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Willows Inn Restaurant

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2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
+1 360-758-2620
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Thu - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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Vancouver
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We looked forward with great anticipation to dining on Chef Wetzel's food. He did not let us down one iota. Previous reviewers discuss the food supply perfectly. the menu offers a stunning presentation of 19 courses. Each one more outstanding than the one before. It was so beautifully orchestrated. So glad we have had this amazing experience. For us, we... More 

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

To paraphrase Spiderman, with great prices comes great expectations. It is far from normal for me to drop $175 (prix fixe) for a meal and another $45 for the juice pairing, but I had read such amazing accolades of Chef Blaine Wetzel's cuisine, I wanted to give it a try. As a once in a lifetime meal, it was money... More 

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Thank Greg N
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Almost one year ago to the day my wife and I went to Willows Inn for what proved to be a fantastic meal-farmed, fished and foraged. I have been to the measuring stick-Noma in Copehagen and Willows is in my opinion an equal. The bonus is the fantastic setting at Willows Inn. If I had any little complaint last year... More 

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Thank Peter G
Bremerton, Washington
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306 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We spent a weekend on Lummi Island some time ago and it was very relaxing. The food was much more than we had expected. We loved the squash soup and have been trying to find the recipe ever since! We keep talking about going back.

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1 Thank dorobo123
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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638 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 851 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

This was our fourth visit in four years and we continue to be amazed at the overall experience. Last night we were served 19 individually presented courses. Tiny servings but in total it was a satisfying meal. It started with four different morsels presented with a glass of homemade vermouth. Then after being seated in the dining room we were... More 

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6 Thank Malice6
Marietta, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Chef Wetzel and his staff really bring the land indoors -- love the fact that there is no set menu and most everything you enjoy is seasonal fare that has been fished, foraged or hunted on the island or in the region. Definitely worth a trip. Stay the night so you can get a guaranteed dinner reservation.

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seattle
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We have eaten and stayed at Willows Inn a number of times before, but going there for New Year's Eve was festive! Appetizers and champagne started the evening (venison tartare, oysters and those additive bric roll ups). Dinner and 'snacks' are always delightful and surprising. We even had medlars in one of the desserts! I can't wait to go back... More 

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Thank notdot
Seattle
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

18 different bite sized courses, 6 appetizers in addition to the 12 on the dinner menu. The appetizers included mussels, kale with black truffles, halibut skin wrapped around black cod, oysters, & shiitake mushrooms. My favorites were the crisp kale strips with truffles and the halibut wrapped cod. All courses use locally grown or caught produce, seafood,and meats. Some of... More 

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5 Thank Leeds1013
Washington State
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

My wife and I love to eat and have been fortunate to eat in some fabulous restaurants throughout the world. Our dinner at Willows Inn was one of our most memorable. Several of the many early "courses" in our meal were the most satisfying--fabulous combinations of flavor, texture, aroma..... We also enjoyed the service, which was friendly, attentive and timely.... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

The natives whos namesake appears on the title of Lummi island used to frequent this island and many others in Washington state's Puget Sound each summer and would hunt, fish, crab, and harvest cama used as a staple for the long rainy winters.  While the 19th century treaty "giving" the natives land across from this island caused many Salish tribes... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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?