Stanwood Grill

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

With Stanwood Grill, located in the small town of Stanwood, Washington, there's no need to venture into the big city for a great dining experience. The restaurant provides delicious food six nights a week. Owners Paul and Dan Pickering strive to offer top service at this locally owned and operated establishment. A relaxed, high-end atmosphere makes this a great place to dine out.

Chef David Petersen uses fresh ingredients to build a creative menu at Stanwood Grill. Fresh herbs grown right in the rooftop garden garnish drinks and add flavor to his dishes. The menu offers a twist on some typical menu staples. For example, the grilled Alaskan Salmon is wrapped in boar bacon and then seared and served with a potato au gratin, vegetables and a cider-poached apple salad. Those creative twists are what make the meals at Stanwood Grill so memorable.

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LoisC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our anniversary dinner (37 years) and everything was excellent. The restaurant was quiet. This probably was related to the fact that the corona virus lockdowns were picking up, and it was a Thursday, but we had been there once before on a Sunday night and it was also very quiet. Great location and great food and service.

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MartyA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Extremely Small portions, average food. Noisy baby at the next table.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a nice evening and a place close to home. The mule was very strong and the prime rib was over cooked and looked to be the very end piece of the roast. But overall it was very nice and they gave each woman some flowers as they left.

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DanielN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfectly as expected

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jdp98292
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good for a quiet night in stanwood. Sometimes they get busy so book a table. Parking is easiest when coming from the west. You can also park behind the police station near the Amtrak pickup. Decent top shelf spirits.

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KimberlyH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and fantastic service! This has become one of our favorite restaurants close to home!

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LarryW
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had to wait about 15 minutes for our groups table to open up but once we were seated the service, food and setting were wonderful. Our local go-to for “nice” dinners. We appreciate fresh specials and willingness to adjust to personal needs.

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llnn
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

They had no record of our reservation. Even when I showed them on my phone, they said all the booths were reserved for people with reservations so they sat us at a table that was less than optimum. The food was fair- we both had top sirloin and though cooked correctly, was very tough and stringy. The mashed potatoes were a very strange color and consistency, the salad and veggies were fine. There are several other restaurants in the surrounding area with better food at the same price point.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. The service was attentive, quick, and friendly. A lovely evening with a special out-of-town guest.

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Dean
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and Service. Unfortunately, there is a musky smell when walking in the door. It goes away after 5 minutes.

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MarlaW
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our corporate Christmas Party at the Stanwood Grill! Had a phenomenal evening with great food and drink and excellent service! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the meal but VERY SLOW service!! Staff is friendly. Just took a long time for the bread, salads and meal. Restaurant is fairly small and cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

This time service was very good. Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant, lemon drop was tasty. My friend had fish and chips and she enjoyed it, I tried to order something different- risotto and it was pretty nasty and expensive. Do not order that. I ate just a little and was not feeling good . I have to admit the bread was awesome. The menu on line is different than the real menu . Not coming back any time soon. Go next door to Polska Kuchnia for better food.

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DawnM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much! The food was well-prepared & flavorful, service was excellent, the price was reasonable, and the ambiance was warm & hospitable. With Open Table, making reservations was a breeze. We're so happy to find a quality restaurant in the Stanwood Camano area will and we'll definitely return.

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SusanS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the cauliflower appetizer with carrot aoli!

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TFall
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good for conferences, which is what this venue caters to mostly. The foods flavor profiles good use some more attention but the execution was good and plating acceptable. This locations cocktails are fairly solid but the more old fashioned ones (with actual egg added) are superbly balanced. A good experience and very receptive to their customers. You will enjoy your time here.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Maybe. It has potential. But not able to handle large parties

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and juicy steaks!!! Great prices and awesome quality!!! Cute little gem!!!

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AKaech
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service. The cilantro jalepeno margarita was awesome! The food was very tasty! Nice atmosphere, will definitely go back. Have already recommended to family.

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Camanofoodie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just always excellent! The Specials are creative daily.

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darlenek
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Food was good so that’s the
Only reason I would
Go back

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Cookiesheets
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Stanwood Grill and I would definitely go back. We had calamari for appetizer and the portion was generous, definitely enough for 2. It was delicious as was my entre of pan fried oysters and my husband’s pan fried sea scallops. It was wind down Wednesday so we got a bottle of wine for half price. Because it was our anniversary our waitress, Megan, served us a free creme brulè. Megan was an excellent waitress and gave us just the right amount of attention. All in all a very positive experience.

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CyndiB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive, professional yet made us feel like we were being taken care of by a friend. An excellent experience and we will definitely be back!!

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MaryF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE ALWAYS ENJOY COMING TO THE STANWOOD GRILL AS IT IS CLOSE TO OUR HOME. THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS AND THE WAITRESSES ARE ALWAYS FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR A LOVELY EVENING.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chalkboard Specials are always great! This time it was their gourmet meal with the Sea Scallops as the reason we drove over to Stanwood. Never disappointed!

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anonymous
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib I've ever eaten. Service was great.

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LoriA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and they have creative weekly specials. It’s local and you don’t have to fight traffic to get there.

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vippmseattle
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good. All six of us had something different and all enjoyed our meals. The top sirloin was the only one we wouldn't order again as it was on the tough side and was cooked a bit more than the medium rare requested.

This is the second time for me and I'll definitely be back for a third visit next time I'm in Stanwood 🙂.

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Betsy
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, good food, and fun cocktails - highly recommend!

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JamesT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came for the prime rib and it was cooked to my request.

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RickS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was our first trip to the Stanwood Grill for our 47th wedding anniversary with my son and wife and child. The menu was not extensive but everyone found something to order including my vegetarian son and grandson. All in all the food was given a thumbs up but no huge strokes. Of course, three gourmet chefs were among the diners so the compliments were professionally proffered.
We'll be back most likely.

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CherylT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was amazed at how the waitress was able to fully service our table of six and then service a large group of customers, in addition, happy and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My husband and I were visiting for his birthday and we stumbled upon this place for dinner! He got the prime rib (only offered Friday & Saturday) and I got the prawn risotto! Our waitress was kind enough to let us know her favorites and we took her word for it! We were both really happy with our meals. The prawn risotto was sooo flavorful! I asked for sausage on the side because I wasn’t too sure about it, but it was delicious the waitress said it was her favorite. Having not been to Stanwood before the ambiance is a little old fashioned but overall a great restaurant with a wide menu!

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John500
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Went for anniversary dinner food was good. Waited 25 minutes for desert and a cup of coffee after our meal. Had to give my credit card to the manager to pay as no one came by after I asked the manager to send my waitress. Saw a least one couple leave as no one waited on them. Have been here many time never like this.

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VictoriaB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We ordered the special burger, which was priced at $18. It was ridiculous for the price. The burger came with spring mix and there was literally two to three tiny little pieces of spring mix on it. And it came with very little fries. For $18 I expected a plate full! The calamari appetizer was to small a portion to share. We also ordered the top sirloin with potatoes and vegetables which was very nice. Nice size portions of potato and veg. I ordered a house salad which was also nice. The blackened tacos could use another taco or a little more salmon with the two it comes with. Overall taste of the food was good but either prices need to be lowered or you need to provide more food. Staff was very pleasant and overall appearance and feel of restaurant was nice.

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MelindaT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here twice in the last two months and so far, great service each time and food was great! Extremely comparable to Maxdales steak house that we normally go to in Mount Vernon. Definitely will be our Stanwood steak house favorite. We lived here for over 13 years and never tried it so if you are like us, go try it! You won't be disappointed.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stanwood Grill is our favorite place to get together for great food. When we celebrated my birthday last Friday, Tony and the staff greeted us with good wishes and a prepared table. The service was excellent and our prime rib was delicious! After dinner I was surprised by a complimentary dessert. I chose the brownie with locally-made salted caramel ice cream - yummy! Thank you Tony and crew!!

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DavidC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our table was ready for us and the food was excellent. The only negative was that it was slow in delivering the food. It was not crowded so we did not know why. It really did not matter all that much because we were all talking and enjoying the conversation. MY pan fried oysters were done perfectly. All the dishes were just great. I think they only had one server and she must have been really slammed but she sure did not show it. Always a please to come here.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy and warm environment. Staff and food was really exceptional.

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DiannaH
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I was very disappointed that you didn’t have the grilled salmon the night we came. We brought out of town relatives and had bragged about your grilled salmon and then we go to order it only to find out you didn’t have it that night. Almost left without ordering. You shouldn’t have something on your main menu if you are not going to have it available at all times. What we did order was just ok.

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Stanwood Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

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