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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice cakes” (17 reviews)
“scallops” (52 reviews)
“pork chop” (18 reviews)
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400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We were only in Friday Harbor for one night (a Wednesday) and on a recommendation made a booking late afternoon for that night, we managed to get a table at the time wanted, which was a good start. When we arrived the restaurant was pretty...More

Thank jdh009
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a great hidden restaurant in Friday harbor. A bit on the pricy side, but the quality of the food was outstanding. My new special occasion spot in Friday harbor (sorry Duck Sou

Thank dimibirdy
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

2 recent visits to this established local restaurant. We sat outdoors on both times as both were during the summer. The restaurant was very busy on both occasions.The first experience was quite pleasant with good scallop and pork chop entrees. Service was attentive and prompt....More

1  Thank mf3212015
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My husband, daughter and I had an absolutely delicious meal in the outdoor seating area. The food is fresh, creative, and very good. We would definitely return.

Thank 97,869
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had a fabulous dinner at the Backdoor Kitchen, which is in a lovely garden setting around the back of a an undistinguished building. The food was interesting and tasty, the service was prompt and pleasant, and live music enhanced the experience.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We were glad our whale watching guide told us about this place. Unique menu and ambiance, very enjoyable dinner. Be sure you make a reservation, they sell out quickly.

Thank SpanishRootsToo
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Recommended by our hotel, we were very glad we went! The outdoor patio is charming - but make a reservation if you want to sit there. Food was excellent and the service was very good.

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Poor service. Lack of attention by staff to customers. Food quality very disappointing. Highly overpriced for low quality food and sub par staff.

Thank deanfogel
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Quality food for a good price. This restaurant seems to deliver quality food on a consistent basis. +++

Thank jason745
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here. Adorable little restaurant in the middle of town. Nice selection of wines and great cocktails. I had a cumin scented southwest style pork chop that was fantastic. My wife had a local salmon dish over sweet corn succotash. Wonderful....More

Thank nymark2015
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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