Featured Winery: Leonetti Cellars

Loess Vineyard at the Figgins Family Wine Estate -(photo from Leonetti Cellars) The Figgins Family Wine Estate has a deep history spanning over a century in Walla Walla Washington. The Leonetti Cellar was founded in 1977 as the valley’s first commercial winery. We’ve curated a collection of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vintages ranging from 2004 … Read more

2018 Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator

Each year Wine Spectator awards a number of restaurants honoring wine programs by recognizing lists that display excellent breadth across multiple regions and/or significant vertical depth of top wines, along with superior presentation. Each wine lists selected features a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and … Read more

Featured Wine: And Why am I Mr. Pink? Rosé

It’s only March but the first mouthwatering Rosés of the season are starting to arrive! We’ve selected a Washington wine. This rosé that comes from collaboration between two winemakers in the Columbia Valley. And Why Mr. Pink? rosé sets a scene for spring from our cellar to your table. And Why am I Mr. Pink? … Read more

The Oysters of the Pacific Northwest

Pacific northwest oysters

    The Oyster Bar began in the 1920s as a small shack dedicated to selling oysters to Chuckanut Drive travelers. Nearly 100 years later, we now offer a variety of upscale seafood dishes, but our hearts remain on the half-shell, which is why we offer diners the chance to try a variety of oysters … Read more

The Oyster Bar: On the Half Shell, In the News

Oyster Bar Reviews As a restaurant with a long history in the region, we’ve been featured in a long number of publications and personal blogs! Below, we’ve gathered some our favorite reviews, recollections, and write-ups in one place — a sort of scrapbook of people’s experiences with us throughout the years. We’re delighted to see … Read more

Things To Do Around Chuckanut Drive

Things to do around Chuckanut Drive

Places Near Chuckanut Drive As we wrote about in March, the scenic Chuckanut Drive turns 100 this year! The stunning view from the historic highway – all dappled light, lush greenery, and splashing ocean – is enough of a reason to visit, but why not make a whole day out of exploring Chuckanut? The surrounding … Read more

Award Winning Wines from Around the World

The Oyster Bar’s Wine Cellar Can it be a perfect meal without a perfectly paired wine to accompany it? We don’t believe it’s possible! That’s why we at The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive strive to fill our wine cellar with award winning wines to enhance your night-out experience. Oyster Bar owner Guy Colbert and … Read more

The Benefits of Fresh Fish – Heart, Mind, and Soul

The Benefits of Fresh Fish Fish is one of our favorite ingredients to work with. Not only are they delicious, they’re also an incredibly healthy addition to your diet! Eating fish once or twice a week can have positive full-body results. Here are just a few reasons to eat more fresh fish: Fresh Fish is … Read more

Chuckanut Drive – A Century Old and Still Looking Good

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The 100th Anniversary of Chuckanut Drive The incomparable Chuckanut Drive is turning 100 this year! Chuckanut Drive, or State Highway 11 if we’re being official, was completed in the spring of 1916. Since then, it’s been a favorite cruising spot for those looking for a drive with a view—and good food! The now scenic highway … Read more

This March: Small Plate Crab Dishes!

This month, it’s alright to feel crabby! That’s because the Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive is offering a number of delicious small plate crab dishes throughout March and April. (Not available Easter weekend) Our chefs have whipped up a number of mouth-watering crab dishes for you to enjoy. Perhaps you’d like to try the Snow … Read more