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Revision as of 08:36, 9 October 2007

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula region of Washington. It is the county seat and only incorporated city of Jefferson County GR6.


In addition to its natural scenery at the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, the city is also known for the many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th-century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for independent boatbuilders and related industries and crafts.

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Get around

By Ferry

Probably considered the definitive way to get around Puget Sound. Washington State Ferries make trips back and forth across most of the major waterways, and from Whidbey Island you can arrive by ferry in downtown Port Townsend! Give yourself ample time in the summer for traveling by ferry as the traffic increases greatly then, at times expect a 2 hour wait. Carpool and save some space for others. Bicycles ride cheaper and get off first, as do pedestrians.


There are no daily scheduled flights to Port Townsend by air and no major airlines land at Jefferson County International Airport. Lots of small planes fly-in for lunch at the Spruce Goose Cafe, and there are air taxi flights to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The flight time is only 30 minutes or so and beats driving through traffic and ferry waits. The local Peninsula/Key City Taxi (360-385-1872) can pick you up and bring you into town or see Car Rentals.


  • Fort Worden State Park - Features beaches and abandoned military bunkers.
  • Manresa Castle - Located in Port Townsend, is on the National Historic Registry.





  • 1-2-3 Thai Food: 2219 E. Sims Way, (360) 344-3103
  • Hanazono Asian Noodles: 225 Taylor St., (360) 385-7622; Hanazono Asian Noodles serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Dine in or take out. We're right next to the Rose Theatre.
  • Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine: 1208 Water Street (360) 379-4000; "Best Japanese Food in Jefferson County" - 2005, 2006 & 2007 Best of the Peninsula, Peninsula Daily News
  • Shanghai Chinese Restaurant: Hudson Place in Point Hudson Marina, (360) 385-4810; Open 7 days a week from 11am to 10pm. Excellent waterfront view of the straits from Point Hudson! No MSG. Orders to go. Banquet room available for parties. Wine, beer and sake served. FREE delivery to your home, hotel or RV within city limits ($20 minimum order).

Diner & Family Style

  • The Bayview Restaurant: 1539 Water Street (near ferry), (360) 385-1461
  • Chimacum Cafe: 9253 Rhody Drive, Chimacum, WA; (360) 732-4631; Only 8 miles from Port Townsend, this restaurant serves ample portions at fair prices in a friendly atmosphere. All this plus incredible homemade milkshakes and the best pies in town!
  • Dos Okies Barbeque: 2310 Washington Street, (360) 385-7669
  • Highway Twenty Roadhouse: 2152 Sims Way W., (360) 385-7747
  • Jodie's on Madison: 609 Washington Street, (360) 379-6993
  • Macadoo's Barbeque: 600 W. Sims Way, (360) 379-1619

Northwest Cuisine

  • Ajax Cafe: PO Box 901, 21 N. Water Street, (360) 385-3450; Established in 1978, this dinner-house has a stellar reputation with the locals. Situated in a Victorian home on Port Hadlock's historic waterfront, the Ajax Cafe has a casual eclectic decor, deck seating, and live entertainment on weekends. Dinner served 5:00 p.m. nightly. Menu changes seasonally and features fresh local produce and seafood.
  • The Belmont: 925 Water Street, (360) 385-3007; Enjoy their elegant atmosphere, extensive wine list, 4 star menu and attentive staff who will make your sure your dining experience is pleasant.
  • Castle Key Restaurant at Manresa: 7th & Sheridan, (360) 379-1990; Located in the historic Manresa Castle the Castle Key Restaurant is set in a lush Victorian dining room hailed by “Northwest Best Places” as the finest dining room on the Olympic Peninsula.
  • Fins Coastal Cuisine: 1019 Water St. (upstairs), (360) 379-FISH or 379-3414; Open daily for unch and dinner. Upstairs in the Flagship Landing Building.
  • Fountain Cafe: 920 Washington Street, (360) 385-1364; Open daily: Lunch 11:30am to 3pm, Dinner (Sun-Thur) 5-9pm, Dinner (Fri and Sat) 5-9:30pm.
  • Landfall Restaurant: 412 Water Street, Port, (360) 385-5814; Open 7:00am -2:00pm daily
  • The Public House: 1038 Water Street, (360) 385-9708This neighborhood gathering spot is known for its awesome pub fare. Open 11 am to 11 pm daily.
  • The Salal Cafe: 634 Water Street, (360) 385-6532; The Salal's hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. Breakfast is served all day, lunch is available after 11:30 a.m.
  • Silverwater Cafe: 237 Taylor Street, (360) 385-6448; you can find more information about us, our menus, our spices, our cookbook and our restaurant by visiting our website.
  • T's Restaurant: 2330 Washington St., (360) 385-0700; Voted best Gourmet Food and Most Romantic. Open evenings Wednesday to Monday, closed Tuesdays. Serving our bistro menu from 4 to 5:30 and dinners 5 to 9. Entrees range from $15 to $28. Bistro ranges from $4 to $10. Reservations welcomed.
  • The Wild Coho: 1044 Lawrence Street, (360) 379-1030; The Wild Coho, uptown's neighborhood bistro, features expert preparation of local ingredients by award winning Chef Jay Payne. Warm, candlelit atmosphere and friendly, professional service. Seasonal Courtyard Dining. Dinners Wednesday-Sunday, 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.



  • Sirens Pub: 823 Water Street, upstairs above Holly's Flowers, (360) 379-1100; We open daily at noon for lunch and dinner. Join us for marvelous fresh seafood, exciting salads, appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, desserts and daily entrees. We have an extensive martini menu, cocktails, beer and wine. Live music every Friday and Saturday.
  • Whistling Oyster Bar: P.O. Box 580/294903 Hwy. 101, Quilcene; (360) 765-9508; Whistling Oyster Bar offers Shuffleboard, Pool, Darts, Pulltabs, Punch Boards, Happy Hours, Full Service Bar, seating for all ages, RV parking by appointment and the BEST CHICKEN & SEAFOOD IN TOWN! Accepts credit cards.



  • Aladdin Motor Inn: 2333 Washington Street; 360-385-3747 / 800-281-3747
  • Harborside Inn: 330 Benedict Street; 360-385-7909 / 800-942-5960
  • Inn at Port Hadlock: 310 Hadlock Bay Rd., Port Hadlock, WA 98339; 360-385-7030 / 800-785-7030
  • Inn at Port Ludlow: 1 Heron Road, Port Ludlow, WA 98365; 360-437-7000 / 800-732-1239
  • Port Townsend Motor Inn: 2020 Washington Street; 360-385-2211 / 800-216-4985
  • Tides Inn: 1807 Water Street; 360-385-0595 / 1-800-822-8696
  • Valley View Motel: 162 Hwy. 20; (360) 385-1666 / (800) 280-1666

Victorian Hotels

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