An Indulgence, or Just Good Down-Home Southern Cooking?

Addie Mae’s Southern Kitchen in Port Townsend

For many of us, a new restaurant can influence the choice of the next overnight cruising stop. Headed to Port Townsend? Try overnighting at the Point Hudson Marina. Take a two-block walk down Water Street to a red brick building housing Addie Mae’s Southern Kitchen (formerly the site of Salal restaurant).

Noted Port Townsend personality and restaurateur, Kris Nelson, has fashioned Addie Mae’s as a reasonably priced and tasty restaurant. Kris’s other restaurants—Sirens and Alchemy—have proven successful and Addie Mae’s promises to continue that trend.

Why Southern Cooking? One of Kris’s chefs and servers had a desire to open a Southern Kitchen, just like they remembered from their youth. Rather than loose the employee, Kris embraced the idea.
Check out the menu here.

Addie Mae's

Proprietor Kris Nelson shows off some of Addie Mae’s options.

The appetizers signal what’s ahead. Deep fried pickles, sweet potato fries with a maple dijon sauce. Hush puppies with cajun maple syrup. Move the to the main course and consider gumbo (complete with okra), jambalya, fried chicken & rice, shrimp po boy, blackened catfish, beef brisket and southern fried chicken. They also have standards like mac n’ cheese, pulled pork and chili.

The secret is out: Port Townsend is a foodie’s delight with many hidden restaurants to explore.

For more information on Addie Mae’s, visit their website at

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