If you are planning to dine out in Poulsbo, you will not find a lack of places to do so. One of the top places worth considering is Sheila’s Café, a renowned local establishment situated near the Poulsbo docks. The café makes the most of its small size and despite the lack of space this really is a fabulous restaurant that sums up the ambience of the city. Weekends, especially in the mornings, are always busy so you should expect to wait for about twenty minutes, however the wait is definitely worth it. For those who are patient enough, the classic breakfast that is served will be the best you have ever tasted and will not want to eat anywhere else every again. This includes two scrambled eggs and home fries, served with pepper and onions accompanied by thick cut toast. This breakfast also comes with the option of having some meat included and the local sausage comes highly recommended, slightly spiced and in a large grilled patty.
Tizley’s Europub is another place that is popular with both residents and visitors. The pub is above the newly opened Europa Deli on the front street and is next to the Sluy’s Bakery. By simply going upstairs, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view from the deck, so you can enjoy your meal in a tranquil setting with excellent service. Beer lovers will find a wide selection of foreign varieties to choose from all around the globe. The owners are Rob Di Filippo and Tammy Mattson, whose aim was to open a pub that would not only transform Poulsbo’s downtown area, but also bring new life and energy to the community. Aside from the beer and view, you can also enjoy good food, including Italian cuisine and German favorites like red cabbage and Schnitzel. The meals come in generous portions and all the food is light but full of flavor and freshly prepared from scratch, for your enjoyment. In addition, nothing in the restaurant is deep fried, making its food options a very healthy menu choice indeed. The restaurant is suitable for the whole family as the bar is separate from the dining area.
JJ’s Fish House is a more casual establishment that is located at the back of Front Street however this restaurant has the additional advantage of looking towards the waterfront. During the warmer summer months it is also possible for patrons to sit and dine in an outside area of restaurant during the summer. However, as it is a very popular choice for many it is usually busy so it is rare to find it quiet. It is more a place to go and eat good food, as opposed to offering a fine dining experience. Many visitors and locals are also drawn to Checkers, which is famous for having checkerboards painted on all its tables so diners can play checkers, while waiting for their food. Checkers is also good place to hang out and grab some ice cream but also offers its customers the opportunity buy some exquisite art paintings that are displayed therein.