The Oak Table Cafe opened in 1981 when Mary and Billy Nagler started a second generation of hospitality tradition. Together, over the past 20 years, with their 3 children, Nikki, Kory and Casey, they have won the hearts and appetites of the folks in this beautiful river valley.
After 5 years of working with and learning from both their parents, Henry, Ann, Joe, and Alice, in the Naglers restaurant in Chicago, Billy and Mary came to Sequim and purchased a small run down house on Third and Bell and began remodeling. Four months later they put their hammers and paint brushes down, stood back for a moment to admire what they had built, opened the doors and never looked back.
Since then, they've remodeled twice, creating a building with such character and charm, it's enchanting. From the moment you step in the door, you'll feel it in the greeting, in the menu, in the preparation, and serving.
Meanwhile, Mary's sister Laurie, and two of her brothers, Billy (the General Manager), and John also moved to the peninsula from Chicago. Billy's entire family now calls Washington their home. His Mother, Ann lives in Sequim. Billy's two sisters, Ratzie, an attorney in nearby Seattle, and Beeze, who owns and operates two restaurants in neighboring Port Angeles, also relocated from Chicago.
Sharing their lives with all the cousins, aunts, and uncles is what completes their lives. It just doesn't get any better.