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McMillan's Dining Room

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248 Reuben Memorial Drive, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA (Roche Harbor Road)
No public transit in San Juan County
360-378-5757
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mmm, mmm, mmm!!!

Loved every morsel. Yellow Fin small plate had lots of favors, Apple strudel was as tasty and light as bachlava, smothered in honey.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Paulajeanne
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California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Loved every morsel. Yellow Fin small plate had lots of favors, Apple strudel was as tasty and light as bachlava, smothered in honey.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The food here is small portions, very expensive, and tasty. Kinda old school nice restaurant with the grand piano and dark wood and dark carpet kinda place. Very good service.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A fairly short but very different menu, particularly for the appetisers. Using fresh produce, all the food was obviously carefully prepared and artistically served. The tenderloin steak was so tender it could have been cut with a fork The option of having "small plate" entrees was a great idea if you want to sample three courses and not feel overfull... More 

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Temecula, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food is as good as the service. Prices are comparable to all others in Friday Harbor, but a real pretty view. Bring sunglasses if you go in the afternoon. The bartenders make great drinks.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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144 reviews 144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Staying in the McMillin's Suite at the Roche Harbor Resort, made our dinner choice just a short walk away. It looks over the marina with great views and we were right at the window. It made for a little cooler dining experience. They probably could use updated windows. I had a lobster stuffed chicken dish that was a special for... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This restaurant has the best Prime Rib I've ever eaten. I absolutely love the rock-salt method they use to cook it, and I adore the fresh horseradish they serve - none of that creamy stuff, just fresh grated horseradish. They always seem to have an end-cut for me, which I especially love for all the seasonings. To finish it off,... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had a great meal. Terrific service. They did run out of several items prior to our reservation (which was early in the evening), which was really too bad. The staff was great. Beautiful view. I highly recommend this place.

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Friday Harbor, WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The McMillan Room at Roche Harbor Resort is one of our 3 really nice upscale restaurants that is open all winter. Most recently, they are using the cozy and informal bar menu as the main. Two of the 6 appetizers were unavailable and no substationons were offered. The yellowtail was beautifully presented, but obviously frozen. A disappointment for a special... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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160 reviews 160 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If possible, arrive before sunset since the view over the harbor is worth appreciating. Surprisingly busy on a Friday early evening in January, with boating families arriving for the weekend. Excellent starters of wild mushroom crostini and duck won tons . . . which were more like open faced dumplings. Lamb and salmon specials, ala Wellington with puff pastry, were... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went with a group for New Years Eve dinner. they had some dinner specials that we were looking forward to. Unfortunately they seemed to have run out of the lobster that was to accompany one of the specials. It was quite strange since it was only 7:15pm. which is why I didn't give it a 5. they should have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248 Reuben Memorial Drive, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
    (Roche Harbor Road)
  • Public Transportation: No public transit in San Juan County
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Roche Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360-378-5757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?