Trolley @ the Boatyard Opens to Enthusiastic Customers
The Trolley @ the Boatyard, conveniently located next to Skansie Brothers Park, is open again and it’s clear that the waterfront food truck was sorely missed during closures.
Business has been brisk since opening earlier this month says Jacques Henry, general manager of the popular trolley at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. He and assistant manager and lead cook Lui Tong and crew have been busy turning out a fantastic menu of delicious Northwest fare.
“We have been slammed since opening,” says Henry who brings 26 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry to the Trolley this summer. “We’ve been extremely busy, so I think the community really wants its Trolley.”
The charming red food trolley at the entrance to Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, 3117 Harborview Drive in downtown Gig Harbor, is open Thursday through Sunday 11 a.m. to dusk. That gives you plenty of time to stop by on a stroll along the harbor.
And the best part of all, point out Jacques and boatyard Hospitality Manager Danielle Taylor: some pretty amazing and fun food choices await that you won’t find anywhere else.
Try a mouth-watering lobster roll with creamy herb sauce on a toasted roll, a grilled onion burger with satiny-smooth peanut butter and caramelized bacon, a succulent seared pho pork belly sandwich — of course, some best-selling crisp and tender cod fish & chips — and much more.
“We designed a very food-trucky Northwest menu with seafood, unique burgers and other really fun items you can’t get anywhere else,” says Danielle. “We are very family and dog friendly and affordable. All our food is designed for easy pick-up to eat here at our outside tables or to take home.”
Danielle and Jacques hasten to point out that the Trolley @ the Boatyard crew is carefully adhering to all CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19. They wear masks at all times and regularly sanitize the outdoor tables, which are socially distanced at six feet apart. All food is placed in closed containers ready to hand to customers.
Stop by and place your order at the Trolley window. Or call the Trolley @ the Boatyard at (253) 649-9455 to place your order for pickup or delivery to selected areas nearby.
Trolley staff will also deliver your food to some choice spots around the area, so just call and place your order. Trolley runners will bring your food to you at 7 Seas Brewing, Gig Harbor Brewing’s Harbor Taproom, Heritage Distilling, Jerisich Public Dock and to boaters in the marina at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.
Lead cook Lui, with years of restaurant experience including at the Boat Shed in Bremerton, is happy to cook where he can see customers enjoying his creations.
“I worked in an enclosed kitchen before,” he said. “Here I can see them enjoying their food and finishing it down to an empty box. It’s just priceless.”
The PBO Burger, left, is topped with creamy peanut butter, caramelized bacon and grilled onions. Best-selling Fish & Chips, right, are a must-have: three generous pieces of battered cod and house-made coleslaw.