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33 Inn Lane, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
360 376 4110
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 46
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good meal

Good food, good service. Not an inexpensive, drop-in place, but there are not a great number of choices on the island outside of Eastsound, and particularly at night in off-season. Not a romantic getaway--open room, not much privacy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Michael C
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Moscow
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Portland
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201 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

While staying at the Worldmark in Deer Harbor, the staff recommended the Deer Harbor Inn. The building looks much like an old house and also has available places to stay. I choose to have the stir fry which was just the best ever. My wife choose a fish dish that she raved about. The menu is short. They also have... More 

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Thank Carl C
Penngrove, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Pops and my lovely wife ordered the very special fried chicken dinner. Recommended by the waiter and a few others. Mom ordered the chicken pasta dish and I ordered the New York Steak - on the rare side of medium rare. So, it comes out. Moms dish is COLD. Pops is over cooked and dry (and it's dark meat), and... More 

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Thank Richard G
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My wife and I had heard good things about Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant. The staff (only saw one he was both host and waiter it seemed) was nice. We did get a lot of good which was different in that they brought out a bigger plate of salad and you served yourself what you wanted off of it sharing with... More 

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Thank Dave741776
Moscow
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Good food, good service. Not an inexpensive, drop-in place, but there are not a great number of choices on the island outside of Eastsound, and particularly at night in off-season. Not a romantic getaway--open room, not much privacy.

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Thank Michael C
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We first visited the Deer Harbor Inn 29 years ago. At that time, the food was a revelation. Twenty nine years later, much has changed in fine dining, there are more fine dining restaurants on Orcas Island, and its menu is no longer unique. We found the food to be good, but not overly inspired. It was well-prepared. Our wait... More 

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Thank JRwestla
Anacortes, Washington
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318 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have been here many times, and always have had a superb meal. Usually, I have a halibut steak, but they did not have any last night. So I ordered a New York steak, and was very sorry that I did. The steak was kind of dry, and tough. I guess my best advice would be, only get seafood at... More 

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Thank zip98221
Cape Coral, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I don't like to give bad reviews, and maybe someone else would have a different experience. We sat outside on their deck to eat. We only wanted a light supper so we both ordered the soup, salad and bread. Our waitress was pleasant but she seemed to forget about us for long periods of time. Food took a very long... More 

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Thank floridagal2015
Spokane Valley, Washington
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Loved the atmosphere of the lodge. Very homey. And yes there really are deer all over along with bunnies.

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Thank Donna F
california
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Standard, run of the mill food. Excellent view - including wildlife. We saw deer, squirrels and a bunny. Good service.

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Thank janejets0n
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The dishes made in-house are by far the best items on the menu. They smoke their own salmon and it is spectacular. Their homemade pea soup is quite good, also. The service is friendly and relaxed, the atmosphere is as funky as the rest of the place. After ordering wrong the first night (seafood salad-don't), we went back the second... More 

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Thank Ronna R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Inn Lane, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Deer Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360 376 4110

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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