Bremerton Journals

Bummer-Town

A November 2006 trip to Bremerton by smallplasticman

Ship Tour: Bremerton Photo, Bremerton, Washington More Photos
Quote: Bremerton: Seattle's Ugly Sister

Bummer-Town

Overview

Ship Tour: Bremerton Photo, Bremerton, Washington
Quote:
Those who live in Bremerton, especially those under the age of 40, often call it Bummertown.Bremerton is a boring place for many individuals. It seems that if you want to have a good time you must go elsewhere. Thank goodness Seattle is just a 45-minute ferry ride away or an hour and a half drive by car. Silverdale, a city just a few miles to the north, offers an array of shopping places, including the Kitsap Mall, which breaks the monotony of living in a Navy town plagued with an identity crisis.Downtown Bremerton is not a user-friendly place to shop, play, or park. The City of Bremerton has relinquished their parking enforcement responsibilities to a private company. This company str...Read More

Chipmunk Grill

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Restaurant

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Sure, there are a few upscale restaurants and trendy places to eat in Kitsap County, but the Chipmunk Grill was always a place my wife and I enjoyed going back to time and time again. It’s hard to say if we were addicted to the excellent chef skills behind the counter or the fantastic prices, or maybe, we were just a bit nostalgic because our first child was born upstairs.The Chipmunk Grill is located in the first floor of Silverdale’s Harrison Hospital and we discovered the excellent food as my wife was a patient there after delivering our daughter through C-section. As a patient there you are entitled to order off the menu as well as your guests. The meals are prepared and delivered within 2...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2007

Big Apple Diner

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant

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Bremerton is a city with an identity crisis, but mixed up in its illness there are some rays of hope and unique places to dine.The Big Apple Diner is one of those places. As you enter you are first greeted by the locally made gifts and souvenirs to the right of the foyer. They are generally cute and look like items that senior citizens would be more apt to buy. The music then begins to fill your ears. If you close your eyes it’s as if you have taken a journey into the '50s and found yourself rubbing elbows with Richie Cunningham, Potsie, and The Fonz. When your eyes open you’re still there, taken back in time by the décor of the place. The large black and white tiled floor, the colors of the i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 23, 2007

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smallplasticman

smallplasticman
Stockton, Kansas