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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cafe
“Family-run roastery in the PNW. Great coffee and espresso drinks! They sell our Farm Kitchen baked goods along with other breakfast and lunch items! It's located right at the ferry and the marina so you have some great views of the water and boats. Their location makes it easy to grab a coffee and snack on your way to the ferry. There are also some nice places to sit and enjoy your coffee on benches nearby if you aren't in a hurry. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Interesting history of the lumber industry, and lumber mills in the Northwest.”
  • 1 local recommends
Miscellaneous Shop
“The place to go for Washington State Crab and Fishing Licenses. They have bait, ice and charming local gift and nautical supplies. great gear and great prices.”
  • 1 local recommends
Flower Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Kingston Farmers Market here Saturdays 9-2 May through Oct. Saturdays evenings music in the park and beer garden (May-Oct)”
  • 1 local recommends
Sporting Goods Shop
“The Olympic Outdoor Center is a great place to rent a kayak or mountain bike! With their knowledgable and friendly staff you are sure to have a great day in the outdoors! They will set you up with all the gear and maps you need to get started. Hourly, daily, weekend or weekly rentals available! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Kingston is a quaint, pioneer village on Puget Sound with present-day conveniences and accommodations. It is immediately adjacent to the Port of Kingston which has a modern marina. Kingston is connected to the "outside world" in many ways, first by two facets of ferry service: (a) Washington State Ferries, which has large, ship-size ferries...walk-on, bike-on, or drive-on (up to and including 18-wheeler big trucks), and (b) Kitsap Transit "Fast Ferry" which is walk-on-only yet offers its own signature schedule and routing. The ferries are actually an extension of Washington State Hwy 104. You can also drive here, without ferry, around the southern end of Puget Sound through Tacoma and Bremerton. The third immediate access is by private watercraft to the sizeable marina on Appletree Cove. This North Kitsap Peninsula area is further serviced by the nearness to SEA-TAC International airport. The broader Kingston community and census-designated place (CDP) fans out beyond two miles encompassing newer and older homes, businesses, and attractions far too captivating to be briefly described herein. Kingston shares the fascination of the region with nearby native-American communities plus the towns at Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Silverdale, Hansville, Port Gamble, Bremerton and more. Come visit, explore, even move here for yourself...you'll be glad you did!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Supermarket
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“Not the best shopping experience, but just one mile north of Kingston House (with pharmacy).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Have the quiche, lots of coffee and enjoy an excellent meal at the Oak Table Cafe. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Home Goods Store
“Just a very nice store, especially if you like quilting or just want to browse. Beautiful fabrics. My niece can't stay out of there when she comes for a visit.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery Store
“The Indianola Country Store has been an integral part of this tiny waterfront community since the 1920's. Besides offering the essential grocery and general store items a small town would need, it provides a wonderful deli, espresso bar fresh made soup, sandwiches, cookies and ice cream cones! They also have local products and art. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Good for grabbing a couple a small things. For larger runs, we would recommend Albertson's just few minutes up the road. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Locality
“The best beach in Kitsap County. Clamming and crabbing in season, 900-foot dock.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Market
“Go early and walk around the picturesque town of Port Gamble along the Hood Canal.”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Kingston's own farm-to-table restaurant and bar with a great outdoor seating area in the back.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Burger Joint
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
“A Kingston favorite for seafood, brunch, draught beers and karaoke. Nice views from their deck in the summer.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's the best ice cream around. 3 stores: Kingston (walkable from ferry) Bainbridge Island (walkable from ferry) Poulsb If you end up on the other side of the Sound, you'll have to check them out!”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Good fare with a very pretty view in quaint Port Gamble. Service tends to be very hit-and-miss in the bar.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great breakfast, brunch and lunch. Delicious crispy fritters! Adult libations, too!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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