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Backdoor Kitchen & Catering

400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
+1 360-378-9540
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (55 reviews)
“pork chop” (20 reviews)
“farro salad” (13 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

This is excellent food with fresh ingredients from regional sources , often wit an Asian twist. Excellent and knowledgeable service, casual atmosphere. Romantic setting in the summer in a beautiful garden environment.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Islandwoman123
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This charming little restaurant (just across from the San Juan Brewing Company) is a hidden gem and a locals favorite. I can see why. The food is just delicious! We enjoyed the scallops and Mediterranean Farro salad and a couple of fresh mint cocktails. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

We were able to get a reservation for an outdoor table when we called in the early afternoon. When we showed up, the place was full. Luckily, after waiting for fifteen minutes we got an inside table instead of an outdoor one, which was fortunate...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LoveAllKindsOfTravel
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This restaurant is a complete surprise as you walk across an industrial parking lot and around a building corner to suddenly see the asian style circular entrance to the restaurant gardens. At night, the outdoor eating area is illuminated with magical spheres of light and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Doug H
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Its tricky to find (tucked away in an area thats a bit industrial looking) but keep going until you reach this lovely little garden oasis with tables scattered around a planted outdoor terrace (indoor tables too but I would recommend sitting outdoors if weather is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank londonmlle
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Heard great reviews, but didn't have that experience. My husband's lamb chops were very good, but my NY steak was tough even though it was cooked to medium rare as I requested. Service was very good. Very hard to find restaurant. No signs. Sat outside...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GHCDi
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Location is difficult to find but the title gives it away. It’s behind a building that is unassuming and you might miss it. Use your google maps. Trust it. Wine list is impressive and the menu diverse. We could barely make a decision because we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank terrys453
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This restaurant has become our favorite restaurant in Friday Harbor, and we've now eaten there as many seasons as they are open. Summer is best as we discovered. Reason why is their outdoor seating which feels alcove like in its intimacy. Each outdoor patio setting...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank terryh659
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Best restaurant on the Island!! We went there twice. Highly recommend their noodle bowls lunches on Monday.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed July 26, 2018

can be difficult to find but well worth it! had dinner with our two adult daughters. All of our meals were excellent!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank oregon1425travelor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-9540
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