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Rumor Mill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5555
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I had the prickly pear beer and salmon gyro. This was a delicious treat after a long bike ride up to American camp and back. We almost ate here twice during our stay, but was not open the second time we passed by.

Thank Alyssa S
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We heard they were having a Blues Band down there that evening, they are really good about posting on their door, what bands will be coming to play. Just went to have drinks and hear the band, little did we know the treat we were in for at Rumor Mill. They had 12 members who all lived there locally that... More 

Thank luvintotravel
Sweet Home, Oregon
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Went in for the music and some spirits ! Good band entertaining when we arrived. It took quite a while though to get any service. Not sure why ? Drinks where reasonable though !

Thank CUlater10
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Good spot to enjoy some live music and share thoughts about your day on the island. Decent drink menu and good food as well.

Thank namaste909
Barrington, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Server was great. Told us exactly what was great and just ok. However Food was just ok. Gyros good. Best salad mediocre. Live music was nice.

Thank Jan C
Lafayette, Colorado
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The band was great and tthe beer was too. Looked like a local crowd and lots of people from the east who appeared to be enjoying their meals.

Thank ajwonk
Kenai, Alaska
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Have tried this place a couple times. Service is slow (seems understaffed on weekends), food is "just okay," drinks are not great. The check comes QUICKLY when you are getting close to being done. Felt rushed and unappreciated as a customer. Pass and go somewhere else.

Thank ShesGotATicketToRide
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The food was great here. Definitely try the lamb burger or the hawaiian pork dish. There is a live band here and was great except it was extremely LOUD. If you're planning on going somewhere to have a conversation, I might suggest somewhere else. If the band brought it from a level 50 to a level 5, I would give... More 

Thank Tresha G
Friday Harbor, Washington
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Just so, so for food and drinks. Occasional entertainment. Primarily just a place to go when you want to go out, but nothing memorable.

Thank Fred B
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Went here early-ish on a Friday. Food is very creative, everyone in our party of 5 found something they really enjoyed. Returned a couple hours later to take in some good tunes. We liked this place and will return!

Thank Todd C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?