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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.

2072 West Captain Whidbey Inn Road
Coupeville, WA 98239
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

Cross Street:
Madrona Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(360) 678-4097

Website:
http://www.captainwhidbey.com/

Executive Chef:
Ryan Houser

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Private Party Contact:
Kiri Gabelein : (360) 678-4097 ext. 63

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (10)
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Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Scenic View (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food! Celebrated our anniversary at Captain Whidbey and this meal was a great addition to the night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

great history and ambiance. had two seafood dishes and both arrived at the table smelling and tasting very fishy. for the price ... very disappointing

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve had a wonderful evening, recommend anytime.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We are regulars there. Always a great dining experience in a place with a rich history.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a wonderful and relaxing time while dining at Captain Whidbey’s. Our server, Kelsey, could not have been better, she was warm, accommodating and professional. The food was fresh and delicious and the atmosphere conducive to any kind of occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. Loved feel of the inn. Service was a bit slow but the amazing food made up for it. Would definitely come back.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great time. We ate in the bar and really enjoyed it. Staff was friendly. Food was good. Mussels fresh and tasty.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

New chef has made a huge difference. True gourmet dining. Waitress is also excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Enjoy the friendly service, delicious local fair, and a relaxed dining experience in the rustic and cozy atmosphere of this historic inn located on scenic Penn Cove.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We rented a water front cabin and stayed three nights, the cabin was clean and cozy, the food in the restaurant and Bar was excellent, and the staff and the property was top notch. We will certainly be returning.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

While the food was very good the portions were small and a bit over priced even for Whibdey Island. We really enjoy the restaurant but only go for special occaisions since it is so expensive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.....

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Terrible service, limited menu no kids menu m. Look a long time to receive drinks and food. Not worth the money and does not cater for children.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was ok. The menu was very limiting with not much to offer. It had a beautiful view and was great for Sunday lunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our guests ,seeing Whidbey for the first time, were bowled over by the tranquil beauty of the well maintained historic inn. The meal on the outdoor deck where we ate, overlooking magnificent Penn Cove , will be a treasured memory for all of us.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great ambiance, menu featuring local ingredients, great food. Altogether, quite a lovely dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Incredible with an incredible and accommodating chef. There wasn't a vegetarian option on the menu but they made us something. My friends had the perfectly cooked steelhead.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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...

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The food was nice, tasty, but a touch over done. The cod was drier than it should be but still tasty. The soup, chowder, was also tasty and different chowder but a touch too thick for my taste. The soup came with a nice sour dough loaf.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

While vacationing on Whidbey Island we wanted to dine outside with a view and Captain Whidbey Inn was the perfect choice

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The view is spectacular. You just can't beat it. The lamb isn't the best. It tastes a little mutton. The steelhead was very good and the oyster chowder is a big hot.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Birthday celebration and overnight stay

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 21, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 31, 2017

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.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Far to slow to leave a good review.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Terrific atmosphere, friendly staff, incredible views, and incredibly laid back. The food was thoughtfully presented and delicious. Give em a try!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2017

One of the best meals we've ever eaten. Original and creative. The chef is a gem

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food was good, only had a couple of the wines that were listed on their wine by the glass list . Noticed the silverware and water/wine glasses were not very clean. Great atmosphere, beautiful location!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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