Port Gamble General Store & Café
Port Gamble General Store & Café

Port Gamble General Store & Café

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.portgamblegeneralstore.com/
  • Phone: 3602977636
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm.
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm.
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Patti Horton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our cafe dining room is available during dinner hours for large parties of up to 50. Please contact the café for details and menu selection.
  • Private Party Contact: Kim Campbell 3602977636

Getting there

  • Cross Street: View Dr.
  • Public Transit: No public transit in our area.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available and free at all times.
A word from Port Gamble General Store & Café
Located in the picture perfect, historical town of Port Gamble, The Port Gamble General Store & Café offers Northwest/New American cuisine daily. Great care is taken in sourcing ingredients, and most everything is made in-house to ensure quality control. We strive to "do right" by our quality ingredients to create a menu that delights and satisfies. 24 rotating beer taps, extensive wine list, and eclectic spirits list, add to the pleasure of dining in this unique setting. Deck seating is open seasonally, overlooking the north end of the Hood Canal.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Port Gamble General Store & Café reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (21)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (16)great for outdoor dining (16)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (11)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (6)good for groups (6)notable wine list (4)romantic (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great food in a scenic location
    bythebay4
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fantastic selection includes the unusual (Scotch Egg) as well as the everyday (Ruben sandwich), blending pub type fare with fancier choices. The variety extends to size (small and large plates) and source (sea and turf options). Our reserved table awaited us yet our hostess graciously accommodated our request to be seated outside on the deck, with its view of Hood Canal and Gamble Bay, explaining that the Café doesn't reserve deck seating, only indoor tables. Our server Phillip was personable and attentive with all of his patrons, kept our water glasses topped off, and met our needs without being overbearing. He's a gem. Food was delicious, prepared to perfection, and presented well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A comfortable place with a foodie vibe in a lovely NW environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience!!!
    Siegs
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Fantastic food and great menu selections! Too many things to choose from so I must return soon!!! Fresh ingredients, inventive food without being pretentious. Great service and terrific waiter!!! I cannot wait to go back again! Make sure to save room for dessert - they are fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Puget Sound Gem
    HAPPY
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been to Port Gamble General Store three times this summer and have been delighted with each visit. The gourmet food is gorgeously presented and delicious! The interior design is dark and sophisticated inside, yet the deck has a festive atmosphere and overlooks the port and channel waters. A brilliant cafe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disapointing
    RustyRoo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Bad experience. Rude hostess, puffed up waiter. Overpriced, new seating lacks ambiance. Walked out before ordering.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    raunb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Lovely fresh food with local specialties offered, excellent service. We received our orders in good time. Very nice location. A great place to take visiting guests for a casual meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday lunch
    albarino
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lovely, accessible venue for a reunion, birthday lunch. We talked alot and stayed long after lunch was over. All very fine with staff. Desserts were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Taste
    Annie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was extremely bland, however one dish was too spicy hot. Too many jalapenos. They should make diners aware of how hot it would be and let them know they could have less.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service improving...
    LesmalchatgrisVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had another excellent meal at the Port Gamble General Store and Cafe. Service is definitely improving. Staff is young. Will return for the excellent food and ambiance. A note of caution, when busy, the restaurant is very... loud. A drastic contrast to the relaxing ambiance enjoyed in their outdoor seating area. As well, the choice of music does not reflect the clientele. Guessing the kitchen staff is selecting the playlist and controlling the volume. Management should pay closer attention to this... especially since the acoustics of the interior amplify the "chatter" already. Maybe something can be done about the noise level? Acoustic absorbing panels?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DELIGHTFUL DINING EXPERIENCE
    islandgalVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    When we walked in I was pleasantly surprised to see deep charcoal black walls and Restoration Hardware crystal lighting fixtures…..charming and inviting space to have dinner. Our server was friendly and offered good suggestions in response to our questions. The Scotch egg was excellent and my friends enjoyed the fig and frisee salad. We ordered a tempura ling cod special which was lightly battered and good; served with a variety of tempura veggies. I was disappointed in the local spirits offered….especially the vodka. My friends enjoyed the local gin. I would have liked to have the option to order a premium vodka like Grey Goose or Absolut. We shared two desserts which were delicious. We will definitely return again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was better before remodel
    Mdine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been here a handful of times. Used to feel like somewhere casual with friendly staff and you could get really quality food. Post remodel the food is the same quality but the staff is just trying to provide a level of service that is not as warm or neighborhood friendly. I don't go to reasturants to make friends but it just felt cold and unreceptive from drink refills and when 2 of the 3 of us had ordered crab rolls at the height of crab season they were not available that day. We don't go out very offen probably won't be back... Just like a little more warmth, personality, some life not black shirt robots. Good food I'm sure most people would have a great time...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food +, the rest, well, needs help.
    LesmalchatgrisVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is creative and great. In fact, had the best moules and frites I've had in years. However, the management and staff need some help. We made our reservation using open table. For some reason, the restaurant cancelled our reservation through open table (confirmed by the manager), but we luckily were able to get a table relatively soon. The waiter took three tries to get us the correct glass of RED wine ordered... first came a white (sent back), then came another white (again sent back) the waiter assured us "should be the right one now," third came a red. However, upon ordering the second glass "of the same," a different red (without question) was delivered. Lastly, the restaurant refused to take our Open Table reward check!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Time Warp Travel with Great Food
    Teddy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Some of the best, most innovative food in the county. I can't even fill one hand counting restaurants as good here in Kitsap County. Service is usually very good with affable people. After working in food and beverage previously myself, I am pretty particular but I have yet to have a bad meal here, as have my dining companions. Plus, Port Gamble is very charming and you feel like you are in a time warp due to being in a company owned lumber town that is pretty much how it was as built many, many years ago. Put together with the Cafe and the experience is unique and definitely worth traveling there for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Excellent Service
    LoriC
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I had a really lovely dinner with friends. The food was fresh, nicely prepared and downright delicious. Our waiter was attentive and funny. What more can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW!
    Islandhoppers
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have had breakfast here a couple of times but had never dinner. We also had not been there since their remodel. Our meal, service, and view were all excellent! Our waiter was very professional and attentive but not overbearing. Our entrees were the gnocchi and the pork chop. Both were generous portions, delicious, and very nicely presented. We also had the roasted kale and it was outstanding. We shared a tasty dessert that was large enough to take some home for the next night. Their wine list has variety both in types of wine and price points. All in all, a great night out and we will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • UPSCALE DINING, QUAINT COMMUNITY
    Minna
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We are never disappointed with our dining experience at the Port Gamble Cafe! Whether it's a spontaneous drop-in for lunch or an evening reservation for dinner with friends, the food is always delicious, the service great…and we always find room for their delectable desserts! The Port Gamble Cafe is a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Great/ Service Slow
    BBoop
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is my second visit in just over a week and the same problem seems to be occurring. The kitchen is not properly staffed or organized to handle the increased load now that they have expanded. Breakfast visit had us waiting 45 minutes to receive our food and we were there at 8:15 am on a Friday. This latest visit was for lunch. Our wait time was over an hour. Our waitress never came back to us to explain except at the very end. Food is good but having to wait such a long time for our orders needs to be fixed if they want "locals" to continue to support them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    farr76
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Met up with some dear friends for lunch. They had recently expanded and I had heard only good things about their food. I was not disappointed. The menu is great and the food was delicious. Good value as well. Will definitely keep this place in mind when I am out in that area. I want to take my husband and also my daughter when we are out on a girls shopping adventure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1 reviews are from the Port Gamble General Store & Café reviews archive.
  • disapointed lunch
    diner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    From what I understand, this place is known more for their breakfast menu then their lunch. Unfortunately we had lunch and not breakfast. It took 30 minutes for our lunch with no onevchecking in on us. I had ordered a chicken salad sandwich. The chicken salad was good but the bread was super dry and the French fries were dark dark brown, I'm guessing this is because it was old oil. My mom had the fish and chips, very heavy batter and not much fish. But the taste was good and moist. I would not go back for lunch, but I would try their breakfast if we were in that area next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate