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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    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
Most recent review
#1 rating

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Gwen K
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Franklin, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
29 helpful votes 29 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 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
11 helpful votes 11 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 reviews 10 reviews
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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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What can we say? We were told it was the best restaurant on Orcas and it didn’t disappoint. The selection was excellent and the food was interesting and delicious. There are limited tables with water views but the interior has a cozy, living room feel. There is a patio for ocean-view dining when weather permits. I can’t say service was... More 

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Santa Monica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After trying five restaurants at Orcas Island – all of them good – Inn at Ship Bay gets 100% of our first-place votes. Everything we ordered showed a thoughtful, creative preparation and presentation using fresh, local ingredients (many from the restaurant’s own garden/orchard) and a wonderful combination of flavors. I ordered what I thought would be a simple dish (chicken),... More 

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Seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

There was an apple theme to the menu which was delightful. We had the parsnip/ pear soup and you could taste the cidar vinegar...delicious! Also outstanding was the local spinach salad and the black cod.

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?