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Nanci and Jimella's Cafe and Cocktails

21712 Pacific Way, Ocean Park, WA 98640-3220
+1 360-665-4847
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
21712 Pacific Way, Ocean Park, WA 98640-3220
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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We came for dinner because of a recommendation and it did not disappoint. Started with crack cocktail which we shared. I had the bouillabaisse which was perfectly cooked and tasty. Clam chowder and Cesar salad for hubby. He enjoyed that for a lighter dinner. Dessert...More

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We had a wonderful dinner. I had nicely pan fried oysters which of course are local. My husband had a seafood risotta which was one of the specials that night. The Baja Margaritas were excellent.

Thank ktuk2015
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I enjoyed Happy Hour yesterday at this wonderful little restaurant. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay from the Happy Hour menu and was pleasantly surprised. It was only $6 and for that price I was not expecting much, but it was excellent. The Happy Hour...More

Thank KJthe10snut
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Nancy and Jimella have a long history of producing wonderful food, starting with the Ark Restaurant in Oysterville which I remember from way back in the '80's. Today, alas Jimella is no longer with us, but Nancy is now operating a restaurant on the main...More

Thank cgorenco
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We had heard so much about this place and being foodies we had to visit... Yes it was ok but to be honest it was not as good as we expected.

Thank angiep389
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We have eaten at Nanci & Jimella's annually for the past several years and found the food always outstanding. Nanci and Jimella were the owner/chefs of the Ark Restaurant in Nahcotta, Washington for many years. Their restaurant expertise followed them to this new establishment. Unfortunately,...More

1  Thank amb_on_MI
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Discovered this gem thanks to TripAdvisor and it actually exceeded our expectations. Everything we tried was excellent and their Scotch (as in whisky) local salmon entree, featured the night we were there, was sublime. Had a lovely visit with the owner, Nancy, who filled us...More

Thank Lorraine23California
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This is a small high quality restaurant in Klipsan Beach near Ocean Park Washington. The owner Nancy owns the restaurant. She and her partner Jimella,recently deceased, have run restaurants for years. They were winners of several culinary awards including the prestigious James Beard awards. The...More

Thank Timtam49
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We took a large group and they were very accommodating. We had not been to this location but had frequented The Ark and we were confident we would not be disappointed. Although, a little expensive, it was a wonderful dinner.

Thank Rosie L
Reviewed 5 April 2015

I remember the Ark as being a wonderful place that my family made pilgrimages to. It was the closest to European restaurants back before Seattle and Portland woke up to our amazing regional foods. This visit lived up to all of my expectations. The service,...More

Thank Leslie5437
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Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 40
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21712 Pacific Way, Ocean Park, WA 98640-3220
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ocean Park
  • Phone Number: +1 360-665-4847
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Nanci Main and late Jimella Lucas are two Northwest chefs who have created impeccable food legends and customer loyalty. Their Ark Restaurant and bakery in Nahocotta, Washington gained a national following for 22 years. Nanci and Jimella's Cafe' opened in 2004. The Menu includes classic offerings from The Ark and link memory and flavor. Fisherman deliver fresh catch through the back door, clams and oysters come fresh from Willapa Bay and local suppliers of organic produce and meats confirm their commitment to taste and health. The cocktail lounge serves top shelf handcrafted cocktails and there is a well rounded wine list. The Bakery makes homemade breads and desserts daily. Warm rolls are served at each table. Locally roasted organic coffee fills your cup with wonderful aromas. The intimate dining room has a comfortable bistro atmosphere and sparkles with tiny lights and fresh flowers. Chef Katie Witherbee studied with both Nanci and Jimella as well as the Le Cordon Bleu, Portland. She is a gifted chef in her own right and has built a menu that is both innovative and delicious. "The food is nothing short of outstanding...I would not hesitate to make the gastronomic pilgrimage again. " Mouth of the Columbia, restaurant review.
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