Native Grounds Espresso and Bistro: Coffee, Other Drinks, plus Some Food
The primary attraction here is the coffee as the name implies, but you will also find food with a menu that changes a bit based on what is easily available. This includes a very reasonable breakfast burrito. Dishes such as fish and chips are available during lunch. You will also find some very good looking pastries.
Do not confuse this with Pat's Place, which is located very close by and has a sign nearby.
Linda's Wood Fired Kitchen: Pizza and Other Options
The specialties here are pizza and baked goods of various types, but there are many other options on the menu, and by the cash register there was a specials menu for the day. As the community of Neah Bay has been associated with fish for all of known oral history, those that visit this community should have at least one item containing fish if they can possibly do so.
This salmon salad seemed like it would be a good option of not being too heavy before bed while still having a nice seafood content. It proved to hit the spot very well.
The location is somewhat like a community coffee house, though not oriented around coffee, and not open in the mornings. The features of the dining room include a small reading library with an assortment of titles, a really nice chess set, and comfortable seating.
- Road Trip
Warmhouse: Right on the Water with a View
Bay View Road is the road right along the water's edge through Neah Bay, and as the main through road of the town there are a few places to eat along it. However, only Warmhouse seems to have been designed to primarily feature a view of the water.
This restaurant seems to be the higher end restaurant in town and seems to be the place people go who are here to conduct business rather than only oriented around the local population. (Though there does seem to be a fair amount of local traffic here, it seems to be different than what you find in a few other restaurants.) The prices seem a bit higher than what you would find elsewhere in town. At the same time, the prices are still reasonable compared to a number of waterfront restaurants you will find elsewhere on the Olympic Peninsula and especially those located in a fairly remote town.
The restaurant opens at 7 in the morning, but at that hour there don't seem to be too many people there. However, based on the sheer number of cars in the parking lot the amount of traffic picks up quite a lot an hour or two after this.
Favorite Dish: The breakfast scrambles are pretty good, and offer a variety of choices, including companion bread and hash browns or other options.
- Road Trip
Take Home Fish Company: Local Tradition
This place is not a restaurant, only a small shack to buy smoked salmon. Don't be put off by the look of it...the food is amazing.
Head west on highway 112 past Clallam Bay and Sekiu. The next town you come to will be Neah Bay. The shop is located on Woodland Ave. I can't remember if Woodland is right off of 112 or not so you may have to make a few turns. There was a gas station near by on the north side of 112. Ask there if you can't find it.
You can buy packaged salmon but skip it if there is fresh available. If you're lucky the owner will have fresh steamed dungeness crabs too. Find a place to eat it on the beach or better yet rent a cottage (Chito Beach Resort) on the ocean and have it for dinner. We completely rearranged our plans on day two to make sure we were able to get some of this salmon. Trust me...it's that good.