Bennet's Fish Shack NW Good Eats by Hillary Holman

 

Who: Bennett’s Fish Shack

Where: Ocean Shores and Westport

2581 Westhaven Dr, Westport, WA 98595

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105 West Chance A La Mer, Ocean Shores, WA 98569

Dungeness Crab Cocktail: cost $21.99

Beer Battered Cod $16.99

Worth the cost. Great to share

Winter is upon us, and ocean beaches will be opening throughout the season for Razor Clams. Rob and I spent last year in Ocean Shores to enter in the New Year with my cousin Lee Olson, out of Forks, old friends, Keith and Melissa Hudson and WDFW’s Dan Ayers. After a cold and beautiful day clamming, we headed out looking for good food and a place to celebrate the new year. We landed at Bennet’s Fish Shack just a hop away from the beach. From outside, it was hard to miss the giant wreath hanging from the front monumental Bennet’s Fish Shack sign. The inside was nicely decorated with beautiful holiday décor. The tables were made of copper and seasons greetings hung from every which way we looked.

It was New Year’s so Rob and I started off with a couple Bloody Mary’s and a Dungeness Crab Cocktail. Holy Moly was it good. This was a great way to start off the meal. So good, we repeated it on day 2. Next up was the entrees. I got the beer battered cod. It was incredible. The fish could not have been fresher. The batter was perfectly crunchy, and the portions were healthy. Rob got the wrap, and it too was delicious and sizable! After a long day in the cold, this was the perfect place to kick up our heels and bring in the New Year. I now have a new standard on comparing Dungeness Crab Cocktails because of Bennet’s. This place is the best I have found. When on the coast searching for Razor Clams, Give Bennet’s a try. I think you may like what you find.