“Warm House was one of the seasonal villages of the Makah people on the rainforest coast of Washington state. Warmhouse is the name given by the Makah Tribe to their new restaurant on the shores of Neah Bay” (tormodhellwig.com).
I am never sure how to interpret the latter complaint. If it takes an eon to receive menus and water, that is service. If your server disappears never to be seen again, that is service. Rudeness and/or incompetence, those are service. But when your food takes forever to reach your table, I don’t consider that to be the fault of the below minimum wage server. Anyway, we experienced nothing but prompt and pleasant service from two members of the Makah Tribe.
We both began with a cup of clam chowder which was a nice combination of potatoes, clams, onions, and carrots.
We then went on to share the Captains Plate—a very large platter of cod, calamari, and clam strips—and added a side of fries.
These weren’t bad clam strips—for Northwest clams. But while I have recognized the superiority of West Coast Dungeness crab over the blues found along the mid-Atlantic and Gulf states, I still will vociferously argue the superiority of East Coast clams—especially the Ipswich variety—over razor clams, which these were.
And the side of fries was a very large basket of good coated fries.
We found the Warmhouse Restaurant to be a very good lunch spot in Neah Bay and will give it a 4.0 Addie rating. And now off for the remainder of the day’s travels.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.
We had traveled US 101 to WA 112, which took us along the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Neah Bay. On our return trip to our RV park, we took a more inland route (WA 112 to WA 113 to US 101). This route took us through the Olympic National Forest and