Camano Island Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Camano Island

April 14, 2018 Roger Rusk

Camano is a census-designated place (CDP) in Island County, Washington, United States. The population was 15,661 at the 2010 census. Camano is coterminous with the namesake island on which it sits. Camano (as Camano Island) has its own ZIP code (98282) but shares a post office with Stanwood, despite Stanwood's distance. Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Camano ranks 99th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
Things to do in Camano Island

1. Jasmin Thai Express

370 NE Camano Dr, inside the Camano Plaza, Camano Island, WA 98282-7279 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 360-926-8688
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Jasmin Thai Express

Reviewed By DoubleCees

Can't say enough about this wonderful Thai food. I haven't ever had a dish that wasn't great! Make sure to try their Thai Iced Tea too. YUM!

2. Jimmy's Pizza & Pasta

9819 State Route 532, Stanwood, WA 98292-8059 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 360-629-6565
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Jimmy's Pizza & Pasta

Reviewed By Michelle A

We ordered a large pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms. The ordering was easy. The service was great. It fed the husband, son, and I well. The pizza was delicious. It is not New York pizza, but tasty just the same. We also ordered chocolate cake and tiramisu for dessert. They were also delicious. We will order from them again.

3. Shipwreck Coffee

794 Good Rd, Camano Island, WA 98282-8881 Cafe SGD 13 +1 360-926-8336
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Shipwreck Coffee

Reviewed By cjmbp1943 - Camano Island, Washington

We live less than a mile away so it's very convenient to walk or drive to the Inn. We've had dinner there four times in the last year. The service is very friendly although can be sparse in the off-months. Same with the food. Often...MoreHi, Matthew! I think you may have written a review for somewhere else on our page. We are a coffee stand located on Good Rd!

4. Better Living Through Coffee

100 Tyler St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-6702 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 3 - SGD 10 +1 360-385-3388
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

Better Living Through Coffee

Reviewed By Yvonne C - Seattle, Washington

We had pastries and coffee. It was perfect with a lovely view. We split a slice of spinach quiche and a mixed berry danish to satisfy both sweet and savory.

5. Elevated Ice Cream Co.

627& 631 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5726 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Late Night +1 360-385-1156
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

Elevated Ice Cream Co.

Reviewed By rusky1415 - SC

We ordered the medium scoop in a waffle cone. It was unbelievably small. There was way more cone than necessary for the ice cream. It was like a baby cone at our local ice cream shop. We took a number when we entered. Most of the unique flavors were gone as it was about 8pm. I ordered mint chip and it was just average. I would not go back here. It was a rip off.

6. The Fountain Cafe

920 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5722 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 22 +1 360-385-1364
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 556 reviews

The Fountain Cafe

Reviewed By Gayle A - Puyallup, United States

My husband was working in Poulsbo and discovered this amazing place. We have actually driven from Puyallup for their amazing lamb sliders - and I don't even care for lamb. They have an amazing way - if we ever become wealthy, we will move close to this restaurant and order out for the first month! The food was amazing and the service great too. I highly recommend their stuffed mushrooms!

7. Cama Beach Cafe

1880 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-6342 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Healthy, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 360-387-3266
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Cama Beach Cafe

Overlooking Puget Sound, Whidbey Island and Cama Beach, our cafe offers breakfast served all day, lunch and special dinners on the first and third Fridays of each month.

Reviewed By Jacksonlovestoeat - Camano Island, Washington

We went there on the special Friday evening dinner. First the okay: waitress was nice, a bit on the tunnel vision. Needs to be aware when she only has 3-4 tables to look at; always check all of them to check needs. The outdoor tables are very uncomfortable and bulky; when you pay around $80 for two at least put some cushions on the chairs. The food: fennel salad was excellent, salmon excellent, steak was not a quality piece of meat; gristle and tough, a huge fail. The 'homemade' ice cream was not ice cream, it was some sort of scary gelatin that didn't melt; huge fail! SUGGESTION: 1)buy quality meat. 2)a home-made ice cream maker can be had for about $40, KEEP IT REAL, don't claim something phony. 3)NO Bread, "it's in the oven", heard that all night. Then when we finally got it, not warm!? If it was in the oven and finally served it should be warm! It was indicative of being in the back room for a day and they just didn't take the time to cut 3 measly pieces off,(for $80 meal?).This place has a real opportunity to be something great for the Island but needs improvement!

8. Wayne's Corner Cafe

8614 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-5994 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 13 +1 360-939-2300
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

Wayne's Corner Cafe

We serve Breakfast and lunch. our speciality is Omelets. We also serve home made soups,salads,gravies and great burgers and fries.Our pancakes are said to be the best.

Reviewed By Tsunamisam - Warm Beach, Washington

Dental appointment ran past noon so we opted for lunch.

This is primarily a breakfast/lunch venue that closes at 3 P M. Menu has extensive
combos so take some time to look it over.

Parking for all folks is street side. Parking for folks with disability permits is limited to one marked spot out front. If you wind up parking on the other side of the street, the 40 Ft. plus crossing even at the corner is risky---
That is just plain inadequate especially when four of the five are restaurant/bar and grill/specialty food purveyors. The city of Stanwood needs to re evaluate disability
parking slots due to more of us with disabilities out there using your businesses.

"Yvonn's" salad was one order. The other was the Denver Omelet.

The Omelet was chock full of ham bits, green pepper bits, cheese and some onion and took up half the plate. The other half was a beautifully grilled slab of shreddies.
I saw no menu reference that showed the omelets were four eggers, and my serving looked more like three at best. It was done just right.

The salad was 1/2 sized served with a generous portion of dressing on the side.
It was nicely plated with about 3/4 cup of croutons looking fresh. Coffee and tea were ordered. The waitresses were very friendly and kept my coffee cup full.
Relaxing meal...no pressure to leave....very good experience

Seniors will find it a bit cozy (close in) and the access to the restrooms is tight
for walkers etc. They are clean and there actually is hot water available for washing up.

This restaurant is perhaps best suited for casual dining because of the table layout,
and the stools at the counter....unfortunately, some singles will take a full booth
given the choice of tables for two, or the counter.

9808 State Route 532, Stanwood, WA 98292-8059 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch +1 360-629-2362
Excellent
50%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Cookie Mill and Eatery

Reviewed By Tsunamisam - Warm Beach, Washington

Walked inside for two 16oz drinks---MOcha Breve and Chai Tea Latte.... They do an excellent brew.....great service---loyalty card for the bistro service--- been here before---drool when looking at all the cookies, buns, Lavender cupcakes, etc begging you to take them with you---talk about distracted [email protected]

10. Camano Island Waterfront Bistro

1054 SW Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282-8480 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available American, Contemporary, Fusion, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 59 +1 360-387-0783
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Camano Island Waterfront Bistro

Pacific Northwest cuisine fresh from our culinary farm to table... Our Chef Kris Gerlach has years of culinary experience and is dedicated in providing quality PNW cuisine to our customers. Locally sourced from farmers, ranchers and fishermen whenever possible...the same folks who take the same care in creating the ingredients we use, as we do in creating the dishes we prepare. We believe in respecting the ingredients by letting the natural flavors direct our dishes and menu.

Reviewed By SkykomishBob - Olympia, Washington

We lunched here sometime back and really enjoyed it, so when we knew we’d be back on Camano with friends from Texas we called for a Sunday evening reservation only to learn there was a wine pairing special dinner scheduled. Four courses, four Walla Walla wines, $70. Four glasses of Walla Walla wine alone can approach that figure.

We signed up and from the start the evening seemed almost enchanted. They seated the 15+/- of us at one long table on the terrace in the pleasant fall evening. Being first we seated ourselves on the end nearest to the bay, and as the rest of the diners showed up we introduced ourselves to the couple next to us. Very pleasant folks who had moved to San Diego upon retirement and just last month moved back to the PNW to be close to grandkids.

A lovely white was poured followed by a simple, clear introduction by the wine rep. Then the corn chowder came along with a short delineation of the ingredients and how they were handled. The corn came from the Island is all I remember of the explanation, but the soup was luscious as a lobster bisque I remember from the Tamarind restaurant in Mombasa decades ago. Just as I was thinking I may need to go to the car for a jacket heaters appeared, and I think everyone was comfy thereafter.

Next came the star of the show of the wines, a lovely bordeaux style red, and smoked pork belly on a puree in which kohlrabi was the basic ingredient. I lived in Germany a long time and never was kohlrabi presented in any way close to as lovely as this puree.

Next came lush salmon accompanied by an unoaked Chardonnay. A third lovely course and paring.

Dessert was a marinated black cherry, ice cream, and rich chocolate cake concoction paired with a syrah. For me the wine did not compliment the excellent dessert at all, but from the oohs and ahs around me, I seemed to be in the minority.

This was a dinner we will talk about for a long time. Our Texas friends sent a post card from somewhere along their continuing route and again they mentioned what lovely evening it was.

The chef said he plans to make this concept a monthly off-season event at Camano Inn. I’m confident any foodies or winos who attend will be extremely pleased to have done so, and I’m guessing down the road my wife and I will organize a visit to Camano to take part in another one of these lovely dinners.

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