Culinary Dreams Come True
By Fisherman Jack’s
Sometimes, a concept, a family business, an enterprise takes on a life of its own. With vision, dedication and a fine sense of really good food and customer service, that energy finds doors opening in unexpected places. Jack Ng began a family-run restaurant on Whidbey Island, offering inspired Chinese cuisine. Now, he is the owner of five family-run restaurants. Fisherman’s Jack’s is the culmination of this dream in a beautifully designed and welcoming atmosphere. His first restaurant, China City, now a local favorite on Whidbey Island, resulted in the spin-off of another successful China City restaurant in Millcreek.
Then the expansion at the Port of Everett’s waterfront came calling, with not just one, but two new restaurant concepts.
The historic Weyerhaeuser building offered the perfect opportunity for a speakeasy-style restaurant. He envisioned a coffee house and whiskey bar in the historic building on Everett’s Millwright District in the developing waterfront complex, The Muse Whiskey and Coffee was born. It reflects Jack’s incredible attention to detail. From the elegant and historically-inspired renovation, to the spectacular whiskey collection, coffee, baked goods and small bite cuisine. His passion, commitment to excellence and love for the community he serves has created a wonderful atmosphere of comradery among staff and guests alike. Jack Ng and wife Jin Ma work hand and hand to make these restaurants come to life, from the art and design to menu creation.
His next vision to come to life is Fisherman Jack’s – also at the Port of Everett. The idea for the name came from the location of the restaurant in Fisherman’s Harbor, where a commissioned sculpture stands sentinel to honor the fisherman of past and present who, for generations, called Everett their port of home. Jack Ng’s own experience as a recreational fisherman has given him an appreciation and respect for the fishermen whose lives and expertise put food on the table for people around the world.
The restaurant’s menu focuses on the bounty of the sea, with a generous nod to Jack’s own Chinese heritage and culture. It features Chinese cuisine prepared to perfection with locally sourced seafood, Dim Sum, noodles, BBQ pork and so much more.
The bounty extends to what the eyes take in, with views of Central Marina from nearly every table of the restaurant, and a large and inviting outdoor patio with beautiful views, and a variety of seating options. Private tables cater to large family-style dining and fire-pit gathering spaces create more intimate environments. The patio is also heated and air conditioned for year-round comfort.
The full-service bar offers wonderful cocktails and an impressive collection of wine, whiskey and spirits from around the world. Fishman Jack’s is a true dining experience not to be missed.
“We are excited to bring an Asian inspired seafood option to the waterfront – not only to bring diversity and more enrichment to the community, but, also, to be part of this opportunity for economic growth that the waterfront revitalization is creating for Everett,” Ng said.
One man’s vision has grown to five spectacular restaurants. Jack’s happiest moments are seeing family and friends relaxing, smiling, talking and enjoying a delicious meal. It’s his dream come true.