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  • Dinner Daily: 4 – 9pm
Tags: The Oyster Bar

Don’t Like Seafood? Try our 3 New Mushroom Dishes

Whether you are an avid seafood fan or a non-seafood lover, our team is pleased to offer a unique dining experience at one of the most picturesque spots of Chuckanut Drive at the Oyster Bar terrace!

Health benefits of mushroom dishes

Rich in nutrients, mushrooms are among the most powerful superfoods, products with maximum nutritional benefits for minimum calories.

Additionally, mushrooms provide our bodies with vital organic nutrients: fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

According to numerous studies of the last decade, the regular consumption of mushroom dishes helps reduce cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar regulation and lower insulin levels.

The control over these factors allows for decreasing heart disease risk.

You can further enhance the advantages of mushroom consumption by complementing other healthy foods – vegetables, cheese, and nuts.

To combine health benefits with the excellent savor, we have selected shitake mushrooms and oyster mushrooms.

Both are fungi with the most umami flavor (a distinctive meaty taste), among the five basic tastes, alongside bitter, salty, sour, and sweet. The Japanese term umami literary means ‘a pleasant savory taste’.

Thus, each mushroom dish at the Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive represents a healthy choice and a delicious experience.

The mushroom choices at the Oyster Bar

Begin with one of our original lunch appetizers – the Mushroom Tartlet, $ 19.50. The basis of the dish is a classic combination of mushrooms and leeks mixed with whipped goat cheese and roasted garlic.

Due to its tangy nuances, the Mushroom Tartlet is a perfect stimulator of the appetite.

For the main dish, you can choose the Vegetarian Spinach Gnocchi, $ 19, or the Fresh Summer Asparagus Soup, Cup – $ 6,75, Bowl – $ 11.50.

The Vegetarian Spinach Gnocchi is one of the most praised specialties at the Oyster Bar. Our guests appreciate the selection of nutritious ingredients and the exquisite taste they provide.

We make the dumplings by mixing shitake mushrooms with asparagus, celeriac, roasted garlic, baby spinach, snap peas, and toasted pecans.

In addition, a light goat cheese cream enriches the dish with tart, earthy notes.

For mushroom lovers, who favor fewer ingredients in mushroom dishes, we offer the Fresh Summer Asparagus Soup.

In this lightly cream vegetarian soup, oyster mushrooms act as a flavorful garnish.

Due to their mild savory anise flavor, oyster mushrooms work well with another original ingredient – Manchego cheese.

With its original slight piquancy, the concentrated flavor of the uncooked pressed-curd sheep cheese contrasts vividly with the mushrooms.

Consider pairing the mushroom dishes with elegant Pinot Noir or earthy Syrah from the Oyster Bar’s  wine list; each wine matches perfectly with the rich flavors of the mushrooms.

Call to make an early reservation 360-766-6185!

5 best local activities before dinner at the Oyster Bar

Go local with our tips for interesting things to do on Chuckanut Drive in spring.

Get finger puppets on South Fork Farms

South Fork Farms in Mount Vernon attracts visitors with different activities related to interacting with alpacas.

Looking for original souvenirs from one of the memorable stops on Chuckanut Drive? Buy miniature finger puppets from alpaca wool for only 3 $ apiece.

You can also find other wonderful mood boosters like felted soap or mini alpaca (8.5 $ apiece).

Monday-Saturday, 11 am-4 pm. Closed Sundays. Open also by appointment.

Try a homemade ice-cream from Snow goose produce

Made with natural ingredients, a massive ice cream cone has become one of the most important local culinary attractions of Mount Vernon’s local market.

The creamy component of the dessert is made with natural ingredients from Lopez Island Creamery and waffle cones are handmade by Snow goose produce, a family-run market.

48 flavors are available!

Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn about tulip farming in Skagit County Historical Museum

Reopened after a long break caused by the COVID restrictions, the museum has invited visitors to the exhibition Art of Jesus Guillen Exhibit.

In his paintings, drawings, and sculptures, the artist and seasonal farmworker captured daily life on American tulip plantations in the middle of the 20th century.

Small groups only up to 6 people.

Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. until May 3, 2021.

Discover wood carving art in Smith & Vallee Gallery

With her wooden art projects (March, 5-28), Marceil DeLacy from Seattle aims to ‘give voice to nature’.

Thought-provoking asymmetrical compositions in natural wooden colors reflect different environmental concerns.

Simplicity is the main feature of Marceil’s works who never color the compositions.

Smith & Vallee Gallery is a great destination for art lovers all year round due to their regular indoor and outdoor exhibitions.

Friday – Sunday 1- a.m. – 5 p.m.

Enjoy sunset views from Oyster Dome

Oyster Dome hike with its gorgeous views is a not-to-be-missed thing to do on Chuckanut Drive. It’s better to start early as the trail gets busy later especially during weekends. You can park at Samish Overlook.

Popular both with experienced hikers and beginners, the challenging 13-kilometer walk excites everyone.

Complete your eventful day on the terrace of the Oyster Bar. Call and make a reservation 360-223-5811.

 

It’s All About The Oysters

Local Oysters

It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest is home to some of the best seafood the world has to offer. This undeniable fact is part of the reason that The Oyster Bar‘s proprietors, Guy and Linda Colbert, originally moved to the area. Since taking ownership of the restaurant in the early 1990′s the two have tirelessly sought to provide both top notch preparation of these marine delicacies as well as the most calming atmosphere in which to enjoy them.

Samish Bay

As our name might suggest, The Oyster Bar On Chuckanut Drive offers a variety of fresh, local Oysters. Located past the cliff and just beyond the restaurant is beautiful Samish Bay. If one were to happen upon the bay during high tide, it would appear deceptively deep. To wait just a few hours longer would be to reveal a hidden bounty, dutifully collected by the men and women of Taylor Shellfish Farm.

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Taylor Shellfish Farm

Just below the cliff and directly off of Chuckanut Drive, Taylor Shellfish Farm provides The Oyster Bar with a wide variety of fresh, local shellfish on a daily basis. A trip to their Chuckanut Drive location yields not only spectacular views but the ability to handpick from the live dungeness crab, fresh mussels, and a wide variety of fresh oysters grown and harvested on site. If you’re lucking enough to pass by the area during the right year, and the right time, you’ll even get to see Oyster Creek full of spawning salmon.

Here at the Oyster Bar we are proud to be able to say that our mussels, clams, Samish Bay Oysters and Kumamoto Oysters come directly from Samish Bay. With the help of Taylor Shellfish Farm, we’ve been able to provide the freshest shellfish the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

If you find yourself travelling along Chuckanut Drive this summer, or simply need a break on a trip between Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, WA, we’d like to recommend these fresh, delicious delicacies. And if you like what you find, you might even try stopping by Taylor Shellfish Farm to pick up a dozen or two from their on site retail shop. After all, it’s just a stone’s throw away.


Make a Reservation

Warm up by our fireplace. Call ahead to reserve your seat at the table! 360-766-6185

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Featured Wine: Domaine Magdalena Cabernet Sauvignon

(Bin #1114 $87) This sophisticated, balanced Washington Red is everything a Cabernet from Red Mountain should be. It’s fine tannins accent the beautiful notes of blackberry, rose petal and earth. Domaine Magdalena is not only beautifully made but also thoughtfully made. The wine undergoes wild yeast fermentation, is unfiltered and is Demeter certified biodynamic. This wine can stand alone but would pair nicely with so many of our dishes including our vegetarian and wild game options.

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For Your Favorite Foodies

Call Today for Your Reservation!

Call 360.766.6185

+ Closing times may vary seasonally so please call for a reservation if wishing to dine after 8pm.

+ It is our policy not to seat parties with children under 9 years of age unless our downstairs dining room is unoccupied.