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West Sound Store & Cafe

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American, Fish & Chips, International, Bistro, Pan-Asian
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4362 Crow Valley Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
360- 376-4440
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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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
Innovative and delicious

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Gwen B
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Eastsound, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Eastsound, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 31 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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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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Kenmore, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our meal was exceptional as well as the service. I would go back there again. Wish the lower level was open at night also though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Chef Joe's reputation is why I chose WSC for dinner last night. And we were rewarded with the best meal I've had on the San Juan islands in 15 years of visits. Beet salad was warm with fresh green beans and two flavorful sauces (Harissa and another I didn't remember). Mushroom pappardelle is still lingering in my taste bud memory,... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I visited the restaurant for dinner during the summer. Although it was a busy weekend and I did not have reservations. We were able to get a table and sit in the patio. The food was delicious, and great service. One of the best meals I had at Orcas island and I will definitely be visiting again.

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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: American, Fish & Chips, International, Bistro, Pan-Asian

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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: American, Fish & Chips, International, Bistro, Pan-Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?