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Camano Island Waterfront Bistro

1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480
+1 360-387-0783
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Contemporary, Fusion, Seafood
1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Weather or not you're staying at the Camano Island Inn you really *should* make a point when visiting Camano Island to check out this amazing bistro. You can sit inside or out on the deck with a view of the water.. enjoy some amazing wine...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AWearyTraveller_12
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in a hotel, and they don’t expect a lot of folks coming from outside. They were understaffed the Friday night we visited and there was a long wait for a table despite the place only being about half full. The wait was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank P1382SUcatheriner
Reviewed 21 July 2018

My husband and I have owned a home on Camano since 2005 and have never been to the Bistro until this week (shame on us!). We went for dinner on Monday evening then a ladies lunch on Friday. We dined outdoors both times where we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vicki S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great place to have dinner. It is all very high-end food. Everything was locally sourced, just such a beautiful place to eat. It is a little expensive, so maybe go as a couple, not a family. But if you have the money it is very...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank greenpanda12
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Relaxing place for lunch along the water front. Good food. Good beer. Good wine. Good service. Awesome tables overlooking the bay and Whidbey Island. Enjoy a great lunch.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank ebcnaz
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Go often and trying something new each time. The burrata is wonderful, as is everything else on the menu. Enjoy the view, the wine and especially the food. The mussels and chorizo are fabulous. The clam chowder on a cool evening is an excellent choice.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Marie W
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing food at a beautiful location in an amazing waterfront inn. I would recommend this place to anyone to eat or stay at

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 515cristiew
Reviewed 4 June 2017

It was a sunny beautiful Sunday and we decided on a road trip with lunch. The 106 miles round trip to the Inn was well worth it. We got there just after noon and were given the option to be immediately seated either indoor or...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank DP49
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I've been visiting Camano Island for 15 years or so. So, in my opinion, this restaurant is the best bet if you're looking for a fine dining experience. The restaurant is located at the Camano Island Inn. I recently stayed at the Inn and had...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank 207traceyk
CamanoIsland I, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Dear tracey k, We are very happy that you took the time to review our restaurant...it is with great appreciation that I respond and thank you for indulging in dinner both nights of your stay with us. Chef Kris feels that local sourcing is key...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016

We lunched here sometime back and really enjoyed it, so when we knew we’d be back on Camano with friends from Texas we called for a Sunday evening reservation only to learn there was a wine pairing special dinner scheduled. Four courses, four Walla Walla...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank SkykomishBob
Susan H, General Manager at Camano Island Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Dear SkykomishB, Thank you so much for the eloquent "food critic" type review about our wine dinner a few weeks ago...it was a beautiful and yes, an enchanting evening with wonderfully pleasant and interesting guest, sitting around an artfully decorated table drinking divine wines, engaging...More

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Margaret L
Hi Susan, I just moved here from Seattle, where I still work part-time as a cook for On Safari Foods catering. I was delighted to discover that fine dining is alive and well at the Camano Island Waterfront Bistro! (Even better, that it's less than a mile from my house, which would make for a VERY short commute indeed if I were to be able to find work in the Waterfront Bistro's kitchen...) I did call a couple weeks ago in this regard, and am not sure if I spoke with you? The woman who answered the phone wasn't terribly encouraging, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to give it another try. FYI, I have over 12 years' experience in the food & beverage industry, having owned and operated my own award-winning* restaurant, Cafe Bleu, dba The Personal Chef, in Delaware. I relocated to Seattle three years ago after closing the business and selling my home there. I studied, albeit informally, under the tutelage of a James Beard Foundation chef, and completed a culinary arts course at Polytech Adult Education. The rest of my training has mostly been self-taught, roll-up-your-sleeves in nature. I'm simply an unrepentant foodie who loves to cook and would welcome being considered for a part-time sous chef position alongside Chef Jason & staff. That's my story. Let me know if an interview might be arranged. Thank you, Margaret M. *News Journal Critics' Choice: Delaware's Best Kept Secret
15 September 2015|
Response from CamanoIsland I |
Margaret, This is not the venue to discuss employment...please call the inn and ask for my email address or go on Craigslist and reply to ad with a resume. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
American, Contemporary, Fusion, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Camano Island
  • Phone Number: +1 360-387-0783
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Pacific Northwest cuisine fresh from our culinary farm to table... Our Chef Kris Gerlach has years of culinary experience and is dedicated in providing quality PNW cuisine to our customers. Locally sourced from farmers, ranchers and fishermen whenever possible...the same folks who take the same care in creating the ingredients we use, as we do in creating the dishes we prepare. We believe in respecting the ingredients by letting the natural flavors direct our dishes and menu.
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