oysters 1/2 shell
1/2 dozen or dozen $14/$26
mignonette, cocktail, lemon
1/2 dozen fried $14
mama lil’s tartar, frisee, lardons
peel and eat shrimp $10
1/2 pound, cocktail sauce, old bay mayo
smoked trout dip $13
house salt and pepper chips, capers, celery leaf, shallot
poutine o’ the sea $13
little neck clams, fries, chowder, bacon and scallion
(add market fish $4)
fried brussels sprouts $10
hoisin, spicy mayo, shallot, bonito flake
apple salad $10
honeycrisp, pickled raisins, celery, feta, sherry vinaigrette
butter lettuce $11
shaved radish, grapefruit, pecorino, fine herbs, sherry vinaigrette
brisket dip $15
caramelized onion, bread & butter pickles, swiss, smokey jus, fries
fishwich BLT $14
market fish, bacon, bibb lettuce, tomato, mayo, fries
fish and chips $14
cornmeal crusted rockfish, dill fries, pickled mayo
seafood chowder (bowl) $11
bacon, potato cream, oyster crackers
soup and salad $11
cup of chowder, side butter lettuce salad
steamed clams $14
andouille sausage, black-eyed peas, leeks, fennel, potato bread
Monday-Saturday – 11:30am-3:00pm
for to-go orders.
Hans Bugge began operating the clam cannery at Washington Harbor in 1905 as a one-man operation that soon became a thriving enterprise of 40 workers at peak times. The Bugge Cannery also had four boats, including the J.R. McDonald, the Phoenix, and the Lincoln, for clam transportation.
By 1914, the cannery was lucratively producing 10,000 cases of Tureen brand littleneck clams that were shipped north to Alaska and as far south as San Francisco.
The cannery provided seasonal employment to women, Jamestown S’Klallam tribal members, and local farmers. Some of our local residents recall their working experiences:
Tom Taylor remembers harvesting clams at night using hats with lamps to light the way.
Mayme (Messenger) Faulk was a teenager in 1944 when she worked at Washington Harbor cracking crabs. She recalls her first day’s pay being $1.25 an hour. Thereafter, she was paid by the pound.
The late Mrs. Laura Bugge was once asked how she opened the clams, and she replied, “With a can opener.”