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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.93mi
  2. Distance: 4.40mi
  3. Distance: 6.60mi
  4. Distance: 8.08mi
  1. Distance: 1.93mi
  2. Distance: 4.40mi
  3. Distance: 6.60mi
  4. Distance: 8.08mi

About 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.

32400 Rainier Ave, NE
Port Gamble, WA 98364
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Northwest

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.

Cross Street:
View Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(360) 297-7636

Website:
http://www.portgamblegeneralstore.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available and free at all times.

Public Transit:
No public transit in our area.

Executive Chef:
Patti Horton

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: (360) 297-7636

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Port Gamble General Store & Café Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (111)
Fit for Foodies (96)
Great for Lunch (90)
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Neighborhood Gem (83)
Great for Outdoor Dining (70)
Great for Brunch (70)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for Groups (37)
Kid-friendly (34)
Romantic (20)
Notable Wine List (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Casual (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
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People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The clam chowder was excellent but the fish and chips was burnt and dry.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We have not eaten here in months, so we were very surprised to see a drastic menu change. This would be a good breakfast or lunch venue, but the atmosphere is more cafe rather than restaurant, so certainly not what we're looking for in a Friday night dinner. We actually left without eating.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Thank you for hosting a great live music band, "Celtic Magic" -- a great night spot for lively St. Patrick's celebration, friendly service, good verity of cuisine, including gluten free and dairy free options! Friendly, intimate, and yet a good party atmosphere, all at the same time. Brava!

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Organic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 17, 2017

We went for St. Patrick's Day. Great Irish food and even greater Celtic band!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We've been coming here since they've started serving dinner. We love the space, the wait staff and the energy. When there was a change of chef - the then chef went to open a new space down the road - the food quality started suffering - now on our most recent visit - the menu was mainly sandwiches and burgers w/just a couple of other entrée selections. it is disappointing and we probably wont be back until they figure out their chef situation and menu.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Shrimp in the salad was mostly raw.
Caesar salad itself was a mass of mayonnaise dressing. Cold french fries.
Overall: God awful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We always enjoy dining at the café and hope that you will be there for a LONG time. We are never disappointed when we dine with you. Keep up the great work. You are a diamond for the North Kitsap area and will remain as the #1 dining spot in Kitsap county for us.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Organic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We ate here while visiting family in the area. We were 5 adults. David was our waiter and did a good job. I had the fish and chips made from Rock Fish, which was good, as was the tarter sauce. My husband had the PG burger, nice and spicy and good! My uncle had the bread pudding for dessert with a serving size that was about a fourth of an entire 4 layer cake. HUGE and he had that for dessert 2 nights hence. My husband had the 4 layer chocolate cake, which he liked, but refridgerated cake is not to my liking. This is a very small place of just a couple tables mainly built for 4 people, several tables for 2 and only 1 table that holds 6. They also have a bar that serves a happy hour menu as well as the full dinner menu. I think they also have a separate dining room if you book a large party. All in all, we would return!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2016

This restaurant has very good food. However, they have no heating system. It was uncomfortably cold. We ate fast!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Great food, over priced, poor service. We still had a good time

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Just didn't like it

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We have been to Port Gamble Café several times over the last few years and have been generally happy with both the service and particularly with the Chef's efforts to bring high quality local food to Kitsap County. However, in this case we were disappointed. The service was not commiserate with the price of the meal - the wait staff on this Friday night consisted of one person in the dining room who was rather nonchalant about the whole thing. Additionally the dishes I had (Roasted chicken for the entrée and an small Cesar Salad before) were both exceedingly salty. This really surprised me since I normally am either happy with the salt level or add a little. The meals the rest of our party of 4 had were not salty but were not particularly noteworthy either - this was definitely not one of the Cafe's better nights.
We generally eat out about once every other week at a restaurant where we expect to spend between 50 to 100 dollars per person (including wine/drinks) but after this evening we have decided there are better options in Kitsap for such meals. We will try them again in a year or so.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Very good farmstyle food- takes some time to prepare- presented beautifully and the service is every friendly. Great for kids!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Great ambiance, exciting menu and typically fabulous. A favorite or ours in Kitsap County!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2016

After a long day in the garden, my husband and I wanted amazing food, relaxed atmosphere and reasonable cost. As long time Bainbridge residents...we wanted to get off the island!
Pt. Gamble exceeded all of our wishes. We split a starter, salad and large fish and chips and dessert.
Amazing vegetable fritters with stuffed squash blossom were lite and tasty...I could have made this my entire meal. Super fresh salad with julienned apple, fennel, nuts, mizuna greens with a light dressing. Refreshing and healthful. Crisp and succulent, the fish and chips are some of the best I have ever tasted. We opted for the sweet potato fries.
Although the Plum Galette wasn't exactly my taste, it was well executed and my husband had no trouble finishing the plate. As it was very tart and a little dry, it could have used a large dollop of whipped cream! But, at the last minute, I ordered a Mini Bliss to go. It didn't make it out of the parking lot...cream filled, moist chocolate cake with a chocolate glaze. Like the Hostess HoHo of your dreams.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 22, 2016

So many people recommended the General Store and Cafe that I wanted to try it. They had all been there for lunch and raved about the food. Unfortunately, dinner was not that good when I went there. The appetizer was bacon wrapped dates and were over cooked: the bacon was far too crispy to be flavorful. The steak I ordered for $32.00 was only so-so; there was gristle and tough connective tissue and the accompanying potatoes were ok but not what I would expect for the price of the meal. The one good thing was the delicious wine: Negroamaro. I might go back for lunch, but not for dinner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 17, 2016

After enjoying a matinee show at the Port Gamble Theater, we settled in to top off the afternoon with some libations and dinner.
After a minor confusion with our reservation, we were treated with great service and excellent food. (Our server suggested an excellent brew from a large selection, based upon her determination made by a few key questions about our taste).

The food selected was prepared with care and was excellent in quality and quantity!

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Water was served with menus. We had to wait 26 minutes for our next encounter with the staff. the place was busy, staff members were running through the dining area, while another seemingly had little to do. It was clear that our waiter had to take care of more tables than he was able. He seemed hurried, took a remarkably long time to punch in orders into the computer. We tried several times to get him to stop at our table so that we could order an appetizer. Finally one of our guests put her arm out to stop him. He became irate at that. Only then were we able to put in our drink orders. Once the order was in the food was delivered promptly and it was hot. the food was good, but they should compare the amount served vs the price in other nearby restaurants regarding the fish and chips. We didn't stick around for desert.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 3, 2016

We have been twice and food is very good! Love the view!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Our previous experiences (over 2 years ago) were great. The menu and dinners were very good. The current dinner menu did not meet our expectations. There really was not anything on the dinner menu that appealed to us. I ordered the salmon saled and I could not see or taste any smoked salmon.
The restaurant was very noisy (too noisy for us) the evening we were there. Our previous dinners were in the back room which was much more enjoyable.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2016

We were pretty disappointed in how loud the restaurant was. My husband and I had breakfast there a while back and loved it. We were on the other side of the restaurant and it was comfortable and not noisy. But that room was closed and the small room was ridiculously loud. Also, our reservations were for 6 and our poor waiter was so embarrassed to have to tell us that several items on the menu were already out. You could see it really stressed him out. We will probably never eat dinner there again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Service was terrible. Food was worse.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 22, 2016

Total gem at the end of the road- yum!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Would like to see more professional servers. restaurant needs hooks and or area to hang coats.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2016

We were hoping to get brunch at 11 am, but only lunch available. Least satisfying was that the wheat bread used on all the chicken salad sandwiches was very dry...crumbling in your hands dry. And the fries were not good. We won't be returning for lunch. A good professional wait person

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant.
Great service and atmosphere.
The food is delicious. I love the northwest omelet. It's always consistent. We love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Love the food here. Some things are always there and there are new things added often. Only problem is noise. If they could add some baffles to muffle the noise, it would be a great improvement. Our last time here a few nights ago, it was winter and not as crowded as it can be in the summer. A party of four can barely hear each other, so a bigger group is challenging. I hope the find a way to fix this!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Have been here 3-4 times. When the cafe opened the food was excellent and service was fine. Subsequent times have had lackluster or less than it should be service and the food is fine, but not excellent. Still a good spot for lunch in the summer with the amazing view while eating on the deck.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Good food, view, and service! Highly recommend their crab benedict. It's definitely the pulse of the town, but what a pulse! Be sure to check the gardens across the street at the post office- so beautiful!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Outstanding food and service. Presentation of food was artful and the desserts were outrageous! Servings for the appetizers and main course were a little small, but extremely tasteful.
Everyone was friendly, helpful and attentive.
We love the general store and the whole feel of the place with it's small town feel.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Beautiful spot in a charming little town. Delicious food expertly presented. Great wait staff. What more could you ask for?!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 13, 2015

Cafe sits in scenic Port Gamble with water views. It is a great location for a rest and meal when traveling between Seattle ferries and the Olympic Peninsula. Or a great destination to meet friends for a meal. Cafe uses local foods and has a diverse menu. Fish tacos had a generous amount of fish and three tasty house made hot sauces as options. Fun bar -- watched a Mariners game while having brunch. Amazing desserts -- share one for the table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2015

The limited menu has several interesting choices. The bacon wrapped dates are amazing. The wine list has several unusual choices such as wines from Croatia and Slovenia. The local beer choices are excellent. Charging for bread seems petty when ordering entrees.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2015

Our group of 11 enjoyed a delicious lunch of assorted sandwiches, salads, and soups. Every item we ordered was a winner. Then we ordered desserts, which looked fantastic in the bakery case and tasted even better. Our issue was with our server. Some of us wanted to split desserts. There was a mixup where two people who wanted half portions received full portions, and someone who wanted a full portion never received one at all. Our server complained that she was very busy and hoped we didn't expect her to pay for the error. We were willing to pay the extra charges, but did not appreciate her attitude.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2015

This is a fantastic culinary gem in an unexpected location. Love their menu creativity and successful kitchen execution. Definitely our favorite in the otherwise dismal dining options within Kitsap County.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2015

First,our waiter Troy, was beyond excellent. He was personable and attentive. We were a group of 8 women from Port Townsend who try a different restaurant each month. This was perfect. The food presentation (lunch) was great and the food was prepared to our personal tastes. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 31, 2015

We've been to Port Gamble Cafe many times over the past several years, but this visit was VERY disappointing. Some of our favorite dishes were poorly prepared, and when I asked the waitress to let the chef know, there was no apology; just a sneer as she was walking away. Sadly to say we won't be returning anytime soon...

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2015

We think the breakfast at this restaurant is wonderful and worth the 45 minute drive it takes us to get to the restaurant. We were very disappointed with are first ( and only) dinner here. The service was slow and the food not worth the wait (or drive) The French fries and Scotch Egg were burnt, the peaches in the dessert pie appeared to be canned. Very disappointed.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 19, 2015

We ordered the baked cheese appetizer (brie, figs). It was 75% fig -- you could not see or taste the cheese. The gnocchi was good. My husband said the reuben was the best he'd ever had. My fish and chips were about a 6 out of 10. My friend had a glass of sauvignon blanc, which was delicious, but it cost $11 and was a very small pour. Service was pretty good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 3, 2015

Great place to eat. Always a wonderful time, and the best food! Went there for a brunch date and it couldn't have been more perfect. Service was excellent, and the food was amazing. I love seeing organic options. I highly recommend for everyone. Great place for vegatrians too, tons of options!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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