You won't go wrong with a lunch or dinner at Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery (320 Commercial Ave., 360/588-1720, www.anacortesrockfish.com, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 11:30 a.m.–midnight Fri.–Sat., $15). Choices include seafood, pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and fresh ales from the on-the-premises brewery.
Just down the street is Brown Lantern Ale House (412 Commercial Ave., 360/293-2544, www.brownlantern.com, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun.–Wed., 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Thurs.–Sat., $10), where the burgers and halibut fish and chips are noteworthy and the classic pool table sees plenty of action.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition