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

April 14, 2018 Malia Yoakum

Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. The population was 22,075 at the 2010 census. Oak Harbor was incorporated on May 14, 1915.
Things to do in Oak Harbor

1. Frasers Gourmet Hideaway

1191 SE Dock St, Ste 101, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-4011 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 25 - SGD 49 +1 360-279-1231
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Frasers Gourmet Hideaway

Reviewed By jabaang - Waianae, HI

After reading all the reviews stating how wonderful this place was, and how fantastic the food was, we decided to try Frasers Gormet Hideaway. The restaurant is easy to find, nicely decorated, and the wait staff amenable and accommodating. However, the food was not up to par. We started off with the fresh ahi poke, which was delicious, fresh tuna cut in cubes, and unfortunately drowned in soy sauce. It should have been served sashimi style so the salt in the soy wouldn't overpower the fish. We shared an excellent salad (pears, candied walnuts/pecans?, beautiful fresh greens, and tasty dressing) which was just right for us. A single serving would have been way too big. My husband ordered the pork chop, and I treated myself to the surf and turf. The presentation of the pork chop was beautiful, but it was entirely too much food and was overwhelming. It was on a bed of extremely salty mashed potatoes. The chop was huge, with the bone frenched so it extended up about 8 inches. Intimidating dish with tasty chop, but inedible potatoes. My surf and turf was also too much food. There was a funny cream sauce on the mussels that didn't match the scallop and shrimp. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked, but tasted rather mealy. The seafood was extremely fresh, though. The filet was also on a bed of very over-salted mashed potatoes. Both the chop and the filet were drenched in sauce, which was quite a bit too much. So negative review for serving sizes, too much salt, ruining fresh tuna, and flooding the plates with sauce, and for mealy filet. Was fairly reasonable in price, but as we couldn't finish our food because the serving sizes were so large (and didn't want to take leftovers to hotel) we didn't get our money's worth. Had just come off a Holland America cruise to Alaska, where every dinner in the dining room surpassed what was served at Frasers.

2. Seabolts Smokehouse

31640 State Route 20 Ste 3, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3128 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 360-675-6485
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 411 reviews

Seabolts Smokehouse

Reviewed By Jessica S - Oak Harbor, Washington

Best most convenient seafood in town. Usually have to wait for seating. I've gone several time but let me say my last visit was disappointing. I don't know why I expected fish tacos to be done right - everything else I had gotten there had been spot on. Unfortunately they served me fish tacos in *gasp* stale crunchy shells. I've never dreamed of putting fish in a crunchy shell, much less one that really distracted from the dish. I'm pretty sure the soft corn tortillas are cheaper and last longer so I urge ya'll to make the swap! The fish itself? Fantastic, as always. Clam Chowder? Superb. Warm Buttery Bread? You couldn't serve me enough. Just those tacos. Left me scarred. And scared to try something different again if I go back.

3. Jeda's Thai Kitchen

270 SE Cabot Dr Ste 3, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3702 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 360-679-8907
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Jeda's Thai Kitchen

Reviewed By wego2places

Friends have raved about Jeda's Thai so I tried it for lunch. The place is tiny and always packed, a good sign. I ordered green curry with tofu, my favorite dish at one of their competitors, for a head-on comparison, and asked for medium heat. Jeda's version was light in both taste and texture, with very fresh barely cooked vegetables and big cubes of lightly toasted tofu. The spice level was gentler than medium. A generous portion of white rice accompanied the curry. Staff was pleasant and service quick.

4. Island Cafe

32070 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-5216 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 360-279-2838
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 195 reviews

Island Cafe

Our business specializes in high quality local food with exceptional service, our menu includes a wide variety of different dishes with breakfast served all day. We offer daily specials, homemade soups, and recipes made from scratch. We would love to have you as our customer.

Reviewed By Kathleen S

It's a rainy Sunday afternoon and the 3 of us have just been touring Whidbey Island and were ready for some real comfort food. I had the avocado BLT on wheat bread with sweet potato fries. I feel like moving here just so do can have it again (I live in Florida). My husband had the Senior Breakfast and he said the eggs were cooked perfectly and the pancakes were fluffy and satisfying. Maple syrup a bit on the weak side. Service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. It was very busy when we were there, but we never felt rushed or forgotten.

5. China City

33185 Wa-20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 360-279-8899
Excellent
51%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

China City

Reviewed By jimvdberg - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

This Chinese restaurant looks more like a sports pub with huge screens on all walls showing any sport channel available. Background music is accordingly. Atmosphere is pretty good.
Food is just average, expectations were perhaps a bit too high. The chef has to learn how to wok properly, the vegetables were cooked too short and too hard to eat.

6. BBQ Joint

601 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-2663 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 33 +1 360-679-3500
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

BBQ Joint

Transplanted Texans serving real Hickory Smoked BBQ and real Southern Sweet Tea. Our side dishes and desserts are made from scratch. Memphis Baby Back Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Carolina Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken and Spicy or Mild Sausage. Come try our award winning BBQ and warm hospitality.

Reviewed By Dan K - Roseburg, Oregon

Everything at this restaurant was very Bland. Even the barbecue sauce was very Bland. The macaroni salad was not very good and again very Bland. Overall not a very good place.

7. El Cazador

32195 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-3774 Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Southwestern Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 360-675-6114
Excellent
48%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 152 reviews

El Cazador

Consecutively voted "Best Mexican" by Whidbey News-Times readers 2010 thru 2017. Since 1982 we have remained family owned and operated are and proud to serve Whidbey Island delicous Mexican food! Whether you are craving some delicious Queso Dip, Churros, Carne Asada, Fajitas, Pozole, or Tortilla soup, you are sure to find something to love here at El Cazador.

Reviewed By Tom J - Oak Harbor, Washington

It has the usual menu of Mexican food. Very tasty. Lots of chips and salsa. I order the chicken enchilada with rice and beans. Served super hot with white meat chicken. There is a lot of seating. You never have to wait. If you're into sports, there are several TV screens. A bit noisy but it is a family place.

8. Flyer's

Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 360-675-5858
Excellent
27%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 239 reviews

Flyer's

Reviewed By emmalea3 - Ridgefield, Washington, United States

Had dinner here. Fairly widepub menu. Lots of TV's to watch sports. Food was fine but not remarkable.

9. Tamayo’s

800 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-5728 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 360-279-1120
Excellent
69%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Tamayo’s

Reviewed By Austin M - Seattle, Washington

We had the beef pho and the pork larb, and both were fantastic. I've traveled in Thailand and Vietnam and both of these dishes were very authentic and super tasty. Also, the service was wonderful. I would definitely recommend Tamayo's!

10. Rustica Cafe Wine Bar Kitchen

670 South East Pioneer Way, #102, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-5722 Reservations Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 360-675-4053
Excellent
46%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Rustica Cafe Wine Bar Kitchen

Reviewed By Maryfr3 - Olympia, Washington

We stopped at rustica for drinks and a snack. First of all the service was excellent and they made us feel right at home. We sat at one of their outside patio tables with an umbrella so we could people watch. My Bloody Mary was one of the best I have ever had, and their cucumber/lemon water was devine. We had their crab chowder and it too, was wonderfully delicious. I highly recommend the rustica.

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