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 and the patio chairs next to the two bocce ball court offer better marina views.
Where: 1207 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221 (right next to Anthony’s at Cap Sante Marina)
What: Lunch and dinner.
Hours: 11 a.m. to dusk, Happy Hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily (During Happy Hour draft beer, well drinks and house wine are $4).
As of today, there is no link on the Anthony’s website for The Cabana, only for Anthony’s at Cap Sante.
The Cabana in Anacortes
The weekday we dined there it was relatively quiet, and I could tell they had a few kinks to work out, but I think once summer is in full swing The Cabana will be a happening place. It’s open air, and eastern-facing patio will surely be a draw to those craving the sunshine.
We enjoyed our food―Crispy Calamari ($8), Wild Alaska True Cod ‘n Chips (3-piece $8), and the Chargrilled Cheeseburger ($11)―and there were other items on the menu I’d like to try, like Chargrilled Mahi Mahi Taco ($8), Wild Alaska Salmon with sundried tomatoes and basil butter ($14), and the Key Lime Jar Pie ($4).
It’s important to note the bathrooms are singles and on the south side of the building. There are more bathrooms inside Anthony’s. Also, The Cabana might look dog-friendly, but it isn’t. Folks with four-legged friends can order from the take-out window and use the tables and chairs along the waterfront walkway.
Lara Dunning is a member of the Waggoner Cruising Guide team and has made one trip up the Inside Passage to Ketchikan, AK. She is enthusiastic about small town living, and you can read more about her discoveries at Small Town Washington. Her work has been published in The Crossing Guide, Explore Anacortes, Whidbey Island Life Magazine and RealFoodTraveler.com.