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The Inn at Ship Bay

326 Olga Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9425
360-376-5886
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Ranked #2 of 29 restaurants in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Philadelphia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a relative who lives and works on Orcas Island -- they claimed it was the best place on the Island for quality food, and after having dinner there recently with them and some friends, I believe they are probably right. I shared the raw oyster plate with another person in our group, and they were... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was the best dining experience of my life. Bold statement, but well deserved. The menu is filled with local ingredients, from right on the island. Fresh, beautifully presented; the food was a work of art and delicious. Our waitress was pushing a sorbet that didn't sound great. We opted for something else and she brought that AND the wild... More

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Camarillo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful meal, nice selection and all served with local vegetables and fruits. I had the scallops tender and cooked to perfection served over a bed of polenta my husband had the Alaskan Salmon which he said was delicious. We aren't desert eaters so instead enjoyed a glass of 20 yr old tawny port. Our server was excellent watched the table... More

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had dinner here on our anniversary and were very pleased. The food, location and staff were all wonderful. The view was beautiful, the Judd Cove oysters were as good as any I've had, and the rabbit loin appetizer was scrumptious. We arrived an hour early for our reservation (our fault) and they very graciously found a table for us... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For a special meal on Orcas Island, don't miss the Inn at Ship Bay. Best salad I've ever had, with apricot, kale and cherries. Lots of local ingredients (especially wonderful fruits in July). We sat outside with an incredible view of pink-tinged clouds. Service had a few hiccups, but so friendly and helpful that we overlooked them.

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Verona, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

To have a meal with a lovely water view. Good seafood. Clams with cream fraiche and curry were amazing. Good halibut. Nice salads.

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Seattle, Wa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The owner of the cottage we were staying at pursuaded us to change the restaurant we were planning on having dinner at and go to the Inn at Ship Bay instead. Best recommendation we've received in a long time. Everything about this place is 4-star dining. The location/atmosphere was spectacular. The service was impeccable. And the food was fabulous. From... More

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Eastsound, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

What you want in a restaurant that emphasizes Local and Delicious. The Charcuterie appetizer - prosciutto from a locally raised hog, prepared w/mustardy pears and fennel sprigs and homemade cracker was oustanding in taste. The goat cheese raviloi matched all the tastes of lemon, fennel, and asparagus and included a few perfectly cooked golden beets and carrots. So well balanced!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

My fiance surprised me for my birthday and booked us a room and a dinner reservation at the inn. The room is cozy and clean, and the food is to die for. The ingredients are local and fresh and the chef is incredible. You can taste each ingredient in the meal and the presentation is impeccable.

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Eastsound, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband organized a surprise birthday party for me and it was fantastic in every way! Not only was I totally surprised, but i learned (after the fact of course) of the details that went into the planning. The staff went out of their way to match their superb food with wines from our cellar, arranged the space to accommodate... More

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