Farm to Fort to Fork
Fort Worden takes pride in sourcing local, sustainable, and seasonably appropriate fare whenever possible, and can offer all types of dining experiences.
With three restaurants on site, a group dining hall, and a full-service catering department we can handle a diverse range of dining; from a picnic on the beach to casual dining at our pub, Taps at the Guardhouse, to an elegantly catered gala.
Our culinary team is capable of designing meals for all types of groups staying and meeting at Fort Worden. We value your desire for healthy and delicious cuisine, and will work with you to efficiently deliver a quality meal plan suitable to feed your group no matter its size.
Taps at the Guardhouse is Fort Worden’s gathering place, a hearth for guests 21+ to partake in an upscale dining experience and enjoy libations and spirits from Northwest craft brewers, wineries and cideries.
“Taps is a laid back and friendly, a place where locals and lifelong learners can relax, reminisce and enjoy a beer and a small plate after hours.” – Kristan McCary, Director of Food & Beverage
Café at the Commons
Open Daily 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Located in the heart of Fort Worden’s campus, the Commons Café is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch.
Featuring vaulted ceilings and picture windows, the Café is filled with natural light. Table, counter and lounge seating offers a comfortable spot for friends and colleagues to meet and enjoy made-to-order sandwiches, freshly prepared soups and salads, rich quiches and baked goods, coffee and teas, as well as, daily specials.
“The Café sits at the heart of campus and provides folks working on campus and guests coming for events, meetings and conferences a place to connect and to collaborate.” – Kristan McCary, Director of Food & Beverage
Cablehouse Beach Canteen
Open weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day
11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Cablehouse Beach Canteen is conveniently located across from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. The Canteen offers family-friendly coastal cuisine including Short’s Farm all-beef hamburgers and fries, fish and chips, fish tacos, frozen yogurt, snacks, treat and beverages.
The Cablehouse also features a retail collection as well as sundries and other essentials for campers.
“The Cablehouse is the place to grab a quick bite before hitting the beach or the trails. The menu includes items that the whole family can enjoy, that mom and dad feel good about, and that are affordable.” – Kristan McCary, Director of Food & Beverage