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Willows Inn Restaurant

2579 West Shore Drive, Lummi Island, WA 98262
+1 360-758-2620
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: One seating at 6:30pm each night features a preset tasting menu that is entirely fished, foraged, and farmed from or around Lummi Island.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: One seating at 6:30pm each night features a preset tasting menu that is entirely fished, foraged, and farmed from or around Lummi Island.
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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Meticulously prepared prix fixe dinner in the same tradition of The Herb Farm in Woodinville, WA. Using local produce, seafood and meat, the portions are modest but the number of courses makes up the difference. Wine is not included. Expensive but worth it for a very special occasion

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Seattle
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Certainly one of the best restaurants we've ever visited. The meal isa tasting meal, all locally grown or foraged, prepared with exquisite care. Expensive, but worth the treat.

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seattle, washington
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

When the NY times said it is worth the flight nothing could have been more true. We flew in on a sea plane and two other couples drove up from Seattle. From the moment the van picked us up from the beach until we departed the next day we all enjoyed some of the best food and service you could... More

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woodinville, wa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Eating dinner at the Willows Inn on Lummi island is not just filling your stomach but filling your mind with all kinds of sensory experiences. I would describe this as almost twenty courses of "bites" of incredible taste and experience featuring as they say "fished, foraged and farmed" food from right in the vicinity. Opening presentation was a small box... More

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Medina, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Spent two delightful days at Loganita Cottage adjacent to the Willows Inn and walked the half mile to the Inn for their delicious breakfast each morning and then had their World class evening dinner one evening. Lummi Island is unspoiled and relaxing. The Inn has free bicycles and electric bicycles and the island is fairly flat and easy to explore... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

To celebrate our 30th anniversary we booked a room and dinner at Willows Inn, a little jewel on Lummi Island. The evening was spent in their casual, comfortable dining room with great water views. However, our attention was fully engaged by the outstanding tasting menu and wine pairings that kept us rapt for more than two hours of leisurely, deep... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you others really feel this is great dining, then they haven't experienced fine dining. The Lummi Island setting is quaint, the food is extremely fresh, and the presentations are lovely, but the cooking itself is pedestrian at best. A plate of tasteless raw flowers with dandelion "dressing," while lovely, was lousy. The "crispy" fish skin was so oversalted as... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First is the charming, short ferry ride across the strait to Lummi Island on a ferry which holds about 12 vehicles, allowing you to enjoy the scenery, air and water since the ferry isn't enclosed. Then you drive to the north side of this charming, small island in the San Juans to the Willows Inn which is located by a... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A trip on the ferry to Lummi Island and then to The Willows. Food is freshly prepared, wine list is extensive and a different wine with each course. Many of the vegetables served are grown right at the Willows. Deserts are to die for. A bit pricey but some times you have to splurge and cut back next week. Quality... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I went to dinner with high expectations. We were not disappointed. What I liked best was the pure approach to the food. A potato, smoked salmon, a mushroom, shaved beets, smelt, an oyster, etc. - all were cooked to present their optimum taste and enhanced when necessary. The second feature that made dinner excellent was the way... More

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