17 OF THE BEST NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND RESTAURANTS
By Sarah Jaudon
IntroductionWelcome 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 NoticeDue 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 DiningVerify 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
Phone: 1 (360) 257-0503
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
4. Admiral Nimitz Hall Galley1040 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 & GrillConvergence 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' Lounge1185 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 CaféNavy 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
Yelp’s Top 7 Oak Harbor Restaurants
8. Hale’s Kitchen3259 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 Cafe32070 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 Smokehouse31640 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!
11. Kau Kau Corner788 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!
12. Rustica670 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.
13. Naung Mai Thai Kitchen270 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 Restaurant91 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
15. The BBQ Joint601 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 Hideaway1191 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 & Cantina32195 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!
ConclusionHungry 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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