I got this off of my local motorcycle touring site:
Re: Places to eat in Anacortes/La Conner
Hi Divas -
Living in Anacortes, I have tried mostly all the restaurants here (probably why I don't ride that little Rebel much anymore, lol).
Randy's Pier 61 has seafood, wine, is a little pricey but classy, good steak, too, and on the waterfront east of Commercial a few blocks off of 4th Street, a little street just before you go up the hill to Cap Sante rock.
The Casino, Northern Lights, has a seafood buffet Friday's p.m., but that is probably out. It is right on 20 across the bridge east of the intersection from Whidbey. They do have seafood selections, and, hey, who couldn't drop $20 in a machine while there? Takes checks.
The Farmhouse Inn has some delicious food, no checks. It's at the corner of 20 and the road to LaConner east of the twin bridges. I particularly like their warm turkey/cranberry sandwich. No checks?
The Rockfish Bar & Grill has great coconut shrimp, as well as a whole line of good food (my son cooks there sometimes, make sure you say "Hi" to Ike in the kitchen if you go there! It is downtown Anacortes probably at 3rd and Commercial or 2nd and Commercial, on the west side of the street. If you are there later in the evening, they usually have weekend music! And they brew their own ale, but, of course, you are not going to drink and drive. No checks.
Estaban's Mexican Restaurant on Commercial across from The Market (used to be Food Pavilion) 14th or 15th and Commercial (?) has great Mexican food, and even has seafood on the menu. Good pigout place (oh, did I say that - see reference to Rebel). How can you resist those chips and hot sauce?
Stork's Restaurant at the bowling alley, 29th and Commercial, has been rated as the best food in town...they, too, have seafood on the menu. Prices are reasonable, service is good. Sometimes they have a daily special including seafood.
DETOUR NOTES: Remember, if you are coming to Anacortes, we have a little bit of a detour as you come to town. They are putting in a roundabout at Commercial and Hiway 20, so you can't get to Commercial that way. BUT you can turn at R Aveneue, where you are directed to, and come down to 32nd, take a left, if you must go down Commercial. Or you can go down R into town (less traffic lights anyway). R becomes Q and you can cross over at several streets to reach Commercial. I usually go to the light at the Walgreens and take a left, that's 17th, I believe.
And, diva's, we now have two bead stores in town. Anacortes Beads & Crafts on Commercial by the Walgreen's - she has a turquoise sale going on right now. And Elisabeth's Cottage by the Sea at 7th and Commercial - she has much more than just beads, great prices on things for the house, things that make great gifts, and the largest turquoise carving in the world is there.
Welcome to Anacortes!