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Rumor Mill - CLOSED

175 1st St N, 300 Wildflower Lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8329
+1 360-378-5555
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (17 reviews)
“pork tacos” (2 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
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175 1st St N, 300 Wildflower Lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8329
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Reviewed July 16, 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
Reviewed July 16, 2017

We ended up here two of our three nites on the island - the food, drink, and music made this a great hangout.

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We were here in 2015 when traveling to the island. We stopped here for takeout. The bartender was on the ball and quick. We ordered pizza,garlic bread, grilled cheese, and a vegan burger. It was very delicious. I love coming here. The staff is always...More

Thank SouthhillsCritic
orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

Thank-you so much for the nice comments! I am glad you enjoyed everything.

Reviewed June 22, 2017

Restaurant/bar with live music on some evenings. Visited a number of times and keep coming back. On the last occasion the beer selection was excellent and food quality good. There is a regular menu and daily specials. We choose which evening to go based on...More

Thank CWTSeattle
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Both meals ordered were not cooked fresh but just reheated. Would not go back here, there are better places to eat tin Friday Harbor. Live music was unpleasantly loud.

Thank JetLaggedMaureen
orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

We are very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with our experience here. We do not bring in any pre cooked food, everything is prepared on premise. May we please inquire what you ordered?

Reviewed May 24, 2017

I walked in one very quiet Sunday evening to find live music, great wine and an interesting menu. Spacious restaurant, with a large bar area, great food!

1  Thank vickiandrich
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Our group of 8 "mature" travelers (4 couples) had dinner during the happy hour at the Rumor Mill. The food was moderately priced, the menu had lots of variety and the ambience was interesting [with a variety of singers performing, mostly solo, on guitars +...More

Thank Blasjas26
Reviewed May 2, 2017

We came here on a Sunday evening for Happy Hour. They have a wide selection of items on their menu. Local music started at 5:30 and we enjoyed the couple that night that provided the music. We loved their pork tacos!

Thank love2dine50
orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Thank-you, we are glad you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

As a local here on Friday Harbor I must say that there aren't many options where you can enjoy live entertainment most nights of the week while enjoying a delicious meal and being waited on by friendly staff. The Rumor Mill provides all of that...More

Thank 47rinat
orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017


Reviewed March 20, 2017

If you're going to Friday Harbor do not miss this! Their daily specials are some of the best you will find- everything is prepared locally with sourced ingredients. Vegan/ vegetarian options are available, too many local beers on tap to list and the owners are...More

orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Thank-you so much! Kind words are appreciated.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 1st St N, 300 Wildflower Lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8329
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-5555
  • E-mail
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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