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Oak Table Cafe moving to Silverdale in 2015
The Oak Table Cafe, a restaurant with a Guinness World Record, is moving to Silverdale next year.
The specific location has not been announced but owners Ross and Nikki McCurdy are looking on Mount Vintage Way, west of Target.
The McCurdys are sad to be leaving Kingston, but they are excited about the new opportunities Silverdale will bring, they said.
The location in Kingston, adjacent to the Firehouse Theater, will remain open for business until the move, which is set for spring 2015.
“We are grateful for the opportunities that have come about from being here,” Nikki McCurdy said. “Hopefully, Silverdale has as good of taste as Kingston does.”
The McCurdys said they have always dreamed of owning their own property and building a restaurant from scratch. Two years ago, they began looking, and last year they bought and committed to the property.
Because they live in Poulsbo, a Silverdale location was in the best proximity for having two restaurants. The owners intended to keep the restaurant in Kingston as well, but it ended up being fiscally impossible.
“We’re sad to be leaving Kingston,” Ross McCurdy said. “We’ve been part of the community for five years now.”
The McCurdys are passionate about supporting schools and children in the community, and they frequently donate to school auctions, they said.
The Oak Table is also the location for a Guinness World Record. On Aug. 13, 2013, Ross McCurdy set the record for most pancakes made in one hour by cooking 1,092. Those pancakes were free for people who attended the record-breaking event.
Their current landlord will miss them.
“I wish them well,” Firehouse Theater owner Craig Smith said. “They’re a hard-working young couple and they deserve the best. I had a great relationship with them, and they’ll be missed.”
The Oak Table Cafe name has a long history around the Kitsap Peninsula. The Oak Table in Sequim is owned by Nikki McCurdy’s parents, Mary and Bill Nagler. It opened in 1981 and has been a family business from the very beginning.
The McCurdys hope to follow the Naglers’ example by owning their own property and building their own restaurant.
“The Oak Table really is a part of my family,” Nikki McCurdy said.
All the employees from the Kingston location will have the opportunity to transfer to Silverdale, although they won’t be required to if they chose not to move. Of the Oak Table’s 25 employees, fewer than half of them live in Kingston. For many who live in Poulsbo, Silverdale and the surrounding area, the transition will not be difficult.
“We’re a family, and we want to stay together,” Nikki McCurdy said.
The menus, dishes and look will be the same as well.
By Katie Shaw, North Kitsap Herald staff