Coupeville’s Oystercatcher alights on coveted spot in Sunset Magazine


Oystercatcher Restaurant landed an entry in this month’s Sunset Magazine in a top 35 list of beach destinations.

“In Whidbey Island’s historic Coupeville, talented young owners Tyler and Sara Hansen took over the Oystercatcher in 2013 to rave reviews,” according to the August issue of Sunset Magazine.

The Western United State’s premier food and travel magazine listed Oystercatcher as number 30 in a list “35 reasons to hit the beach, from Whidbey Island to Coos Bay & beyond.”

“We were blown away to find out the news,” said owner Sara Hansen. “It’s really exciting.”

Sara Hansen said they found out through a few of their regular customers, “so that shows how excited and supportive they are.”

“I can’t imagine doing this anywhere else,” Sara Hansen said.

Sunset highlighted the couple’s commitment to working with island farmers and “continuing the restaurant’s tradition of serving beautifully prepared cuisine in a gem-like setting.”

“It’s nice to see our hard work pay off and get noticed,” said Chef Tyler Hansen. “They showcased that we purvey the best ingredients and when they are in season. There’s all these great people that we’ve found on the island and nearby to work with. I think that makes us special as well.”

Whidbey’s Trillium Forest also landed at number 29 touting its “6-plus miles of decommissioned forest roads and single-track winding through Doug-fir and wetland.”




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