Friday, February 9, 2018

Greetings from Prima and Saltwater!  Here we go another time around the calendar, with so much fun stuff coming up in Langley.  The next big event is Mystery Weekend, February 24th and 25th.  This one is "A Whale of a Tail" and it's bound to be a blast...seriously it's fun for all ages...our kids love doing it with their grandparents.  Town is filled with an eclectic group of locals, actors, and visitors from literally around the world all trying to solve the mystery.  Next up are Bunny Daze, then Welcome the Whales and whale watching events and then somehow it's going to be patio dining time again!  For up to the minute event info visit Langley's facebook page or the website

Valentines Day is right around the corner...literally.  Have you made your plans yet?  At both locations we will be offering dinner and drink specials, and Danny Ward will be playing at Prima for a cozy and romantic evening.  We are taking reservations for both locations and they are filling fast!  For a reservation at Prima please call 360 221 4060 and for Saltwater please send an email request (specify this is for Saltwater) for the number of people and time to

Happy Hour at Prima is daily from 3:00-6:00.  We offer a whole bunch of great deals on our small plates and appetizers as well as $1 off well drinks, draft beers and wines by the glass. We also always have rotating happy hour cocktails and glass pour wines.

Our current Plats du Jour are as follows:
Sunday - Coq Au Vin
Monday - Bouillabaisse
Tuesday - Choucroute Garni
Wednesday - Moulard Duck Breast a l'Orange
Thursday - Berkshire Pork Chop 


Glassy Baby Roadshow has asked us again if we'd like to host an event and of course we said yes.  Prima will be filled with a huge selection of beautiful candles and 10% of the sales goes to the non-profit of our choosing...this time it wil benefit Mother Mentors of Whidbey Island.    Mother Mentors is a non-profit "seeking to nurture mothers and other caregivers of young children through practical and emotional support."  The event will be on Sunday, March 18th at 2:00.  Buy an early mother's day gift your mom will love and support other mother's of South Whidbey!  Or even yourself one!
Stay tuned for info on expanding bakery offerings, upcoming wine dinner, major spring menu changes and more!

Happy Hour at Saltwater is Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:00.  We offer 2 buck shucks by the half dozen, delicious fish tacos - 2 for $6.00 or 4 for $10.00, crab and artichoke dip and great deals on some of our other appetizers. For drinks we offer $10 pitchers of Rainier, $6 prosecco splits, a dollar off well drinks, draft beers and wines by the glass.  Additionally we have awesome deals on muscadet, the perfect oyster wine, when you purchase a seafood tower.

We are starting daily plates available at 5:00 as follows:
Sunday -  Northwest Cioppino
Monday - Alaskan King Crab Roll
Tuesday - Clam Linguine
Wednesday - Lobster Mac and Cheese
Thursday - Seafod Paella
Additionally we are now selling growlers of any of our 10 beers on tap.  Receive 10 percent off the beer price whenever you fill up your Saltwater growler!  And did you know we sell unshucked oysters by the dozen, and that we have awesome oyster knives you can purchase as well?!?  For all you visitors to Langley - swing in to pick up some weekend staples for your cabin or hotel room!

For more up to the minute updates follow us on facebook, instagram or twitter!

As always, thanks so much for the patronage and we hope to see you soon!

Jenn and Sieb and the crew

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Georgetown Brewing beer dinner July 31st.  Sold out!  Email if you are interested in being on the waitlist for this 8th annual beer and food extravaganza!  $95 for this 7 course beer paired dinner.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Field Trip Alert!

We will be closed for lunch on Wednesday, May 24th so that we can take the crew up to Penn Cove Shellfish for a field trip!  Getting our seafood on!!!  We will be open for dinner at 5:00.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Burning questions!

The three questions everyone is asking...when will we be able to use the back stairs again, when  is the deck opening and when is Saltwater opening?!?

Well, here are your answers:

The back stairs will be open VERY SOON.  The project is coming along beautifully.  The Star Store renovation is an incredible facelift for Langley.  Our back door entrance will soon be functional again!!!


 At Prima, the patio is opening today, Monday May 8th, for lunch only and weather dependent.  So we will stop seating on the patio at 3:00 until the evenings warm up, and if there is rain in the forecast you should assume the patio will be closed.  This is our transition time when we watch the weather forecast like hawks and ask for your understanding when it is closed.  This is our 12th summer so we have gotten pretty good at knowing when it should and should not be open!

Saltwater will be opening sometime in June.  Still lots of projects, painting, training, equipment and supplies to be delivered.  We promise we are moving as fast as we can and thank you for your patience!  Here are some hints.  We can't wait to invite you in!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Greetings!  We have a lot coming up this Spring in Langley.  Our Spring menu will be out in a few weeks, we've got repairs being made to the patio to get us ready for an April or May deck opening, and our building is going through a MAJOR renovation.  The entire facade of the Star Store building is going through a huge facelift.  For us, the stairs will be rebuilt and we will be gaining a freight lift.  Many people are wondering whether people will be able to use it as an elevator and unfortunately that is not the case.  But our delivery drivers sure are going to be happy!  There will be a few weeks coming up when we will have no back stairs access into the restaurant, but access from 1st Street as well as from the interior of the Star Store will remain open.  And you can always access the Star Store through their wine room door.  Pardon our dust and please keep patronizing us and the Star Store during this renovation!

Mystery Weekend...February 25th and 26th.
The entire town turns into a crime scene for the weekend - shop keepers hand out clues, and colorful characters and sleuths roam the town trying to solve the mystery.  This is really a fun weekend activity for groups of friends and families.  Our 13 and 9 year olds do it each year with their grandparents and LOVE IT!  Visit the Langley Chamber of Commerce website for more details.
Here's the description of this year's mystery... 
  Big Mystery in Tiny Town:  Residents of Langley on Whidbey Island are baffled by large muddy footprints appearing all over the tiny town since the first of the year. While some locals have reported sightings of “Big Foot” in the nearby woods, others are saying it is all a publicity stunt to promote the first International Science Fiction Arts & Technology convention scheduled for the last week of February.  Unfortunately, whether it is a Big Foot or a big hoax, the body found behind the local coffee shop is no joke and the police have called in retired Detective I. B. Fuzz to investigate this 33rd in a series of murders which have plagued Langley in recent decades.

Welcome the Whales
The Gray Whales will soon be returning to Langley.  Each year, approximately 20,000 Gray Whales migrate between feeding and breeding grounds in Baja and Alaska.  Some come in from the Pacific Ocean into the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Saratoga Passage and actually stay for a few months before heading North.  We are extraordinarily lucky in Langley...these amazing creatures feed on the ghost shrimp right at our sea wall.  They come up so close that at Prima we are unable to see them as the buildings across block our view!  So when we hear the whale bell ringing we know it's time to run across the street for a look.  Welcome the Whales day is April 8th - replete with a parade and seaside celebration in honor of this annual migration.  Whale watching tours aboard the Mystic Sea run from the Langley marina now through the beginning of May.  You are guaranteed (literally) to see a whale.  And this year the Victoria Clipper is running whale watching tours with a stop over in Langley for lunch in March and April - check out their website for details and come have lunch with us on the stop over!
Saltwater Fish House and Oyster Bar
Still aiming for a May opening for our second location!  If you hadn't heard, we will be opening a seafood restaurant in the Cafe Langley location this Spring.  We will be doing some fairly major renovations to the space in the next two months and will keep you updated on our progress.  LOTS to do!   We are building a bar, changing some of the walls, completely updating the kitchen, and making a wheelchair accessible restroom.  We are excited to be offering an entirely accessible space!  We are excited to show you!

For more up to the minute updates and information please...

As always, thank you so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Jenn, Sieb, and the whole Prima family!