If you are seeking something delicious to eat that doesn’t involve a mountain of dishes, then you need to head out for a meal. Eating out is not only great for the local economy, it means you don’t have to prepare a meal, giving you more time to enjoy your family and friends. Not sure where to eat in Snohomish? Check out this list of some of the best Snohomish restaurants.
Roger’s River View Bistro
Considered “Snohomish’s Hidden Gem” by many, Roger’s River View Bistro is a farm-to-table restaurant in Snohomish that serves up fresh food with local ingredients for dinner only. The chef-owned restaurant is “family motivated and community driven,” partnering with local favorites like Skip Rock Distillers, Roots & Shoots, Flying Tomato Farm, Snoqualmie Ice Cream and more to give you a menu that truly is local. And you can’t beat the gorgeous view of the river while you eat. Roger’s River View Bistro’s menu has a variety of dishes from burgers to rack of lamb, along with a kid’s menu that features classic favorites like chicken fingers and house-made Vermont cheddar mac and cheese. They are also known for their ample wine selection. They have vegetarian options as well. You can make reservations by calling 360-563-2800. For more information, visit the Roger’s River View Bistro website.
1011 First Street, Snohomish
Maltby Café in Snohomish has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1980. The current owners bought the place in 1988 and have been serving up “homemade country flavor” ever since. The restaurant resides in a 1937 schoolhouse gymnasium and cafeteria, the perfect setting for downhome cooking. The Maltby Café has won numerous awards for its breakfasts and brunches, including 25 years as the winner of the Best of Western Washington in the breakfast category, Travel + Leisure’s “100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America,” and many more. Their multi-page menu of breakfast, brunch, lunch and desserts has something for everyone. They even serve Starbucks espresso with almost 30 syrups to create the ultimate hot beverage. At breakfast, look for their prime rib omelet, country-style eggs benedict, or fruit-filled Maltby-style Swedish pancakes. For lunch, highlights include the Maltby grilled cheese and the Santa Fe burger. No matter the time of day, they are famous for their cinnamon rolls. They have vegan and gluten-free options as well. For more information, visit the Maltby Café website.
8809 Maltby Road, Snohomish
Jake’s Café on Second Street
Those looking for family-friendly dining in Snohomish should check out Jake’s Café on Second Street. This ‘50s themed diner is the perfect casual dining experience and kids will likely get a kick out of the atmosphere that has plenty of things to look at while waiting for their meal, including a giant Betty Boop statue. Jake’s Café on Second Street serves homemade dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Customer favorites include fluffy omelets, eggs Benedict and French fries visitors claim are so good you don’t need ketchup! Servings are large, so you won’t leave hungry. For more information, visit the Jake’s Café on Second Street Facebook page.
790 2nd Street, Snohomish
Andy’s Fish House
If you love seafood, then you need to check out Andy’s Fish House in Snohomish. This restaurant is known for its locally caught fish, which they turn into some of the freshest seafood dishes around. The casual dining area is great for families or a date night. Weather permitting, you can sit outside on the large patio with a lovely view of the Snohomish River. When it comes to the menu, customer favorites include the clam chowder, fish tacos and the large selection of fish and chips. You’ll find some unique items too, like BBQ oyster on the half shell and smoked salmon fettuccini. You can even get Dungeness crab in the shell. Aside from fresh caught seafood, they have a variety of local beers on tap. They also have gluten-free options, including gluten-free battered fish. For more information, visit the Andy’s Fish House website.
1229 1st Street, Snohomish
Whether you are looking for dine in or take out, J&L BBQ is the place to go for mouth-watering barbecue in Snohomish. The owner of J&L is a Snohomish County local, whose barbecue roots go back three generations to his grandfather from North Carolina. As a chef, Joel Sexton wanted to make sure his barbecue was the “real deal” so he serves up traditional southern barbecue cooked right there on-site in a custom pit. It worked. He has earned a reputation of having the best barbecue around. By far the customer favorite, the brisket is so deliciously smoked that no sauce is needed. Other favorites include the baked beans and pulled pork. For more information, visit the J&L BBQ website.
130 Avenue D, Snohomish