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744 Airport Circle Dr, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7189
+1 360-378-6605
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
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Kirkland, Washington
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On Valentine's Day, my husband suggested a trip to Friday Harbor and breakfast/lunch at Ernie's Cafe! We arrived from the ferry just in time for the famous POPOVERS which are ready at 11AM. I had called Christine a few days earlier and ordered 6 popovers to go. NOTE: Christine makes only 12 HUGE, SCRUMPTIOUS popovers per day, so if you... More 

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Thank debandharry
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ernie's is a local restaurant tucked into a corner of the Friday Harbor airport. This is a place for locals and a classic airport eatery for the general aviation community. It's down home and not fancy - but the food was excellent. This is more like eating in someone's home with a big family coming and going. Don't be in... More 

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Thank Chuck D
Blaine, Washington
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97 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Ernie's through an Internet search and think it is terrific. The reason the title of the review is "Reluctant to Review" is because Ernie's is a small hidden gem and I am hesitate to share it with a larger crowd. We arrived at 1:30, just before the 2 pm closing time and ordered chili (daily special) and Korean... More 

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Thank J2930JNjimw
Montevideo, Uruguay
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an unpretentious little restaurant with a basic menu. The service is personal and very friendly. It sits right at the edge of the landing strip of Friday Harbor's little airport, so you can watch the airplanes land and take off in a steady stream while you're enjoying your food. The main advantage and attraction is the warm, friendly... More 

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Thank Colibri124
Friday Harbor, Washington
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

You will never know this place exists unless you read it here or talk to the locals. It is a local favorite tucked up at the airport. Come early or late because you won't find a seat otherwise. Great food and excellent service.

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Thank Robin V
Oxford, Michigan
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Friday Harbor isn't known for cheap eats. If you want a reasonable priced breakfast or lunch this is the place to go. If you want to pay more for less try somewhere else on the island. We went to lunch there with some local friends and it does live up to it's reputation. Good food, reasonably priced with a friendly... More 

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Thank thumper0001
Bradenton, Florida
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170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

While you'll find mostly locals in this cafe, it's only because it's at the airport - you won't go by it unless you are trying to go there. The food is very good and our server/hostess was fantastic! The Korean BBQ is a great choice and the burgers are cooked on a grill outside. On a nice day, sit outside... More 

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Thank Brian0ntheGo
Friday Harbor, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Great food at the airport, sit and watch the planes fly in and out. Indoor and outside seating with umbrellas.

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Thank raddy54
Friday Harbor, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Best Lunch in Friday Harbor, caters to the locals all year round. Has awesome patio for the good weather. Get there early or it is standing room only. OHH Yeah, the food, Simple menu, but every items is delicious, Burgers done on a grill, fresh fresh salads, The most Awesome Soups. Bulgogi, If you don't know this, you must try... More 

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Thank Jana M
Vero Beach, Florida
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576 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

A great for breakfast and lunch. Comfort food abounds. If you enjoy your eggs, bacon & home fries...Ernie's is your place! We enjoyed the place & food isn't bad either. Staff friendly and accommodating. Plan to see people working in the area along with locals in the cozy restaurant. But that is what gives the cafe the character it deserves.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 14:00
Thursday
10:00 - 14:00
Friday
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 744 Airport Circle Dr, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7189
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-6605

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