Where to look for inventive date nights in the Harbor
Gig Harbor is known for its natural beauty and charming community, meaning there are a multitude of places to pop in for a romantic evening. From sipping craft cocktails to inventive fine dining, the city’s cuisine options are varied, offering refined American fare to Italian, Japanese and some of the freshest seafood out there. Many restaurants also offer an option for a pack-and-go picnic.
Stroll through downtown, stopping at art galleries and independent boutiques before popping in for a happy hour preview of Harbor-created spirits at Heritage Distillery, Hop Pharm, local brews at 7 Seas or the Finholm Market taps. For the perfect view of a Gig Harbor sunset, grab a patio table at the award-winning Tides Tavern—voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the Best Seafood Shacks in the country, and by Coastal Living Magazine as one of the Best Seafood Shacks of All Time.
Step up the ambiance with a complimentary glass of bubbly along with refined New American cuisine at Brix25, or head to The Marketplace Grille after a day on the water for come-as-you-are dining with local favorites like Fish and Chips and Pan-Fried Oysters. Take in the view overlooking the Head of the Bay at Morso, or join the harborside at Anthony's, indoors or on the patios outside—both are equally exceptional!
For a brunch date, settle into a spot on the outdoor deck of NetShed No.9, overlooking the harbor’s morning paddle, and test out an amazing plate of French Toast. You’ll find many other casual and up-scale dining options along the waterfront—a perfect opportunity to wander and explore the next destination to whet your appetite. Devoted Kiss Café is a great stop for a relaxed or on-the-go breakfast with a menu that locals line up for.
For sustainable dining options, head inland to Table 47, where the motto is “Fresh to the Core.” Explore a variety of options, from shareable plates to sustainably sourced entrées in an upscale yet casual setting. Attached to the Ocean5 complex, this is a perfect setting for parents to unwind while the kids explore the arcade, laser tag arena or bowling alley.
Heading over to Uptown, you’ll find Green.House, an American eatery featuring seasonally driven menus focused on local seafood and locally sourced meats and produce. The standout here is the regional wine tasting flights. Across the street, a festive and lively atmosphere greets you at Moctezuma's Restaurant & Tequila Bar.
In any neighborhood you explore, Gig Harbor is full of exceptional destinations to discover while enjoying a romantic evening—or weekend—away.