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Friday Harbor House Restaurant

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Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-8455
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07:30 - 11:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 11:00
Thu - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 13:00
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slo
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Most seating has a view. A lot of it's outside, but even inside the majority of tables are near a window. The staff was very nice. They menu is very limited but inventive. My friend's salmon was a little under-done. Otherwise, it was a fun evening and the food was good.

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Thank 001Slo
Michael F, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 001Slo, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, Michael F. General Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The service was excellent. The cocktails were great (they have a little cocktail bar you can swing by anytime). And the food was great. We had the steak and brussel sprouts, which have inspired future meals that we have cooked at home after returning. We sat inside, but they have a beautiful patio with a view of Friday Harbor if... More 

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Michael F, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear lauramichelleh, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Michael F. General Manager More 

Bend, Oregon
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

You can enjoy a drink before dinner at the outside tables overlooking the harbor. We had a wonderful salmon dinner and an excellent salad. I would definitely return.

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1 Thank Sharenlynn
Michael F, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sharelynn, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dinner and look forward to having you back! Thanks Again, Michael F. General Manager More 

Chicago
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168 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The weather allowed us to sit outside, with its postcard perfect view of the harbor. The food was decadent and excellent. The crispy brussels sprouts were fried in some magic oil, and the burger was one of the best I've had. Add to that friendly service and you've got the perfect package.

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1 Thank jjo
Michael F, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jjo, Thank you fora taking the time to share your experience. We couldn't be more thrilled that you enjoyed our restaurant and sincerely look forward to welcoming you back! Thanks Again, Michael F. General Manager More 

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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Bustling spot to have dinner but the food is excellent. The menu is extremely interesting and it's clear the chef really puts a lot of thought into the dishes. He even came out to talk to all the guests and ask them what they thought of the food! I had a delicious jerk chicken and probably one for the best... More 

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Michael F, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rammina, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and honored to be remembered as your favorite meal in Friday Harbor. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Michael F. General Manager More 

Laytonsville, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed here as part of a 4-day biking/kayaking package with CrystalSeas/Terra Trek. Very lovely, relaxing setting overlooking the harbor. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but appears to have been recently remodeled inside. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the outdoor patio for "happy hour" watching the boats and ferries come and go. I would recommend getting a... More 

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1 Thank Glenn M
Michael F, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Glenn M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and our recent remodel. We look forward to welcoming you back and sincerely appreciate the feedback regarding our coffee. Thanks Again, Michael F. General MAnager More 

Corona del Mar, California
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We really enjoyed our meal there. It is an nice bar and small restaurant with a cozy atmosphere. It probably has a nice view of the harbor, but we were there at night. LOTS of stairs to get up the hill where it is located above the harbor.

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Thank NewportNic
Monterey County, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Incredibly slow service. No one in the restaurant had any food for over an hour. The portions (especially of the lamb) were tiny. Go elsewhere.

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Thank Gary B
Miami, Florida
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A great location directly overlooking the harbor from quite high up but less than a block from the Ferry. Even better service and truly remarkable food. Reserve early - and be prepared to be pampered, coddled and fed a feast of great meals and appetizers. Salmon was unbelievable as was everything else. We chose to eat outside because it was... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Very limited menu and very scarce portions. Ordinary bar food. And the cocktails were terrible. Location and view was great! Too bad the food was so bad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 13:00
Monday
07:30 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 11:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 11:00
Thursday
07:30 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-8455
  • This restaurant is at Friday Harbor House
Description
The Friday Harbor House Restaurant is a comfortable, welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike. Islanders can wind down at the end of the day with a group of friends while hotel guests can enjoy a multi-course island dining experience. All will enjoy taking in the panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and marina. We offers an authentic San Juan Island dining experience featuring seasonal specialties and the freshest fare from local waters and farms. Menu items change frequently as you never know what our culinary team will forage from the island's natural bounty or snag from the local farmer's market. We're also excited to announce that our breakfast program has changed from a continental breakfast to an a la carte brunch. Our guests will now enjoy a complimentary made-to-order San Juan Classic breakfast daily including eggs, sausage, bacon, and toast served with juice and local San Juan Roasters coffee. In addition to the San Juan Signature breakfast, you may elect to order from the regular brunch menu and will receive 25% off (excluding alcohol).

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?