April 15, 2005
Anthony’s is a local seafood place I always feel confident recommending. Granted, it is part of a chain, but that chain consists of 16 restaurants – 13 of which are within 4 hours of each other in western Washington – and I’ve had the same positive experiences at four other locations.
For lunch, I’ve always felt it’s a bit pricey, and usually reserve going there for dinner. There are monthly specials based on what is in season. I highly recommend the Yukon River salmon. I spent my college summers in Alaska, and the Yukon River salmon is second only to salmon you catch yourself in dining experience. There are also nightly specials and the All-You-Can-Eat-Dungeness Crab feed on Sunday evenings for $26. The best deal is the Sunset Dinner, served from 4:30 to 6pm Monday to Thursday. For $17, you get an appetizer, chowder/salad, entrée, and dessert. My favorite meal is the Dungeness Crab Cakes. When they put these two crab cakes in front of you, you may think that the $25-ish price tag is way too pricey, but these cakes are all crabmeat – delicious and filling – and cooked to perfection. The sauce that accompanies them is a bit sweet for some, but very tasty with every other bite or so.
Reservations are not required, but I recommend them, because I have been surprised to find it packed on what I’d expect to be an off night. If you have more than four people in your party, reservations are definitely recommended.
The restaurant is located on Bellwether Way, right in Squalicum Harbor. There is a great trail around Zuanich Park if you are waiting for your table or need to work off a few calories after your meal. You’ll also pass The Marina restaurant, but be rest assured that you made the right choice.
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