picks for some great stops!
Every once in a while I run across a place to stop and eat or enjoy a
beverage. Atmosphere and quality is everything to me as much as the place
being just different then most. When I find a place that I have
enjoyed I post it on this page. If you visit one of these
establishments and find it of value to you and possibly others please send
me a Email with
Northern Fish Co. - Ruston Tacoma Waterfront
have one of those mornings where you want to immediately get out of the
house, breathe some fresh air and get a java fix all at the same time. That
was my exact state of mind this morning. The Tacoma waterfront is very close
to me and is always a good choice for a really short ride. Next to the Old
Town pier there is a little fish store that used to be Johnny's until it was
purchased well over a year ago by Northern Fish Co. The first thing the new
owner did was remodel the place. A window was installed on the east end of
the front of the building to allow walk up sales of coffee, beverages and
other food such as chowders. I have been wanting to try their Mochas' for
some time. I finally got around to doing so and was pleasantly surprised.
Fist off the place is very clean. The staff was very friendly and at
one point the lady serving the coffee beverages actually stepped out
to ask how my Mocha was. That is something you don't see too often. I
ordered a 20 oz. Mint Mocha on ice with two shots and it was perfect! So
there I was sitting on the deck, enjoying one of the best Mochas I have had
in a long time, looking out at the saltwater with the sound of nearby
Seagulls and surf crashing on the shore. It was very relaxing. They serve
both Salmon and clam chowder. I rode the B-king home and swapped it for the
Goldwing. My step son and I then rode back down for a bowl of clam chowder.
The chowder was amazing with chunks of potato and the clam was very tender
as it should be. We also enjoyed free samples of different smoked salmon. If
your in the area, I highly recommend stopping in for coffee and chowder.
This wouldn't be a bad place to stop and meet prior to or after rides. hwy
705 to I-5 is just a short ride south from there. From this day forward the
Northern Fish Co. will be one of my frequent stops.
Northern Fish Co.
2201 Ruston Way
Bunkhouse BBQ - McKenna WA
Many of you who view this site have also stopped in at some of the burger
joints I have listed. I have received allot of feedback. One thing seems to
keep resonating from the emails when it comes to burger joints. Folks just
seem to like the Bunkhouse BBQ as I do. For those of you who have been
following my journeys know, Bunkhouse BBQ was once #1 on my burger list.
That is until I ate the XXX burger from XXX Root Beer. I can't help
myself. That burger was so juicy and sloppy with such a soft bun I was
hooked! For some reason I always felt guilty about moving it up to the #1
position. Then it hit me. It may be #1 but it definitely is not #1 for
overall burger joints across the menu. I have tried several of their other
burgers but didn't get that "Oh Ya" feeling. The Bunkhouse BBQ on the other
hand, has many tasty burgers. I have tried at least 5 of their burgers and
found them all to be juicy and just great. They also have the best Chocolate
Malt I have had. For this, i have given them the honors of my pick for the
beast burger stop in Washington. They are biker friendly and have allot of
parking. Tell them Rob from Road-Quest.com sent you.
35611 SR 507
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