In 1957, Anacortes fisherman Tom Savidge and his wife Marie built a backyard smokehouse and began selling smoked wild salmon to local taverns. With that, Specialty Seafoods (later renamed SeaBear after Native American legend) was born. The tavern owners loved Tom's smoked salmon, but asked him to preserve it longer. Being an inventive guy, Tom answered their request with a whole new idea in packaging: The Gold Seal pouch, which preserves the salmon naturally, so no refrigeration is required. This innovation (for which he received a patent) made it easy for tourists traveling through the Northwest to take Tom's salmon back home, or to ship it to family and friends. From this, word spread about "the legendary flavor of the Pacific Northwest."For SeaBear Wild Salmon and beyond, use our Anacortes itinerary planner to get the most from your Anacortes vacation.
Today we ship our full line of seafood to customers in all 50 states, and remain dedicated to the same principles upon which Tom Savidge founded our company decades ago: Make great food people love, and always listen to our customers. We stand behind everything we do with our unconditional Fisherman's Oath guarantee.
If you are ever in our part of the world please stop for a tour of a smokehouse, it's fun, delicious and free!
SeaBear Wild Salmon Reviews
SeaBear has such an incredible selection of salmon, both refrigerated and packaged for travel/mailing. We love this place! more »
Best place for gifts and awesome seafood. Recommend the smoked garlic salmon. I love all their products. If you need a gift, this is the place to go. Staff is wonderful and very helpful. more »
Great products and decent prices. For appetizers, we used the less perfect cutting. They tasted the same. The bourbon brown sugar flavor was delish.
Great little specialty shop, easy to get to. Street parking is usually pretty good and the owner/employees are very nice and helpful. They carry mostly smoked salmon and other seafood. But they also have local food products as well. Will definitely be returning.
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