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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” (53 reviews)
“farro salad” (12 reviews)
“pork chop” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We celebrated my birthday on our first visit to Backdoor Kitchen. What a wonderful dining experience. The hidden setting makes you feel like to have discovered a secret restaurant, the service was outstanding and the food was great. The servers were all attentive, friendly and...More

Thank lsorensen1000
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just off the ferry, we got to the restaurant late but were seated pretty quickly for a Saturday night outside under a heater. The staff is quite nice but the food is average. They try hard but fail on quality. I had the pork chop...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my wife, older son and older cousins. Totally superb place that’s well above any of the waterfront options that were tempting us. Small, intimate, classy with spectacular food and superior service. Had the Cod and fresh corn soup appetizer and chocolate dessert....More

Thank davidhnewjersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a last minute reservation and they place us in a cozy corner in the bar. Nice a quiet not like most bars with other folks having dinner. The oysters bake their own version of Oysters Rockefeller was excellent. Not heaving at all. The corn...More

Thank Chiili
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Backdoor Kitchen is consistently excellent. It doesn't look like much from the parking lot, but once you get through the gate you're in a lovely garden. If it's warm enough you can sit outside. It's very casual and intimate, great place for a romantic date....More

Thank SalishSeaGuy
Reviewed May 29, 2018

A few years ago, I tried my first Backdoor Kitchen noodle bowl lunch - which they do every Monday for most of the year. I have to say, I was so enchanted with it, it's become a staple of my existence, and I look forward...More

Thank sjislandwanderer
Reviewed May 13, 2018

It was warm enough to sit outside, which I think is preferable if the day is right. But cute inside. We were in the bar area which is nice but you are prey to whoever is at the bar and how loud they talk. Nonetheless,...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Our hotel recommended this place and we stopped by during the day to make a reservation. It looked like a local hangout and the tables outside were a little tired looking. Our expectations were not high. But dinner was delicious with friendly staff. Our first...More

Thank kb4003
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Love the food here. Fresh and innovative. Consistently good. Changing menu to keep it fresh and interesting.

1  Thank IslandRealtoraFoodie
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We got off the ferry and dashed to the Backdoor Kitchen for their once a week noodle bowl offering. (only on Monday 11:30-2:30) There are several varieties, but they were already sold out of two of them when we arrived so get there early. Indoor...More

2  Thank cam4234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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