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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (44 reviews)
“farro salad” (10 reviews)
“pork chop” (14 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner for 3 :) The bar drinks were great, scallops, salad and shared birthday dessert delicious !

Thank Sooz E
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ate here with Aaron's Photo tours. We pulled up in what looked like an industrial area and were a bit puzzled until we walked down a short path and into the garden. Open air fine dining at it's best. Excellent seafood, great vegetarian options and...More

Thank mwinslow58
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My wife and I recently had dinner here. She had the Indian dinner that was very good and I had the perfectly cooked pork chop. Our only complaint was with the service. There were only two people working the dinning area and the bar. There...More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked back in an industrial area- not a location one would accidentally stumble upon. The food and wine selections were fine. We were very surprised that they use paper napkins- unusual for a fine dining establishment. We were displeased with the timing...More

Thank Frequentshoppergal
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had high hopes for this restaurant after reading other reviews. The food was decent, but nothing really that great. We sat at the bar hoping for a relaxed meal. The bartender made that nearly impossible. She was practically yelling she was talking so loud...More

Thank lauramichelleh
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were told about the restaurant by another guest at our B&B. We went without reservations but were able to sit on patio. Very pleasant ambiance, food very good.

Thank wksgoodbar
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very good food but was difficult to locate at first but worth the effort. Service was impeccable and no wait times.

Thank Georgiana L
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great food, an eclectic menu and a deep understanding of each dish on the menu. The mixed drinks and wine pairings recommended by our server were also spot-on!

Thank mike c
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wonderful meal and delightful cocktails. I really enjoyed the savory basil martini. I had an excellent pork chop, my wife had the scallops and our daughter had the Ahi tuna, all excellent. Not heavy prep, but sort of a healthy flavorful almost light prep. Only...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This place was so excellent on all fronts. The salads were huge and so delicious. The entrees were all superb: my husband had the pork chop and it was tender and flavorful. I had the salmon and it was moist and delicious. My girlfriend ordered...More

Thank bike-n-ski
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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