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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 #22 of 53 restaurants in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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seattle
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18 reviews 18 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Nice, peppy place with a live band in the evenings that really gets the crowd dancing. Waitresses are little spaced out, so be very clear with your orders and refill requests. Also, the windows are kept open thru the night so remember to sit away from the windows on chilly days. Food was ok, the drinks were good. good selection... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stupid name, but good food, nice atmosphere, and periodically live music--check it out. A good bar. Decent service. Children do ok here. Near the ferry parking lot.

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Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

3.5 stars. One of the only places open on a winter Sunday night waiting for a ferry, so we decided to check it out - the Valentine's day theme was adorable, and the place definitely had a unique vibe to it (bathroom sinks made out of silver metal serving bowls?). Food was good, nothing to write home about (except for... More

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Sammamish, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Had dinner for five at the Rumor Mill. Great food and very accommodating to our nine year old with finicky tastes.

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washington,dc
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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Service is very good, and the food is better than average. The marsala braised cauliflower is different, and the cauliflower was perfectly cooked. Good burgers, and the steak was pretty tasty too. This is also a great spot for lunch while you wait for the ferry.

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Bellingham, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have eaten here several times and the food ranges from spectacular to horrible. I have had the best grilled salmon sandwich I ever eaten and absolutely worst pumpkin pie. I've had an amazing beet salad with local cheese and a below average burger. It is frustratingly inconsistent, but when it is good...the food is worth every penny. Throughout the... More

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East Wenatchee, Washington, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went in and enjoyed some drinks and music our first night in Friday Harbor. We had decided to go back to try their food but either they were not open...... or then later in the week when we went in for dinner and drinks were stopped at the door and told they were closing. Check the times if you... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Came in for lunch while visiting Friday Harbor. Lots of beer choices on tap! The lady at the bar was awesome. She was knowledgable about local beers. I really enjoyed the local IPA she recommended that was infused with extra hops. Delicious. The patty melt was just ok.. kind of dry. I tend to like the diner style versions that... More

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Couldn't believe we found such a great tap house on a small island! We went twice, because there were so many options and the food was also very good.

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PARIS
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326 reviews 326 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at 9.25 for a nightcap and to catch the singer recommended by our hotel. 'Sorry' we've stopped serving said the not-very-sorry waitress barring the door. 'Even for a drink?!' 'No sorry' I add that the music was still going on in the half empty place. Oh well....will give them the benefit of the doubt with a '3' but even... More

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