Sunny Beach Cafe
687 Point Brown Ave NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Overall: Adults—4/5 Kids—4/5 $$$/$$$$$
This is one of those places you might notice, but has very little in way of curb appeal to draw you in. We tried it only as it was day four of our five-day vacation in Ocean Shores and we had run out of places to try that looked like they might not be on the health department’s watch list.
When we walked in we were less than ‘Wowed’. The very cavernous, tall ceilings and bland, baby yellow walls are ultra-generic and do nothing to hide, or distract one’s attention, from the odd, weird, mismatched artwork, standard four-top nondescript tables and chairs and plain floors. The coolest part of the entire restaurant is the large roll-up garage doors, but the day we were there they were not open and, as a result, were unimpressive.
We were taken aback by how busy the place was though, which, in the restaurant world, is the true telling of how well a business is doing. This place was hoppin’! It was packed and loud! We were lucky to get a table, one of the very few that were open.
The place was clean too! We couldn’t see anything on the floor and the open-for-all-to-see wait station was spotless–Another fabulous sign.
Our waitress was very friendly and happy to answer questions.
We both ordered the Sharkey’s Burger which was comprised of hand-breaded, flakey, cooked-to-perfection fish, onion, lettuce and pickles on the ABSOLUTE best hamburger bun we have EVER tasted! It was delicious! We had to know what made it so great and that was when our waitress sweetly smiled and let us know that they made all of their own bread products in-house—including these fabulous hamburger buns! OH GOSH!!! They were scrumptious (this is one of the very few times you will ever see us use that word in one of our blog posts, but it’s true!).
The fries that came with these delectable fish sandwiches were also quite wonderful and, again, hand-cut in-house. Yum, yum, yum!!!
The girls ordered a BBQ Bacon Burger and asked that it be split. Our waitress graciously agreed to do so and had it arrive from the kitchen already split for them.
After their first bite of this juicy, BBQ slathered, bacon clad burger, also on one of the house-made buns, the girls were declaring them delicious. They both DEVOURED their half and all their fries before we had even eaten a fourth of ours.
They decided that the BBQ sauce was what really made the burger and that it was “sweet and smoky, without being too spicy to eat.”
They said that the place was a must come back to when we are in Ocean Shores again (we agree).
Overall the Sunny Beach Café might not look like much from the outside or even from your first peek of the inside, but their friendly staff and wonderful food makes one turn a blind-eye to all that they don’t have and, instead, causes one to zero in on what they are doing really, really, really well.
They are open for breakfast too and, by what we could tell, might serve it all day long. Some of the other patrons were having delicious looking breakfasts while we were ordering a late lunch.
Check them out next time you’re in Ocean Shores and then remember this blog and post your thoughts in the comments.