The Bayview in Port Townsend

WP_20150412_025WP_20150412_022 WP_20150412_024During a day trip to this part of Washington. it was recommended we stop here for good food and nice scenery. We were not disappointed on either count. The Bayview, located at 1529 Water Street in the quaint little town of Port Townsend sits right on the water’s edge and allows a view of sailboats passing by, various birds looking for food at the water’s edge and beach, and is within walking distance of the local ferry. The food was excellent as well.

I opted for an easy standby, the open-faced hot turkey sandwich, and was served promptly with a rather large serving that varied a bit from what I’ve gotten in the past. Sitting next to about a week’s supply of red-skinned mashed potatoes and gravy were four pieces of toasted bread covered with huge slices of turkey and smothered with the same gravy that highlighted the mashed potatoes. It tasted like turkey, but I was dumbfounded by how big the original bird must have been to produce such large, thick slices.. I washed it down with Coke—another rarity since it seems almost illegal for public places to serve anything but Pepsi in Washington. There was also the mandatory portion of cranberries, but I’m that rare person who grew up in New Jersey and can’t stand cranberries. The service was courteous, timely, and unobtrusive, yet our every want was met without asking . In keeping with the tourist town tradition, the cashier’s area is laden with a large amount of postcards and free brochures.If you come to Port Townsend and don’t stop to eat at the Bayview, you may miss the best part of the experience.

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