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About Captain Whidbey Inn
The Captain Whidbey’s beautiful waterfront setting, edible gardens and the ambiance, provided by the authentic log character are the inspirations for Chef Houser. Focusing on ingredients grown locally and produce harvested from Captain Whidbey Inn gardens, he combines techniques of the native Lummi, French and Asian cultures to prepare a unique menu concept of global fusion cuisine with an emphasis on Northwest polished comfort foods.
Coupeville, WA 98239
Northwest, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Kiri Gabelein : (360) 678-4097 ext. 63
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Captain Whidbey Inn Ratings and Reviews
Great woodsy ambience, perfect for quiet spot to get away to. Menu is interesting, though some items were bland, others were very flavorful. Avoid the garden salad, go for the caprese. Tenderloin is nice esp with the gnocchi. Great corkage fee policy. A very good option on the island!
Capt Whidbey Inn is an icon in the community. We bring all of our visitors to the Inn, even if only to walk around the grounds, look at Penn Cove, the sailboats, and just to enjoy the peaceful nature of the setting. Locally-sourced steak was excellent, very tender. Their award-winning chowders are fantastic. The Inn is rustic but elegant, quiet and wonderful, especially in the off-season!
The view over the water is beautiful. Parking is very hard to find. Had to ask for music to be turned down so we could talk. There was a lot of noise coming from overhead (Inn guests?). We were given a well used paper wine list that we were told 'was the last one, so it was good we didn't want any wine.' The lighting was so low it was hard to read the menu or see the food. The table wasn't ready with silverware and the hostess scrambled to find what was missing from each setting (was the table even cleaned??)
We all enjoyed our food. The chef was accommodating to my allergies.
We won't rush to go back, but the food was good, so maybe.....
We were told to expect drama there, but we wanted to go anyway. Well, the drama started immediately after we were seated. We were handed this small menu which had a very few items printed on it. We had studied the menu online so knew that something was up. When we asked (the info was not volunteered), we found out that the chef had broken his leg. He was in the kitchen but had limited the menu. There was nothing on the menu that we wanted. The waitstaff apologized and said she would give us bread anyway.
One of our favorite restaurants in Coupeville. We live a few miles outside of town and take all of our guests to Captain Whidbey Inn. They all love it and when they have return visits, request that we go back to the Inn for a meal. Always tasty local food and great service. We eat at the Inn frequently and are never disappointed.
Wait staff did not seem interested in our experience. Long wait before order and she gave the impression did not care. Ordered steak medium rare and got medium. Never came back to check on the steak. She didn't write down order so I think she told them medium. Appetizers were late and finally delivered by another waitress.
It was our 28th Wedding Anniversary, and so we took off time and went up to Captain Whidbey's Inn, and booked a room, and made a dinner reservation. We loved the Inn and it's history, and enjoyed our room. (even though the restroom was across the hallway)
Dinner was great, the food was outstanding, and we brought a special bottle of wine, that they decanted for us, and treated us very nice!
As always Capt'n Whidbey's was terrific, we sat outside with a fine view of Penn Cove and the weather was great so the setting is very special and inspiring. The service was prompt and to the point which we like, very informal. The food was terrific all around, one of the better places for a Salish Sea outing I highly recommend it...
Food was fine. Odd things nonetheless happened. Wanted martinis and manhattans; were told that they were out of martini glasses and I noble to get them; would we like martinis and manhattans in some sort of other glass? No thanks.
Wine list is nothing beyond a few offerings on the main menu; no wine list apparently. Split of "champagne" was Rogets American sparkling -- very weak and served in a glass that had sticky stuff on the under side of the glass. Wine glasses were all spotted.
Still, it was a satisfactory dining experience despite small, disagreeable points.
The food and service were excellent. Chef Ryan is brilliant in his flavors and presentation. His sauces are exceptional. We tried five appetizers and one entree. That's how we test someplace new. The crab cakes were outstanding. I can't say enough about his sauces!
Chris, our waiter, had great suggestions and was unusually knowledgeable about the preparation of the food. I appreciated that. We like this food so much we're going back Friday with friends.
First time we have been there. The restaurant is known for seafood but most of the seafood was out. We got wrapped scallops to share as a starter, delicious. Main course was the cod & tombo, good. Desert we where offered creme brulee or a seasonal cobbler a la mode. We decided both for the creme brulee, after a while the waiter returned and again the message was that they run out of creme brulee, only one left and if we are willing to share. Overall, this is not what we expected and below standard.
We had 4 in our group We loved the quant dinning and fabulous food but the hotel was a whole other story. We had made reservations and when we arrived found no parking and 2 weddings going on we were told that we wouldnt be able to go the the bar or dinning room until the wedding parties had left and after a long drive of 5 hours trust me we were hungry and could use a drink. so we had to wait several hours. There were so many people there that didn't know where to park as there was no room we ended up helping a elderly couple get parked. The hotel really really needs updating we stayed on the lagoon side. The staff for the hotel were not that accomodating but I would recommend the dinning
Historic building with rustic elegance. Limited selection of very good local food and wines. Romantic music at a pleasing volume. Food was very well prepared and presentation was lovely. The bread was delicious. A cup of chowder or small dinner salad would have made it better. The cobbler is perfect, not too sweet, so the sweetness of ice cream brings out the berry flavors. This is an excellent dinner spot to take someone that really matters to you. Quiet dining with attentive waitstaff and an excellent chef.
We're in the area for our 39th anniversary. Looked at 2 online menus. On Open Table, Duck Confit and Osso Bucco were listed. On the restaurant website, no Osso Bucco, but duck confirm was listed. When we got there, neither was on the menu. Food and service was good, but disappointed that what we expected was not available.
Service was great as were the appetizers (scallops and crab cakes). The slow cooked lamb shank was tender and tasty. However, the sirloin was over cooked to the point it was difficult to cut. Requested medium well, which by their menu definition should have some pink in the middle. Not only was it fully gray, it was dry. The waitress reported it to the chef as only a couple bites were taken, but no replacement or compensation was offered. We have dined here before and this was the first time we were not satisfied with an entree.
Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, and excellent service in a turn of the (20th) century inn that retains its charm while remaining creative in the conceptualization and realization of interesting 21st century fare. The chef takes full advantage of the inn's Penn Cove location, and the menu is resplendent with seafood options. The one weak spot is the wine list, which could easily be upgraded to match the quality of the food.
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