In the little seaside town of Seaview, Washington, lies some of the most quaint and upscale restaurants that can be compared with city experiences anywhere. The Depot Restaurant seems like just a little side-street diner until you step through the doors. Then you will be amazed at the impressive work that has gone into the restoration of the old train depot, a remnant of the Clamshell Railroad that once served the entire Long Beach Peninsula. Owners Michael Laelwicz and Nancy Gorshe have worked tirelessly and lovingly for 10 years to create a top-notch experience for diners.
Soft lighting and classy, relaxing décor combined with fresh, hand-crafted food are the hallmarks of the restaurant.
My bowl of macaroni, cheese and crab was most certainly not Kraft Mac & Cheese with a little crab thrown in. Dungeness Crab Mac, the homemade creation of satisfying, melt-in-your-mouth goodness was pure heaven. At first I was a little disappointed in the small bowl which I was served, but it was so rich and flavorful that if the bowl had been any bigger, I might have made myself sick trying to eat it all.
My husband had a mouth-watering clam chowder along with the Carne Asada Negro, and again, while it was a small amount on the plate, the flavors exploded in his mouth.
Admittedly, the prices are a bit steep for the typical family just getting away on a little weekend vacation. The Dungeness Crab Mac was $15.00, the Carne Asada Negro was $10.00 and these were the “small plates.” But knowing that going into it, you can be prepared.
The prices are also listed on their website (http://depotrestaurantdining.com/) so you can check prices out ahead of time there as well.
It’s easy to see why this tiny restaurant located off the beaten path has received so many awards such as Best Fine Dining, Best Desserts, Best Chowder, and Best Burgers, to name a few. The staff members were extremely professional yet friendly and the food was so good my mouth is watering as I remember the experience while writing this. Definitely a go-back-to place!
Getting there: Head west on Hwy. 101 to the Long Beach Peninsula. When you get onto the peninsula, you have to turn either right or left. Turn left, which is still Hwy. 101, then take the second right onto 38th Place. You will see the Depot Restaurant on your left.
1208 38th Place Seaview, WA 98644