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West Sound Store & Cafe

4362 Crow Valley Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
360- 376-4440
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Ranked #7 of 28 restaurants in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: American, International, Bistro, Fish & Chips, Pan-Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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
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86% Recommend
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English first
Eastsound, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Ok, so it's not 5 star city service but it is friendly service by locals. The setting is one of the best on the island and then there's the food. Chef Joe prepares some of the best and freshest dishes on the island. Go there and enjoy the ambience and fresh local fare. Good wine and beer list.

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Puyallup, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We did not have a reservation but they were great in getting us in to the "European style" table that you might sit with other groups. Service was excellent! We had the fresh clams and they were outstanding. Lots and very well done. The fish and chips were not as good. The slaw was tasteless and the fish was over... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Although the loctaion is wonderful, the service was eratic. It took a while to get an order placed and then items were missed when the food eventually arrived. I ssuspect that this restauarant is being spoilt by its own succcess.

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Bellevue, WA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The service was excellent and friendly. We had a larger table but no issues with speed of service. The red chowder was delicious. Highly recommend you start your meal with a cup of it! The fish tacos were the signature dish but no one ordered them. Halibut was excellent, but because they ran out, only one person at the table... More

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Redmond, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We called several days ahead for a reservation for 6. When we arrived, they sat us at a table that would have been comfortable for four. We ordered drinks and dinner at once and were served an hour and forty five minutes later. Some of our dinners were cold, others were burnt. They offered us two complimentary desserts which were... More

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Burlington, Washington
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125 reviews 125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We took some friends out to dinner at the West Sound Cafe the other night and were happy with the food and service. My expectations of restaurants on the island are not too high, but this place was very good. The steak frites and fish tacos were both good and the cheese cake was better than average. I would recommend... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had a reservation for this Cafe and got the best table in the house. The views from this spot are great. Our waitress recommended 2 draft beers from the Island Hoppin Brewery on Orcas Island and they were excellent. After a delicious Bruschetta to share we enjoyed the entrees and my wife decided to try the Cheesecake for dessert.... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We called for reservations on the porch both nights we went and were seated promptly although it was crowded. The food was great! The waitress was efficient (also same one both nights). The first night she suggested a chocolate mousse for my husband's birthday dessert. It was fantastic. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant (very homey).

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The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

A very mixed review: we had the most amazing food, full of flavour, really really good. An A+ for the kitchen staff but the service was very very poor. For starters it took over 20 minutes to get our orders taken. Finally we asked the busboy if he could help us and he did. He gave a signal to our... More

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Houston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I gave this restaurant a 3 instead of a 4 because of quality differences in the items on the menu and the poor seating. We did have a reservation, as suggested on TripAdvisor. Even though we made a reservation over 24 hours in advance, we got a booth near the door and not anywhere near the windows. The service was... More

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