Taking the ferry from Seattle to Bremerton is divine on a sunny afternoon. Classic way to start a dinner date in the Puget for sure! Destination: Boat Shed. A local hot spot.
Dinner started off with the customary calamari. Delicate squid battered but not fried long enough… bummer. The aoili was pretty authentic and the wasabi mayo had the right amount of kick.
Clam chowder was categorical for the restaurant’s location. Creamy. Chunky. Texture. Clam bite surprises in all the right places.
Coleslaw contained some of its own surprises. Napa cabbage added to the traditional green and purple cabbage with carrots. Instead of a heavy mayo medium, the rice vinegar-ish sweet Asian tang had a mild bite… Black sesame seeds for added crunch.
Though the beer batter was more doughy than flakey, the halibut was moist and bursting with natural flavor.
Cobb salad was piled high with tomatoes, cucumber, egg, bacon, and blue cheese crumbles. A healthy serving of grilled chicken and an added serving of chilled bay shrimp. Voila! A perfect cobb salad, Seattle style.
Service was great. Our server was funny and scarce. The water-bearer was on the ball and didn’t let the randomly angled umbrellas stop him. Definitely take advantage of outdoor seating if a nice day. Great views and elegant boats whisping by.
Do differently: Request calamari be cooked for 60 seconds longer. Not get fish and chips, rather get grilled salmon or halibut, etc. Ask for the bread earlier… very tasty.
Overall rating: 3.5/5
Price: $25 per person