New Season for Trolley @ the Boatyard

High season for great food on the waterfront continues this fall with Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard announcing the Grand Opening of the Trolley @ the Boatyard, set to be open throughout the winter.

Grand Opening ~ Oct. 17, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trolley @ the Boatyard

Trolley @ the Boatyard

Pancos are delicious pancake tacos featuring scrambled eggs, sausage, cheddar, hash browns and bacon in a pancake “tortilla.”

The Trolley at the Boatyard will now be open for more than just the summer months with a new year-round schedule on the menu. Formerly operated as JW @ the Boatyard for the past two summers, the popular red food trolley at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is re-opening Oct. 17 with boatyard personnel at the helm. The Trolley @ the Boatyard is offering a brand new menu, complete with delicious breakfast items and even a delivery service in the downtown area.

Come check out the exciting new menu created by boatyard chef Omar Morales and hospitality manager Danielle Taylor at the grand opening on Oct. 17. Take your food to go or dine in comfort out of the weather the tent (to be heated this winter) set up near the trolley.

“We have seating and heating,” quipped sous chef Camber Morales from the window of the trolley. “Rain or shine, you can dine.” 

The Trolley @ the Boatyard will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with delivery service operating from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The roughly 2.5-mile delivery service area for Omar’s taste treats, such as the Harbor Cubano, Pirate Burger and Fish & Chips, extends along Harborview Drive from the Maritime Pier to the Harbor History Museum, up to Highway 16. For delivery call (253) 649-9455.

A 10 percent discount on food applies until Oct. 25 with a Trolley Ticket available at the boatyard office at 3117 Harborview Drive and in various businesses along the waterfront.

Chef Omar, who brings about seven years of cooking experience to The Trolley, will be assisted by his first mate “sous” (and wife) Camber, and cashier and customer service deck hand Jes Tisch.

Trolley @ the Boatyard

Omar and crew held a soft opening at The Trolley on Friday, Oct. 13, for enthusiastic boatyard employees who got to sample delicious breakfast and lunch fare. Needless to say, the food was met with rave reviews.

“Everyone loved the food,” said Omar after breakfast was served and the boatyard crew went back to work. “The poutine was very popular, the breakfast burritos, the pancos — they loved it all.”

Trolley @ the Boatyard

Sailors Poutine was a hit with the boatyard crew. What’s not to love with sausage, egg, cheese curds and gravy over fries?

Especially the poutine, because what’s not to love about spicy sausage, an over-easy egg, cheese curds and gravy over fries? Sailors Poutine was was the dish mentioned over and over by employees who began lining up for round two of sampling at lunch time. That and the out-of-this-world Monte Cristo sandwich are the two menu items offered at both breakfast and lunch.

Trolley @ the Boatyard

Boatyard shipwright John Iverson ordered the Monte Cristo and couldn’t believe his first bite.

Trolley @ the Boatyard

The Monte Cristo sandwich with its flaky, puffy crust is a ‘party in your mouth.’


“Oh, wow. It’s a party in your mouth!” he said when someone called out, “how is it?”

And I agree, because that’s what I had, too.  Come see and taste for yourself at The Trolley @ the Boatyard grand opening on Oct. 17.

To order food for delivery, call The Trolley @ the Boatyard at: (253) 649-9455

Trolley @ the Boatyard

Fresh Starboard Salad features spinach, feta, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion and cukes tossed with Greek dressing. (All photos of food by Chance Busey, assistant marketing director at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.)


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