Here are seven food stops known for their service, character, and all-around deliciousness to travelers at the beginning or end of their Mountain Loop adventure.
Ice Cream from Bluebird Cafe in Arlington
A real cowboy’s ranch home to horses. Try anything from rib-eye to salmon to scampi. Reservations are required on certain days, so call ahead.
22016 Entsminger Road, Arlington, WA 98223 | (360) 474-8313
Want some pizza with your coffee? Locals can’t get over the perfectly flaky crust served here.
1180 Cascade Street, Darrington, WA 98241 | (360) 436-9603
An information treasure trove, come browse while you nibble on a tasty breakfast sandwich and get a dose of small-town hospitality.
1085 Darrington Street, Darrington, WA 98241 | (360) 630-7673
For a classic 50’s diner experience, stop at the Bluebird for a hearty breakfast of blueberry pancakes before embarking on that long hike. They’ve been feeding hungry travelers since 1958.
308 N. Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA 98223 | (360) 435-2724
Mirkwood prides itself on its tattoo house and on its all organic and free-range menu. Mostly vegetarian, any non-vegetarian items can be made so. Just ask.
117 Division Street, Arlington, WA 98223 | (360) 403-9020
A veteran-owned eatery that serves breakfast all-day with Black Rifle coffee. Hanky Pie’s prides itself on being family-friendly. Locals know that their made-from-scratch pastries are on point every day.
106 Cascade Avenue,Granite Falls, Washington 98252 | (360) 691-9413
With all meats smoked in-house, customers claim Barbecue Bucket has the best barbecue around. Come with an empty stomach.
402 E Stanley Street, Granite Falls, WA 98252 | (360) 691-1215