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“Awesome location, good food, fair prices”
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Ranked #12 of 69 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This is a recently rebuilt restaurant, back from the ashes of a large fire. The facility is industrial-modern, very clean, well-staffed, and right on the water adjacent to the ferry dock.

We thought it'd be 50% more in costs. Not cheap, but reasonable. We had the fish and chips; the meat was perfect, the breading not too thick, and the portion was reasonable (though we could eat this stuff all day).

Date of visit: October 2017
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1  Thank SpokaneRod
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

After the original Downriggers burned down in a recent year, the town decided to take the opportunity to redesign this part of the Friday Harbor waterfront, and the new Downriggers opened earlier this year. The new one is definitely classier looking, but seems smaller, and is noisier, perhaps due to its polished concrete floors. The hamburgers were great, but the other food and beverages were average.

Date of visit: October 2017
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1  Thank Jim L
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Good menu selection, attentive service. Excellent location overlooking the harbor. Open for a late evening meal which was convenient.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Friend and I arrived for lunch shortly after opening time. We sat in a wonderful deck table, where an umbrella was an option (not needed). We had water and menus immediately, and our order was taken promptly. The staff were all outgoing.

We had two plates of halibut and chips. The preparation of the halibut was perfect. The batter seemed thin but was crunchy, a perfect balance that did not overwhelm the fish. The fish itself was hot and flaky...just perfect. The fries were delicious. We were adequately checked on, and departed on a schedule. Our server was a PROFESSIONAL. Very well done.

I have previously eaten here with my wife on two occasions, and had very good or excellent experiences each time (not reviewed). This business is clearly doing something right, and the price is fair for being on the water in Friday Harbor.

Keep up the great work, we will be back soon. Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Downriggers burned down several years ago but it is back and better with larger deck and updated menu. We had yummy lunch and will go back. This is a great place for a view of the harbor and to watch the ferry come and go.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank crodgers34
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