For more than 40 years, Robert C. Mathwig has owned Family Pancake House and defended his sanctuary for the fluffy breakfast staple against the ravages of time, stringently maintaining the same wholesome business practices that set the cozy eatery apart from the competition on its very first day. The kitchens still make most of the menu from scratch, sourcing as many ingredients as possible from local suppliers to ensure that each order arrives to its table at the peak of freshness. The whole menu of breakfast treats and savory later-day meals is available all day long, with fluffy pancakes, crepes, and omelets sharing space at diners’ tables with grilled cheeses and breaded pork chops.
Family Pancake House takes its friendly moniker to its logical conclusion by acting as a supportive family for the community that has kept the eatery's doors open for nearly half a century. The company routinely sponsors youth sports teams, and employees often volunteer their leftover flour supply to sweaty-palmed gymnasts.
Since Frank Tonkin Sr. opened his first Taco Time in 1962, each location has hand-chopped its own vegetables and concocted pots of fresh-cooked pinto beans every morning. Try the classic beef crisp burrito ($2.79) or its meat-free cousin, the veggie soft taco ($4.69), with a side of spherical, seasoned Mexi-fries ($1.69 for a regular). Watch your figure through southwest chop-salad-colored glasses, with black bean and corn salsa, pico de gallo, and mixed veggies ($5.59). Or opt for a cup of white chicken chili, another of many healthy options at just 139 calories ($1.99).
Dense pine forest surrounds the 18 holes of Horseshoe Lake Golf Course, which also features undulant terrain completely untouched by man made intrusions. Several ponds enter play as players notch strokes and collect divots for a modified coonskin cap, and Minter Creek wanders into the picture alongside holes 13 and 16. Though the course isn't noted for its length?it's only 6,120 yards?three sets of tees help players of all capabilities keep it enjoyable. Those still discouraged by the numbers on their scorecard can turn to teaching professional Fil Falcon for coaching, while drinks from the clubhouse bar and grille might help them forget about the bad swings, missed putts, and high fives left hanging.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,120 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 69.1 from the back tees * Course slope of 116 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * View the scorecard
Located near the Bremerton Ferry Terminal, Bremerton Bar & Grill serves up fresh American cuisine for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, as well as lunch and dinner all week in a casual and family-friendly atmosphere. The menu includes entrees hot off the grill, including burgers and steaks as well as 18 draft beers, wine, and specialty cocktails. If the weather?s nice, diners can relax on the outdoor patio and heckle slow-moving seagulls.
Nothing brings people together quite like a shared meal. Toro Lounge’s menu boasts tapas in two sizes to accommodate groups or appetites of any size. As if that wasn't enough to feel good about, the dishes, which change with the seasons, boast locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Petite plates might include decadent bites such as dates stuffed with goat cheese, white anchovies on crostini, and a grilled pear salad, while larger tapas include tacos, empanadas, and, ironically, short ribs. To keep the feel-good vibes flowing, the lounge also curates a hefty drink list that includes cocktails and craft beers from Northeast microbreweries, including 20 on tap.