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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 8
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  • 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
Lively place with music

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Susan W
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English first
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Idaho
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The first night we were on the island we arrived at Rumor Mill after they had closed and ended up going elsewhere. We were happy to make it in the next day before they closed again the following 2 days for a wedding party. I ordered their Veggie Sandwich ($11) with fries and a (non-alcoholic) Ginger-beer. It was all very... More 

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Hayden, Idaho, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The San Juan jazz quintet played after dinner and they were great. Just a fun spot to eat and enjoy the evening. Food was average, a little overcooked but ok. Guy next to us had some problems with his meal and got grumpy. They did seam to accomodate him though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We ordered Greek food and it was wonderful! They had a live band that was very good! Service was good too! Will go back again for sure!

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Bristol, Tennessee
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was thrilled to see vegan and vegetarian on the menu. They also had gluten free menu for those that need it. I ordered roasted goat cheese. It wasn't at all what I thought or as described in the menu. It also came with tomatoes on it which wasn't on the menu and I am allergic to so had to... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great food, steak cooked to desired stage. Presentation good. Nice quiet atmosphere for our couple dinner.

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Carmichael, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Friday Harbor. Who hasn't heard of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in the great Northwest? This popular destination is just a 90 minute ferry ride from the Washington state port of Anacortes, and halfway from Sidney, BC on Vancouver Island in Canada. The restaurant seems to want to be a bar, western country hangout, and a fine dining spot,... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We ate here for St Patricks Day and my boyfriend said he hadn't had corned beef and cabbage like that since his mom used to make it!! I had the roasted cauliflower appetizer dish and a beet salad...everything was amazing and we really both enjoyed our dinners. We even split bread pudding for dessert! They had a 2 person group... More 

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Seattle
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Rumor Mill is one of those places that certainly stands out for a variety of reasons, both positive and negative, which sort of leave you wondering "what was that?" when you leave. We've eaten here a few times now, usually in the way-off season when other alternatives are closed or working reduced hours. Our recent stop on President's Day... More 

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Cottonwood, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We loved this place! My husband and I and our two twenty-something daughters wandered in here on New Year's Eve after being disappointed at a couple other venues. The decor was very festive and the band was great - standards, swing, and jazz that even my daughters enjoyed. We were treated to party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?