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Top Choice Cafe in Petersburg

Salty Pantry

Looking like it was flown in ready-made from Seattle’s trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood, this wonderful new cafe/deli opened in April 2017 to much local incredulity. Set on the harborside, it serves wonderful salad …
Seafood in Petersburg

Inga’s Galley

From this (surprisingly charming) parking-lot shack comes Petersburg's most creative food. Inga’s Mitkof sandwich is seasoned and seared halibut topped with pesto, prosciutto and melted provolone. The fish and chips…
Books in Petersburg

Sing Lee Alley Books

In a former 1929 boardinghouse, this bookstore is as delightful as it is unexpected in tiny Petersburg, with five rooms of jumbled books and a well-read proprietor.
Harbor in Petersburg

North Boat Harbor

The North Boat Harbor is the best one for wandering the docks, talking to crews and possibly scoring some fresh fish. Begin at the Harbormaster Office; a wooden deck provides a picturesque overview of the commercial…
Seafood in Petersburg

Coastal Cold Storage

You’re in Petersburg – indulge in what they catch. Stop at this processor/seafood store/restaurant for a shrimp burger, salmon-halibut chowder or the local specialty, halibut beer bits. Or purchase whatever is swimm…
Historic Site in Petersburg

Sing Lee Alley

If it's historic in Petersburg, you'll find it in Sing Lee Alley, an ensemble of geriatric wooden buildings dating from the 1910s. Much of the street is built on pilings over Hammer Slough, including the Sons of Nor…
Park in Petersburg

Bojet Wikan Fishermen's Memorial Park

At the southern end of Sing Lee Alley is Bojet Wikan Fishermen’s Memorial Park. This deck-of-a-park is built on pilings over Hammer Slough and features an impressive statue of a fisher that honors all his fellow cre…
Pizza in Petersburg

Pappa Bear’s Pizza

Arrive early at Papa Bear's: the place does a roaring takeaway trade, meaning you may end up waiting an hour or more for your pie. The place specializes in American-style pizza, whole or by the slice, along with sub…
Cultural in Petersburg

Little Norway Festival

Held on the third full weekend in May. The festival celebrates Norwegian Constitution Day (May 17). The locals dress in traditional costumes, there’s a foot race in the morning and Nordic Dr is filled with a string …
Mexican in Petersburg

El Rincón de Carmen

Little more than a food truck with an awning glued on the side, Mexican-run Carmen’s Corner satisfies Petersburg’s small contingent of Latino cannery workers and many more besides. In a town of lean food choices, it…