I love Whidbey Island. And I love eating. So, what’s more natural than to put together a list of Places to Eat on Whidbey Island!
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An updated list
I compiled a list once before of great places to eat on Whidbey. Unfortunately, many of the restaurants have gone out of business. That’s the nature of opening a restaurant on an Island, I guess.
But, there’s always something new to try as well. And we’ve found some really delicious places lately. And, you know I love food, and I love to eat out.
So, I wanted to bring you the updated and delicious list of Great Places to Eat on Whidbey Island! This list includes older favorites, as well as new places.
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Beautiful Whidbey Island is in the state of Washington’s Island County, about 30 miles north of Seattle in the Great Pacific Northwest.
Whidbey Island restaurants often work with local farmers and producers, so you’ll experience some of the freshest seasonal foods and dishes at the local restaurants.
South to North end
The list of great Places to Eat on Whidbey Island goes from the south end of the island towards the north. These are places we’ve eaten and would recommend to people, so the list isn’t all the places on the island (though I’d love to try every place here, I haven’t done that yet).
Have you tried a restaurant that you loved on Whidbey? What was it? What did you eat there? I’d love to know so that I could try it as well!
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Places to Eat on Whidbey Island
Cozy’s Roadhouse. A nice sport’s bar type restaurant with a full bar. They have daily specials, and the wait staff was friendly and awesome! We recommend trying the fish and chips and the seafood chowder.
Island Nosh is a fast casual restaurant where you order at the counter and they call your number to come and get the food. The Pad Thai here is not to be missed at this small but delicious noodle house. Make sure you keep an eye out for it as you drive off the ferry and onto the island. It’s so small you might drive right past. While you’re there, you may want to walk over to Madrona Supply Company for a little local shopping.
Hong Kong Garden Restaurant. A really pretty view and good Chinese food. They also have a full bar and pool tables.
Patron Mexican Restaurant. Great Mexican food, and you know I love Mexican food! We’ve eaten here a few times and it’s always great! The portion size is large as well, so you’ll have lots of leftovers, making this a good value.
Joe’s Wood Fired Pizza. They have great hand-made pizza, pita sandwiches, and salads with wonderful friendly service. Order at the counter and they bring your food out to you.
Ultra House for ramen is a must try. This place has many delicious ramen bowls to choose from, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free offerings. They also have a cute area to shop for Asian treats and nick-knacks.
Stop over at Sweet Mona’s Chocolates for a little gelato or a sweet treat after going to Ultra House. Their chocolates selection is extraordinary!
The Inn at Langley. Looking for fine dining on the island? This IS the place! A multi-course meal featuring fresh seasonal foods. Super yummy, and a place you want to experience.
Prima Bistro. This restaurant is upstairs, and its got a wonderful view if the weather is good. I love going up here for a cocktail and a snack. “A French inspired Northwest Bistro.”
The Braeburn. A good place to get breakfast on Second Street in Langley right next to the blow your own glass place.
Village Pizzeria. A fun place to get pizza right in Langley. My favorite pizza is the Spinach and Feta pizza. The view is extraordinary, and I love the patio if the weather is nice. They also have football on the TVs inside on game days.
Useless Bay Coffee. Mostly a coffee shop, but they also have a yummy menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, and pastries. Their breakfast burrito is delicious, though not traditional.
Rocket Taco is a great fast casual restaurant where you order at the counter and they bring your food to your table. I really like Rocket Taco’s food. Their only downfall is that if you order the tacos, you have to get three of the same fillings. You can’t get one of each flavor. Which is a real bummer. But their sweet potato and black bean tacos are delicious! I also love to stop by Freeland Freeze afterwards for an ice cream. Be warned though, Freeland Freeze closes down in the off-season.
China City. A traditional American style Chinese food place. The food here is great. Sometimes we’ll call here as we get off of the ferry and pick up the food to take home.
Freeland Cafe. Great for breakfast. They also have burgers, sandwiches, and specials.
Bubba Burger. Voted the best burger on the island, and for good reason! The burgers look and smell amazing, and Dan vouched for them as being great. I tried the fish tacos, which were so good! Everything is messy. Everything is delicious! And, the girls who take your order and make your burger are so awesome! Singing, shouting, probably dancing! They make the experience even better!
Robbie’s Mini Donuts food truck is newly located right in front of Bubba (while they are closed). Their donuts are perfectly cooked, light, and airy. They also have some breakfast offerings. Definitely try the breakfast burritos!
Sandwich Deli Counter at Payless. Great sandwiches and more, and they’re always busy. Get one to go and take it out to the beach to eat! Yummy and fun!
Molka Xete This is a small sit down table service restaurant. You can get 5 street tacos with house made tortillas, each with different fillings at Molka Xete. The fillings are delicious and there are quite a variety of fillings, perhaps, though, they are more aimed at meat eaters, than at a vegetarian, like myself. This is a very authentic place, and we had lots of fun visiting them. Each meal comes with bean soup as well.
Whidbey Pies at Greenbank Farm, of course they sell pies, but their sandwiches, salads, specials, and soups are yummy and fresh! It’s a great way to see what the island has to offer – fresh local ingredients prepared in a simple and fun way! Make sure to walk over to the cheese shop while you’re here as well. I also have a copycat version of a sandwich that used to be on their menu, the Island Trollers Tuna Melt.
Callen’s across the street from the Coupeville ferry is a nice sit down table service restaurant with a lovely view and a nice atmosphere. The service is laid back and friendly. And the food is fresh and delicious. I recommend the sockeye salmon BLTA (hold the bacon on mine, please). And the clam chowder was rich and delicious. My husband recommends the fish and chips with “the best tartar sauce ever!”
Sunshine Drip coffee house offers great Paninis as well as coffee and pastries. Their tuna melt was delicious as was the Coupeville Club. They also have a cute little gift shop area to browse while you’re there.
Ciao is a fabulous Italian sit down table service restaurant. From the moment you walk in you can smell how delicious the food is. Everything I’ve had here is great. And besides recommending their pizzas, their Gnocchi is pesto cream sauce is divine. The Caprese salad is always a winner.
Kapaws Iskreme in Coupeville offers a great selection and delicious flavors of ice cream.
Seabolt’s offers great fish and chips. Not greasy. Not heavy. Just well cooked and delicious. The sampler plate with one piece of salmon, one piece of halibut, and a piece of cod is the way to go so that you can try all the fish. And definitely make sure to get the chili lime tartar sauce.
Flyers offers great burgers and bar food. Kid-friendly brew pub with a dog-friendly beer garden serving Northwest pub grub & house beers.
And, like I said, this list is the delicious food we’ve tried on the island. What other places do you recommend? What’s your favorite?