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Lime Kiln Cafe

248 Reuben Memorial Dr, Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (49 reviews)
“donuts” (51 reviews)
“hash browns” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
248 Reuben Memorial Dr, Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Reviewed yesterday

Located in the picturesque Roche Harbor marina, the Lime Kiln Cafe is the real deal; it doesn't put on airs. It knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything else. Just a good solid place to eat. Nothing fancy, but the food is...More

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent several days on San Juan Island near the end of September. Our cabin was near Friday Harbor but we decided to head up to Roche Harbor to look around. Down on the pier was Lime Kiln Café. A very unassuming but inviting place....More

Thank kcjohnson1
Roche_Harbor_Resort, Public Relations Manager at Lime Kiln Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the Lime Kiln Cafe. Thank you for letting us know about your experience!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered Cuban sandwich which was quit good. Wife ordered fish n chips. Fish and chips were rated “fair”. Too much breading and not enough fish .

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at Roche Harbor for lunch here while exploring San Juan Island. My wife enjoyed her chicken salad and I would order the cubano again for sure. Eating outside in the sunshine with the view of marina boats and activity really made for a pleasant...More

Thank duckabush_nk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm, welcoming with a great view! Fresh food served quickly and friendly staff! What more could you want but the made fresh daily donuts that they sell! We stood in line to place our order, found a place to sit and were served quickly by...More

Thank boloca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here after a friend's recommendation- and WOW! We want to stay at the hotel here the next time we come to the island! The prices were fairly reasonable, the service was good and the views of the marina we Super fabulous. Loved...More

Thank DallasJeffA
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Sailed into Roche Harbor specifically because friends craved breakfast from Lime Kiln Cafe and their homemade donuts. Don't be put off by the line, generous portions, tasty eggs and sausage, and lots of options for your crew.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Early risers and boaters can treat themselves to cooked breakfast or latte and fresh donuts, after hot morning shower or while waiting for laundry. Indoor and outdoor seating - but beware lots of wasps outside! Perfect place to watch Colors Ceremony at dusk.

Thank djangoGibsons
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We came for a quick lunch after driving three circles through Roche Harbor just to find a parking spot. I ordered a Waygu grinder. It was the greasiest soggiest wannabe grinder that I have ever attempted to eat. My wife ordered a Turkey/Cranberry sandwich. It...More

Thank LizardHntr
Roche_Harbor_Resort, Manager at Lime Kiln Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! The Turkey sandwich and Prime Time Dip are two of our top sellers - so sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. If you're in the area again for lunch, feel free to swing by and customize your sandwich...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is the place to go in the morning if you are staying in Roche Harbor. Excellent breakfast and did I mention fresh homemade donuts all day long !

Thank AnitaBee1
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7 September 2017|
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
I have celiac and while they do not have specific GF options, they can make things GF (scrambled eggs for breakfast, cheeseburger without the bun, etc...). My husband loves their donuts which definitely are not gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Reuben Memorial Dr, Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Roche Harbor
  • Phone Number: 3603782155
Famous for the doughnuts we make in-house each morning, you'll find our take on the traditional American café offers a wide variety of classic entrées and sides. The Lime Kiln Café serves breakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon, making it a perfect place for families to dine out anytime of the day with a more casual, counter-style service. Hours of operation: Open daily, serving lunch from 8am to 11am and Lunch from 11am to 3pm.
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