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Duck Soup Inn

50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
+1 360-378-4878
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck soup” (45 reviews)
“steak diane” (24 reviews)
“salad” (47 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

A wonderful display of local flavor, local food producers and locally sourced ingredients. A must try when you're on San Juan Island.

1  Thank phobacious
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Has new remodel new menu and wonderful new food. Had fish stew it was delicious and salads too quaint on little mid island great get out of town dinner worth the 15 minute drive.

1  Thank dangg228
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We visit San Juan Island two or three times per year. We had a mediocre experience at Duck Soup Inn maybe five years ago, despite good online reviews, and chose not to go back thereafter. But this year a friend who lives on the Island...More

1  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Yes it was a busy night, but there is no excuse for ignoring us for 20 minutes before they acknowledged our presence. We did not get seated till 8:40 with an 8 o'clock reservation. If that wasn't bad enough, they were out of there famous...More

2  Thank threebarrets
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious food in a charming setting and every single staff member we interacted with was lovely. Between us we had the pork shoulder, the duck confit, the pasta, salads and soup...and a few original cocktails. Everything was delicious. Apparently there is a new chef (though...More

Thank 0Jackie0
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Had a new version of Steak Diane w/ much better quality of steak w/sauce on the side...and Gretchen made deserts....now named just Duck Soup (no inn)...new web site coming...

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Do. Not. Miss. This. By far the best restaurant and dining experience on the island. The venue is cozy and warm, with quirky accents (an oyster shell chandelier?). The menu is well constructed with options to meet any taste. We ordered the delicious oysters to...More

1  Thank Marilee M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Duck Soup underwent a change of management and chef over the winter and has just re-opened. The restaurant has been remodeled, retaining the rustic feel but with updated fixtures (and enlarged and redecorated bathrooms). Joran Bouwen is the new chef. The menu is filled with...More

Thank rbkenter45
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our outdoor dining experience combined gourmet food with a campground ambiance. We thoroughly enjoyed both qualities. With another couple, we shared plates and sampled cocktails surrounded by trees, brambles and moss covered logs. Dogs and cats wandered in the bushes. Heavy colorful carpets covered several...More

1  Thank Oldaficionado
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had a lovely dinner at Duck Soup Inn. The service was very attentive. The food was interesting and unique. The portions, though, were on the quite small size. We split a dessert and it was barely big enough for one person. However, the food...More

Thank lynn512
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Teri K
9 August 2017|
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Response from Paulsue222 | Reviewed this property |
There is a smaller front room and a rear room that sits about 25 people or so. They are very busy so I would just give them a call. The food is excellent but you will need to set it up soon as they are a high demand local... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-4878
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Duck Soup Inn is a rustic island restaurant serving Pacific Northwest cuisine. We hope to offer you a sense of place by showcasing the bounty of the islands we are blessed to call home. From local farm produce, meat and seafood, foraged edibles from land and sea, and local goods made from island crafts people, the abundance and beauty of the San Juan's is on full display. We offer you adventures in island dining through fresh, seasonal, inspired cuisine, delightful wines, and creative cocktails served in a cozy cabin in the woods. The restaurant has received enthusiastic attention from various publications including Bon Appétit, Pacific Northwest Magazine, Seattle Met, Seattle Times, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, and Fodor's.
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