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Willows Inn Restaurant

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2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
+1 360-758-2620
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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Lummi Island, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We live on the Island and have dined at the Willows numerous times during the past 10 years and have never been disappointed. Visiting Lummi Island and dining at the Willows is unique epicurean and sensory experience which is perfect for a special occasion. It is expensive, but a delightful surprise which needs to be experienced and enjoyed without written... More 

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New Hampshire
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We traveled to Lummi Island specifically to dine atthe Willows. Our dining experience did not disappoint. The many courses showcased the bounty of the Pacific Northwest-from berries, herbs and black truffles to salmon, clams and venison. The dining room is lovely, and the view of the sunset from the front porch even lovelier. The staff were informative and enthusiastic about... More 

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Ft. Worth
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

For those that appreciate fine cuisine and a unique experience, this is the place. If you are looking for a meal that delights and satisfies, you may be disappointed. The experience at the Willows Inn is one you won't forget, but is unique. It was not our style of dining.

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Seattle, Washington
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This will be one of the most spectacular dining experiences you will ever had. Over three hours, the incredibly friendly and competent staff delivered 20 courses of some of the most unusual and delightful locally-sourced dishes you can imagine, and plenty you couldn't have ever fathomed. Truffle and rye on baked kate. Dungeness crab puree with pine nuts. An edible... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Dinner at Willows Inn may be the best meal I've had in 30+ years of restaurant going. From the first bite--a caviar stuffed tiny crepe to the pumpkin seed fudge at the end everything was gorgeous, delicious, surprising, creative. The beautiful sunset and the rustic dining room added to the celebration of the intensely local cuisine that this restaurant serves.... More 

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Washington, DC
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

To get to this picturesque destination and the restaurant is a trek. You drive past the Lummi Indian Reservation to the Lummi Island Ferry Terminal then wait in the car line for the ferry. The crossing takes only about ten minutes. We stayed in the low-ceilinged Sunset Room which is located on the floor above the restaurant and has gorgeous... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Other reviewers have said it all- this is an exceptional restaurant and an experience of a lifetime. The deftly crafted menu provides sensations and tastes that many of us have never experienced. It is a masterful combination of locally sourced ingredients, including of course those from the sea- eg a use of kelp "flowers" that have the texture of fine... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I was truly surprised at what was prepared and how it was prepared, got me to try and enjoy things I would not otherwise have tried. the multiple tiny courses does play tricks on you though, I kept thinking, when is the main course going to arrive. But after about twenty amazingly tasty courses, with wine, cider and beer pairings... More 

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Thank Jonathan M
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most unique dining experiences I've ever had. I think it was 21 courses, though each is small, so you don't feel overwhelmed. Emphasis on local ingredients and extraordinary presentation. Well worth going out of your way for. And they do cater for veg diners.

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Ashland, OR
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

I am reluctant to review this restaurant because it's so fantastic and the seating so limited, that this will encourage even more people to show up to splendor in Blaine's food and the staff's phenomenal service. However having now eaten there seven times, I cannot recommend any restaurant in the world more than Willows Inn. The menu changes seasonally but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Lummi Island
  • Phone Number: +1 360-758-2620
Description
One seating at 6:30pm each night features a preset tasting menu that is entirely fished, foraged, and farmed from or around Lummi Island.

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