Serving the Skagit Valley community for over 30 years, we have an extensive history that makes up who we are today.
With long-standing employees,
our staff is invested in bringing forth an exceptional, attentive, and unprecedented experience that leaves a distinct impression on our guests.
Kari VandenBosch worked for Jim and Mary Lou Caudill during the mid-1990s as a hostess and, over the course of eight years, worked her way up to becoming La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib's General Manager.
In 2004, with extensive experience under her belt, Kari and Jason purchased Flounder Bay Cafe, a successful restaurant in Anacortes, Washington. There, they continued to hone their restaurateur skills while building a reputation for amazing food and excellent customer service.
When in 2008, after a brief yet providential encounter with her old boss, Jim Caudill – a conversation arose between Mary Lou and Jim, expressing interest in having Kari and Jason purchase the restaurant. The idea of coming back to La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib, the restaurant Kari virtually grew up in, was the perfect opportunity for a growing VandenBosch family, and they haven't looked back since.
Today, you can find Kari and Jason's eldest daughter as an expo, hostess, and busser. True to its original nature, La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib is a family establishment that prides itself on exceeding guests’ expectations.
La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib's vast history makes it a local institution. With more than 100 years of the building's existence, the atmosphere harkens to the building's earliest days as Mal's Tavern when fishermen, loggers, and farmers swapped stories while enjoying a cold beverage.
Tales of times past still exist in the current building, as the restored and remodeled 1890's Lounge exists as an ode to the building's history and its significance to the La Conner, WA community.
Former owners, Jim and Mary Lou Caudill, opened the restaurant in 1986. Expanding La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib to its present size. Today, La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib is owned and operated by Kari and Jason VandenBosch. Honoring the tradition of providing exceptional service and excellent food as the previous owners did before them.