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Octavia's Bistro

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18 Orcas Hill Road, Orcas, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-4300
06:00 - 21:00
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Scappoose, Oregon
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My wife ordered the prime rib and I had the BBQ ribs. Both were absolutely fabulous! Huge piece of prime rib served with smashed potatoes (the highlight of the meal). My ribs were falling off the bone and the sauce was outstanding. The waffle fries were excellent as well. How they manage to serve such good food with only a... More 

Thank John P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner Nov. 21. We were one of two couples having dinner. The hostess/server was very nice. All tables get a large bottle of water upon seating. We both ordered the house Orcas burger. We had them once before and we were not disappointed this time either. The burger is served on a large crusty bun... More 

Thank R T
Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had dinner at Octavia's primarily due to a dearth of dinner establishments in East Sound. the service was great, prompt and attentive. The food was okay. The grilled chicken was well cooked (two of us had that), one of the steaks was really tiny (wasn't advertised as Filet), the other good. I had the meatloaf. First time I have ever... More 

1 Thank JosephJFuller
Hailey, Idaho
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had dinner here while waiting for the ferry. The menu provided the meal I was looking forward to after several hours out whale watching. The view was amazing and the ambiance great, and as mentioned, menu appetizing. We were not offered any water and had to ask for it - after our wine was served. I ordered fettucini Alfredo,... More 

1 Thank Barbara J
Dallas, Texas, United States
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We loved having dinner in this restaurant located in historic Orcas Hotel. The menu has a good selection. We ordered stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, and then a steak for our entree, along with mac n cheese, Brussels sprouts.... and of course wine. The steak was cooked to perfection, and overall the meal was better than we expected. It was... More 

Thank StillDreaming11
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My family missed the ferry back to Anacortes, so we had no choice but to wait for the next one. We decided to have dinner at Octavia's. What a very pleasant surprise! The view over the harbor is beautiful. The food was nutritious and tasty. We enjoyed the grilled salmon, risotto, and turkey sandwich ordered from the cafe next door... More 

2 Thank MarkLONDONUK58
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Four of us went here for a weekday dinner. We had reservations, which got us a view table, but was otherwise not necessary. Prime rib special very good. Salmon not. Ribs good. Service very good.

Thank luciasur
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We went to Octavia's in the Orcas Hotel for their Wednesday night special prime rib dinner. The dinner was good value at $26 and was well prepared. At 6:30 pm we were the only customers--one couple left as we arrived and three more came as we were finishing. Needless to say, we had attentive service--Pam was great. The view was... More 

Thank jimHanoi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Overpriced overcooked and underwhelmed. Heard good things but we were very disappointed. The view was nice but the atmosphere was dark and dingy.

2 Thank Catherine W
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Nice restaurant with a great view. We reserved a table with a view and got to watch ferries coming and going. Wife had the shrimp with quinoa which was tasty. I ordered the "Beef of Tenderloin", basically a filet, that came with sides of broccolini and some of the best mac & cheese I've ever tasted. The filet however came... More 

Thank Lonnie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Orcas Hill Road, Orcas, Orcas Island, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Orcas
  • Phone Number: +1 360-376-4300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?