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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 - 11:00 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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    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
Very good restaurant with entertainment, but pricey!

Nice restaurant in the middle of downtown. Jazz music apart of the restaurant. One of the few restaurants in town with this kind of entertainment. Menu varied, a little pricey, but a nice change of pace from other dining restaurants in town. Cozy atmosphere, but still large enough to accommodate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Tony C
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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356 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Nice restaurant in the middle of downtown. Jazz music apart of the restaurant. One of the few restaurants in town with this kind of entertainment. Menu varied, a little pricey, but a nice change of pace from other dining restaurants in town. Cozy atmosphere, but still large enough to accommodate a good crowd of the public. Waitstaff is good and... More 

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Thank Tony C
Hillsboro, Oregon
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We enjoyed the Rumor Mill so much that we ate dinner there twice while staying in Friday Harbor. The food and service was excellent. One night I had the 9" pizza and my wife had the flat bread and there was so much we had to take half of both home with us. The thing I liked about the pizza... More 

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1 Thank V-Twin1602
Wenatchee, Washington
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

i would not recommend this place. the food was average at best, overpriced, and the service wasnt very good. there are plenty of better options worth trying than this place.

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1 Thank tharova
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We just had an awful experience at Friday's Crabhouse so we were sulking home when we heard Jazz music from a live band coming out of this inviting restaurant. It saved my night so we weren't ending our beautiful day on a bad note. The service was friendly & efficient. The food delicious. The band was tight with people dancing... More 

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1 Thank Alikatt62
Long Beach, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The food was very good and the drinks were made good as well. The service was great and our server was very friendly and attentive. We had the Caesar salad, hummus plate, mushroom bruschetta, and a small pizza; All were delicious!

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Thank Shap1011
Beaverton, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

After checking into the B&B my wife and I walked aroung Friday Harbor looking for a place to have dinner. The Rumor Mill had a table available so we sat down. They have a very limited wine slection so I had a local Pinot and my wife had a standard white wine....nothing special. They had a salmon special, she had... More 

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Thank Phil H
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you love to eat at a place where's there's live music. This is the place for you. They have live band playing. They also have a small dance floor that you can go out and dance on. The wait staff is very polite and professional. The food was delicious, although I didn't care too much for the chips in... More 

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Thank niketn05
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7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We had all been to Rumors at least three times before and had a great time. Food was good and service was good....this time everything was wrong. I will give them one more time to hopefully have a better time.

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Thank Diane D
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Easily one of my favorites on the island! Food is consistently good and menu is varied offering everything from burgers and fresh salmon to pizza and Greek salad. Atmosphere is really nice and there's often live music and a dance floor! Full bar is also available with local brews and I recommend their cocktails. This is a locals favorite!

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Thank KJusta
Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The staff is very hospitable and the food is great. We happened to be there on a Saturday night and it was bustling with energy with a live band in there. The band was very warm and kept the crowd energized.

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?