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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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16:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 16:00 - 21:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

When I first moved to the island, I never ate at the Bluff (Friday Harbor House Restaurant). I'd walk in and before I could see the gorgeous view outside, I'd turn to leave as I simply could not get past the bland interior and lackluster menu. THANKFULLY, just in time for the 2016 season, the place was rescued by a... More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had the combo 5 course meal, which starts with a bottle of wine in the room and a charcuterie board . Then you go to the dining area and meet with the chef to plan the next 4 courses. Everything was excellent, well thought out, great execution, and some quirky local flavors like making a substitute for cinnamon out... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is fairly new. We were fortunate to be able to get a last minute reservation when Vinny's was unexpectedly closed for the evening despite having accepted our reservation. The service at Friday Harbor House was friendly and accommodating. The only complaint was they were out of the Brussel sprouts, which we could smell but couldn't get!

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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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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Bend, Oregon
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42 reviews
24 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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Chicago
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169 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 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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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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3 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 9 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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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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
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.

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