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Rumor Mill

175 N 1st St, 300 Wildflower Lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5555
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (20 reviews)
“greek salad” (5 reviews)
“spanakopita” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
175 N 1st St, 300 Wildflower Lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I love coming here! They take so much care of everything thing they make. Plus the live entertainment is always awesome! They have something for everyone.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 27 September 2017

When there's live music, it's a little too loud to have a dinner conversation; Go before the band starts. Food was good. The restaurant has a nice open air feel.

Thank Jewels33
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The food and service are good but check your receipt. Last time I was there I was there, I was for charged double for what desert and drinks should have been.

Thank ShannonFG
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The best thing about this place is it's right around the corner from where cars line up for the ferry. The clam chowder was a little watery. The chicken gorgonzola on flatbread was tasty. The salmon was pretty good. They were setting up for live...More

Thank fun2travel68
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went there twice. My son had the rumor mill hamburger two days in a row. He said it's the best burger he has ever had. Their lamb burger and steak salad were really good as well. The music was fun. The only downside was...More

1  Thank M L
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Unsure of what you want? Wander in and flip through this place's creative menu. You'll find something tasty that suits your particular dining needs. While enjoying some of their local live music, you can imbibe a drink from their extensive and detailed list of alcohol.

Thank theelliebadge
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Had a very nice dinner at this restaurant. The food was served promptly and hot and the quality was very good. This is not a fine dining establishment but it is a very friendly and inviting place to gather, have very good food and a...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Nice little restaurant and lovely owners, but too noisy for my taste. Music most evenings and, if that's why you are coming, it's great. But if you want a quiet dinner and conversation - that's more difficult. Food's fine, atmosphere friendly and lively.

Thank JoanruthB
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

On our 2nd visit a Sunday just drinks w/ friends. Good band paid bill with my card, alerted by bank next morn. My card was charged twice. 2 different ants in a row. Talked to owner said he couldn't help us. Will let bank handle...More

Thank TravelnEats
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I like the food there but nothing is super fancy, but it's prepared well and tastes great. Awesome beer and wine selection. When you hit the right night they offer a cool music selection from the island and there is a lot of talent here.

Thank Paulsue222
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 N 1st St, 300 Wildflower Lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-5555
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Full service, family friendly restaurant with a lounge and a dance floor. We prepare all our food from scratch, nothing comes in prepared except for ketchup! We have vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. Check our facebook page for live music updates and specials.
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