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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 9
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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 dinners and view (plan ahead)

Don't let the name of the place dissuade you ("Store & Cafe"). This is a restaurant. A "store & cafe" implies to me one of those places where you order at the cash register and have a line of people standing next to your table waiting to check out. The West Sound Cafe is not one of those places... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Don't let the name of the place dissuade you ("Store & Cafe"). This is a restaurant. A "store & cafe" implies to me one of those places where you order at the cash register and have a line of people standing next to your table waiting to check out. The West Sound Cafe is not one of those places. It... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant is in a quaint setting down by the water away from the main part of the island. If we had gone during the day it might have been better. Bare in mind the place closes at 9 and we got there about 8:30 so the rest of this review will probably be tainted by that. The Restaurant can't... More 

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san jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful views. Great food. Fairly Reasonable prices ( $10-15 for lunch). A delightful experience. Service was relaxed ( a little slow), so if you're in a hurry, this might not be the place to go.... But then who is in a hurry on Orcas.,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The esquites, roasted corn, was an amazing start. We shared tender, tasty sockeye salmon with Harissa roasted yams AND fish tacos (epic on our perennial search for the best). Highly recommend dinner here!!

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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 25 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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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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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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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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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: French, American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, International, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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