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175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
360-378-5555
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food for a big crowd

We had a party of 12 and they were very accommodating for our group. We all seemed satisfied with the service and food. Personally I had the chicken schnitzel and it was good. Only issues were the bones in the salmon chowder and the rolls were not fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Mike H
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Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States
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English first
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Sunday night Jazz! Good healthy food on the Island. Brussels sprouts and magic mushroom pizza w a great local beer for dinner. Hostess and server very polite.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went here with a big group of two families with kids ranging from 7-20 year olds. We sang along with Kirk and Cecil and had a blast. The service was great and the wait staff friendly! Highly recommended for families!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The staff and food was lovely, and we loved the live music. We went twice during our stay, and the atmosphere is different based on which band or artist is playing. great place!

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Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a party of 12 and they were very accommodating for our group. We all seemed satisfied with the service and food. Personally I had the chicken schnitzel and it was good. Only issues were the bones in the salmon chowder and the rolls were not fresh.

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Yakima, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We boated into Friday Harbor late on a Monday. The Rumor Mill was still open so we ate there. I was craving a hamburger and the bacon cheddar burger I ordered was very good. My husband had the salmon and enjoyed it. We really liked the live music but only caught the tail end. We will be back next time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Seemed up when we strolled by earlier in the day. Was quite lively, including a live band when we were looking for a place to eat around 6pm. I had the Gyro, husband had pizza. We were both happy. Would definitely come back again.

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burbank, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Liked this place the minute our tour group arrived. It had a certain ambience that invited eating. I went with the fish and chips and wasn't disappointed. My wife enjoyed her salmon and others liked the meatloaf. Service was friendly but spotty. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the live music.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We love local music, were pleased to find a duo singing at Rumor Mill. But, the best part, along with the music was the food. My husband had the meatloaf and I had a fresh salad with grilled salmon. Both meals were excellent!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took at day trip to see the Orcas and only had 45 minutes before our ferry departed the island that evening. We told them we were in a hurry, and they accommodated us nicely. Exceptional greek salad. Great location. I only wish we had more time and could have enjoyed the music and more of their food... everything looked... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The rumor had it that the Rumor Mill had the best happy hour on the island --at least according to our kayaking guide. I would agree. This place is fun and there were obvious lots of locals there. They seem to have some music every night with wide variety from big band to jazz to greek--OPA. There is a definite... More 

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Additional Information about Rumor Mill

Address: 175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: 360-378-5555
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 to 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360-378-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 to 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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