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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stanwood Hotel and Saloon (Tavern) (Stanwood, Washington)

The Stanwood Hotel & Saloon (Tavern) 26926-102 Avenue NW, Stanwood, Washington, USA. It is about five minutes west of the Interstate 5, and about 15 minutes South of Mount Vernon, Washington.
The Stanwood Hotel was built in the late 1890's and is one of the oldest buildings in town. It became a Tavern and card room after Prohibition (1934). As the waterfront declined the Stanwood acquired a some what seedy reputation.
This place oozes with character. The tables have old gas lanterns on them (converted to electric now). The floor is 2 X 6 tongue and groove, and unfinished. The ceiling is split cedar and not cut to board width. I was there on a Sunday and the specials were unbelievable, "Bloody Mary's" for $1.00. Bacon, eggs and country potatoes for $1.00. We had the Onion rings, mozza sticks and battered deep fried green beans. The bar it self, sits 12 people. The washrooms are interesting to say the least, I guess in their day they were modern and nice. They had a big screen tv and several people were in to watch the football game. If you have peanut allergy, you may want to avoid this place because the floor was covered in peanut shells. I will be coming back to this place again for sure!

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