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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%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (17 reviews)
“pork tacos” (2 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
175 1st St N, 300 Wildflower Lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8329
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went to this restaurant because they advertised vegan options, unfortunately the only vegan option on their menu was a mushy veggie burger on a soggy bun😞 My husband did not care for his meal much either. Drinks were overpriced as well. Live music was...More

Thank anderhla73
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

We were very dismayed by this review and its content. It is not true that our only vegan option was the vegan burger. When you showed displeasure to the waiter over your choice he tried to show you the menu so you could pick one...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Located right on First Street, the Rumor Mill is where the locals go to eat, socialize and hear great music. A very diverse menu with an option for everyone in a comfortable setting. Excellent beer and wine lists and always something cool happening here. Friendly...More

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


Reviewed 22 January 2017

We went there for live music, drinks, and food. Was impressed with the drinks and the setting but was super disappointed with the food we ordered. We ordered the deviled egg which were ok but the beats were straight from a can. Then we ordered...More

Thank Marc S
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

We are very sorry to hear that you had a less than perfect experience. I have spoken to your server and she apologizes for any misunderstanding on her part. She was under the impression that you were happy with everything when she cleared your empty...More

Reviewed 29 October 2016

We found this place by accident while doing laundry at a nearby laundromat. We heard the live music and went in for a drink. Sat at the bar. Had the deviled eggs and some tiny clams in broth. The deviled eggs were good and came...More

Thank msquareArizona
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thanks for visiting us! I am glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 14 October 2016

They have a good music venue but we went for an early dinner. They were super busy but despite that, the staff was friendly and efficient. They have good menu choices and the chef puts a nice flair on different dishes. It is priced like...More

1  Thank DynamicDeebytheSea
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 reviewResponded 8 February 2017

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 reviewResponded 8 February 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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