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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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  • 135
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
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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
Really fine dining - expensive but go ahead and splurge!

This was the most wonderful meal on our trip. Excellent food, & service. Staff was informative and did everything to please. There was a nice choice of foods.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
MNAlice
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Duluth, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Duluth, Minnesota
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was the most wonderful meal on our trip. Excellent food, & service. Staff was informative and did everything to please. There was a nice choice of foods.

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Central FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

On our way back from Olga, we managed to get a table without reservations by going just before 6 (no problem - we hadn't eaten lunch) and had a pleasant meal. The most innovative dish was a smoked salmon with local vegetables like tomatoes, corn, artichoke hearts, and greens. My bouillabaisse was very good and lacked the now-ubiquitous fennel that... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had dinner on the patio on a beautiful evening. I would have appreciated being told there were many bees on the lower part of the patio as they proved to be a significant distraction to our meal. They were so persistent we decided not to get dessert. The food was really wonderful, tasty and well presented, but I was not... More 

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Suffern, New York, United States
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were told if you could only go to one restaurant on Orcas, it should be this one. The view was spectacular. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was very good. The oysters were caught just hours earlier and were the best I'd ever tasted. I had the scallops and they were delicious. Everyone enjoyed the meal.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The salad greens are locally sourced, and the freshness is obvious from the first bite: tender and flavorful. My wife's salmon was cooked to perfection, as was my pork loin. (If you prefer a leaner cut of pork, I don't recommend it; however, I liked it very much.) The service was... More 

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Richland, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Sit outdoors if you can even if you have to brave the sun shining in your eyes. The views of East Sound are spectacular past the grass, flowers, trees and rustic fence. Often there are bald eagles sitting on the top of near by trees. The food is amazing no matter what you order and beautifully presented. Great value and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a must do if you are on Orcas Island. Delicious food with a great view! Even asking locals for recommendations suggested this place. We had a table that overlooked the water. It felt like private dining! Beautiful place :)

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Their actual menu was completely different than the website indicated. When we arrived, there was a couple in front of us that was staying at the inn. They were only looking for dessert. The hostess was not very friendly and advised them that they could not be accommodated although we noticed a room full of empty tables to the left.... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Constantly choice cuisine! The daily created menu includes fresh seafoods perfectly prepared and can be paired from a large wine list.

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Orcas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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