Stanwood Grill

About Us

Why choose

Stanwood Grill

“Probably the best restaurant in Stanwood and really the only fine dinning in town. Great food and a wonderful bar with expert mixology.”.

Stanwood Grill offers fresh creative food, spot-on service with value pricing six nights a week. Try a cocktail garnished with fresh herbs from our roof-top garden. Then enjoy delightful menu offerings in our elegant, yet relaxed ambiance. Whatever your food or drink fancy, our goal is to please. We’re located in the quaint town of Stanwood Washington and are locally owned and operated. You don’t have to drive to Seattle for an unforgettable dinner. You’ve got all you need right here in your own backyard.

Who we are


Danny Pickering

Growing up with a father who loved the creative, social, and business aspects of the industry had a strong influence on Danny, who worked in a number of top restaurants in Seattle before purchasing the Stanwood Grill and Max Dale’s in Mount Vernon in 2006, along with his cousin Paul.

Paul Pickering

Paul followed his passion for the restaurant business in 1990 and is very active in the business community and restaurant industry. He is co-owner of both Stanwood Grill and Max Dale’s in Mount Vernon, and manages the bustling catering division for both restaurants.

David Peterson

David Peterson, or ‘Chef David,’ as his staff, customers, and Facebook fans call him, has been crafting culinary delights since the mid-nineties. As Stanwood Grill’s Executive Chef, Chef David brings an innovate approach to food combinations, flavor, and local freshness.