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Deer Harbor Inn

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33 Inn Lane, PO Box 143, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
360 376 4110
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Restaurant & Catering

My wife and I love the Inn at Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. We travel to Orcas a couple times a year and have eaten at their restaurant multiple times. Service is good and the food is super tasty. In 2014 we had our wedding on Orcas which we had catered by the Inn at Deer harbor. Everyone loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
BeeDub425
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Bellevue, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I love the Inn at Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. We travel to Orcas a couple times a year and have eaten at their restaurant multiple times. Service is good and the food is super tasty. In 2014 we had our wedding on Orcas which we had catered by the Inn at Deer harbor. Everyone loved the... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have two issues that make it hard to give them a good review. First, the mattress was shot. The edges were firm and to my liking but the center was soft and worn out. This caused my mate and I to roll in to the center which made for a poor night's sleep and achy backs in the morning.... More 

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Seattle, WA
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went here for their Thanksgiving dinner, a special day when they would otherwise be closed. It was a festive occasion with our entire family and we got a cozy corner of the restaurant that felt like our own private dining room. The waitress was delightful, very attentive and congenial, and we felt like we were eating in our own... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Staying at the inn for a long weekend on a great groupon deal so figured we'd try the restaurant. Fixed menu for turkey day. Carrot soup was very flavorful. Salad was good, tho uninspired. Slice of tomato on mixed greens with some crumbled cheese. Sourdough bread was fresh. Now the entree. Chunks of mixed turkey were a bit dry. Stuffing... More 

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Sumner, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Steak was excellent as was the seafood pasta. Homemade soup was delicious - overall just a great experience.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful porch dining with a meadow view and a peek at the water beyond. The food was very good with sides served family style. There was live music (good!) and a sense that you never again needed to rush anywhere. Service wasn't crisp or always accurate, but it was all good in the end. We walked up from the marina.... More 

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Friday Harbor, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We recently went with the San Juan Island Yacht Club for dinner at the Deer Harbor Inn. There were approximately forty people. The food was outstanding and the service was terrific. I don't believe I've had such a nice meal with so many people. The staff was friendly, courteous and just couldn't do enough to make you happy. Plus, they... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Deer Harbor Inn is a destination and not just someplace you drive by and say let's stop. Do yourself a favor.mmfind it, stop,many enjoy. Our San Juan Island Yacht Club in Friday Harbor, WA, has enjoyed its Saturday dinner here in October for several years and it's always outstanding. Feeding 40+ people at once isn't hard. Having them leave with... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were told that this was the only restaurant in town and one of the best on the Island - boy was that right! It was a lovely warm evening and we decided this would be where we had our anniversary dinner. We were met promptly as we arrived and seated on the deck overlooking the harbor where we could... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a lovely spot to eat - the food was great and the service was super! The best part, though, was being greeted by the world's tamest deer in the parking lot, and then seeing bunnies and a mama deer with her fawn by the driveway when we left...it was like being in an enchanted forest! :D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Inn Lane, PO Box 143, 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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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