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Friday Harbor House Restaurant

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Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-8455
07:30 - 11:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 11:00
Thu - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 13:00
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Paris, France
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

nice restaurant, very good cuisine and nice people.. we just wanted to have a drink with a starter and when tasting the starter that was very good we decided to stay for a full diner and the desert were just perfect; try the lemon tart..

Thank deldo
Everett, Washington
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

We had Mothers Day reservations, and it was at our hotel. We didn't know what to expect but hoped it would be good. We ordered the nights Special. It was fresh halibut with roasted asparagus. When our food arrived we were a little shocked by the fact it was what we'd consider gourmet. The portions were small and the plate... More 

Thank Glee D
Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

"The Bluff" is the most elegant restaurant with a view in Friday Harbor over-looking the harbor. Great place to meet at sunset in the summer outside for cocktails. The dishes are simple and gourmet local (pickled bull kelp garnish). Great local art on the walls as well (some from Gallery 9- John Miller)!

Thank Nina L
Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

Cozy place for a couple. The view is excellent and it has a nice ambience for a romantic dinner. The food is ok. Jared is really efficient and very courteous... He single-handedly attended to all the tables & ran the pub as well.

Thank Bernard1985
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

We enjoyed Chef Rock's 4-course Thanksgiving meal just 3 days ago. The scallops were perfectly prepared and sauced. The turkey, stuffing and carrot entree came to the table hot, flavorful, and well balanced. We loved the chestnut stuffing so much, we are hoping Chef Rock will share his recipe. We ended with a delicious chocolate mousse. We highly recommend The... More 

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548 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

This restaurant sits on the bluff above the Friday Harbor. Their view from their "patio" is stunning. We were able to see the ferries come and go from inside. Their service was great, all were attentive and friendly. Food was good: some interesting combinations. The spinach salad w/roasted fennel, goat cheese and hazelnut vinagrette was great. Potato soup could have... More 

Thank OklahomaMomOf3
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

The breakfast here is exceptional. Each day the chef makes something new and it's always better than the usual restaurant breakfast fare. Dinner was great as well. I ate there twice for dinner and 4 times for breakfast. The staff make it even better. Friendly staff, good food, downstairs from the room - what more could you want?

Thank BT88
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

We did not care for the food at The Bluff. I had soup and a salad. My husband had crab cakes that were okay. It is a very nice space, though, with a beautiful view.

Thank ksmMissouri
Riverside, Connecticut
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Off-season, the atmosphere was perfect. The luncheon was an elegant grilled sockeye salmon chunk, perfectly done, on a roll. The garnish was lettuce plus slivers of fennel. Great way to wait for the ferry. You will need another reviewer for the busy summer season

Thank Copasetick
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

We only had happy hour drinks and appetizers but they were great and reasonably priced. The view is world class!

Thank Donnie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 13:00
07:30 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 11:00
07:30 - 11:00
07:30 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-8455
  • This restaurant is at Friday Harbor House
The Friday Harbor House Restaurant is a comfortable, welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike. Islanders can wind down at the end of the day with a group of friends while hotel guests can enjoy a multi-course island dining experience. All will enjoy taking in the panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and marina. We offers an authentic San Juan Island dining experience featuring seasonal specialties and the freshest fare from local waters and farms. Menu items change frequently as you never know what our culinary team will forage from the island's natural bounty or snag from the local farmer's market. We're also excited to announce that our breakfast program has changed from a continental breakfast to an a la carte brunch. Our guests will now enjoy a complimentary made-to-order San Juan Classic breakfast daily including eggs, sausage, bacon, and toast served with juice and local San Juan Roasters coffee. In addition to the San Juan Signature breakfast, you may elect to order from the regular brunch menu and will receive 25% off (excluding alcohol).

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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?