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.
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. [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...]
Unfortunately, Downriggers is closed at our waterfront location due to a fire. We plan to re-open in Spring 2015. Check our website for a temporary location.
We are a restaurant and lounge featuring a large deck on the waterfront. We serve lunch and dinner daily, with breakfast on the weekends. Visit our website for a full description of our menu. Downriggers is a smoke- and cell-phone-free zone. [more...]
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...]
At Blue Water Bar & Grill, we strive to produce quality food at affordable prices with an emphasis on enthusiastic service with a fun atmosphere. Whether you want to have a leisurely Sunday brunch with the family, or grab a burger to go for the boat, your experience will be consistent, prompt, and always with a cheerful smile. [more...]
Octavia’s Bistro, located in the Orcas Hotel, offers casual fine dining in a marine setting, featuring Global Pacific Rim Fusion cuisine by Chef Ryan Houser. Don’t miss Pub Night, featuring live music by Martin Lund and Gene Nery every Friday evening. Dinner is served every night from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. [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...]
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...]
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. Now, the upstairs rooms, Ferry Landing Suites, are available for vacation rental, and the Doctor's Office Cafe serves up espresso, ice cream, pastries and lunch. A great place to have an ice cream cone 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 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...]
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...]
The Bay welcomes you with waterfront views, a cozy fireplace and bayside patio. We feature fresh, local ingredients throughout our continental-new American style menu along with personalized service from our friendly staff. Specialties include Tim’s famous clam chowder, salads with island grown greens, stone fired pizzas and seasonal seafood specials. We look forward to welcoming you with amazing food, great service and of course, a table with a view. [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 New Leaf Cafe prides itself on serving French inspired Northwest food by friendly people in a beautiful environment. We are open for breakfast and dinner and are located in the heart of Eastsound at the Historic Outlook Inn. Enjoy our house-infused spirits, stellar regional wines, plate-licking-worthy sauces, and a general good time, all with an incredible view of the water. [more...]
Coho Restaurant serves island-grown Pacific cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Creating exciting menus around the seasonality of fresh ingredients, Coho showcases simple and artful fare that allows the ingredients to resonate on the palate. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. [more...]