The Hama Hama Oyster Saloon is the ultimate outdoor restaurant for tasting locally raised shellfish.

After reading about it - seeing the pics and the enthusiastic endorsements on Tripadvisor - I need to hop on a ferry and find this place on the banks of Hood Canal.


PHOTO CREDIT: KING 5 Seattle (YouTube)


A big part of enjoying my food at a restaurant is its setting. What I'm looking at - listening to and smell while I visit and eat.

Have you ever been to an outdoor eatery - that encourages you to dress for the Winter elements?


-PHOTO CREDIT: King 5 Seattle (YouTube)


This unique restaurant is on Hood Canal's Western shore (The Olympic Mountains side) - in a town called Lilliwaup.


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The Hama Hama Oyster Saloon was recently named one of the “Best Restaurants in Washington State” by Seattle Met magazine


Hama Hama Oyster Company is a fifth generation family-run shellfish farm on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.


Hama Hama Oyster Saloon is open to the public, three days a week - Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 

They highly encourage online reservations for their limited Winter operating hours of 11am to 4pm.

Some people try and chance getting a table as a walk-in - this could result in a wait of 45 to 60 minutes.


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Reservations for the three available days are made online - Every Monday, starting at 9am. The fee for reserving a table (protected by a small weathered A-frame shelter - complete with a heating lamp above your table) is $75. The fee includes your reserved table and two dozen oysters - usually one dozen raw and one dozen grilled. You can let your host know when you show up how you’d like your two dozen oysters.


KING 5 Seattle (YouTube)

PHOTO CREDIT: KING 5 Seattle (YouTube)


They have other food items including clams, grilled salmon, Tillamook grilled cheese sandwiches, crab cake, white bean and smoked pork soup, and more. Full Menu - Gluten-free and dairy-free menu items are also available. Looking through Tripadvisor's feedback, I see they have a good selection of wine and beer. 


Hama Hama Oyster Saloon 

35846 N. US HWY 101

Lilliwaup, WA 98555                

Phone: (360) 877-5811


-PHOTO CREDIT: Washington Grown (YouTube)

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