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The Fireside Restaurant

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Resort at Port Ludlow, One Heron Road, Port Ludlow, WA 98365 (Formerly The Fireside Restaurant)
+1 360-437-7412
07:00 - 21:00
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136 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Spending the night at the Marina,very nice staff running it,and went for a meal at the Fireside. Very obliging waitstaff, but the meal was really disappointing. Mushroom soup good but lukewarm and I left most of potato and carrots that came with the chicken. So much salt in the sauce, that it was impossible to eat and the carrots were... More 

Thank xiabuxiabu
DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this review. We are very sorry that your experience was disappointing and that our culinary team did not address your concern. No excuses and we are very appreciative that you brought this to our attention. We do hope that you'll give us another opportunity during your next visit to our marina. Until then, please know that... More 

New Orleans
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Pleasant breakfast with biscuits and gravy - also, eggs benedict uniquely prepared. The service was good but she was overworked - not sure that I could change anything if I ran the place. Excellent view from the porch or inside.

Thank graymorr
DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this review - we are delighted that you enjoyed the "best seller" of biscuits & gravy and our yummy Eggs Benedict.... We also appreciate your commentary on the service and apologize that you felt the pace of the server....something we strive to avoid even in times of high volume. Yes - the views are pretty remarkable... More 

Edmonds, Washington
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We enjoyed the view and the meal. It was not outstanding food, but good. Our waitstaff was wonderful!

Thank T T
DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for this review.........and we are delighted that you enjoyed the service. We appreciate your comment that it was good - though our goal is always "delicious and memorable." - so it sounds like we have some room to improve. We take these comments seriously and value your perception. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon........ More 

Tsawwassen, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I don't really have a complaint about the food here. It is quite good. The service is quite good. But my wife and went at 6:30 for the widely advertised "Ciders and Sliders" that supposedly goes from 4 until closing. But the sliders were gone by 6:30. So we stayed and ordered anyway, and as I said, the food is... More 

Thank ftanderson
DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for this honest review. We apologize for the disappointment about our promotion. It was quite a surprise to us that so many guests came for these selections - who knew that a "Raviola bun and Italian Sausage" plus a Country Fried Steak" slider would be such a draw? We did not and had a rush on these two... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This restaurant offers us a nice facade of fresh and local cuisine, but far from delivers. First of all, how can you participate in such a healthy movement, but fail to recycle or compost your waste. At this establishment everything goes in the rubbish to create a large messy, unecological waste stream. The cuisine at Fireside is studded with a... More 

3 Thank mike c
Port Hadlock
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We had family in town and had not been to Fireside in quite some time. We were pleasantly surprised at the attentive wait staff and high quality of both appetizers and entrees. The wine list was excellent, as were the martinis. We throughly enjoyed the deserts. Over all, this proved to be an unexpected find in our small town. They... More 

Thank Mariko S
DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for this kind review! We love that you rediscovered The Fireside and were able to enjoy what we are doing with our culinary presentations and with our service team. We especially appreciate your comparison to the dining options in Seattle! That is such a compliment and validates that we are on target. We do hope to see you again... More 

Port Ludlow, Washington
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We ate dinner here with our daughter and son-in-law before they left on vacation. It was a great dinner out on the deck. Service was excellent and the food fantastic. Lovely evening in the sun!

Thank Janice9491
DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this note. We really have been enjoying the Veranda dining - and are delighted that you did too with your family. Aren't we fortunate to have such a remarkable setting? Hope to see you again soon! More 

Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We enjoyed playing cards in the sitting room and ordered coffee, dessert and after dinner cocktails. The coffee was especially outstanding as well as the quality of,the dessert and cocktails

Thank SissyDoll
DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing this review - we love it when we "nail it" and are delighted that you enjoyed the setting and the evening. Our coffee "guru" will be here for a retreat in October along with our chocolate "gura" from Theo's Chocolates. Maybe you should put that on your calendar to come and spend the weekend learning... More 

Bothell, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Hostess - terrible Waiter - great Food - okay Prices - not worth what you get View - would have been nice but we were told there was no available seating on the patio although we sat and looked at 4 empty tables on the patio for the hour plus we were there.

1 Thank Alecia M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2015

We stayed at the resort and had meals at the Fireside. I had read some poor reviews and was not anticipating the great experience we had. The first day we had drinks and appetizers on the covered porch while watching the boats ... we didn't even want to go to our room we were so relaxed and comfortable, we stayed... More 

1 Thank Alma N
DWardrop, General Manager at The Fireside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for this very kind review - we deeply appreciate that you made the time to share your impressions and that we did well. The setting does invite lingering and we love when our guests do just that...it really allows for an experience that reflects well on our dining room/veranda and our approach to good food/beverage and gracious service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Resort at Port Ludlow, One Heron Road, Port Ludlow, WA 98365 (Formerly The Fireside Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Ludlow
  • Phone Number: +1 360-437-7412
The Fireside Restaurant is located within the Inn at Port Ludlow. The Dining Room is open from 7am to closing every day of the week. Chef Dan Ratigan prepares locally sourced menus and works closely with the local farms, artisans and fisheries to create a Daily Dinner Menu. We are open for Happy Hour EVERY DAY from 4-6pm featuring tapas style food options and daily beverage specials. The restaurant has received the Wine Spectator Award for 2014 the Award of Distinction from the Washington Wine Commission 2014 as well. Holidays and special events are featured throughout the year including winemaker dinners, cooking classes and other "foodie" events. Nightly events include "Ciders & Sliders" and live entertainment is provided every Thursday. Seasonally, guests enjoy the Veranda overlooking Port Ludlow Marina and the Olympic Mountains. Guests can stay over and enjoy a "farm package" where they visit three local farms, bring the basket back and Chef will prepare a meal from the ingredients provided.Private parties are invited to enjoy the private rooms as well. Reservations are recommended.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?