The Adrift restaurant is a very good reason to visit Anacortes. The food is tasty, the staff wonderful, and the atmosphere just enough funky to be fun. Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Adrift is well worth a visit.
The oysters were a solid “A”. Pan fried rather than fryolatered, these Kumamotos were some of the freshest I have ever eaten. They were expertly cooked with a crunchy exterior giving way to a juicy unctuous U-freakin’-MAMI center. My quibble was with the breading, which consisted of panko breadcrumbs, toasted nori, and sesame seeds. The seaweed thing was pretty cool, adding a distinctive oceanic layer to the dish’s briny flavor profile.