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10 Front Street N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-2700
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (15 reviews)
“tots” (6 reviews)
“crab” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Front Street N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You went to the "old" Downriggers, before a "devastating fire" destroyed it in 2013, because it had a fabulous view of the Friday Harbor dock scene and, well, despite the plus-minus food on offer. The "new" Downriggers took something like three years to rebuild, but...More

Thank Thomas M
Debbie R, General Manager at Downriggers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for coming! We're happy you enjoyed your time with us. Hope you join us again next time you're in town.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last review my me of this restaurant was a year ago. This time the family of six had lunch. Waitstaff service was excellent The restaurant environment both dining and bar area was clean, inviting and spacious. Menu varied with unique dishes and specialities which were...More

Thank Tony C
Debbie R, Owner at Downriggers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for coming in. I'm so glad you and your guests enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Were sent here by several Locals referrals. Besides sitting out over Puget sound which was magnificent, the fresh seafood was excellent. Met people with smiles and helpful advice all over the island. We were sent here and glad we were. Seemed almost magical, clear sunny...More

Thank jeanieortiz1
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We chose to eat dinner at Downriggers because it was close to our hotel and we wanted to eat somewhere along the waterfront. We shared the Buddha Bowl which was good and the black pepper aioli burger which was excellent. The interior of the restaurant...More

Thank volcanogirl
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Service and view were top notch. I had the fish tacos which were quite good. Price was fair. Atmosphere is ok but not as good as the old Downriggers.

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a recently rebuilt restaurant, back from the ashes of a large fire. The facility is industrial-modern, very clean, well-staffed, and right on the water adjacent to the ferry dock. We thought it'd be 50% more in costs. Not cheap, but reasonable. We had...More

Thank SpokaneRod
Reviewed 15 October 2017

After the original Downriggers burned down in a recent year, the town decided to take the opportunity to redesign this part of the Friday Harbor waterfront, and the new Downriggers opened earlier this year. The new one is definitely classier looking, but seems smaller, and...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Good menu selection, attentive service. Excellent location overlooking the harbor. Open for a late evening meal which was convenient.

Thank swimvideo
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Friend and I arrived for lunch shortly after opening time. We sat in a wonderful deck table, where an umbrella was an option (not needed). We had water and menus immediately, and our order was taken promptly. The staff were all outgoing. We had two...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Downriggers burned down several years ago but it is back and better with larger deck and updated menu. We had yummy lunch and will go back. This is a great place for a view of the harbor and to watch the ferry come and go.

Thank crodgers34
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24 May 2017|
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Response from ShesGotATicketToRide | Reviewed this property |
6/6/2017: There is seating and umbrellas on the outdoor deck now. Friday Harbor is a VERY dog-friendly town, so I wouldn't be surprised if they allowed leased docile dogs on their patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Front Street N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-2700
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