Rosario Resort & Spa – New Docks, New Marina Configuration and Much More

Cruising northwest in Orcas Island’s East Sound, the white Moran Mansion of Rosario Resort & Spa comes into view off in the distance and grows larger as you approach. The grand century-old mansion turned hotel resort was built as the private residence of Seattle shipbuilder and two-time Seattle mayor Robert Moran. Located approximately 80-miles north…

The Oyster & Thistle Restaurant & Pub in La Conner, WA – Regional, Scratch and Classic Fare

While touring La Conner Country Inn, I had the pleasure of meeting the owners of The Oyster & Thistle Restaurant & Pub – Thomas and Danielle Palmer. As we talked, I discovered the pair had been a dynamic restaurateur duo in the Skagit Valley for over twenty years. Some of the names of their previous restaurants…

Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar in La Conner, WA – Locally Sourced and Always Delicious

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve written about Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro & Bar. So, on my recent trip to La Conner, WA, I went there for dinner. Usually, I sit in the bar area because it is first-come-first-serve and has Happy Hour, which is on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. This time, I sat…

Suquamish, WA

5 Reasons to Tie Up at the Dock in Suquamish, WA

Are you in Seattle and looking for a boating day trip? Or maybe you’d like to stop on your way cruising to or from Bainbridge Island. Have you considered Suquamish, WA? Within walking distance of the Suquamish community dock, is a museum, a historic grave site, and a selection of great restaurants, which make it…

La Conner Brewing Company

Pizza and Beer at La Conner Brewing Company

La Conner is an idyllic seaside town with lots of unique shops, street art, a boardwalk that follows the channel, and appetizing restaurants. For beer lovers, it has family-owned brewery ‒ La Conner Brewing Company ‒ that serves homemade soups, wood-fired pizzas, burgers, quesadillas, tacos, appetizers, and salads. They always have five beers on tap, some…

The Cabana at Cap Sante Marina ― Anthony’s New Casual Restaurant

Anacortes has a new restaurant―The Cabana―which is next to Anthony’s at Cap Sante. The Cabana offers a casual and family-friendly dining atmosphere. Guests seat themselves in the open dining area, and a server comes to your table to take your order. Patrons of age also have the option to sit at the bar, but other tables…

Beer and Pretzels at Double Bluff Brewing Company-Could This Day Get Any Better?

At Double Bluff Brewing Company you’ll always find five beers on tap, plus one to two seasonal or experimental beers. And, warm spent beer grain pretzels with an array of dipping cheeses. In Langley, Washington―a town of a little over a thousand people on Whidbey Island―this brewery is a must-stop for craft beer lovers. Daniel…

The Bluff Restaurant-Dining with Panoramic Friday Harbor Views

We love cruising in the San Juan Islands, and one of those reasons is all the great places to eat.  The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House has an outside terrace and a dining room with panoramic views of Friday Harbor. They serve Northwest inspired cuisine and have an extensive selection of Washington wines and beers, as well as, classic cocktails. The…

Waggoner Cruising Guide

Front Street Grill – Steps Away From the Coupeville Wharf

Are you tying up at the docks in Coupeville, Washington and not sure where to dine? This quaint historic town on Penn Cove is full of great dining choices that range from fine dining to pub fare. Front Street Grill is steps away from the end of the Coupeville Wharf and serves up a classic American Grill menu like chowder, salads,…