Stanwood Grill

4.8
163 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

What 163 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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Velvet454
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is great place to go. The place had very romantic atmosphere.

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GeneM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, great selection as always!!!

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vipPrenticeS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice date night place. Not noisy, but relatable and consistent food that is not over the top. And fairly priced. The server and owner were sincere in the desire to make our evening happy and pleasant. I appreciate the good attitudes.

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Stephaniec
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Service was friendly and timely; food was poorly cooked. Wine was good!

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EricE
New England
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Always enjoyable to dine there.

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KittiL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant for birthdays and anniveraries!

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JessicaEd
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was good. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars out of 5 is they were already out of their signature pork chop, which is what my better half had been very much looking forward too. We both ended up doing calamari for an appetizer and ribeye steaks, and all was fabulous.

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FrankC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service where as great as always. We will be back!

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Anonymous
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Had to wait a few minutes when we walked in as there was no one up front to greet us, not a huge deal but I would have expected to be greeted as we walked in as this is an upscale restaurant.

Asked for a blue cheese crust on my ribeye steak instead of the spiced balsamic demi and they did this at no xtra charge. The steak was amazing!

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IaFo
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together, and service and food was awesome! Love this restaurant!

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robertr
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

best pork chop i ever ate and the steak done to perfection

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FrankC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here, will not be the last! Food was great! Service was exceptional, friendly and handled very well. (6 of us for Dinner)

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MarieA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great. We were there on St Patrick’s Day and the corned beef and cabbage was delicious. My husband had steak and loved it and the garlic mashed potatoes. The only issue was that the service was painfully slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 2nd time here and it was just as amazing as the first time! Delicious food and great service!

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TimC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pork Loin dinner special was absolutely delicious.

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Cory
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I drove up from Everett, and met my father from Anacortes at this restaurant for our first visit to the restaurant. The seared Ahi tuna appetizer was worth the 40 minute drive up from Everett. In fact, so good I ordered another round. Drinks were great. Food took a bit to get to us but I blame that on my dad who ordered the thick cut pork tenderloin which took a while to cook, so not the cook's fault. I'd drive up again no question.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Awesome service, wife loves the cocktail list and their beer selection is good. Great place to eat.

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GeraldB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good food, my wife and I have been going to the
Stanwood Grill for almost 20 years. Never had a bad meal.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to get out and have dinner! The food was excellent as was the service. The team was kind and attentive and went above and beyond to express smiles behind the masks.

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DanielW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and atmosphere. Definitely will be back

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KittiL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, cooked to perfection with reasonable portions and the service was excellent.

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RickF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food tasted fine. Only complaint is how much fat and gristle there was on my ribeye and the Demi glaze was a little much. Might just order it with nothing on it but salt and pepper next time. Cocktails and appetizer were fantastic though!

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RonaldG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Filet and Pork Chop were delicious.

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Dianna
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We go here at least once a month. The waitress’s are great.

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JudithB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stanwood Grill has been one of my favorite restaurants since they opened and I sincerely hope that they are still with us post pandemic. Their Grill Hamburger is the best hamburger I've ever eaten, since the last one I had there before the pandemic started!

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Sailkate
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. The server was very attentive and helpful. The restaurant had limited the number of tables available and all the staff was wearing masks. We will definently go back again

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ShaunteLenz
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to the grill. Always great service and great quality food.

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StevenS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was great...my friend ordered hi burger rare and it was well done...other that that, all was great!

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First evening open after COVID-19 shutdown. Very positive staff and great time.

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RachaelB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food expertly prepared...friendly service! Had the salmon and it was the best salmon I’ve had in a loooong time.

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LARRYP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanwood hidden gem....always consistent quality ... atmosphere is perfect and service is always on spot!!!

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CarolN
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner with them as we were staying on Camano Island. We enjoyed our dinner, the food was good, service good, they are being careful during these COVID times.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great, our server was so sweet and patient; as we were in no hurry that evening:) The cauliflower and calamari appetizers were amazing!!! Dinner was yummy. Cocktails were surprisingly pricey. And who doesn’t love homemade dessert??? We would definitely go back:)

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food, specialty cocktails, small town charm.

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vipCharlesK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was 3 specials (fish, pasta and beef) and a smaller daily menu. Regardless there were plenty of options to choose from. We had the multigrain bread basket, cod & chips with coleslaw and the Stanwood Grill salad with grilled chicken. We loved the salad and the fish & chips. The restaurant seats guests at every other table ensuring distancing is met. It was nice to have a sitdown meal and support a local business too.

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JoshH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Went for my birthday dinner, was recommended by one of our friends and we were not disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. I had the filet mignon special and it was so delicious.

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corkyc
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time thank you very much for being open looking forward to seeing y'all again thank you thank you thank you

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JamesT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for the Ahi Tuna and it was wonderful. My guest also had the Ahi Tuna and was also superb. The appetizers were very good and delicious desserts.

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AnthonyK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food is always very good and the atmosphere is so inviting. Our servers have been terrific over the years!

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Stanwood Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.