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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We spent a weekend on Lummi Island some time ago and it was very relaxing. The food was much more than we had expected. We loved the squash soup and have been trying to find the recipe ever since! We keep talking about going back.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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236 restaurant reviews
522 helpful votes 522 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was our fourth visit in four years and we continue to be amazed at the overall experience. Last night we were served 19 individually presented courses. Tiny servings but in total it was a satisfying meal. It started with four different morsels presented with a glass of homemade vermouth. Then after being seated in the dining room we were... More 

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Chef Wetzel and his staff really bring the land indoors -- love the fact that there is no set menu and most everything you enjoy is seasonal fare that has been fished, foraged or hunted on the island or in the region. Definitely worth a trip. Stay the night so you can get a guaranteed dinner reservation.

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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have eaten and stayed at Willows Inn a number of times before, but going there for New Year's Eve was festive! Appetizers and champagne started the evening (venison tartare, oysters and those additive bric roll ups). Dinner and 'snacks' are always delightful and surprising. We even had medlars in one of the desserts! I can't wait to go back... More 

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Seattle
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

18 different bite sized courses, 6 appetizers in addition to the 12 on the dinner menu. The appetizers included mussels, kale with black truffles, halibut skin wrapped around black cod, oysters, & shiitake mushrooms. My favorites were the crisp kale strips with truffles and the halibut wrapped cod. All courses use locally grown or caught produce, seafood,and meats. Some of... More 

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Washington State
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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I love to eat and have been fortunate to eat in some fabulous restaurants throughout the world. Our dinner at Willows Inn was one of our most memorable. Several of the many early "courses" in our meal were the most satisfying--fabulous combinations of flavor, texture, aroma..... We also enjoyed the service, which was friendly, attentive and timely.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The natives whos namesake appears on the title of Lummi island used to frequent this island and many others in Washington state's Puget Sound each summer and would hunt, fish, crab, and harvest cama used as a staple for the long rainy winters.  While the 19th century treaty "giving" the natives land across from this island caused many Salish tribes... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Who knew that something that sounds so unappetizing could be such a masterpiece! Seriously, when we saw Grilled cabbage simmered in a smelt sauce on the menu we grimaced but when it was served it looked lovely and the flavors were unexpected and spectacular. Most of the eighteen small dishes we were served were absolutely beautiful little jewels with flavors... More 

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Blaine, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As advertized. A 3 1/2 hour series of delightful surprises for your taste buds. A tasting menu that is supplemented by numerous chef's daily creations all artfully presented by an engaging and informed wait staff and a question and answer period with the Chef Blaine Wetzel.

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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: Eclectic

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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