Mukilteo is a picturesque coastal city in Snohomish County, Washington on Puget Sound, about 25 miles from Seattle. What was once a small fishing village overlooking scenic Puget Sound is today one of Seattle's affluent bedroom communities and a favorite weekend destination. The most popular attractions are the historic 1906 Mukilteo Lighthouse surrounded by Mukilteo State Park, The Future of Flight Aviation Center with the tour of the Boeing commercial jet assembly, and the Historic Flight Foundation museum with a collection of the most significant aircraft built between 1927 and 1957.
1.Historic Flight Foundation
© Historic Flight Foundation
The Historic Flight Foundation is an aviation museum at Paine Field in Mukilteo, Washington. The museum collects, restores, and even flies historic aircraft in its collection. The airplanes range from the period of Charles Lindbergh’s flight across Atlantic in 1927 and the first commercial 1957 flight of the Boeing 707 to a time when fairly simple wood and fabric biplanes evolved into powerful commercial jets. The aircraft in the collection represent a steady jump forward in aerospace engineering. Each of them also tells a fascinating story. They have been restored to flying condition, and fly every summer on Fly Days, HFF’s September Vintage Aircraft Weekend, as well as on Paine Field’s Aviation Day. HFF hosts regular educational programs throughout the year.
10719 Bernie Webber Dr, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-348-3200
2.Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour
© Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour
The Future of Flight Aviation Center is located at the corner of Paine Field in Mulkiteo, Washington about 25 miles from Seattle. Visiting this fascinating aviation museum and education center is the starting point for the Boeing Tour. A tour takes visitors to a part of Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Washington where many models of Boeing planes are built. Visitors can view airplanes in different stages of construction as well as the main assembly building. The museum also includes Future of Flight Foundation, an organization that owns the museum's collection of aircraft. The museum features a 28,000-square-foot gallery with a range of exhibits and displays, a 240-seat theater, souvenir shops, and a café.
8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 800-464-1476
3.Mukilteo Lighthouse Park
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The Mukilteo Lighthouse Park was created in the 1950s on a filled tideland in order to provide easy access to the beautiful sandy public beach. It started its life as Washington State Park until 2003 when it was deeded to the city. The park’s main feature is the historic Mukilteo Light Station, which is available for touring and various events. The Mukilteo Light Station was built in 1906 and is one of the only few wooden lighthouses in the Pacific Northwest. The park around the lighthouse has open green space with picnic areas, fire pits, a boat launch, kids’ playgrounds, and the lovely sandy beach.
609 Front St, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-263-8180
4.Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse
© Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing was established in 1994 by two Boeing employees. For the first four years they produced and distributed beer in the evenings after work, operating out of subleased space in a local alehouse. In 1999, they moved to a former bus garage and refurbished it. They kept many original elements including the main roll-up door, the thick wooden beams, and open plank ceiling, creating a rustic wharf-like atmosphere that fits perfectly with the nautical vibe of the waterfront where the brewery and alehouse are located. The brewery is said to produce some of the best beers in the region. Their flagship beer is the India Pale Ale. Diamond Knot is the first Mukilteo microbrewery. They have two locations where they serve their own as well as other regional beers and offer a full menu.
621 Front St, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-512-8080
5.Mukilteo Chocolate Company
© Mukilteo Chocolate Company
Located on a tiny plaza in downtown Mukilteo, Mukilteo Chocolate Company produces superb European-style, homemade truffles, chocolates, and fudge. The charming little shop is filled with truffles of all kinds that look like tiny art pieces and taste even better. They have fudge of several flavors as well as home-made ice cream and imported candies. Everything is made by hand from the best quality ingredients in the traditional European style. The store has a couple of small bistro tables if you want to indulge in your ice cream right way while contemplating the display with truffles. Their treats make a wonderful gift for any occasion.
407 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-353-1183
6.Mukilteo Speedway Cafe
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Mulkiteo Speeedway Café is part of a small regional chain of popular home-style eateries decorated in a 1940s style and offering home-made fresh breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Their motto is that it is never too late for breakfast. Their pies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, and bran muffins are freshly baked every day in their bakery in the Crystal Creek Cafe. The bread for their hot and cold sandwiches is also made in house. The menu is not large, but includes everyone’s favorites such as delicious burgers, fish and chips, fresh salads, roast turkey, prime rib roast, and soups made from scratch daily.
11707 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-347-2000
© John's Grill
John's Grill is a family owned and run steakhouse opened in 2005 in Mukilteo's Old Town. Modern décor with bright red walls and beautiful large oil paintings on the walls create warm and inviting vibe. The menu is traditional American, with New York Steak starring, followed by Cajun-spiced grilled prawns in a lemon beurre blanc sauce, pork tenderloin medallion sautéed in vermouth, elephant garlic, capers and artichoke hearts, and pan-roasted garlic chicken. The owner and chef John Alden makes his own stocks and salad dressings. Their wine list offers wines from all over the world. There is also a full bar.
649 5th St #100, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-347-1068
© Sully's Pizza
Sully’s is a family-style restaurant located in Old Town, Mukilteo. Spacious and bright, it is perfect for family gatherings around their long communal table or outside on the patio. Sully’s offers large variety of pizzas, calzones, hot focaccias, hot and cold sandwiches, fresh salads, and desserts. Especially popular are their calzones with the name of the client written on the crust in red sauce. All pizzas and calzones are made with thin crust and are made fresh with the freshest ingredients. Their best seller is Sully’s, with Italian sausage, peperoni, red onions, mushrooms, two cheeses, and house red sauce. Sully’s offers small selection of wines by the glass or bottle and beers on tap.
403 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-322-4666
© Mongolian Grill
Located in Harbour Pointe Shopping Center in Mulkiteo, Mongolian Grill is a popular local eatery known for a range of made-to-order stir-fry dishes on a traditional Mongolian open grill cooked in front of each guest. Mongolian Grill is a self-serve restaurant – the food is laid out buffet-style for the guests to choose from. There is always a large selection of fresh vegetables and gluten-free dishes as well as an assortment of sauces. The restaurant is great option for vegetarians and for those who want a healthy meal without having to wait. They also offer takeout for those who do not have the time to sit down to eat.
11700 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-493-9372
10.Garlic Jim's Pizza
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Located in the Chenault Beach Plaza, Garlic Jin’s Pizza is a regional counter-serve chain with an extensive menu of specialty pies, including gluten-free and regular specials. Most of their clients take advantage of their delivery service. The place has been around for 14 years. Their thin crust pizza dough is made of flour mixed with corn meal and garlic for texture, while their hand-thrown pizza crust has buttermilk and Parmesan cheese for exceptional taste. Garlic Jim’s signature pizza sauce comes fresh-packed from California. Garlic Jim’s uses fresh 100 percent whole-milk mozzarella. The best seller is the Gourmet Garlic Pizza with crispy thin crust loaded with basil pesto sauce, roasted garlic, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, and feta cheese.
10924 Mukilteo Speedway D, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-493-8646
10 Best Things to Do in Mukilteo, WA
- Historic Flight Foundation, Photo: Historic Flight Foundation
- Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour, Photo: Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour
- Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, Photo: Jeffrey Sinnock/stock.adobe.com
- Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse, Photo: Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse
- Mukilteo Chocolate Company, Photo: Mukilteo Chocolate Company
- Mukilteo Speedway Cafe, Photo: Mukilteo Speedway Café
- John's Grill, Photo: John's Grill
- Sully's Pizza, Photo: Sully's Pizza
- Mongolian Grill, Photo: Mongolian Grill
- Garlic Jim's Pizza, Photo: Patryk Kosmider/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: CascadeCreatives/stock.adobe.com