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good place in the Olympic Peninsula

susanb | Jul 31, 200201:57 AM    

Our four days in Forks were not really the culinary highlight of our trip, but on our second day (after surveying the choices in Forks with a sinking heart), we discovered a really good place to eat! It's called the River's Edge, in LaPush, Wa. This is in the NW corner of the Peninsula, near the Hoh Rainforest, on the Quilete Reservation. Just take the LaPush road til it ends. The place opened in April in the former Coast Guard station. It's a big, light, airy room with huge windows overlooking the Quillayute River, which is filled with marine life. I watched a heron hunt for his supper as I ate. The tribal marina is next door, and supplies the fish, which is cleaned in the kitchen. The two nights we ate there, the catch of the day was salmon, snapper and halibut. I had both snapper (blackened) and halibut (pan fried in panko bread crumbs) and both were as fresh as could be and delicious. The seafood chowder and the peach pie (the latter is not made on premises but "shipped in" from Forks) were also excellent. Dinners include a nice salad, sauteed fresh vegetables and potatoes. Many people were raving about the batter fried fish and chips option, and there was a complete menu, including nonfish items. No liquor license yet, so BYO. The place was packed both nights, so it's been discovered. We were thrilled to find it.

River's Edge Restaurant
41 Main Street, LaPush, WA
360 374 5777

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