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

April 14, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

Clinton is a community and census-designated place (CDP) located on southern Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, United States. The town was named after Clinton, Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the village was 928. However, the post office serves at least 2,500 people.
Things to do in Clinton

1. Pickles Deli

11042 State Route 525, #122, Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA 98236-8618 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast +1 360-341-3940
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Pickles Deli

This is one of those places that you must visit. Inside dining with some of the most delicious sandwiches and soups you can eat. And they remember your name. It is like walking into cheers with over the top food. I would pay a ferry fee to enjoy this food......!

Reviewed By 3932P - Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA

Charming restaurant with wonderful food on South Whidbey Island. They make the best sandwiches and I always take my guest in for lunch.

2. Dairy Queen

6330 Storkson Rd, Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA 98236-9561 +1 360-341-2464
Excellent
12%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
38%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Roadtrip E - Auburn, Washington

a typical Dairy Queen. Nothing wrong with it, nothing great. If you want a fairly quick and really tasty burger, keep driving north to the Freeland Shell Station. Best burger on the island.

3. Orchard Kitchen

5574 Bayview Rd, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-9761 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 89 - SGD 98 +1 360-321-1517
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 91 reviews

Orchard Kitchen

Authentically Field to Fork; we promise. We showcase the connections between food, farming, history & the Art of the Table. Located on our 5 acre farm just outside Langley, Washington on Whidbey Island. We host dinners with one menu & one seating at 7:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. We have limited availability. Reservations are a must. We also host cooking classes, with an hour and 1/2 of instruction and then we all sit down for lunch. Classes start at 10:30am and go until 1:30pm.

Reviewed By drawntogroovy - Port Townsend, Washington

We enjoyed every aspect of our dinner at Orchard Kitchen. The family and staff are warm, professional and attentive, the food is delicious and made with quality ingredients, skill and love. The wine pairings were tasty and interesting. I'm generally ambivalent about communal seating, but it worked fine for our small group in this convivial setting.

4. Southern Cross Espresso

8825 Sr 525, Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA 98236 +1 360-341-3550
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By tammej7448 - Clinton, Washington

The barista's at Southern Cross in both Clinton and Freeland are worth the visit even if they didn't have the BEST CHAI ANYWHERE! Anytime we travel, what I miss most after my dog is Southern Cross Chai Teas! Only at Southern Cross Espresso and Southern Cross Espresso Too.
Don't forget to tip your barista!!

5. Whidbey Island Bagel Factory

11042 Sr 525, Suite 124, Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA 98236-8618 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating American, Cafe, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch SGD 13 +1 360-341-4302
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Whidbey Island Bagel Factory

The Bagel Factory makes gourmet, NY style bagels (boiled) served in a variety of interesting ways including custom sandwiches, both lunch & breakfast. You can also find a range of quality, made from scratch desserts made by CJ&Y Decadent Desserts (formerly jwdesserts). Chances are high that you will be able to watch bagels being made, and maybe partake in catching a few!!

Reviewed By simivalley1699 - Washington, the State

The hardest part about eating here is to make a selection: of 15 savory or 9 sweet bagels! We enjoyed our chicken salad bagels for lunch, and also took some home. Very entertaining signs and a menu board. Yes, they'll make a decaf americano for you. Good coffee and friendly help. I'm sure it's nice to sit outside on a sunny and warm day to people watch!

6. Cozy's Roadhouse

8872 Highway 525, Sr 525, Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA 98236 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 +1 360-341-2838
Excellent
35%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Cozy's Roadhouse

Reviewed By mattheww765

A sunny late summer evening with wife. Had been travelling around Whidbey and it was time to go home. Decor and atmosphere is definitely "roadhouse". Noisy, but not exceptionally so.
Service was spotty, due mainly to kitchen/server miscommunication. I think if you are a local you get taken care well, but those travellers amongst us were left waiting.
Pizza, when it came, was OK. On balance it was OK, and it certainly serves a need, but do expect some delays.

7. Gordon's on Blueberry Hill

5438 Woodard Ave, Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA 98249-9703 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 360-331-7515
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Gordon's on Blueberry Hill

Reviewed By Scubaskier - Edmonds, Washington

Gordon has his hand on every plate. They're always well prepared, delicious and served with a flair only the island delivers. Gordon's delivers what Seattle does without being snooty or pretentious. Great value, as prices are the same as Prima Bistro in Langley and other "better" island restaurants. However, I think Gordon's over delivers.

8. Patron Mexican Restaurant

11042 State Route 525 Ste 102, Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA 98236-8616 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Dinner, Lunch +1 360-341-4101
Excellent
34%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Patron Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Andrew B - Olympia, Washington

Stopped at Patron after a nice ferry ride. Service was good. Kept our giant glasses full of water. Free chips and salsa and beans (why would i even order food!?)

Food was great. Rice was especially tasty. Wife had the molcahete, i had the enchiladas. Well plated.

Not too many options in the area. Bitnthis was a good one.

9. Sweet Mona's Chocolates

221 2nd St # 16, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-8664 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 360-221-2728
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 36 reviews

Sweet Mona's Chocolates

Reviewed By familyman202016 - Seattle, Washington

Friendly service and delicious (not super sweet) special hot chocolate (made with 70% cocoa chocolate). The fudge samples were delicious. This is a chocolate shop with a nice cafe.

10. Island Nosh

8898 State Road #525, Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA 98236 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 360-341-3828
Excellent
65%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Island Nosh

Reviewed By Sonya T

We LOVE coming here for a bite. Always satisfying, fresh ingredients, handled with care. Whether I'm in the mood for Ramen or Cavatapi, or Dungeness Mac-n-Cheese, I know I'll always leave smiling. Thanks NOSH for keeping food in my belly and warmth in my heart :) Outside patio looks inviting for a cold brew and sunshine. How could you pass this on the way up the hill ?

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