Need a lunchtime getaway? Hoquiam hosts many different varieties of lunch and whether you have the appetite of a logger or just need a snack, the city has you covered.
The Passport Cafe
526 8th St
Soups, sandwiches, pizza, fresh bread, and gyros – this European-style cafe is unique to the Grays Harbor area. Grab an inexpensive gyro with lamb and breathe in the scent of bread that is fresh-baked daily. Make sure you head there early if you’re wanting to buy a loaf – they leave the building quickly! If you’ve had a long day, The Passport offers take-and-bake pizzas of several varieties. Top off your meal with a chunk of gooey, melt-in-your-mouth baklava.
8th Street Ale House
207 8th Street
Have a hankering for pub-food? 8th Street brings history, class, and great food together into one terrific location. Their fish and chips are some of the best in the Harbor and their Westport Burger is incredibly filling with it’s crab cake, thick beef patty, and cajun remoulade. The servings here are plentiful and well worth the dollars you spend.
Deidra’s Deli – Grays Harbor Farmer’s Market
1958 Riverside Ave
Tucked away in the Grays Harbor Farmer’s Market, Deidra’s Deli is known by locals for its comfortable atmosphere and friendly get-togethers. It’s the place people go to sit and visit and eat at a deli that’s been awarded many times for its soups and sandwiches that have a homemade touch. Take a few minutes before or after you eat to browse the many handmade items in the Farmer’s Market or purchase something from the bakery.
825 Simpson Ave
The queen of comfort food, the owner of this restaurant has been a pro at it for years running a successful restaurant at the Hoquiam airstrip. Despite the success, she closed it down to start an American Restaurant in downtown. It’s a great place for steak, meatloaf, fried chicken and mashed potatoes.
501 Simpson Ave
Reviews claim that this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant makes some incredibly authentic Mexican food. The atmosphere isn’t much to talk about, but the service and quality of the dishes are fantastic enough to bring travellers and locals back again and again. Get a taste of their in-house tortillas, tacos, and homemade salsa, then go back another day to try their pickled veggies and tortas.
The Grizzly Den
300 W Emerson Ave
Need a classic burger, french fries, and a milkshake? Look no further. This local favorite is right off the highway to the ocean and provides awesome service as well as delicious, thick burgers and sandwiches, ice cream and pumpkin pie milkshakes.