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.
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 once stood on the harbor. 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...]
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...]
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...]
Kathryn Taylor Chocolates features artisan chocolates made from fresh local and organic ingredients. Our intimate café offers elegant desserts and baked goods. We serve Stumptown Coffee and espresso, drinking chocolates and fine teas served hot or over ice. You’ll find our shop in Eastsound Village Square. Sit outside in the courtyard or bask in the air-conditioned inside. Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Free WiFi. [more...]
The Bay welcomes you with waterfront views, a cozy fireplace and bay-side 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.
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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...]
The Mansion Restaurant offers casual dining in the historic Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort. Enjoy delicious local seafood, meats and produce in a spectacular waterfront location. Wine and cocktails are served by the romantic fire in the rich mahogany turn-of-the-century setting of the Moran Lounge. [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...]
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.
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...]
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 Market Chef is an artisan deli, cafe and catering company utilizing island-grown and produced vegetables, fruits and meats. Cooking entirely from scratch, every day we offer unique sandwiches on baked-daily breads, organic salads and a constantly revolving deli case filled to the brim with eat-in or take-home entrees and side dishes. Fun, fast paced and colorful atmosphere with beer, wine and locally roasted coffees. [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...]
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 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...]