La Conner Channel Grill is the place to refresh yourself after wine tasting at Silver Bell Winery, meandering through art galleries or lingering on La Conner’s waterfront. La Conner Channel Grill is a cheerful little restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining. The days of yore décor and the dark interior lighting help make the dining room a cozy, comfortable place to pass the time. Owners and sole employees Tim Bly and Joanna Gould started the restaurant in 2011 and never looked back; good thing too, because the fare is delicious, abundant and affordable. This wharf-side restaurant offers an impressive seafood menu from which one might enjoy the region’s marine life.

There is nothing like sharing a big order of steamed clams and a refreshing libation with friends, especially when feasting on Chef Tim’s local steamer clams that he cooks in a flavorful garlic butter sauce with a white wine reduction. Fries, clams, wine, cocktails, friends — it’s a perfect way to conclude an afternoon adventure.

This little restaurant serves surf and turf to suite any dining preference, La Conner Channel Grill is your one-stop shop. The Pecan Baked Salmon is a mouth-watering dish of wild salmon, honey Dijon butter sauce and toasty pecans. The salmon is always fresh and perfectly cooked. The corn fed beef is dry aged for 28 days, a process that allows the rich mellow flavors of the beef to develop and intensify when cooked. The 10 ounce New York Strip is a beautifully marbled, skillfully prepared loin cut. This steak is remarkably delicious meal to have with a glass of Silver Bell 2012 Dineen Vineyard Syrah. If this wine isn’t on the wine list walk across the street to the winery, buy a bottle and pay the modest corkage fee; you won’t be disappointed. The combination of beef and Syrah is a gastronomic cavalcade of delight.

La Conner is a sleepy little artsy town, often reflected in business hours: Open from 4:00-11:00 Friday and Saturday and 4:00 – 10:00 the rest of the week. Review La Conner Channel Grill’s menu at (

La Conner Channel Grill
110 1st St., La Conner