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Duck Soup Inn

50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
+1 360-378-4878
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck soup” (45 reviews)
“steak diane” (24 reviews)
“salad” (46 reviews)
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American, International
50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Do. Not. Miss. This. By far the best restaurant and dining experience on the island. The venue is cozy and warm, with quirky accents (an oyster shell chandelier?). The menu is well constructed with options to meet any taste. We ordered the delicious oysters to...More

Thank Marilee M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Duck Soup underwent a change of management and chef over the winter and has just re-opened. The restaurant has been remodeled, retaining the rustic feel but with updated fixtures (and enlarged and redecorated bathrooms). Joran Bouwen is the new chef. The menu is filled with...More

Thank rbkenter45
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our outdoor dining experience combined gourmet food with a campground ambiance. We thoroughly enjoyed both qualities. With another couple, we shared plates and sampled cocktails surrounded by trees, brambles and moss covered logs. Dogs and cats wandered in the bushes. Heavy colorful carpets covered several...More

1  Thank Oldaficionado
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a lovely dinner at Duck Soup Inn. The service was very attentive. The food was interesting and unique. The portions, though, were on the quite small size. We split a dessert and it was barely big enough for one person. However, the food...More

Thank lynn512
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were lead to the Duck Soup Inn by a recommendation from the concierge at the Island Inn, and a what a great referral it was! Our dinner was outstanding, the wait staff welcoming and available (without hovering) and dessert fabulous. Highly recommended.

Thank Larry_in_Issaquah
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This restaurant came highly recommended for an anniversary dinner however, we unfortunately did not get the opportunity to experience the so-called best part of the restaurant, the food. When we arrived we were told the restaurant only accept reservations and cannot accommodate walk-ins. We then...More

Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I understand this place used to be great but we found it very disappointing on our recent visit. We were seated promptly but it took our waiter at least 10 minutes before he arrived at our table. We ordered cocktails and told him we weren't...More

1  Thank SanDiegoBJ
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Who would guess that you could find seriously fine dining on a fairly remote island with a small population far from the capital? My brother sniffed this place out via word of mouth from friends and kudos to him because the whole experience was unexpectedly...More

1  Thank Pagetto
Reviewed 20 September 2016

They have a limited menu (not just Duck though). What they do have, they make very well. There is enough variety on the menu to get the type of food you want, but there will only be one choice of that type. We had a...More

Thank ghodecker
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Duck Soup Inn every year for the last 15 years. We loved the food under the previous owner. The new owners tried to keep with the traditions of the past. In our opinion it was not working. This last visit...More

1  Thank AASeattleFlyer
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-4878
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Duck Soup Inn is a rustic island restaurant serving Pacific Northwest cuisine. We hope to offer you a sense of place by showcasing the bounty of the islands we are blessed to call home. From local farm produce, meat and seafood, foraged edibles from land and sea, and local goods made from island crafts people, the abundance and beauty of the San Juan's is on full display. We offer you adventures in island dining through fresh, seasonal, inspired cuisine, delightful wines, and creative cocktails served in a cozy cabin in the woods. The restaurant has received enthusiastic attention from various publications including Bon Appétit, Pacific Northwest Magazine, Seattle Met, Seattle Times, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, and Fodor's.
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