A long time favorite for locals is the Mince Mercantile. Grab fresh veggies, fruit and beverages here or pop in for a bite to eat. Check out the quick breakfast menu of avocado toast, sausage scramble bowl, quiche of the day, fresh baked cinnamon rolls or a breakfast sandwich. Need lunch to go? They offer a wide variety of sandwiches and salads, plus loaded potatoes.
Bruceski’s Stone Oven Pizza offers counter-serve pizzeria offering specialty pies, wings & sides in humble digs with outdoor seats.
Other eateries & shops nearby - Farrelli’s and their variety of pizzas. Dupont J Cafe, McNamara’s Pub and Eatery, Fortune Cookie, Pure Elegance Salon and Barber, DuPont Nails and Spa, Supper Buffet, DuPont Cleaners, the DuPont Library, I Sushi & Teriyaki, Viva Mexican and the DuPont Park & Ride.
Get outdoors and enjoy the Sequalitchew Creek Trail - 3 miles round trip with forested views of the beachfront. Or enjoy the beautifully landscaped Clocktower Park with its stunning pergola. This park offers picnic areas and tables, a playground and restrooms. Check out all of DuPont’s City Parks!
Just a 6 mile drive is the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Wildlife Refuge - The wildlife refuge is home to the Nisqually River Delta, which has the unique status as Washington’s largest relatively undisturbed estuary and provides habitats for more than 300 different species of fish and wildlife and has several miles of hiking trails. Before trekking here, be sure to check their website though for any trail closures.
Just 10 minutes from JBLM North and you don’t even have to get on the freeway to get there! There’s a nice backroad to take so you can skip all of that I-5 mess.