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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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400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

We were told about this place and struggled to find it, it's now located by the other bars and restaurants but at the back of Plot C, well worth a visit, the food and selection and service was impeccable.

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Small cozy dining experience with one room housing the bar and the other housing the dining area. Waitstaff was very accommodating and pleasant. Menu has beef, seafood and chicken choices priced $$$$ cooked to perfection. Also a decent wine list similarly priced. The men had...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in a funky location, but the food was incredible! Wonderful flavors, beautiful presentation, and lovely atmosphere. Really interesting cocktail choices and the coconut cream pie was to die for!!

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

On the beautiful island of San Juan Island this is the currant #2 ranking place to eat for fantastic food. This restaurant is off the beaten path but once inside the fence you are in a delightful oasis, esecially from June to October.

Thank Greg Z
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We got a recommendation from the Island Inn 123 while staying in Friday Harbor. It was an easy walk to get there. This place is in back of an industrial area which was kind of strange, but wow, the food and ambiance overall was great....More

2  Thank John H
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

The best steak I've eaten since I can't remember. My husband had the rack of lamb and loved it. The place is tricky to find. It's behind a building. It is well worth the hunt!!! The menu is pricey but I'd pay it again. The...More

Thank Rayleen H
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful date night and we loved the food and service. We will definitely be going back again.

Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Noodle bowl Mondays :) My favorite day of the week, Visit with friends and family. Yummy noodles and all varities.

1  Thank raddy54
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We had dinner at the backdoor kitchen on a recent Sunday evening. Our B&B hosts gave us clear directions and a map; we would have had trouble locating the "Backdoor" otherwise. This was the best meal we had on our week-long trip to Vancouver, BC,...More

Thank Ashley25NorCal
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Amazing food! Service was friendly, food was light but filling, great vegetarian options and relaxing ambience.

Thank Priancaj17
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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