A couple of weeks ago we added a new member to our family a Blue Heeler puppy we named Hazel. What does that mean for me and Small Town Washington? I will now be experiencing and noting dog-friendly restaurants and accommodations.
On our first outing with Hazel, we took the ferry to the small town of Port Townsend, Washington to meet up with my parents and cousins. We spend a couple of hours walking around and then dined at Courtyard Café. My parents had previously eaten here and were fairly certain the cafe allowed dogs on the outside patio. They did and had lots of outside seating that wrapped around two sides of the building. Thankfully it was warm and sunny, and the perfect temperature to dine outside.
Foodie Friday: Courtyard Café in Port Townsend
I ordered the chef salad ($9.59) with roasted turkey, ham, shredded cheese, tomatoes, and a hard-boiled egg with balsamic dressing on the side. It also comes with olives, but I requested those be left off, and a large slice of homemade whole wheat bread. The salad was huge, and could have easily been shared or split in two and saved for another meal. The salad was tasty and fresh, and exactly what I expected.
My husband ordered the three napkin Reuben ($9.99) which comes with sliced corned beef, provolone, sauerkraut piled on three slices of caraway rye slathered with thousand island dressing. As a regular consumer of Reubens, he said the flavors were there, but the corned beef wasn’t tender, which made eating the sandwich difficult and because of that he wouldn’t order it again.
Their sandwiches are made on their homemade bread, and there is a choice of white, whole wheat, sourdough, and for $.75 extra gluten-free bread. Cold sandwiches are available in half sizes, but the hot sandwiches are only available as a whole. They also have limited alcoholic beverages available, as well as, brown bag lunches and customized picnic baskets, which would be handy if you planned a day at the beach or hiking at Fort Worden, or out on the water.
I would like to go back for breakfast as they have a few items that looked good like the savory herb biscuits and gravy ($6.99) and a meat quiche ($8.99), as well as, their sweets like ginger molasses and chocolate chip cookies ($1.50).
Where: 230 Quincy St. Port Townsend, Wa. 98368
What: Breakfast (8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and on Sunday, it is served until noon), Lunch (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), limited alcoholic beverages are available, as well as, brown bag lunches and customized picnic baskets.
Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays)
Want to Try: Savory Biscuits and Gravy ($6.99), Meat Quiche ($8.99), Chicken Pesto Cold Sandwich ($7.99)
Service: Meals are ordered inside and brought to your table.