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Willows Inn Restaurant

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2579 West Shore Drive, Lummi Island, WA 98262
+1 360-758-2620
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: One seating at 6:30pm each night features a preset tasting menu that is...
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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
OMG!! Awesome Dining Experience!

I found out about The Willows Inn a couple of years ago, and decided this was someplace I had to go! Last weekend My brother, sister and I finally made it. All three of us agree it was the most enjoyable, amazing dining experience ever! Only 25 guests were served. The dining room is so warm and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
maggiejoe10
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I found out about The Willows Inn a couple of years ago, and decided this was someplace I had to go! Last weekend My brother, sister and I finally made it. All three of us agree it was the most enjoyable, amazing dining experience ever! Only 25 guests were served. The dining room is so warm and inviting, and with... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were gifted a lovely night on Lummi Island with a Fabulous Food Tasting and wine pairing at Willows Inn. All the food is grown in the Willows Garden or purchased from farmers or fisherman within the area of Lummi Island. The garden tour is well worth the time to walk and see it. Dinner is quite pricey, but the... More 

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Bay Area, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What's not to like? The view is fantastic, the food is innovative and fresh (the fish leaps from the sea to your plate within hours), and the staff is knowledgeable. We sat on the porch and had salmon collars, one of which was actually white. In fact, we tried just about everything on the menu (including the flavorful duck rillette),... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had 19 courses in our dinner, and two specialty cocktails, as well as a wine pairing. It was the most expensive dinner I've ever had, and it was a wonderful experience. Everything was locally sourced, each carefully accented flavor popped or melted in your mouth. This is a fixed menu - no choices, you just sit back and enjoy... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Writing a review of the Willows is a bit of a challenge. For one thing, it’s devilishly hard to remember the details of nearly twenty dishes (and the accompanying wines) that merge into a kaleidoscope in the memory. And for me it’s difficult because on the one hand I am blown away by both the concept and the execution of... More 

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Camas, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

As a fan of the Japanese food culture/ presentation of cuisine.. The courses are elegantly displayed and smells were enticing.. Each bite had complexity and left us satisfied. The service was fantastic and the ambiance is romantic. We brought our own Krug vintages and other 95 California reds from the cellar to pair the courses with.. So we did not... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I read most of the Yelp reviews before showing up. Given the sky high expectation we did not think we would be easily impressed. But dinner at the Willows Inn surely did not disappoint! We thoroughly enjoyed the mainly seafood and fruits & vegetables bite-size tastings that evening. Very creative, fresh and flavorful. Only one of the dishes maybe a... More 

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Vancouver
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We looked forward with great anticipation to dining on Chef Wetzel's food. He did not let us down one iota. Previous reviewers discuss the food supply perfectly. the menu offers a stunning presentation of 19 courses. Each one more outstanding than the one before. It was so beautifully orchestrated. So glad we have had this amazing experience. For us, we... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

To paraphrase Spiderman, with great prices comes great expectations. It is far from normal for me to drop $175 (prix fixe) for a meal and another $45 for the juice pairing, but I had read such amazing accolades of Chef Blaine Wetzel's cuisine, I wanted to give it a try. As a once in a lifetime meal, it was money... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Almost one year ago to the day my wife and I went to Willows Inn for what proved to be a fantastic meal-farmed, fished and foraged. I have been to the measuring stick-Noma in Copehagen and Willows is in my opinion an equal. The bonus is the fantastic setting at Willows Inn. If I had any little complaint last year... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2579 West Shore Drive, Lummi Island, WA 98262
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Lummi Island
  • Phone Number: +1 360-758-2620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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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