By Sarah Jaudon


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

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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 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


: 1 (360) 257-0503

1. Subway


: 1 (360) 257-0503

2. Wendy’s


: 1 (360) 779-5656 Whidbey Island Main Navy Exchange 2110 North Coral Sea Avenue Bldg 17 Oak Harbor, WA, 98278


: 1 (360) 257-0600

3. Anchor Grille


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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


: 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!


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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