Well, it was a great weekend in ‘the Harbor’! For our second visit, we met family at the Red Rooster Cafe in Gig Harbor for Saturday breakfast. And as illustrated by the photo (to the left), it was overcast but warm. We were greeted by the consummate host (looking statuesque as always), The Red Rooster. It would be nice if he gave out a little ‘cock-a-doodle-doo’ as you walked by… just a suggestion 🙂 I’m sure there is a sensor-device that could be rigged for that. Anyway…
Let’s rewind. Day 2 of their opening, my wife and I decided to venture in and check it out. We sat outside and enjoyed splitting Chocolate Hazelnut and banana crepes…they were delicious. It was clear, however, that they were very new and still working out the kinks. That being said, you can’t beat the location, view and food.
Fast forward to this Saturday(a little pulp non-fiction). As I said, we met family this time around … a party of nine. They did not have seating for that many, but were able to set us up with a couple of tables near each other. The service model is interesting and I am not really sure how it works, even after the second time. A waitress (though not trained as such) took our order. A few ordered the Salmon (locks) crepes and were very pleased, others ordered strawberry crepes and the standby (if you can call it that after 2 attempts) Chocolate Hazelnut and banana crepes. We helped ourselves to coffee inside and the food was brought out after a longer wait than usual … the crepes were not warm. However, they were still good and no one complained.
Now, my wife ordered Creme Brule French Toast … WOW !!! I would recommend that to everyone with a sweet tooth. Delicious. The one thing missing from this menu is the ‘standard’ breakfast fare. They will, however, make exceptions and upon request cook up a side of egg. Additionally, each dish comes with a side of fruit or thick sliced bacon (both very good!). I found out from the waitress that they are limited by the size of the grill due to the city restrictions/code that prohibit this and the sale of anything other than ‘maritime’ goods. In fact, the original Facebook page for Red Rooster is “Red Rooster Cafe and Collectibles” which they are stuck with because the way Facebook runs their pages. So no, there will be no collectibles for the time being. Not really sure they have the space for it anyway.
At the end of the day, the food was good…at times delicious, the location and scenery top-notch and the service plan needs time to work itself out. I recommend it. Welcome to ‘the Harbor’ Red Rooster. We are glad to have you! Life is good…in Gig Harbor.
Open 7am – 7pm … 7 days a week. Click on the Red Rooster menu for a better view …Red Rooster Cafe 3313 Harborview Dr Gig Harbor, WA 98335