila tastings, today!

Conclusion

Hungry for more? Check out Whidbey & Camano Islands for more restaurant and brewery options near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. As you adapt to your new life at NAS Whidbey Island you will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you will settle into a routine and find the restaurants and places that will soon feel like home.

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