Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Places to Eat on Lopez Island WA

San Juan Islands, WA

Summer’s in Seattle are just gorgeous, and during this time i try to take a few long weekends and enjoy it.  One of the places i go to often is Lopez Island, WA and that is where i also went this past weekend.  Lopez Island, WA is one of the Islands that belong to the San Juan Islands archipelago in the northwest corner of the US.  It’s situated between US mainland and Vancouver Island, BC Canada.

Stockholm Archipelago

It’s an area of the US that is heavenly and reminds me a lot of the Stockholm archipelago “Skärgården” which is just gorgeous to me.  The big difference is that outside of Stockholm you have about 30,000 of these islands and they are very close to each other.  The San Juan’s have 97 islands and 6 of them are accessible by ferries operation by WA State ferry.  You can either walk on, bike or take your car onto the WA state ferry.  There are other ferries that will go to other islands but will only take passengers as San Juan Cruise or North Shore Charters. Otherwise you have to get there by your own boat or Air.

New York Times said that the San Juan Islands is one of the places to visit in the wold for 2011 and  I can see why.

View or WA state ferry from Lopez Island

To get to Lopez Island from Seattle you drive about 1 ½  hours to Anacortes, WA and take a 40 minutes ferry ride.  Lopez Island is a place to relax, there isn’t a lot to do but enjoy the peace, quite and the gorgeous island.  You can enjoy the Lopez Village with many cute little stores, rent a bike and bike around the island and see some amazing natural sites, kayaking, go to the farmers market, play golf, wine tour, or art tour.  Another big thing to do on Lopez is camping.

Lopez Island is the first stop on the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes.  The island is 15 miles long and 8 miles wide with 2,200 year round residents.


View from Lopez Island

If you ever on Lopez relaxing there are only a few places to eat but here is the full list for you:

Love Dog Café
My favorite restaurant on the island – always have the best food here.  Do not miss it while you are visiting Lopez Island.

Love Dog Café
Lopez Village
(360) 468-2150
Love Dog Cafe on Urbanspoon

Vita’s Wildly Delicious
This is my second favorite place to go and eat, just a fabulous selection of ready made food that you can enjoy on their patio.

Vita’s Wildly Delicious
77 Village Rd.,
Lopez Village
(360) 468-4268
Vita's on Urbanspoon

The Bay Café
This is my third favorite place to eat. Sitting outside enjoying the great waterfront view and having some fresh seafood.  Just delicious. Recommend reservations during the summer season.

The Bay Café
9 Old Post Road
(360) 468-3700
Bay Cafe on Urbanspoon

Holly B’s Bakery
Come here for breakfast and have some scones or a cinnamon roll.  The smell at this place is heavenly.

Holly B’s Bakery
Lopez Village Plaza
(360) 468-2133
Holly B's Bakery on Urbanspoon

Just Heavenly Fudge Factory
There are two reasons to come here.  First one is to get a scope of the Lopez Island Creamery Ice-cream and secondly to get a pieces of the AMAZING fudge.  Espresso is my favorite.

Just Heavenly Fudge Factory
9 Old Post Rd, Suite B,
Lopez Village
(360) 468-2439

Other places to eat:

Bucky’s Lopez Island Grill
Lopez Village
(360) 468-2595
Bucky's Lopez Island Grill on Urbanspoon

Galley Restaurant and Lounge
3365 Fisherman Bay Rd
(360) 468-2713

Islander Waterfront Restaurant and Resort
2864 Fisherman Bay Rd.
(360) 468-2233

Vortex Juice Bar Café
135B Lopez Road
(360) 468-4740
Vortex Juice Bar and Cafe on Urbanspoon

Lopez Island

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19 Responses to “Places to Eat on Lopez Island WA”

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    Nami @ Just One Cookbook — June 1, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    So beautiful… My mom is coming from Japan this July and we’re going to see her American host family (from her high school days). Because of them, I had a chance to visit Seattle, Bellevue, Marcer Island, several places in the past, but I wish we have a time to visit this island when we get a chance. Looks beautiful and I’d love to go there!

    • Delishhh replied: — June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:49 am

      Nami – next time you are in the Seattle are let me know!!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — June 2, 2011 @ 1:04 am

    Oh what gorgeous pictures and such a great reference guide

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 2, 2011 @ 3:32 am

    wow, Lopez Island is gorgeous! my husband and i are hoping to take some trips to the northwest soon…and i think we may just have to stop there!

    • Delishhh replied: — June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:45 am

      Heather – It is gorgeous. If you do come this way let me know and i can give some recommendations.

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    Kristen — June 2, 2011 @ 4:49 am

    My husband and I are headed to Seattle for vacation this summer. This is great info. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to check it all out in real life.

    • Delishhh replied: — June 2nd, 2011 @ 8:45 am

      Kristen – That is great. If you need some recommendations let me know, there is so much to do and see in Seattle and around. I hope you will visit Vancouver too if you have enought time, it’s a great city.

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    Faith — June 2, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    Great pictures! thanks for sharing. I love lopez island and wish to go there one day. It’s really beautiful.

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    Kate@Diethood — June 2, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    Oh those pictures are just gorgeous! My husband used to live in Seattle and he often tells me how much he misses it. Now I’m going to forward this post to him… he can dream about Seattle while he’s working. ;-) )

    • Delishhh replied: — June 2nd, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

      Kate – Where do you live? I know you are from Macedonia but do not where you are now. I have never been to Macadeonia – i guess i have when it used to be formerly Yugoslavia. After that i have only been to Croatia and Slovenia.

      • Kate@Diethood replied: — June 2nd, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

        Yes, I was born in Macedonia (used to be one of the six republics in Yugoslavia), but I’ve been in the States for 20 years. I live in Northwest Indiana, very close to Chicago.

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    Jamie @ Wokintime — June 2, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    So pretty! *sigh* Never been to WA, but one day! Your pictures are gorgeous!

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    rebecca — June 3, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    Lucky you. San Juan Islands are.one of my favourite places on earth. I’ve only passed through them on the ferry while traveling in the area, never stopped so I’ll definitely save your recommendations for when I do visit with intent to stay!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 4, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    Amazingly beautiful scenery! I would love to visit one day and see it in person.

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    D. @ Outside Oslo — June 6, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    The San Juan Islands are such a beautiful corner of the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for sharing a snapshot of them with the world!

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    Hollister — July 17, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    groot artikel, bedankt voor de goede informatie, zal ik zeker delen in dit artikel aan mijn facebook pagina. keep up the good work.

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    Megan — July 26, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

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