Apr 222015
Strawberry rhubarb  cobbler at the Halfway House Restaurant

Strawberry rhubarb cobbler at the Halfway House Restaurant


Nothing is as soothing and replenishing after a hard day clamming at the beach than devouring the cobbler of the day at the Halfway House Restaurant in Brinnon.

A shellfish harvesting pilgrimage to Dosewallips State Park is not complete without a huge homemade cobbler a la mode. My choice was the strawberry rhubarb cobbler and it did not disappoint. Fresh out of the oven, the buttery and flaky crust reminded me that some desserts are not meant to be shared. The filling had just the right amount of sweetness and tartness. Fresh clams and cobbler, all is right in the world!


Jul 142012
Chicken caesar salad at the Halfway House

Chicken Caesar salad at the Halfway House

We stayed near Brinnon WA on a family trip to the Hood Canal area last week. There aren’t many dining options in Brinnon so we chose the Halfway House Restaurant off of Highway 101 based on positive reviews on Yelp. We were not disappointed!

To my surprise, two of my kids ordered the chicken Caesar salad. My other daughter ordered the quesadilla. While they will sometimes eat salad at home, salad is not something they usually order when eating out. We were quite impressed by the huge serving when it came out. In the adult size version (the half portion is shown above), there must have been close to a pound of chicken breast layered upon a mound of greens.  The chicken was cooked perfectly — slightly browned, tangy, and very moist. My kids raved about the salad and almost ate their entire serving. My other daughter’s quesadilla, on the other hand, was acceptable but “not as good as Daddy’s.”

Halfway House Restaurant, Brinnon WA

Halfway House Restaurant, Brinnon WA

The pies at the Halfway House sealed the deal for my kids. We ordered the cherry and marionberry pies. They were phenomenal! Unfortunately, the pies were devoured before I could even get a picture of them. Just the right amount of sweetness, a moist thin crust and succulent fruit inside. The pies reminded me of the delicious pies I had in San Diego earlier in the year. The kids liked the pies so much that they wanted to eat pies for lunch the next day.

If you ever happen to be in the Brinnon area, the Caesar salad and homemade fruit pies are definitely worth going out of your way for.