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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food, Friendly Locals

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
mistergw1
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Maple Valley, Washington
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A friend told us we should go have dinner at Octavia"s Bistro. The bistro has a nice atmosphere great view but the food.... not to good. I ordered a rare steak and it came out well done. My wife ordered the chicken gumbo and it was so thick you could cut it with a knife. Wont be going back.

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orcashotel, Owner at Octavia's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear g-bone, Thank you for writing this review! I was hoping to get in touch with you. First off, I am sorry to hear about your poor experience with your dinner this week in the Bistro. I was not given the opportunity to fix any issues you had with your meals. You left the bistro without a word to myself... More 

Delta, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Unicoi, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had dinner in this surprising find the first night on Orcas Island and wanted to go back but did not have the chance to do so -- it would have been worth it, both from a food and service standpoint. We ordered salmon for one dinner and cioppino for the other, and both were very nicely done. Our server... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food is good, but too expensive for what it is. Pretty average menu, some seafood items were overcooked.

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Seattle
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Parked the car in the ferry line at 9:45 am (for the 12:40 pm ferry---hint, hint) and went to eat breakfast at the Orcas Hotel. The breakfast was great (scones and gravy, eggs, bacon, potatoes, sausage, fruit, muffins, and more). Nice touch to have scones for the biscuits and gravy! The view from the restaurant is fabulous (I'm attaching a... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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236 reviews 236 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Took a family group of six to listen to live music and have dinner - the best part of the evening was the music. Most of us ordered the burger off the menu - sounded great and looked good, but did not meet the mark. Bread should have been toasted, sweet potato fries were cold, and the taste was less... 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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