West Seattle restaurants: Fiddlehead Fine Foods & Café now open

March 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 23 Comments

Story and photos by Katie Meyer
Reporting for West Seattle Blog

The paper is off the windows, flowers are on each table, and Fiddlehead Fine Foods and Café is open for business at 4310 SW Oregon in The Junction.

Proprietors Carrie Duncan and Dana Moreland welcomed us to the newly opened space; Dana explained that they’re now open for lunch from 11:30 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. They plan to add breakfast service starting next Tuesday (March 6th), 8 am through 11:30 am (and on weekends, breakfast will be served until 1:30 pm.)

The light, airy space features some unique re-purposed furniture: glass-covered vintage doors as for the smaller tables, and a beautiful solid wood work bench as one of the longer tables.

Menu choices include such staples as grilled cheese, meat loaf or roasted turkey sandwiches, along with tantalizing creations such as an ancho-braised pork sandwich (with carmelized onions); lemon rosemary chicken salad with roasted tomatoes and smokey bleu cheese; and daily selections of house-made fine foods at the counter.

Beverages range from fruit juices, sodas, tea, and sparkling water to select wines, hard ciders, and beer. Baked goods and desserts graced the front counter case – including these chocolate caramel pudding cups:

Fiddlehead also offers a soup of the day.

(We’d reported one week ago that Fiddlehead’s sign was up outside the former Blue Willow Luncheonette space, with a photo and tip courtesy of BJ from Brunette Mix [WSB sponsor] next door; today, a tip from Sam at Fleurt [also a WSB sponsor] a couple doors down revealed the doors were open and lunch was being served)


  1. That space looks so great! Looking forward to checking it out. Good luck!

    Comment by Meegan — 1:43 pm March 3, 2012 #

  2. is there a photo missing here? one is duplicated
    menu please

    Comment by Diane — 1:53 pm March 3, 2012 #

  3. The menu is now in the spot where a pic was duplicated. Crashed this story out as fast as we could – had no heads-up it was opening today and Patrick and I were on our way to see the Arroyos whale exhibit opening in Redondo, but bless Katie for being available to run over and get the story. If we get info on Web and/or FB, we’ll add it.

    Comment by WSB — 2:09 pm March 3, 2012 #

  4. So glad it’s open!! Good luck Carrie & Dana!!

    Comment by Stephanie — 3:08 pm March 3, 2012 #

  5. Nice to see Vino & Beer/Cider.
    Welcome & Good Luck!

    Comment by Aman — 3:22 pm March 3, 2012 #

  6. good luck Carrie, can’t wait to fly up to enjoy greatness. Place looks great. You’ve worked so hard for this. Best of luck to you and Dana. Mark D.

    Comment by Mark — 5:57 pm March 3, 2012 #

  7. Congrats Carrie! Ill visit you soon. Cant wait to see your new Place!!

    Comment by David L — 10:04 pm March 3, 2012 #

  8. $5.50 pints, and they’re not even on the beach. Good luck with that..

    Comment by questionable — 7:22 am March 4, 2012 #

  9. Great to have more options–especially for lunch–in West Sea! Will visit and glad to support our local merchants. Good luck!

    Comment by Whoa — 10:38 am March 4, 2012 #

  10. I had lunch at the restaurant yesterday and the beers are 22 ounces.

    Comment by Chris — 11:55 am March 4, 2012 #

  11. The best scones EVER!!!!!

    Comment by Miss seattle — 1:51 pm March 4, 2012 #

  12. Do they have a website? Yelp page? Would love to know what soup of the day is before heading over!

    Comment by sk — 2:49 pm March 4, 2012 #

  13. Not that we know of, but our reporter has a followup message out to check on the status of that. Very seldom have I seen anyone (except a few scattered tweeting restaurants like Freshy’s and Circa) keep their online presence THAT up to date, though. P.S. We will be creating a page for them in the WSB West Seattle Restaurant Guide, so at least their basic info will be accessible until and unless they go online … TR

    Comment by WSB — 3:08 pm March 4, 2012 #

  14. Really? Wow. I couldn’t imaging opening a business without a website ready to go. I know of many restaurants that have their soup of the day calendar posted. Not that it is required – just seems like not having a site is like not having a phone book listing 20 years ago!

    I do look forward to swinging in for lunch – and later breakfast.

    Comment by sk — 3:50 pm March 4, 2012 #

  15. Can’t wait to try it!

    Comment by jessiesk — 7:11 pm March 4, 2012 #

  16. Had a meatloaf sandwich there today and it was most excellent. Great looking place. Hope they do well…….

    Comment by jack — 7:22 pm March 4, 2012 #

  17. that looks adorable. can’t wait to try it!

    Comment by Tracy — 5:39 pm March 5, 2012 #

  18. Very happy to see you’re open. We live less than a half a block from you so will come by to check you out for sure! Best of all, you will be serving breakfast..:-)

    Comment by leslie — 10:41 am March 6, 2012 #

  19. Always love a new place in WS. More veg/vegan options a possibility?

    Comment by Sho — 7:34 pm March 7, 2012 #

  20. Love this new place! Had the breakfast Cheese Grits this week and they were wonderful! Another friend raved about the Grilled Cheese Sandwich-welcome to the neighborhood!

    Comment by Laura — 9:16 am March 10, 2012 #

  21. Had brunch there an hour ago. Beautiful place, great food, friendly people. Will return. Also, very kid-friendly!

    Comment by Ben — 11:48 am March 10, 2012 #

  22. Had an orange-currant scone from the bakery counter. It’s the BEST scone I’ve had in many years. Perfect flavor and texture. Can’t wait to go back to try menu items.

    Comment by canele — 12:43 pm March 11, 2012 #

  23. Great space and friendly staff. Had the salmon potato cakes which were awesome and a friend raved about his pork hash. I highly recommend!

    Comment by JR — 11:43 am March 14, 2012 #

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