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

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
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  • 1
    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
Comfort Food with View

The Deer Harbor restaurant has a nice patio with views of the water at Deer Harbor in the distance. The menu features good, but not gourmet entrees, accompanied by soup and salad served family style. Overall a pleasant experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Richland, WA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Champaign
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

They were great and took us in without a reservation. It was good food, however they were out of shellfish. I wanted to eat a variety of seafood on my trip to the Northwest, so this was a disappointment. But the food I did have was good.

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice setting and by the standards of the Islands, pretty good service. But the food was to be charitable, mediocre. There are many better places to eat in EastSound. Too bad there are no other choices on the west end of the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We love to cook ourselves but love more to be pampered at the DH Inn restaurant. We mostly enjoyed Copper River salmon all around but a friend enjoyed the prawns and pasta. It was very enjoyable as an older gentleman, Ron, played the piano. My mother bought the CD and enjoys it in her home to this day. Salad was... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant is comfortable, old style family restaurant. The deck overlooks a peek of the harbor and grass and wooda. The portions are large and the food, though simply prepared, was very good. Our seafood pastas were the right balance of cream and spices with generous amounts of seafood. My smoked salmon pasta included diced fresh tomatoes which balanced the... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Large outdoor dining area... included two young ladies playing a harp and violin... beautifully soft background music for dinner in a lovely venue. Our meals were wonderful... a bit pricey, but the service and quality of our meals made it all worthwhile. Salmon was outstanding.... the chef has quite a touch with all meals served.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The dinner was very average - my husband had a very small cut of prime rib for $30, and was not asked how he wanted it cooked. I had the salmon "special" also for $30, which was very average as well. The hostess appeared to be new. Surroundings a little tired, could use some modernization.

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Richland, WA
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Deer Harbor restaurant has a nice patio with views of the water at Deer Harbor in the distance. The menu features good, but not gourmet entrees, accompanied by soup and salad served family style. Overall a pleasant experience.

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Helix
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The dinner was good. I had the Smoked Salmon Fettuccine,which included both soup (Split Pea) and fresh Salad. The soup was excellent but I was only given a small bowl - not a tureene as advertised, and the salad was nice a fresh with their balsamic vinaigrette dressing and a single small slice of bread - not a larger baguette.... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We are here a couple of nights because we were staying at the lodge. There is a big patio with a distant view of the bay and it is a good choice weather permitting. The building dates back to the turn of the century when the inn was a vacation retreat for Seattle teachers. Be sure to check out the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Fantastic flavors and pricey too, but those often go together. Outdoor deck was a very peaceful setting. We didn't go again due to the price, but highly recommend this for a special meal. Open dinner only.

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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: Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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