If you like food you’ll love Bainbridge Island. From family-friendly breakfasts to boutique whiskeys to elegant dining, the island has it all. You’ll find your own local treasures but here are some good places to start:
Streamliner Diner, 397 Winslow Way, Winslow. Breakfast/lunch. Big portions of fresh ingredients, tasty omelets, scrambles, and more. Allow some time, this place is popular with locals and tourists alike.
Sawatdy, 8770 Fletcher Bay Rd, Island Center. Delicious Thai food. Family friendly. Very popular for take-out. Call ahead and get a time for pick-up.
Hitchcock, 133 Winslow Way, Winslow. Elegant dining. This well-known farm to table menu sources much of their produce from island growers.
Via Rosa 11, 10320 NE Valley Rd, Rolling Bay. An unlikely place for a knockout Italian restaurant, but the proof is in the food. Some family-style seating but primarily a take-out format. Loud, busy, always fun.
Hammy’s, 4688 Lynwood Center Rd, Lynwood Center. Big, juicy burgers and classic prepared fries. Taking the kids? After lunch check out the cats at PAWS a couple of doors down.
Blackbird Bakery, 210 Winslow Way, Winslow. Staffed with people who are passionate about coffee and baking, Blackbird has set the standard on the island for more than 20 years.
Harbour Public House, 231 Parfitt Way, Winslow. Far and away the island’s most popular watering hole. Sit at the bar long enough and the entire adult population will pass through. Good food, fun staff.
Bainbridge Organic Distillers, 9727 Coppertop Loop. These guys made the Best Craft Whiskey in the US (2016) and if you live on the island, you can drop in for tastings. Also notable vodka and gin.
Fletcher Bay Winery, 9415 Coppertop Loop. Jim and Sharon started this winery in their garage and many awards later it’s a big deal now. A fun to place to have a glass of red, especially if Sharon is behind the bar.
Groceries Town and Country Market (Winslow Way) has been setting the table with premium quality produce, meats, and baked goods since 1957. At the center of the island on High School Road and Hwy 305 is Safeway, not quite as premium but priced accordingly. And don’t forget the Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market, Every Saturday spring – fall next to City Hall. Support our local farmers!
Pets Paws & Fins has been serving the island’s dogs, cats, birds, fish, and reptiles for more than 20 years. They carry 50 brands of dry, canned, frozen, and fresh pet food plus anything else you might need. They’re near Safeway at 360 Tormey Lane.
Clothing and Gifts Petit & Olson, 156 Winslow Way, A mix of vintage and modern chic. Two doors away is Hattie Rose, a vintage inspired lifestyle shop. Right around the corner at 104 Madison is Adorn, a jewelry designer’s studio – custom or retail or diy. A block east, near Town & Country, is Danger, a fun shop of art, furniture, clothing, cards, and jewelry.
Big Box Stores If parking lots and pared down prices are more your style, the big retailers aren’t far away. 14 miles east, at the end of Hwy 305 in Poulsbo, you’ll find Walmart, Petco, Home Depot, and Office Max. Just another 9 miles north of Poulsbo on Hwy 3 is Silverdale, with Costco, Trader Joe’s, Macy’s, TJ Maxx, Best Buy, Old Navy, Lowe’s, Kohl’s, Home Goods, and many more.