Best Restaurants, Bars & Cafes on South Whidbey Island
At 169 square miles, Whidbey Island – the fourth largest island in the contiguous United States – is so large that there is a distinct cultural shift between the northern end of the island, where the town of Oak Harbor and its naval base set the tone, and the rural southern end, an hour’s drive away, where it’s all about agriculture. South Whidbey has all of the heavenly beauty of the San Juans, but it’s a little less touristy and a lot more accessible from Seattle (as well as a little more affordable). Here’s where to eat in the sleepy, farm-oriented South End villages, with places listed geographically.
The CDC’s latest guidelines for diners vaccinated during the COVID-19 outbreak are here; eating out always poses risks for guests and unvaccinated workers. Please be aware of changing local rules and check each restaurant’s websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower risk of exposure outdoors, but the level of risk associated with patio dining depends on whether restaurants adhere to strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
To note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.