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Deer Harbor Inn

33 Inn Lane, PO Box 143, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
360 376 4110
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Average food with nice service. The effort is there but the sides for each entree were the same. Large portions and family style service assured no one left hungry.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Pleasant, old school family restaurant. Pea soup so-so, dinner salad great (the best thing by far), bread and butter good. Both entrees were terrible and incredibly (this is NOT an exaggeration) small. Very disappointing considering the large price tag. Service was quite slow also, but it's hard to get worked up about it since it's a family restaurant off the... More

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Rancho Cordova, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Ran into a local in East Sound who we grilled on good places to eat on the Island. He highly recommended Deer Harbor for their Sunday night fired chicken special. After arriving we were a bit surprised to see that the special was 24.00 for a fired chicken dinner but it did include, bread, soup and a fresh salad, all... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

All four of us enjoyed our entrees and local wines from the nice wine list. The service was just right.

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Orcas Island, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I live on this island and the Deer Harbor Inn is our restaurant of choice to go to whether we want an intimate dinner for 2 or have a crowd visiting. Bread, soup and salad are included in the price of the meal and are served family style. Ingredients in the soup and salad come from their garden. We've been... More

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Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a great place to stop, especially if you are tired of cooking aboard your boat in the San Juan's. The Inn and restaurant are a short hike from the harbor and the food was scrumptious. ( fresh halibut, perfectly prepared!) The view from the outdoor deck was spectacular!

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Bellevue, WA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The music was nice for my in-laws, they were able to make a request. The salad was nice. Pea soup was good. The seafood and smoked salmon pasta was delicious however only 2 scallops and 2 shrimp in the serving. The salmon was undercooked, however, they quickly fixed that. Asked for extra sauce for more flavor. Steaks were OK.

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Marysville, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I took my family to this restaurant for dinner on Saturday evening, August 31, 2013. We were staying on our boat at Deer Harbor Marina. Our son had the Seafood Penne/Pasta dish. My wife had chicken pasta, and I had Halibut. At 3am the next morning, on our boat, our son became violently ill with vomiting and diarrhea. This continued... More

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Fox Point, WI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fun to sit outside tucked under one of the cozy blankets that are offered. Prices are fair. Food is good. A piano player added to our enjoyment of the evening. Fairly standard food. I ordered a chicken pasta dinner and the meat was kind of dry. Husband's salmon was good. If you are staying in Deer Harbor it is nice... More

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Seattle, Washington
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133 reviews 133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Having eaten here before, we showed up at 7:20 for our reserved 7:30 reservation for 6 people. The place was packed, almost to overflowing. A fairly confusing delay while the hostess went looking for a table and then was gone for about ten minutes. We finally got seated at about 8:00 PM. The hostess went by us about 3 times... More

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