Zombies are very, very mainstream right now. While this might be the understatement of the year, the undead are virtually everywhere, from comics, to movies, to a television show that’s a hit even with those who have little interest in the horror genre. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that a zombie-themed restaurant was hot on the heels of all of this hype. Zombiez is located on Vashon Island, Washington, a small landmass in Puget Sound, a quick jaunt from Seattle.
Vashon is not the place you might expect to find an undead eatery. It’s quiet, rural, and rather isolated. You have to take a ferry to get there. In fact, the island is an ideal place to hunker down after the zombie apocalypse. It’s small enough that you could clear the flesh-eating bastards out without too much trouble, big enough to accommodate a large number of survivors, remote enough to stay off the radar, but still close enough to other places that you can make supply runs when necessary.
On the other side of this coin, Vashon also prides itself on being a little offbeat, walking left of center if you will. So it’s not terribly shocking that a restaurant like Zombiez would spring up here of all places.
Zombiez itself is a kind of zombie. The restaurant was “resurrected” from another local eatery called Zoomies. The atmosphere is definitely a kinder, gentler version of the walking dead. It is alarmingly well lit, and there is nothing gory, gross or particularly frightening about the establishment. And as far as I can tell, there’s not one item on the menu that contains any sort of brain matter. Though they do have hand cut French fries and a vegan burger option for those among us who are into such things.
Zombiez is located at 17705 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon Island, Washington.