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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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  • 129
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 6
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  • 1
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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
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This is a lovely restaurant right on the water, a fine dinning experience with very good food and wine. If you want something a little more casual there is a bar with very similar options. Have your cocktail outside while waiting for your table.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Orcas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely restaurant right on the water, a fine dinning experience with very good food and wine. If you want something a little more casual there is a bar with very similar options. Have your cocktail outside while waiting for your table.

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New Braunfels, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Everything was so fresh and expertly prepared--scallops, oysters, bouillabaisse were delicious. The sourdough bread made me want to cry it was so good; I'm gluten intolerant but splurged on this night. My dessert was the chocolate cake with a rose whipped cream that was a perfect complement. The historical building and professional staff made for a wonderful, memorable evening.

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Sandy, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food was delicious and presented very tastefully and attractively. The setting was lovely and the waitress was well informed.

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Lincoln, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We ate outdoors at a table closest to the water. Highlight of our evening was a bald eagle flying overhead. First time we've seen one in the wild. The lamb had no lamb flavor and the cabbage overpowered it. My chicken was moist as promised. Clams were ok, but not great.

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Washington State
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Freshest ingredients, masterfully prepared, every dish a work of art. Exceptional service. And a beautiful setting, high over the water. Stroll the grounds, admire the attention to detail everywhere you look.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Service was terrific. We actually arrived before they opened the restaurant, staff was friendly,...we walked out back overlooking the bay watching birds (including bald eagles) soar all around us. The food was fresh and delicious. Afterward we admired their beautiful, extensive gardens on our way back to our car.

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Eastsound, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I recently took myself out for dinner in the lounge, my favorite place to dine alone. Hilary is sweet, gracious and attentive. Although my orders were simple I heard her negotiate and explain a number of menu items to guests and they got exactly what they wanted. The food is classic, fresh, carefully made. The bar is well curated. Just... More 

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Maltby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was a truly great meal in a very special place. We were seated by the windows overlooking the bay at sunset. The food was exceptional. So much that it was hard to share with my wife. And she felt the same way. We will return.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The hotel suggested this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The food is well prepared with an emphasis on local ingredients. The wait staff are well informed and trained. The venue overlooking the bay is superb. We we so impressed with this restaurant that we returned a second night. And we were just as satisfied. Orcas Island is a very special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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Additional Information about The Inn at Ship Bay

Address: 326 Olga Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9425
Phone Number: 360-376-5886
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
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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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: Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?