Best Salmon Sandwich in Washington (2017)


The Pacific Northwest region is deservedly famous for its stellar seafood, including the six varieties of Pacific salmon pulled from the waters of Washington State. Chinook, coho and sockeye are the most common and can be cedar planked, smoked (hot or cold), blackened, cured or grilled, and served between two slices of bread.

  • Adrift Restaurant

    Adrift Restaurant

    The Salish Burger from Adrift Restaurant in Anacortes can be made with wild caught grilled or Cajun blackened salmon topped with lemon avocado dressing, balsamic glazed red onions and lettuce.
    Photo courtesy of Adrift Restaurant / Facebook

  • Mike's Seafood

    Mike's Seafood
    Ocean Shores

    At Mike's Seafood in Ocean Shores, guests can order a fried red king salmon sandwich, served on fresh-baked focaccia bread with lettuce, onion, pickle and tomato. Alternately, there's a smoked salmon muffuletta with provolone, lettuce, tomato and a mix of green and black olives, artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper and garlic.
    Photo courtesy of Mike's Seafood

  • Ray's Café

    Ray's Café

    Ray's Cafe serves a blackened wild keta salmon sandwich with whole grain mustard aioli, red onion slaw and fresh avocado on a ciabatta bun. Side options include batter-dipped fries, sweet potato fries or a caesar or garden salad.
    Photo courtesy of Ray's Cafe

  • Chuckanut Manor

    Chuckanut Manor

    At Chuckanut Manor in the town of Bow, hungry diners enjoy grilled wild Alaskan king salmon on fresh-baked focaccia with fresh dill, preserved lemon and caper tartar sauce, red onions and pickled cucumber.
    Photo courtesy of Chuckanut Manor Seafood & Grill

  • Von's 1000 Spirits

    Von's 1000 Spirits

    Wild salmon meets Asian flavors at Von's 1000 Spirits, where the star sandwich is made with a hoisin-glazed salmon hamburger, pickled vegetables, fermented red chili aioli, sweet and sour fresnos, fresh cilantro and and a house-made sourdough bun.
    Photo courtesy of Stephanie Forrer / Von's 1000 Spirits

  • Delicatus


    The Ballard Lox sandwich at Delicatus in Seattle comes with house-cured wild salmon lox, capers, shaved red onion, fresh arugula, olive oil and sun-dried tomato cream cheese on toasted ciabatta bread.
    Photo courtesy of Delicatus

  • Duke's Chowder House

    Duke's Chowder House
    Seattle & Tacoma

    At Duke's Chowder House, a popular salmon preparation is the Savory Chipotle Wild Salmon Sandwich – 5 or 8 ounces of salmon with fresh avocado, tomato and chipotle aioli on rosemary bread from Essential Baking Co.
    Photo courtesy of Duke's Chowder House / Facebook

  • Pike Place Chowder

    Pike Place Chowder

    Pike Place Chowder in Seattle offers two different salmon sandwiches. The first is a wild salmon sandwich served with lemon caper mayo, tomato, red onion and lettuce – simple and delicious. The second is an alder smoked salmon roll tossed with fresh corn salsa.
    Photo courtesy of Pike Place Chowder

  • FareStart Restaurant

    FareStart Restaurant

    Seattle's FareStart Restaurant makes their blackened salmon sandwich by coating a wild salmon filet in house-made blackening spice and serves it on a toasted brioche roll with a side of lemon caper aioli.
    Photo courtesy of Liz Mech / FareStart

  • Shuckers Oyster Bar

    Shuckers Oyster Bar

    Shuckers Oyster Bar in Seattle has a BLT on their sandwich menu, but with a twist. In addition to bacon, lettuce and tomato, this sandwich comes with smoked salmon and basil pesto aioli on grilled sourdough bread.
    Photo courtesy of Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Who serves the best salmon sandwich in Washington? 10Best editors joined forces with a local Washington food writer and The Food Channel to nominate 20 worthy restaurants across the state. and then we turned it over to our readers to vote for their favorites. After four weeks of daily voting, the results are in!

The top 10 winners in the category Best Salmon Sandwich in Washington are as follows:

  1. Adrift Restaurant - Anacortes
  2. Mike's Seafood - Ocean Shores
  3. Ray’s Café - Seattle
  4. Chuckanut Manor - Bow
  5. Von's 1000 Spirits - Seattle
  6. Delicatus - Seattle
  7. Duke's Chowder House - Seattle & Tacoma
  8. Pike Place Chowder - Seattle
  9. FareStart Restaurant - Seattle
  10. Shuckers Oyster Bar - Seattle

Congratulations to all these winning sandwiches, and remember to keep this list handy next time you're hungry in Washington State.

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