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Octavia's Bistro

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18 Orcas Hill Road, Orcas, Orcas Island, WA
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 15
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to wait for the ferry... so go early!

Great café with a wonderful view of the islands, fresh local organic produce, generous portions, friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
David W
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Ogden, Utah
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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We dined here whilst staying at the Orcas Hotel. The food choice was a little limited, and when it came out it had strange flavours. We didn't enjoy the meal, although the view and ambiance was amazing. Not recommended.

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great café with a wonderful view of the islands, fresh local organic produce, generous portions, friendly staff.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful staff, and such a delight to find a table at 8pm on Wednesday night (difficult on the island, especially the west side). We enjoyed the burger (big enough to share, along with a salad) very much.

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Redding,CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Full disclosure- we ate here several years ago when there was a different chef. It was fabulous. First of all, the salads. They're huge. We each ordered a half portion but we could've split one. Very good. Ribs were fall off the bone tender but a bit too salty. Mac and cheese and sweet potato fries were OK. Service started... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I think my daughter requested a table with a view. It was stunning overlooking a well manicured yard, then onto the ferry dock and neighboring island. The garlic fries (always a fav of mine) we spot on!! We shared a full rack of ribs and had to take half home!!! The BBQ sauce was amazing. They stopped the prime rib... More 

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was quite good with a variety of choices. We were pleasantly surprised by the options and quality of the food

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Maple Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We loved the Quiche in the morning, though they have several breakfasts, including one with very tasty biscuits and gravy. Pastries available, too. Excellent sandwiches at lunch time. Local people gather there early in the morning and visit with each other and visitors.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The food was not of great quality...but, we were hungry. There was a local fireman who was obviously drunk at the bar...it didn't make us feeling too safe in his town as far as fire is concerned.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Delicious local food served by Priscilla, who was lots of fun and quite knowledgable. Liked the seafood selections. Large tasty salads.

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Blaine, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary with a day trip to Orcas Island. For dinner we decided to try the restaurant at the Orcas Hotel overlooking the ferry terminal. This beautiful Victorian hotel, complete with decor, was a delight in itself to visit. However, the restaurant turned out to be a real highlight of our trip! The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Orcas Hill Road, Orcas, Orcas Island, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Orcas

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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