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The Inn at Ship Bay

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326 Olga Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9425
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

The service can be slow, but the food is first rate! Lots of local veggies and seafood. Even some from its own garden.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Eastsound, Washington
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Eastsound, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The service can be slow, but the food is first rate! Lots of local veggies and seafood. Even some from its own garden.

Thank MorganLMHC
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a good restaurant, and their food delivered. The service was lacking, but we could tell that we had a gentleman who lacked service experience. I will recommend trying out, but on this night we were a little disappointed by the end of the long dinner service. I think we saw our waiter 3 times in 1 hour 15... More 

Thank TravelinDan33
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in early November 2015 and attended a wine-maker's dinner, as well as dining there on our first night. What to say? We savored flavor combinations we had never experienced before - all of them fantastic and stimulating. Our room, overlooking Ship Bay, was about the best prepared and cleanest we have stayed in -... More 

Thank Michael A
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Definitely one of the best meals we've ever eaten. Location right was right next to the water, in a pear and apple orchard. They used fresh pears in several dishes and all melted in our mouths. We'll definitely return.

Thank TravelLover345
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

So good. Bordering on divine. Amazingly complex local food formed dishes, huge diversity of a menu, everything wonderful. GReat service with a - get this - knowledgeable server who knew all about food and wine and even named the fisherman that caught the Salmon (OK, that may come across as a bit too much - but trust me - it's... More 

Thank rscimagery
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We shared scrumptious mussels followed by different entrees -- scallops with risotto and pork loin. Food was perfectly prepared with eye catching presentation. Creme brûlée for dessert -- yum!

Thank Seapearls
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is the place for your fine dining experience on Orcas. Every course we had was truly outstanding and creative. The breaded clams were unlike anything I have ever had, served with paper-thin slices of sunchokes. I had the scallops, lovely. The cocktails and wine selection also excellent.

Thank Niels A
Orcas Island, Washington
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It is always a delight dining at the Inn at Ship Bay. The food is perfectly prepared, and the service and setting is great.

Thank ottertrip
Weston, Connecticut
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Unlike other reviewers we found not a single fault. Struggled to pick our meal because we were so enchanted with the descriptions delivered by our enthusiastic waitress. And the pork entree we found to have little fat, amazing taste and yes, we also loved the grains. Husband had the local oysters which were declared to be the best he'd ever... More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This quaint little restaurant is tucked away in an Inn. Their gardens, orchards, and livestock displayed like a postcard. They seem to take local to a whole new extreme that was fun. The locals rave about this place so we had to try it. There were three specials the night we went, and their website was bragging about their pork... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?