Recommended Restaurants on Vashon Island

Vashon is home to some of the top restaurants in all of Seattle, Washington and even the country as our very own May’s Kitchen and Bar was rated one of the top Thai restaurants in the country. Visitors coming for just the day find it difficult to choose which restaurant to enjoy, so difficult in fact that we recommend staying for a few days, or even a week or month, to get a feel for the Island culture and to really experience all the great food that Vashon has to offer.

Browse through our more comprehensive collection of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and many otherĀ listings on our site.

the Wild Mermaid Vashon Island

Vashon Island’s newest addition is the completely renovated Wild Mermaid located just next to the North End Ferry dock on Vashon Island. A perfect stop for visitors to walk across the ferry for a coffee, pastry and amazing view of Puget Sound in a cozy atmosphere. Residents are excited to visit the quiet and peaceful location while they catch up on happenings and enjoy the same comfort that the owners have come to be known for with their first location Snapdragon just in town.


May Kitchen and Bar was started in 2012 and located in the heart of Vashon Island’s “town”. Just past the stop light on the left with parking located on the street. May’s calm atmosphere is very homey and inviting. Their food is a Thai inspired cuisine with signature cocktails that are sure to kick start your evening.

Bramble House Vashon IslandIn their own words Bramble House was opened with the premise that delicious food in a simple, sophisticated environment is the key to a happy life.

A simple cozy restaurant located just as you arrive into the main part of town, Bramble House is a simple home turned into a well known restaurant. Owned and operated by Top Chef AlumĀ Lia Lira this quaint little restaurant is teaming with an array of gourmet meals influenced by Lia’s world travels all made with local fresh fair.


Just a short drive through town brings you to Snapdragon Bakery and Cafe with delectable cakes, cookies, muffins and plenty of vegetarian breakfast and lunch options available. Wednesday and Sunday evenings starting at 6pm you can enjoy an evening of music entertainment. On a nice sunny day there is plenty of room on the back patio where the sounds of the water fountain and singing birds provide a peaceful tranquil surrounding while you enjoy your unique vegetarian meal.


It’s the bistro with the name just as quirky as the Island itself. The building itself built over 125 years ago, the location itself was, in fact, a Hardware Store prior to becoming a restaurant. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places the owners of this unique location’s mission was to create a “great good food” place where the community could come together. The food is bistro style with great hamburgers, farm fresh salads, soft tacos, fish and chips, and their famous truffle fries.