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Tag: Red Rooster Gig Harbor


First Bite: Red Rooster in Gig Harbor

The sun-splashed deck of the new Red Rooster Cafe has a pleasant view of Gig Harbor’s boating scene. Owner Jamie Radcliffe is pictured here. Photo by Drew Perine/Staff photographer.

There’s a new place in Gig Harbor to sit on a deck and enjoy the waterfront. The Red Rooster Café is a casual seat-yourself restaurant with a breakfast and lunch menu in a very affordable under-$10 price range. The waterfront views from the deck are perfect for late summer al fresco dining.

Owner Jamie English Radcliffe is a newcomer to owning her own restaurant, but grew up in a restaurant family. The 1992 Gig Harbor High School graduate is the daughter of the owners of Mr. Munchies, a restaurant that was in Tacoma’s James Center when Radcliffe was a child (it’s since long gone).

I paid two anonymous breakfast visits to the restaurant that opened Aug. 2 and found a restaurant working hard to get it right.

The menu moves to sandwiches, soups and salads later in the day (I’ll be back to try sandwiches made with “Dave’s Killer Bread”), but a delectable-sounding breakfast menu of waffles, French toast and crepes held my interest. The crepe menu offered four kinds each of savory and sweet crepes. Sweet crepes are something I’m used to seeing, but savory crepes are much harder to find here. Read more »