A Lunch Stop in Anacortes

Our five-day road trip down around the Olympic Peninsula in Washington began by taking the scenic route down Chuckanut Drive, crossing  the bridge over to Fidalgo Island, and arriving in Anacortes just in time for lunch.

AAA map showing the scenic route

AAA map showing scenic route possibilities (green dotted lines) : Chuckanut Drive and down Whidbey Island.

Our choice (and excellent it was) was the Rock Fish Grill and Anacortes Brewery.Rock Fish Grill Brick and SignAl had grilled Rock Fish tacos…Rock Fish Grill Fish Tacoswhile I chowed down in breaded oysters.Rock Fish Grill OystersThe Rock Fish Grill is associated with the Anacortes Brewery and has a great selection of their brews (these are their IPAs).Rock Fish Grill Brewpub IPA BeersAfter lunch, we stopped in the Anacortes Brewery for a look.Anacortes BreweryThe city has painted cut-outs of all their famous citizens including the brewmaster of Anacortes brewery.Anacortes Brewery Painting of BrewmasterAl couldn’t resist buying a few brews at the Swill Craft Beer Dispensary. Their brewmaster is actually a ‘swillmeister’.Anacortes Swill Craft Beer DispensaryLast but not least, another famous citizen sighted while wandering around the district shopping for antiques…Anacortes celebrates Tom Robbins, the author of 'Another Roadside Attraction' Next stop, a boat tour of Deception Pass, followed by stops at some of the State Parks on Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands…

Test Road Trip to the Olympic Peninsula

6 responses to “A Lunch Stop in Anacortes

    • Back when crossing the border was easier, we used to go along Chuckanut drive all the time and stop at the oyster bar over the river. I had some of the best coffee in America at that oyster bar and when I asked what it was they told me ‘Starbucks’. I had never heard of it before but I definitely heard of it shortly after, as did the rest of the world. Now we have Nexus passes, and sadly the oyster bar is looking for new ownership. However, there’s a new oyster bar a little further along, and we hope to try it out soon!

      • Nice memories! I grew up in Bellingham and used to have a great time zipping over the border to White Rock and Vancouver when the lines were quick and easy. 🙂 In High School we’d actually make it to White Rock and back for fish and chips during lunch. How fun that we can share stories about the same types of trips.

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