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Rumor Mill

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar
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175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5555
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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West Linn, Oregon
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wandering around Town on our first day of vacation, we were peering at menus to see what might be our best option. Rumor Mill's menu stood out as it had a great beer selection, and a vast menu of many different types of food: American, Greek, Italian, Indian, Asian, etc...usually that would cause some skepticism, but we decided to try... More 

Thank Kristin H
Mission Viejo, California
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant when we couldn't fit our party of 10 anywhere else and we couldn't have been more pleased. Not only was the food delicious but they had live entertainment. A singing and guitar playing duo that we thoroughly enjoyed. Would definitely recommend.

Thank KathyfromMV
San Juan Island, Washington
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great little stage and dance floor. One of the best places to see live bands on the island. They have a layout that supports both families and the 21 and over crowd in the same location. The front has tables for dining and the back has a bar.

Thank sarahnutmeg
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125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Went at 930pm and since it was our only choice (no one else was still serving food) our expectations were low. But the food was really good! Salmon and dungeonous crab were both perfectly cooked and seasoned. Live music every night if that's your thing. There's even a dance floor!

Thank RyanL99
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Went here after dinner with friends to hear a band a have a few drinks. Band was awesome. Very excited to know they sold my beer Labatt Blue very hard to find on the island. Except the grocery store.

Thank Deborah B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had the duck tacos and the lamb burgers! Lamb burger was the best one I've ever had anywhere!!! They were on point. Good came out quick and tasted all very fresh. Seemed like they were a little overwhelmed with the number of people (maybe short a few staff) but great food and decent service! Recommend for sure!

Thank kjerstismedley
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I had the prickly pear beer and salmon gyro. This was a delicious treat after a long bike ride up to American camp and back. We almost ate here twice during our stay, but was not open the second time we passed by.

Thank Alyssa S
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We heard they were having a Blues Band down there that evening, they are really good about posting on their door, what bands will be coming to play. Just went to have drinks and hear the band, little did we know the treat we were in for at Rumor Mill. They had 12 members who all lived there locally that... More 

Thank luvintotravel
Sweet Home, Oregon
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Went in for the music and some spirits ! Good band entertaining when we arrived. It took quite a while though to get any service. Not sure why ? Drinks where reasonable though !

Thank mcirillo52
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Good spot to enjoy some live music and share thoughts about your day on the island. Decent drink menu and good food as well.

Thank namaste909

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-5555

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?