San Juan Islands Dining
Fine dining in the San Juan Islands means tasty food -- often locally produced -- served in a laid-back atmosphere (forget the jacket and tie). Many of the islands’ restaurants take advantage of the bounty from local growers, both for its excellence and freshness, and out of environmental concern. Consider adding a local wine to your meal in these establishments -- labels from San Juan Vineyards and Lopez Island Vineyards are featured on many of their wine lists.
Friday Harbor's Most-Loved Public House. Great views of the harbor and convenient access to the ferry landing and the port, specializing in distinctive rustic fare and well-crafted libations. We pride ourselves on highlighting local, sustainable and delicious food grown by our friends the farmers. [more...]
In the mornings, enjoy drip coffee, espresso, juice and fresh baked cinnamon rolls, starting at 8:30 a.m. every day. For lunch, choose from an Islander prime rib dip sandwich, a variety of burgers, salads, fresh seafood, famous homemade clam chowder or fish and chips. Dinner features the Islander's famous Prime Rib with horseradish, fresh seafood including salmon, halibut, prawns, oysters, scallops, and fine steaks.
Backdoor Kitchen serves high-quality international food and drink in a unique and tranquil atmosphere. Supporting local farms whenever possible, we use only the freshest ingredients and prepare all our dishes from scratch. Join us soon for dinner or just drinks in our cozy bar, dining room or heated patio. While only two blocks from the ferry landing, we're a little hard to find, but well worth the trouble. Just ask a local! [more...]
Fine dining restaurant specializing in Italian specialties, fresh seafood and steak. We are now open seven days a week for our summer hours, from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. See you all soon! Reservations highly suggested.
We offer to go orders, catering, private parties and business meetings. [more...]
Delicious fresh seafood at reasonable prices served outside or inside overlooking Friday Harbor ferry landing. Friday's Crabhouse offers an ocean of mouthwatering dishes:
Fresh Cracked Dungeness Crab Fresh Grilled Salmon, Steamer Clams, Mussels and Oysters Homemade Crabcakes and Fish & Chips Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Fajitas, Fish Tacos Salads and more. [more...]
The New Leaf Cafe prides itself on serving French inspired Northwest food by friendly people in the historic Outlook Inn. Enjoy house-infused spirits, stellar regional wines, plate-licking-worthy sauces, and a general good time, all with an incredible view of East Sound.
Address: 171 Main St., Eastsound; (360) 376-2200
Hours: Breakfast: Thurs., Fri. and Mon., 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.; Sat.& Sun. 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Dinner: Thurs.–Tues. 5:30–9:00 p.m., 9:30 on Fri. & Sat. [more...]
Fresh delicious Northwest cuisine prepared elegantly, priced reasonably and served by friendly "no pretense” staff in a warm and sunny dining room with far reaching views of beautiful West Sound Marina and waters from every table. A popular gathering place for locals; come experience the wonderful ambiance of island life. Minutes from Orcas Yacht Club and County Dock, this is a restaurant you can come to by boat. Open Wednesday through Sunday 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. [more...]
The Bay welcomes you with waterfront views, a cozy fireplace and bay-side patio. Featuring fresh, local ingredients, The Bay offers specialties including Tim’s famous clam chowder, salads, stone-fired pizzas and seafood specials.
Address: 9 Old Post Rd., Lopez Village; (360) 468-3700 for reservations.
Hours: June through Sept.—Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days per week; Lunch: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fri., Sat., Sun. & Mon. (July through Labor Day, Memorial Day and the week of July 4th). Oct. through May—Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wed. through Sun.; Lunch: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. [more...]
The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace at Friday Harbor House is a comfortable, welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike. Islanders can wind down at the end of the day with a group of friends while hotel guests can enjoy a multi-course island dining experience. All will enjoy taking in the panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and marina. [more...]
Welcome to Inn at Ship Bay on Orcas Island. We are a Restaurant and Inn at the top of a bluff with unobstructed southern views over the waters of Ship Bay, located one mile from the village of Eastsound. The Inn at Ship Bay is built around the historic 1869 Adam's Farmhouse located within an heirloom pear and plum orchard and vegetable garden. In our dining room and lounge, we strive to use only sustainable harvested seafood and antibiotic hormone-free meats and poultry. We offer wines from the Pacific Northwest, focusing mostly on Washington State and Oregon. [more...]
One of the most intricately decorated Victorian homes in Friday Harbor, this majestic building overlooking the ferry terminal was built for the manager of the Friday Harbor Packing Company, and is the last physical reminder of the once great salmon cannery that stood on the harbor. Now, the upstairs rooms, Ferry Landing Suites, are available as vacation rentals, and the Doctor's Office Cafe serves up espresso, ice cream, pastries and lunch. A great place to have a snack and wait for the ferry, the old porch is a gathering place with a view, just as it was when it was first built in 1905. [more...]
Welcome to San Juan Island Cheese. We are your local cheese counter and wine bar with a light menu. We showcase artisan cheeses, beers and wines from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We also offer unique specialty and local food items. [more...]
The Place Restaurant & Bar is located on the water in Friday Harbor. Featuring Northwest coastal cuisine, we specialize in local and regionally-sustainable fresh fish and shellfish, locally-grown organic produce, a select wine list, full bar and much more. We recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2013 -- only the top performing ten percent of businesses worldwide receive this prestigious award. [more...]
The waterfront Doe Bay Café is dedicated to celebrating the unique seasonality, flavor and freshness of Orcas Island farms, foragers and fishermen with every plate that comes out of our kitchen. We are committed to creating delicious and nutritious food sourced almost entirely of organic ingredients from our seed-to-table garden, neighboring farms and orchards, and including specialties from fair trade and small-scale regional producers. We also can cater your wedding, rehearsal dinner or other event onsite.
We invite you to join us for a memorable dining experience! [more...]