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West Sound Store & Cafe

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French, American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, International, Bistro
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4362 Crow Valley Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
360- 376-4440
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: •Casual Pacific Northwest Restaurant with International Flair•Casual...
•Casual Pacific Northwest Restaurant with International Flair•Casual, Innovative, Delicious!•Inviting, Relaxed Atmosphere•Stunning Views of Water, Marina and Islands Beyond•Spirit of Hospitality•Friendly, Attentive and Knowledgeable Staff•A Favorite Island Locals Gathering Place•Committed to Giving Back to our Community
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  • 60
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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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
Great Food, Great View

We sat outside on a windy/chilly night, but enjoyed the lovely view of the water. The fish was great, the burger as well, and the service friendly. There is a good wine list and bar. If you plan to dine at a busy time, consider making a reservation. There is a small parking lot. Slightly pricey (my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
trawicki
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austin, tx
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The location of the cafe is beautiful and the hostess was very welcoming. We waited a long time for our food and when it came it was a disappointment. My husband's shrimp pasta was dry and the minuscule number of shrimp were not shelled. My portabella burger was fine but the French fries were limp.

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austin, tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We sat outside on a windy/chilly night, but enjoyed the lovely view of the water. The fish was great, the burger as well, and the service friendly. There is a good wine list and bar. If you plan to dine at a busy time, consider making a reservation. There is a small parking lot. Slightly pricey (my burger was around... More 

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Overland Park, Ks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Small but interesting and varied menu. They offer seating on a deck overlooking West Sound marina. We all ordered the chicken dish. It was slow to come out of the kitchen, but worth the wait. Make a reservation on weekends, this small place is quite popular.

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Eastsound, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Chef Joe of the West Sound Cafe has an eye to Cajun and Mediterranean cuisine, neither of which is common on Orcas island. His dishes are thoughtful with surprising combinations, and are always well-made from largely local ingredients.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was hands down one of the top 5 best dinners we have ever had. Don't miss it-open for dinner only and a very popular place so go early when they first open at 5.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited on a Friday night. While we had made reservations, it didn't seem to be necessary as they were not real busy. We sat out on the deck with a great view of the West Sound marina. It was a little cold, but we enjoyed the view. While service was a little slow at first, I feel it deserves... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great water/mountain views do not compensate for indifferent-bordering-on-unfriendly service and questionable products (e.g., local wines that are clearly not ready for prime-time). There are plenty of better choices for dining & drinks on Orcas Island--tourists would do well to move on and explore those.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The good: attractive restaurant, deck open in summer with great view, some wait staff is excellent. The "needs-improvement": very small selection on menu, most servings are small (unless it includes french fries) with odd flavors. We like salad with our meals. Their only (and over-priced) salad option is Caesar and it's terrible. Tried it twice - it ONLY has the... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, my husband and I decided on a new restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We have enjoyed lunch here in the past but it had been many years since our last visit. Reservations are recommended, smallish but open and cozy location with a beautiful view of West Sound! I started with the shrimp cocktail, lightly... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Of the 9 nights I was on Orcas Island, I ate here twice. I loved the food, the staff, the view, everything.. Chef Joe is very creative, has an eye for the details and very good at picking out a wine to complement your meal.

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Additional Information about West Sound Store & Cafe

Address: 4362 Crow Valley Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Phone Number: 360- 376-4440
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 22
Cuisine: French, American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, International, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4362 Crow Valley Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
  • Phone Number: 360- 376-4440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 22
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, International, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

•Casual Pacific Northwest Restaurant with International Flair•Casual, Innovative, Delicious!•Inviting, Relaxed Atmosphere•Stunning Views of Water, Marina and Islands Beyond•Spirit of Hospitality•Friendly, Attentive and Knowledgeable Staff•A Favorite Island Locals Gathering Place•Committed to Giving Back to our Community
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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