About Anthony’s

What We’re About
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Our History

Since 1969, Anthony’s Restaurants has been inspired to provide diners opportunities to create shared memories with remarkable dining experiences. What started as a steak and lobster restaurant in the Bellevue Crossroads has grown to become a family of restaurants as unique as the communities they serve.

 

Founder Budd Gould always put seafood in the heart of his restaurants as he slowly added new locations, and in 1976 the first Anthony’s HomePort opened in Kirkland bringing remarkable waterfront views that later became a signature element of the Anthony’s experience. Soon after the Kirkland restaurant opened, additional waterfront locations were added in the marinas of Des Moines, Edmonds, Everett, Gig Harbor, Bellingham, Bremerton, Anacortes, and Olympia, as well as on the downtown Seattle waterfront.

Seafood Company

Quality and a commitment to excellence became a staple at Anthony’s, not only in the remarkable views but in the service and the fresh northwest seafood. To ensure that seafood would always retain that high-quality standard, Anthony’s opened its own seafood company in 1984. Led by Tim Ferleman, an avid fisherman and former Anthony’s chef, the seafood arm of Anthony’s is committed to sourcing the best seafood throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Hawaii, supporting local fisheries and their families.

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Our Local Seafood Purveyors

  • Seafood Producers Coop
  • Bornstein Seafoods
  • Johnson & Gunstone
  • Wallin Oysters
  • Sea Products West
  • Blue North Fisheries

Local Vendors

That commitment to local foods has been a part of the “Anthony’s way” long before it was a trendy movement. In addition to seafood, Anthony’s has long-standing relationships with local farmers throughout the region with a commitment to “best of season” produce. In addition, Anthony’s supports local northwest beef with high-quality products from Double R Ranch that complement the fresh seafood that put the family of restaurants on the map. And it is widely recognized for its support of local wineries, having won multiple awards from the Washington wine industry for its advancement of high-quality local wine.

Our Local Purveyors:

  • Mukilteo Coffee Roasters – Whidbey Island
  • Essential Baking – Seattle
  • Olympic Mountain Ice Cream – Shelton
  • Northwest Wild Foods – Burlington
  • Schuh Farms – Skagit Valley
  • Picha Farms – Puyallup Valley
  • Middleton Six Sons Farms – Pasco
  • Douglas Fruits – Pasco
  • Ebarhard’s Dairy – Bend, OR
  • Country Mercantile – Pasco
  • LoveJoy Farms – Eltopia
  • Carpinito Brothers Farms – Kent

Community Involvement

As a family-owned company, Anthony’s Restaurants is committed to each community it serves. In addition to supporting local farmers, ranchers, wineries and fishermen, Anthony’s works with other local vendors and businesses to support local communities.

 

Team members at every location enthusiastically participate in local events, volunteer on local boards and community organizations, and give back in many other ways.

 

From the Fishermen’s Fall Festival and the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Banquet, to Providence General Foundation, Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, Central Oregon Community College and the Gonzaga University Student Athlete Foundation – we are out there in the communities showing up because together we help communities thrive.

 

In every sense of the word, we aim to extend our sense of family to all who visit our restaurant and the communities where our customers work and live. Like a family, we embrace the unique qualities of every individual and every neighborhood, knowing we all belong.

Awards & Accolades

In the more than 40 years that Anthony’s Restaurants has been in business, its food, service, atmosphere, and community involvement has been recognized.

 

Our highest compliment is always a happy guest, eager to return. Our lasting success is a testament to our teams who have helped create the perfect Northwest dining experience for our guests.

 

National Good Neighbor Award

“Giving back has been a tradition at Anthony’s for over 40 years, from the opening of our very first restaurant. This National Restaurant Award is a wonderful recognition of our team members who contribute their time and talents giving back to our local communities. Nine out of ten restaurants across the country are involved in charitable activities helping their neighbors. It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in this manner.” – Budd Gould, Founder of Anthony’s Restaurants

Awards we’ve collected over the years include:

  • Washington Wine Restaurant – Walter Clore Award for our support of the local wine industry.
  • Alaska Airlines – Copper River Chef Champion Award
  • Oregon Restaurant Good Neighbor Award
  • National Restaurant Good Neighbor Award
  • Family Business of the Year
  • Seattle’s Best Restaurant
  • Top 25 Corporate Philanthropy Award
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Best Seafood
  • Best of the West Sound
  • Best Bar
  • Best Happy Hour
  • Best View
  • Outstanding Washington Wine List
  • Super Server Awards
  • Sommelier of the Year
  • Community Service Awards
  • Best of Western Washington

Charitable Donations

Donation Request Process

Anthony’s Restaurants attempts to support as many local Northwest non-profit organizations with gift certificate donations toward events such as auctions or raffles that will raise money for the cause of that organization.  As a tribute to our ongoing support of the local communities Anthony’s has been awarded the Restaurant Good Neighbor Award (2001, 2003) by the Washington Restaurant Association, the 2003 National Restaurant Good Neighbor Award by the National Restaurant Association and just the past year the 2010 Restaurant Good Neighbor Award by the Oregon Restaurant Association. Each restaurant is a major supporter of one or more community events per year including benefits for groups such as Central Oregon Community College, Providence General Foundation, Olympic College, Boys & Girls Clubs, Rotary, Whatcom Hospice, YMCA’s and much more.

We will continue to fill requests for organizations and school fundraisers as requested by our Team Members that they or their families attend or are involved with.  We will also honor requests for district or citywide school fundraisers.

Due to the high number of requests, we have had to set guidelines for the types of requests we are able to honor.  Unfortunately we are unable to donate to:

  • Individual Public Schools
  • Specific school fundraisers such as class activities, sports activities or teams, senior class fundraisers, teacher appreciation gifts, volunteer/PTSA recognition awards, as well as fundraisers for specific arts and academic department
  • Sports Teams
  • Food donations
  • Organizations benefiting those outside the Northwest
  • Cash donations or awards to be used as door prizes
  • Employee or volunteer recognition
  • Business recruitment
  • Combined charity fundraisers
  • Online auctions
  • Company fundraisers
  • Individual or group sponsorships
  • Party fundraisers or graduation nights

STEP 1:  Donation Request Hard Copy Letter

All requests must be submitted by hardcopy at least 3 months in advance of event.  Please send a hard copy donation request letter on organization letterhead including the following information:

  • Explain your organization.
  • Type of event and details: date and location
  • Who is benefiting from the event and how funds will be used/allocated
  • Include Organizations Tax Identification Number
  • Contact Information

Send to: Anthony’s Restaurants, Attn: Donation Requests
PO Box 3805, Bellevue, WA 98009

STEP 2: Following Up by Email

Please send an email to: taylor.stone@anthonys.com
Explain that you are following up about a donation request.  Indicate name of organization, date of event and any further details that need to be known.

FINAL STEP: Receiving a Donation

Donation(s), including a donation form and certificate, are sent directly to the organization approximately one month before the event, unless otherwise requested.  Donations will not be sent to a third party.

As a reminder, the original gift certificate must be presented at the time of dining; the donation form will not be accepted for redemption.