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Rumor Mill

175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
360-378-5555
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Ranked #26 of 53 restaurants in Friday Harbor
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Orlando
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a nice dinner with live entertainment. Food was very good. Service was friendly and quick. And they offer the best selection of craft beer in town.

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Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We happened upon this restaurant on our visit to Friday's Harbor. People were very friendly, and the atmosphere is very casual. They have live music, and everyone sings as the entertainers play the songs on the guitars and sing (they're pretty good!). They actually have songbooks that they pass around to everyone, and take request of songs to sing. There... More

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

They had live music like every night we walked by and the food was great. I particularly like the steamed calms!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped in for happy hour and had a great meal and beers. Beer prices were great and a good selection. The food on special was great with a big selection. Even our vegan friend was happy with what they had on the full menu. Service was not fast, which I think is just island life, but it was good.

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Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our first dinner out upon return to the Island and it was wonderful!!!Oysters were perfect, Greek Salad green and oh, so fresh...and the Halibut was prepared to a perfection. The service was unhurried & casual without feeling neglected. The music was good 'big band swing' made up of locals... what a great Friday night!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We discovered that the Rumor Mill had one of the tastiest, cheapest dinner options if you go during happy hour (which I believe is 4-6:30pm). It can be hard to find a dinner in Friday Harbor for less than $30/person, and it is surprisingly very difficult to find non-fried options! Rumor Mill provided us with both. The atmosphere is laid... More

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Cle Elum, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I ordered the veggie burger and the seasoned potatoes. I have to admit, being a vegetarian, I am a connoisseur of meatless burgers and I didn't particularly care for this one (though I appreciate that they had vegetarian options). It had a taste of something with an East Indian flare, a spice I can't quite put my finger on. Lots... More

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Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Excellent value for superior quality food, service and drinks. Lite Jazz band entertained for dinner and wasn't overpowering.

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Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

went for happy hour, especially after reading all the good reviews. but we ended up having to leave, because the ventilation was so poor! i really don't like smelling all the frying food, and smoke while i eat! maybe some fans. Also, the bartender did not have any napkins at the bar, when we asked for some lemons...she handed them... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Loved that it had live music playing while you ate dinner. Table setting was very pretty. Price is decent. Food was good. The goat cheese appetizer was amazing! Best thing we ate! Wish the music started earlier than after 7pm.

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