Place to shop
Buck Bay Shellfish Farms
People always ask, "where is the best place for seafood?" Well, the answer is complicated...the once pristine Salish Sea is not as healthy as it used to be (pollution is at hazardous levels) and overfishing has taken its toll. That "wild" salmon featured in restaurants and stores is probably from…
Fresh Seafood market. Learn to shuck your own oysters and peel and eat shrimp on the bay.
If you love shellfish go here. Bring your own wine and bread from Rose's Bakery, buy some oysters, or clams, or whatever you love, sit down at a picnic table and enjoy!
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm offers fresh locally caught crab, prawns, salmon, halibut and other seasonal seafood. Take it home or eat it at the picnic tables. BYOB and bread and cheese. Should be open for the season in May
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm, located in the picturesque town of Olga on Orcas Island, provides live gourmet Pacific Oysters and clams
“Throughout the fall and winter, the Mansion Food services staff offers a unique set of festivities. December is the month that Rosario Resort hosts the "Festival of Trees" in which 15-20 non-profit organizations decorate a tree for the mansion. Visitors can come just to view them (open to public and free), or they can vote for their favorites for a nominal fee, and all proceeds are donated to that individual cause. Such fun, and so artistic! Most years there are also Musical offerings-- The Chamber Music festival offers a special program in mid to late December. There are performances on many evenings in the lounge--truly lovely musicians come and perform--sax, piano, clarinet, trumpet and others perform classics and jazz. And there is always a special night on New Year's Eve--often with dance-able music!”
“Excellent Asian fusion cuisine. Lots of fresh local produce used. Food that makes you feel good. Great for lunch if you’re out adventuring! Outdoor cafe (there is some covered seating, but be aware it is outdoors)”
“Excellent independent book store with best coffee on Orcas. Great children’s book section and interesting gifts.”
“Great old fashioned bar! Great place to eat if there is no room in the main dining room..”
“Did we mention we have a James Beard award-winning chef on the island? This place offers one of the best dining experiences in the state. I compare the food to Canlis in Seattle… but it’s more laid back and cozy. I love to sit at the counter to watch their tiny kitchen work it! You HAVE to eat here at least once… and don’t just order pizza. Do order pizza, but you have to order something else too. ”