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Rumor Mill

175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5555
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

The live band was loud, but very good. The food, well....My husband had lasagna, which he said was good, came with salad and garlic bread. Our adult son had salmon, which he said was OK. I chose pork schnitzel from the Specials. The grilled vegetables...More

1  Thank logcabinlady52
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this review

I apologize that your experience with us was less than perfect. I know it is very frustrating when there is an error which results in all the food not being served in perfect timing. I am not sure of what happened, the schnitzel dinner is...More

Reviewed 24 September 2016

These seems like the kind of place that locals love. The restaurant staff were setting up for a trivia night when we arrived. We saw notices for live music. It seems fun for events. We were very hungry when we visited. The food came out...More

1  Thank therealjenn
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this review

I am sorry you had less than a perfect experience, I apologize for our grumpy waiter. Thank-you for recognizing our sense of community and yes, we have been providing a place for locals to gather now for 7 years, trivia we have been doing on...More

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Besides having good eats and also a happy hour, they offer music for listening and dancing every night. Each night is a different band and they list the bands on an information sheet at the front door. The night we were there the jazz band...More

1  Thank Blooms65
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We like to take out of town guest here when they come to town, they have a good variety of food and the chef does a good job. The coconut bread is awesome.

1  Thank LDRSOO
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very helpful staff and they try and please. Food was very good, and the drinks above average for flavor and presentation. We only did Happy Hour, so not sure about full meals, but it appears that it was full of locals and not just tourists....More

1  Thank Dennismc2015
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. Lots of gluten free choices including a gf beer. The iced cream was superb. However, the frozen margaritas and frozen belinis had little to no alcohol in them. So you're paying for a 7-Eleven Icee, essentially.

2  Thank Shelly W
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting/ eclectic place. Although it's "family friendly", it's probably more suited for adults. Heavy bar crowd when we came in for an early dinner. If I were to return, it would be for drinks and entertainment as the food is just ok.

1  Thank NKD1273
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wandering around Town on our first day of vacation, we were peering at menus to see what might be our best option. Rumor Mill's menu stood out as it had a great beer selection, and a vast menu of many different types of food: American,...More

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant when we couldn't fit our party of 10 anywhere else and we couldn't have been more pleased. Not only was the food delicious but they had live entertainment. A singing and guitar playing duo that we thoroughly enjoyed. Would definitely...More

Thank KathyfromMV
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great little stage and dance floor. One of the best places to see live bands on the island. They have a layout that supports both families and the 21 and over crowd in the same location. The front has tables for dining and the back...More

Thank sarahnutmeg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 N 1st St, Pob 884, 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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