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West Sound Store & Cafe

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American, International, Bistro, Fish & Chips, Pan-Asian
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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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The day after turkey day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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portland, oregon
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was our first visit to Orcas Island and West Sound Cafe was recommended to us by a local resident. The Cafe was closed for a short period and then reopened as Sound Bites at West Sound Cafe. This restaurant is so much more than a cafe! We happened to go on the one evening of the week that was... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Oh my...what can I say about this place??? The Piri Piri Shrimp...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could eat that 5 times a week and never tire of it! The location was perfect - we arrived at the Blue Heron B&B and walked a block to have dinner at the West Sound - couldn't have been more perfectly timed if we had tried! :D... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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122 reviews 122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Wonderful view of Deer Harbor and good food. We had the fish and chips which was fried pankora battered wild pacific cod, slaw and fries with remoulade sauce. We split a lettuce wedge salad that had an excellent blue cheese dressing with bacon, tomato, and blue cheese crumbles. Two big pieces of fish and well plated. Service was good and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were on Orcas Island in large part for the great scenery, and the Cafe deck was a good place to watch a couple of sailboats come in as we had dinner.

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Salem, Oregon
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

West Sound Cafe served excellent salmon and side dishes, nicely plated. Very efficient, timely service. We didn't have reservations, but I'm sure you'd need them in summer.

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Edmonds, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a lovely small restaurant with great food and a killer view. We especially enjoyed our fish tacos and fish & chips.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We arrived without reservations but politely agreed to wait the estimated 20 minutes or so for a table...no big deal. But when I asked if I could purchase a beer while waiting, I was rudely asked to to take a seat and told that nobody had time to help me. Hmm, it did look nice, and yes, they were busy... More 

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Washington
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had heard the fish tacos here were the best around. The fish tacos are deep fried and were slightly greasy. The potato side was good. The cheesecake and the wine (For a song) was the best part of our evening.

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?