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1st Annual Emory’s Silver Lake Fun Run

1st Annual Emory’s Silver Lake Fun Run

Benefitting Housing Hope and Beck’s Place


Everett, WA: 99 participants registered to run or walk around Silver Lake Labor Day Weekend for the 1st Annual Emory’s Silver Lake Fun Run. Proceeds benefitted Housing Hope and Beck’s Place, with over $2,000 raised for the local charities.

Partnering with local race company Run 2 Be Fit, we organized the run or walk to circle Silver Lake, ending with a post-race party on the deck. The race began at 11:00am on September 3rd in roughly 80℉ heat before the smoke from surrounding area fires quickly filled the air less than 24 hours later. “Our goal was 50-75 participants and we ended up with 99,” said Emory Cole, owner of Emory’s on Silver Lake, “We had a great turn out and we are beyond thrilled with the amount of money raised for Housing Hope and Beck’s Place.”
Grace Martinez, owner of Run 2 Be Fit said, “Being involved in an event that the local community could participate in was awesome! Our company goal has been to provide the community with options to be physically active. Teaming up with Emory’s enabled us to promote a fun activity that benefitted all. We got an opportunity to share what we do with the local community, and can’t wait for next year!”

Emory’s PR, Marketing and Banquet Manager, Kelly Cole, brought up the idea in a manager meeting a few months back. Constantly registering for and participating in fun runs and obstacle course races, she knew Silver Lake would be the perfect location for a fun run.

  • Emory’s has great community support, and strong ties with both local charities. We ended up with roughly 20 volunteers who helped with packet pickup, the water station, and directing participants throughout the course.
  • Emory’s wanted to promote health and wellness, and create a fun event that anyone could participate in, whether it was a first timer or a fitness professional.

If you have any questions, or you are interested in sponsoring the 2nd Annual Emory’s on Silver Lake Fun Run in August 2018, please contact Kelly Cole at 


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Enjoy the Sunshine on the Deck!


Panoramic view of the entire deck!

Waterfront Dining on the Shores of Silver Lake!

The weather has turned out for the best this season in Everett. We got some early sunshine and heat in May, which allowed us to open our deck earlier than previous years so our diners could soak up the sun and relax!

June has started out as another wonderful deck month. We have been packed out there every day! It began with our new summer hours on June 1st opening at 1pm. Everyone sat out there to enjoy the 58th Annual Silver Lake Hydro Plane Races, with the first turn right in front of the deck!


We are fortunate enough to be the only restaurant on the shores of Silver Lake, and we also have the largest lakefront deck in Snohomish County! So if you haven’t been in to experience the deck, many will say you’re missing out!

We open our deck at 1pm daily during the summer and warmer months, plus we offer Happy Hour on the entire deck from 1pm-6pm!
We do not take reservations for the deck – it’s first come, first serve. So arrive early if you have a party joining you in case a wait forms!

A lot of pictures of the patio are posted on our Facebook page and Instagram, but we would love to have you snap your photo and submit it to any social media site enjoying your time out on the deck! We are on Instagram, @emorysonsilverlake, or you can put it right on our Facebook Wall or Twitter @emorysonthelake.


And if you love the sun, but can’t handle the scorching heat, don’t worry – we have umbrellas to give you that necessary shade!

Silver Lake Then & Now

We wanted to take a little trip back in time to see what Silver Lake was like prior to the current surroundings like Emory’s on Silver Lake, Hauge Homestead Park next door, and the apartments and homes.

When Emory’s was in it’s first round of being built, there was a building extending out over the lake. Today you can see what remains of that dance hall by the cement piles at the north end of the restaurant. What is now Hauge Homestead Park was once a parking lot. Beyond the north end of the parking lot is a retention pond with a walking path, which was formerly Silver Beach Pub.

From 1910-1919, Pacific Highway was once the only road from Everett to Seattle, which today is the Bothell-Everett Highway. November 16, 1916, paving was completed on the entire Everett-to-Seattle portion of the Pacific Highway. The areas surrounding Silver Lake were all dirt roads.

People traveled to Silver Lake for many reasons, and still do. In the early parts of the 1900′s, businesses were built that provided bootleg alcohol during prohibition. It was far enough from the big city of Seattle that enforcement lacked. In an old Herald article, resident Don Bothne was quoted saying, “Row a boat with your girlfriend. Get a little moonshine”. It was convenient having Canada close for easier access to alcohol. There were resorts, restaurants, dance halls, and small stores.

The descendants of the Hauges, one of the original homestead families, established a lake front amusement park on the southeastern shore, including water slides, boating opportunities and other amusement park amenities ( Silver Beach provided a 40-foot waterslide that people would go down on toboggans. According to the Historic Silver Lake image below, it’s where our restaurant is today! In 1928, North Pacific fairgrounds opened west of Silver Lake on Stockshow Road (now 112th) with a racetrack and baseball grounds (

Today, one the west side, there’s Thornton A. Sullivan Park. There, people can relax on the sandy beach, go swimming, play on the toys, and have special events such as kids fishing and annual hydroplane races.

Other things you may see are crew teams practicing throughout the day, sailing or windsurfing lessons, paddleboarders/kayakers/canoes, a floating dock, eagles, a black swan, the list goes on. There’s a walking trail, approximately 1.8 miles, that goes around the entire lake.

And then there’s Emory’s on Silver Lake Lakeside Bistro & Bar. It’s the only restaurant on the shores of Silver Lake, and has the largest lakefront deck in Snohomish County! So next time you’re in, imagine what the area was like in the 1900′s, admire the amazing views of the lake and it’s activities, watch the beautiful sunsets, and hopefully you’ll be entertained by all that Silver Lake has to offer!

Enjoy photos of Silver Lake history!