Jefferson County Airport and the Spruce Goose Cafe

For the complete $100 hamburger experience, head to Jefferson County Airport.

Approach to Jefferson County Airport
Approach to Jefferson County Airport
Where can you find some good pie along with great airplane watching? Head north to the Spruce Goose Café at to the non-towered Jeff. Co. (0S9), as referred to by the well-informed over the CTAF, located in the middle of Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
Jefferson County Airport
Jefferson County Airport
The Jefferson County International Airport is a U.S. Customs Airport of Entry, thus the international designation.
Jefferson County Airport
Jefferson County Airport
It has self service Avgas 100LL and is the home of the Port Townsend Aero Museum and Port Townsend Aircraft Services, the locally owned and family run FBO.
Jefferson County Airport
Jefferson County Airport
Bartley (B.J.) Hallinan and his wife Jodi offer everything you want in a friendly, useful FBO: both courtesy cars and rental cars, a pilot lounge with WiFi and computer/printer access, a large screen TV, a free cup of coffee along with flight training, aircraft maintenance, a pilot shop, charter services and a friendly black lab to keep you company.
Jefferson County Airport
Jefferson County Airport
During a recent visit, just feet from the front door, a well-traveled Cessna trainer was tied down next to a beautifully restored, deep maroon-red, Piper J-3 Cub.
Spruce Goose Cafe
Spruce Goose Cafe
The Spruce Goose isn’t much to look at on the outside. The café is a white one-story box of a building framed by lush evergreens and madronas.
Spruce Goose Cafe
Spruce Goose Cafe
It’s an airport restaurant with stereotypical aviation décor that has an elusive mix of patrons.
Spruce Goose Cafe
Spruce Goose Cafe
Amongst the airplane models, signs and photos you might find a few local families plane watching, a regular old timer or two shooting the breeze, a range of aviators refueling, a ramp worker from nearby Boeing Field and several CAP cadets all intermingling.
Spruce Goose
Spruce Goose
In deference to mothers everywhere, order lunch before digging in to dessert. Even though they’re known for their pie, the Spruce Goose accommodates with a full menu.
Jefferson County Airport
Jefferson County Airport
For more on Jefferson County Airport and the Spruce Goose cafe, read our latest Fly & Dine feature.