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Market Chef

225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
+1 360-378-4546
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (71 reviews)
“turkey sandwich” (18 reviews)
“cookies” (31 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Wonderful lunch! Fresh food. Crab cakes were wonderful…lots of crab! Not cheap, but nothing is in Friday Harbor.

Thank lettielou
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We had sandwiches here, eating on the small back patio. The sandwiches were so good & fresh. I took a slice of Key Lime pie back to our hotel. Yum. I would definitely recommend Market Chef.

Thank Chris42610
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

This is a bustling cafe with very fresh sandwiches, soups and salads. Staff is very helpful and friendly. It does have 2 outdoor patios, one with beautiful bay views. Crab cakes are the best we have ever had!

Thank LAcameron29
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Starving after the ferry ride we had a very late lunch here. Great menu andcase full of well labelled GF items. Crab cake was crispy and full of crab. Kids loved the wedge of home made mac n cheese. Hubs enjoyed GFroast beef arugala and...More

Thank melindae91
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

The 4 of us had a yummy lunch. All the items we ordered had a unique twist that set them apart from normal sandwiches. Be sure to checkout the cold case for the daily specials before ordering as we ordered sandwiches from the menu before...More

Thank 55rdss
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Some of the best food we had on the island was from this little gem. Clearly a place where locals go, which is always a good sign. Try the roast beef rocket and the apple sandwich. So good! Gets crowded, but totally worth the wait....More

1  Thank Kristen T
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This was probably my favorite lunch spot in Friday Harbor! Yummy sandwiches, yummy Mac-n-Cheese, yummy everything!

1  Thank PerpetualK
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Five of us ate lunch here and we all were very pleased. Great serving size! My husband and I got a salad and sandwich so we could split each. Great decision!

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Friends who live year round on San Juan Island brought us to Market Chef. They're just a little sorry their favorite place seems to have become a hit with summer visitors since that means lines. But the line and and the wait are worth it....More

1  Thank jimatmutianyu
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is a great lunch spot, close to the ferry terminal. Good soup, sandwiches and salads. Very reasonably priced! Indoor and outdoor seating.

1  Thank NB24
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-4546
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