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The Inn at Ship Bay

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326 Olga Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9425
360-376-5886
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    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
A Must!

Cozy atmosphere, beautiful views, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and delicious food. Most of the herbs and vegetables in their meals are fresh from their garden on site. Spent quite a bit of $ there because we wanted to try everything on the menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
GraceJolly
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Cozy atmosphere, beautiful views, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and delicious food. Most of the herbs and vegetables in their meals are fresh from their garden on site. Spent quite a bit of $ there because we wanted to try everything on the menu.

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Austin, Texas
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154 reviews 154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Absolutely spectacular food and service. Virtually everything is local, sustainable, farm to table, etc. We had oysters, pork belly (a delicacy of the area), rabbit, the fish special and a crème brulee type dessert. All were five star. We would most certainly be regulars were this not 1500 miles from our home and requiring planes, cars and boats to get... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here recently while visiting Orcas Island. Very nice ambience, great food, great service, looking out towards the water... exactly what we were hoping for!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had dinner at this charming farmhouse inn on their first night to open for the spring season. Our meal, with delicious fresh food picked from their garden, was the best meal of our ten day trip to the Pacific Northeast, including the number one ranked Seattle restaurant. The chef can be seen in his kitchen through the large exterior... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I can imagine the scenarios of both the excellent and poor reviews. We went in without a reservation to ask about a table. The staff at the entrance was pretty off-putting. Maybe a little rude. We made a reservation for the next evening. When we arrived for our reserved time, we still had a 20 minute wait. The wait staff... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of our continuing guilty pleasures is dining at The Inn at Ship Bay - the chef and his stalwart right hand man and the whole kitchen staff continues to serve some of the most delicious food in all of the San Juan's and the Pacific Northwest. Farm to table is not just a mantra but fact brought to your... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had the pleasure of returning to Ship Bay for another outstanding evening. Each dish was beautifully presented and sourced from the local islands bounty, some from the restaurant's farm. The charcuterie sampler was memorable as was the house made butternut squash ravioli. Attentive service in a lovely atmosphere, made this a 5 star experience.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife & I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this this cozy island inn. The ambiance was casual yet the service was first rate. Our dinner was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Having gluten free options are important to us and staff was very accommodating. We highly recommend The Inn at Ship Bay.

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Orcas Island, Washington
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Upon arrival the staff is friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable about the menu. The wait staff is proud of what they are serving- fresh local ingredients, prepared exceptionally well. Starting with the delicious pork belly with apple salad and apple syrup, which was absolutely divine, my husband followed with the scallops, and I had probably the best piece of Halibut ever.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The food steals the show. You can tell the chefs cook with passion. Amazing that you can have a dining experience out in the middle of nowhere. Service was charming and helpful. I would totally go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 326 Olga Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9425
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
  • Phone Number: 360-376-5886

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?