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Enjoy seaside views and seafood at two restaurants at Semiahmoo Resort

If you’re enjoying an outing at Semiahmoo Park or Birch Bay State Park, round out your trip — and treat yourself — by dining at Pierside Kitchen or Packers Oyster Bar.

Both restaurants are at scenic Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa on the shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, so you’ll get a gorgeous seaside view along with your meal.

The two eateries at 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway are led by Executive Chef Eric Truglas, a native of Paris who focuses on a farm-to-table experience.

Pierside, the resort’s newest restaurant, showcases local and regional fare, including Pacific oysters from Taylor Shellfish Farms and king salmon caught near Lummi Island.

If you’re at Pierside for the first meal of the day, try the popular breakfast sandwich from its wood-fired oven. Or venture into something new — and a bit playful — and tuck into the PB&C Organic Egg Omelet, which features peanut butter and cheddar cheese. The filling may sound odd, but we’ve heard the omelet is tasty.

While there, admire the view of Drayton Harbor and Pierside’s nod, via design touches in the dining room, to the area’s maritime setting and heritage as an Alaska Packers Association cannery.

Packers Oyster Bar, which the resort has renovated, has a more casual air, plus a 180-degree view of Drayton Harbor thanks to a wall of windows.

At Packers, you’ll find clams, oysters from Taylor Shellfish, Penn Cove mussels in Boundary Bay IPA, lamb and Wagyu burgers, and small, wood-fired oven pizzas topped with foraged mushrooms as well as the humble pepperoni.

Packers is open daily for lunch to late night, while Pierside offers breakfast, brunch and dinner.

Details for both restaurants are at 360-318-2090 and semiahmoo.com.