Drift Inn Lunch Menu

(A 20% tip is being automatically added to all orders because our staff are at more risk than usual and are working extra hard to keep themselves and our customers safe during the pandemic.)

Prices may be subject to change.

GF – Gluten-Free V – Vegetarian VG – Vegan

Substitute any cheese for house-made vegan cashew cheese for $3

Beef and Halibut cooked medium. Chicken well done. Unless otherwise specified.

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SEAFOOD APPETIZERS

OYSTER SHOOTER GF
Raw, out of the shell, with home-made cocktail sauce, served in a shot glass.
$3 Each or Three for $7

FRIED CALAMARI GF $12
Served w/ house-made cocktail sauce.

STEAMER CLAMS GF $15
White wine, garlic, basil, and tomato. Served with grilled bread.
~ GF Bun $2

DUNGENESS CRAB CAKES $17
Served with house-made Tartar sauce and lemon.

PRAWN COCKTAIL GF $10
Six peeled large prawns with house-made cocktail sauce.

OTHER APPETIZERS

JALAPENO POPPERS GF $12
Roasted jalapenos, stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon.

HOUSE-MADE MAC N 3 CHEESE V $10
Bake to order and served bubbly brown.

THAI SALAD ROLLS VG/GF $10
Lettuce, carrots, basil, mint, and tofu wrapped in rice paper and served with house-made peanut sauce.

BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS GF $15
Smoky sweet and spicy with house-made She Devil BBQ sauce mixed with Franks Red Hot.

PALEO-ISH PLATTER $16
Italian Prosciutto, smoked salmon, olives, pickled onion, boiled egg, romesco sauce, and seeded crostini.

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SALADS

DRESSINGS: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, 1000 Island, Berry Walnut, Lemon, or Ginger Vinaigrettes. (All dressings are made in house and are gluten free)

DUNGENESS CRAB SALAD GF $25
Mixed organic greens, avocado, artichoke hearts, Asiago cheese, red peppers, and Dungeness crab.

GRILLED CAESAR GF $13.50
Organic Romaine hearts halved, grilled and drizzled with house-made Caesar dressing, topped with house-made croutons and shaved Parmesan.
~ Blackened Chicken $17 Blackened Tuna or Salmon $21 – Dungeness Crab $25

WARM STEAK SALAD $18
Grilled Flat Iron steak with onions and mushrooms, sauteed in a balsamic, red wine and gorgonzola sauce, piled on a bed of organic lettuce & topped with fresh tomato.

NORTHWEST RUBBERY SHRUBBERY GF/VG
Fresh baby spinach, sliced red onion, dried cranberries, pears, candied hazelnuts, and bleu cheese crumbles.
~ Chicken, prawns, or Gardein Chick’n $17 – Halibut $21 – Dungeness Crab $25

BOB’S COBB GF
Mixed organic greens, avocado, hard-boiled egg, bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, and chicken.
~ Chicken $17 – Smoked Salmon $18 – Halibut, Flat Iron Steak or Ahi Tuna $21 – Crab $25

TACO SALAD GF/V
Grilled onions, peppers, spicy black beans, cheese, salsa, sour cream and organic corn chips on a bed of organic greens
~ Ground beer,, Chicken, or Gardein Chick’n $17– Carnitas, Halibut, or  Ahi Tuna $21 Crab $25

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SEAFOOD

WILD HALIBUT FISH AND CHIPS GF $20
Fresh halibut in a gluten-free batter, fried golden brown with house-made tartar sauce and your choice of fries or a green salad.

WILD RAZOR CLAMS $19
Large local razor clams, breaded, seasoned and pan-fried. Served with your choice of fries or a salad.

DUNGENESS CRAB MELT $25
House-made Italian bread layered with fresh local Dungeness crab, Swiss cheese, tomatoes and tartar sauce. Served with fires or green salad.
~ GF Bread add $2

DUNGENESS CRAB QUESADILLA $25
A crispy grilled flour tortilla, filled with Dungeness crab, melted mozzarella and Manchego cheese, avocado, and green onions. Served with fries or a green salad.
GF option served on corn tortillas

SEAFOOD LASAGNA $23
Layers of pasta, Dungeness crab, scallops, shrimp, spinach, parmesan cheese, and a creamy bechamel sauce. Served with a green salad.

FRESH WILD  KING SALMON GF $20
Wild Pacific King salmon, grilled and served with sauce du jour, seasoned veggies and jasmine rice or fried potatoes.

DRIFT INN CREPES GF
Tender artichokes, Manchego cheese, ham or salmon, wrapped in house-made crepes. Drizzled with brandy creme sauce. Served with organic home-fries.
~ Ham $15 – Smoked Salmon $17

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BRUNCH

(SERVED UNTIL 2 pm)

HUEVOS RANCHEROS GF $14
A classic southwest breakfast: scrambled eggs, spicy black beans, Manchego cheese, avocado, sour cream, fresh salsa, and ranchero sauce on crispy tortillas.

SPINACH AND FETA FRITTATA GF $12
Three eggs, spinach, and feta served with organic home fries and house-made toast, English muffin or polenta.

BENEDICT DUNGENESS GF $25
A toasted English muffin, layered with poached eggs, luscious Hollandaise sauce and local Dungeness Crab. Served with home fries.

CHICKEN AND WAFFLES $15
House-made chicken strips and a crispy waffle, served with chicken gravy and clotted cream.
~ Gluten-free waffle add $1

POTATO VEGGIE STIR FRY GF/V/VG 10.50
A hearty platter of home fries, onions, veggies, and cheddar cheese.
~ Add 2 scrambled eggs $3.25 – Spicy sausage $3.25 -Veggie sausage $4

CINNAMON ROLL $7.50

HOUSE-MADE MUFFIN $6.50

BELGIUM HOUSE-MADE WAFFLE: $10
With warm real  syrup and butter.
~ Gluten-free Add $1

THE USUAL GF $9.50
Scrambled eggs, home fries, polenta, house-made wheat toast, or English muffin.
~ Bacon, Spicy sausage, or Veggie sausage $4

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RICE & NOODLES

PERSIAN FUSION RICE BOWL GF/VG
Caramelized onions, spinach, eggplant, almonds, coconut, and golden raisins, in a mild curry sauce with jasmine rice.
~ Chicken, Steak or Dr. Praegers Chick’n $16.50 – Grilled Halibut or Prawns. $20.50

TERIYAKI RICE BOWL GF /VG $10
Fresh vegetables and house-made teriyaki sauce served with jasmine rice.
~ Chicken, steak, or Gardein Chick’n $14.50 – Grilled Halibut or Prawns. $18.50

TREE PLANTER GF/VG $7.50
Spanish rice, spicy black beans, tortilla chips, and our house-made salsa.
~ Chicken or Gardein Chick’n $9.50

THAI NOODLE BOWL GF /VG
Rice noodles and seasonal vegetables in a light Thai tamarind coconut sauce.
~ Chicken, steak, Gardein Chick’n $15.50 – Halibut or Prawns. $18.50

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LUNCHTIME FAVORITES

SEAFOOD CHOWDER GF
Creamy Chowder with clams and smoked salmon
~ Bowl $7.50 – Cup $5.50 – Bowl and Salad $11.50

HOUSE-MADE SOUP
House-made Soup Made daily, ask your server.
~ Bowl $7.50 – Cup $5.50 – Bowl and Salad $11.50

ENCHILADA MOLE GF/V
Two corn tortillas filled with your choice of meat and mozzarella cheese. Smothered with homemade Mole Negro sauce, served with beans and rice, or a side salad.
~ Chicken or Gardein Chick’n $15.50 – Halibut, Prawns, or Flat Iron Steak $19.50

THE ARTIST GF/V $17.50
Roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, artichoke hearts, tomato, basil, and feta cheese over organic polenta with Romesco sauce. Served with a green salad or fries.

MOMS POT PIE $16.50
Tender white chicken, carrots, onion, celery, and peas, in a house-made gravy and a flaky butter crust. Served with a green salad.

DRIFT INN REUBEN $16
House-made corned beef and sauerkraut, melted Swiss, 1000 island dressing on a house-made Rye. Served with fries or salad.

LUCY BLUE BURGER GF $18.50
A 6 oz grilled burger with bleu cheese, slathered with house-made bacon jam, and topped with lettuce and apple slices. Served with fries or salad.

CHICKEN FRIED STEAK $16.50
Fresh cube steak, pounded, breaded, and fried crispy with home-made sausage gravy. Served with fries or salad.

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

CHILE RELLENO GF
Roasted poblano chili smothered in egg, cheese, and ranchero sauce then baked golden bubbly brown. Served with rchoice of side.
~ Chicken or Dr. Praegers Chick’n $16 – Prawns or halibut $18

NACHOS GRANDE GF/V $15.50
Blue organic corn tortilla chips topped with spicy black beans, cheddar cheese, peppers, onions, salsa, and sour cream.

~ Chicken, ground beef, or veggies $16 – Carnitas $18

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BURGERS & SANDWICHES

Served with fries OR a green salad. Substitute soup or chowder for $2.25 more. All sandwiches available with a GF bun add 2.25

TERIYAKI BURGER GF/VG
Pineapple, Swiss cheese, teriyaki sauce, mayo, lettuce tomato, onion, on a house-made bun.
~ Ground Beef, chicken breast, Dr. Praegers Chick’n, black bean veggie patty $15 –  Halibut, Ahi tuna, Flat Iron Streak $19

MEDITERRANEAN GF/VG
Greek olives, caramelized onion, feta, basil, and Romesco sauce, on a house-made bun.
~ Ground beef, chicken, Dr. Praegers Chick’n, black bean veggie patty $16 ~Halibut, Ahi Tuna, Flat Iron steak $20

CLASSIC CHEESEBURGER GF/VG
Lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo, with cheddar, Swiss or jack cheese on a house-made bun.
~ Ground beef, chicken breast, Dr. Praegers Chick’n, black bean veggie patty $14 – Grilled Halibut, Ahi tuna, Flat Iron Steak $18

PACIFIC COAST BURGER GF/VG
Grilled onions and mushrooms, Swiss cheese, mayo, lettuce, and tomato on a house-made bun.
~ Ground beef, chicken breast, Dr. Praegers Chick’n, black bean veggie patty $14.50 –  Halibut, Ahi Tuna, Flat Iron Steak $18.50

BACON AVOCADO GF/VG
Avocado, bacon, cheese, may, lettuce, tomato, and onion, on a house-made bun.
~ Ground beef, chicken breast, Dr.Praegers Chick’n, black bean veggie patty $15 – Grilled Halibut, Ahi Tuna, Flat Iron Steak $19

ZÖE BURGER GF
Creamy brie, fig chutney, caramelized onion, and lettuce on a house-made bun.
~ Ground beef, chicken, Dr. Praegers, , black bean veggie patty $16 –  Halibut, Ahi Tuna, or Flat Iron steak $20

LUCY BLUE BURGER GF $18.50
A 6 oz grilled burger, stuffed with bleu cheese, slathered with house-made bacon jam, and topped with lettuce and apple slices. Served with fries or salad.

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TACOS & BURRITOS

BURRITOS VG
Spicy black beans, peppers, and onions, cheese, salsa, and rice in a large flour tortilla. Served with fries or salad.
~ Chicken, ground beef, or vegan chorizo $16 Grilled Halibut or Ahi tuna $20

TACOS GF/V
Three corn tortillas served with fries or rice and beans or green salad.

HALIBUT $20
Grilled Halibut, avocado, corn salsa, crema.

CARNITAS $16
Smoked pork, jalapenos, corn salsa, mandarins, crema.

VEGGIE $14
Vegan chorizo, black beans, feta, avocado, corn salsa, crema.

CHICKEN $16
Seasoned chicken, avocado, corn salsa, crema.

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WOOD FIRED PIZZAS

Thin, hand-tossed crust, topped with quality ingredients, and fired in a 500+ degree oven, fueled by local hardwoods. Your pizza may have charred edges. Please allow for varied timing, as our oven is compact and we make them as quickly as we can.

GLUTEN-FREE CRUST AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Add $3

PEPPERONI $18.50
Red sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni.

SAUSAGE MUSHROOM $18.50
Red sauce, mushrooms, mozzarella, Italian sausage.

PIZZA BLANCA $18.50
Olive oil, garlic, brie, fresh mozzarella, herbs, and arugula.

POTATO $17.50
Olive oil and garlic, Yukon golds, onion, Manchego cheese, prosciutto, and rosemary.

MARGHERITA $18
Olive oil and garlic, fresh and shredded mozzarella, fresh basil, and tomatoes.

SHE DEVIL $18.50
House-made BBQ sauce, smoked chicken, red onion, mozzarella, and bleu cheese crumbles.

FOUR CHEESE $17
Red sauce, shredded mozzarella, fontina, Manchego, and Parmesan cheeses.

SPANISH TAPAS $19.50
Red sauce, spicy sausage, red pepper, onion, parsley, green olives, and Manchego.

GARDEN $18.50
Basil Pesto, spinach, artichokes, mozzarella, and Parmesan

HAWAIIAN $18.50
Red sauce, ham, pineapple, and mozzarella.

VEGAN-AGAIN $19
Romesco sauce, black olives, caramelized onions, spinach, and cashew cheese.

SEAFOOD $25
Alfredo sauce, Dungeness crab, prawns, avocado, artichoke hearts. — $21.50

GREEK $19.50
Artichokes, Greek olives, red peppers, onions, tomatoes, Feta, mozzarella, and garlic olive oil.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES $19.50
Alfredo sauce, Hatch green chiles, smoked chicken, onions, mozzarella, and black olives.

THE KYLE $19.50
Red sauce, pepperoni, Jalapeño, mozzarella, and pineapple.

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A PDF of the artsy Lunch Menu on the tables of the Drift Inn

A 20% tip is being automatically added to all orders because our staff are at more risk than usual and are working extra hard to keep themselves and our customers safe during the pandemic.

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Drift Inn’s Breakfast Menu

Drift Inn’s Lunch Menu

Drift Inn’s Dinner Menu

Drift Inn’s Wood Fired Pizza Menu

Drift Inn’s Dessert Menu

Drift Inn’s Kid’s Menu

Drift Inn’s Drinks Menu

Mercantile Carry-Out Menu

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DRIFT INN HISTORY

The Drift Inn was built in 1929 with wood brought down the beach from Toledo. The bar “shut down” and became an ice cream parlor publicly during prohibition, with a dance hall, drinking and card playing upstairs. It also was the center of the community, with pot-lucks and the place to bring your elk and deer for curing. Lester Blair bought the place in the 60’s and continued the partying and ignoring laws tradition. The Drift In was a place unto its own, where the fringe were the norm and no holds barred.

Lester’s Drift In was a rough place. Lester himself was an amateur boxer and in the early years the upstairs held a large boxing ring. Lester would encourage fellows to “work out their differences” up-stairs. Many people in town today remember intimately the fights inside. If anyone tried to interfere, Lester would get right in their face and tell them to back off. He loved a good fight. Les also loved women, we loved his sweet pink powder room.

The Drift Inn appeared scary to the uninitiated. Some people walking by would cross the street and walk around the old Drift Inn. Smoke billowed from the door when it opened and when you looked through the cracked wavy glass window, the place was dark, hazy and smelled bad. It was the infernal boys club, though women came too. Some of the boys resented it when Lester would insist everyone curtail the cussing around the women. There were some dynamic pool players and people from every walk of life. Hippies, rednecks, suits, rich, and poor. It was rich, tantalizing, cob webby, simple; with textures of lives that belied the surroundings. It was a place that left no one untouched who dared go in. It was magical, an amazing display and acceptance of humanity.

The old Drift In shut down in 1999 when Lester kept having mini strokes and couldn’t remember if you paid him or not. Draft beer was 35¢, wine and a pool game was 50¢. Lester was a boy who left home at 14 and ended up working at the local mill in the day-time and running the Drift In at night. It was an interesting melting pot of ideals, and experiences. Lester became the father that many boys lost, forgot or never had. He was a hard drinking, hard working, tough SOB who provided a community living room for young boys to grow into men. He stood up for them, expected them to stand up for themselves, to honor women and forgave them their frailties.

 

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