From the Sequim Gazette:
Six years ago, Val and Larry Culp were to transform the old Keyhole Tavern into a stained glass studio for Val. But the old bar was so beautiful, they opened a restaurant instead.
The Old Mill interior is indisputably the most clever and interesting restaurant in memory and serves as a history lesson of our roots in these here parts; like the namesake old sawmill that once upon a time was in full production on the other side of the road.
From our Patrons:
My husband, Michael, and I dropped in for a late lunch yesterday (3/22/12). I’d passed it for several years and had always intended to stop….but you know, like everybody else, always “on the run somewhere.” Were we ever happy we did. Great food, fun ambience, and the owner was so hospitable, showing us around, describing future planning, and sending us off with a piece of salmon from the batch he was smoking out back. We’ll be back, many more times, for sure, and will bring out of town guests. Excited about his new “theme motel” going in next door, too!
We eat at the Old Mill often. We have never been disappointed. Last night I had the special salmon salad. That was wonderful! My wife had the Chicken Picata. There was silence from her side of the table as she focused in on the terrific food.
My husband and I were in Sequim yesterday for a rainy start to the 115th Irrigation Festival. We wanted to try a new place (for us) to eat in the area. So we chose the Old Mill Cafe on the Carlsborg Rd. We arrived at 2:40 pm in the afternoon. A hostess seated us, one waitress took our order, and another waitress brought us coffee, all within the first 5-10 minutes. Service was friendly and cheerful. My husband had the Mexican omelette, I had an Eggs Benedict with fresh Dungeness crab and fresh spinach. Both orders came with fried potatoes, and my husband’s order came with his choice of toast. Food was good, coffee was good, and we were out of there within an hour.There was one other table occupied; it was obviously the end of the Sunday brunch shift. Breakfast is served until 3 pm on Sundays. I thought the decor was attractive and interesting, with all the momentos from the Carlsborg mill days, and memorabilia hanging on the walls and even placed under the glass tabletops for perusal while waiting for our food. Bathroom was clean. We didn’t find the prices too high, but then we’re from the Seattle area, so I guess everything is relative. We obviously picked the right time to visit the Old Mill Cafe!