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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kiniski's Reef Tavern (Point Roberts, Washington, U.S.A.)

Kiniski's Reef Tavern 1334 Gulf Road, Point Roberts, Washington, U.S.A.  If you are not familiar with this area of Point Roberts, Washington it is quite abut different.  Over 100 years ago when they were drawing up the border between Canada and the U.S.A.  This little part of Washington state is accessible only via Canada.  The drew the border right through this peninsula and it is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on 3 sides and Tsawassen, British Columbia, Canada on the 4th side.  You have toget there if coming from the U.S.A. via Interstate 5 through Blaine Washington which turns into hwy 99 in Canada  Take that then south on Hwy 17 and in to Tsawassen.  The trip takes about 35 to 40 minutes from Blaine Washington to get there.  Daily they have to bus the school kids back and forth to Blaine for school. Kiniski'as was originally owned by famous wrestler Gene Kiniski  (known as "Canada's Greatest Athlete")and his son Nick KINISKI who was a wrestler too.  The present owners bought it back in 1988 and have owned it since.  One wall has a large tribute to Gene Kiniski and Nick and their wrestling careers.  Back in 1982/1883 I remember going there and seeing and talking to Gene KINISKI him self!  I was last here in the early 1990's. It really has not changed much since then.  They have a 11 person sit up bar, but is mostly for pull tabs and half of the bar faces the window and gives you a great view of the ocean.  Out side there is a large patio area looking over the ocean.  6 different types of beer on tap and 3 micro brews.  Wine is $4.25 a glass.  They have pull tabs and 2 pool tables. 5 flat screen TV'S. For lunch we had the Reef's Point Bob Burger: Hand formed fresh ground beef,cheese, Bacon,sauteed mushrooms and grilled onions.  that was a great burger!!  Came with french fries.  I had a good time and it was nice to go down memory lane again.

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