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The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House

Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, PO Box 1385, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
360-378-8455
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Ranked #16 of 53 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Price range: $6 - $15
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace at Friday Harbor House is a comfortable, welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike. Islanders can wind down at the end of the day with a group of friends while hotel guests can enjoy a multi-course island dining experience. All will enjoy taking in the panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and marina. Chef Kyle highlights the freshest fare from local waters and farms for a menu of authentic island cuisine and seasonal specialties. The Bluff also features a wine, beer and cocktail list emphasizing value and variety with great wine by-the-glass options, and hand-selected flights.

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SEATTLE
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We enjoyed Chef Rock's 4-course Thanksgiving meal just 3 days ago. The scallops were perfectly prepared and sauced. The turkey, stuffing and carrot entree came to the table hot, flavorful, and well balanced. We loved the chestnut stuffing so much, we are hoping Chef Rock will share his recipe. We ended with a delicious chocolate mousse. We highly recommend The... More 

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Oklahoma
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197 reviews 197 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This restaurant sits on the bluff above the Friday Harbor. Their view from their "patio" is stunning. We were able to see the ferries come and go from inside. Their service was great, all were attentive and friendly. Food was good: some interesting combinations. The spinach salad w/roasted fennel, goat cheese and hazelnut vinagrette was great. Potato soup could have... More 

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Phoenix,Az
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The breakfast here is exceptional. Each day the chef makes something new and it's always better than the usual restaurant breakfast fare. Dinner was great as well. I ate there twice for dinner and 4 times for breakfast. The staff make it even better. Friendly staff, good food, downstairs from the room - what more could you want?

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Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We did not care for the food at The Bluff. I had soup and a salad. My husband had crab cakes that were okay. It is a very nice space, though, with a beautiful view.

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Riverside, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Off-season, the atmosphere was perfect. The luncheon was an elegant grilled sockeye salmon chunk, perfectly done, on a roll. The garnish was lettuce plus slivers of fennel. Great way to wait for the ferry. You will need another reviewer for the busy summer season

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Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We only had happy hour drinks and appetizers but they were great and reasonably priced. The view is world class!

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I just spent a weekend in Friday Harbour visiting from Canada. We got an 8:45pm dinner reservation at The Bluff. As others have mentioned, the view is quite spectacular and the ambiance inviting. Our server was quite friendly and attentive. We started with the wilted spinach and brussels sprout salad which both my husband and I enjoyed... More 

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Margie O, General Manager at The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House, responded to this review

Dear Nikks79, I apologize for your food experience at our restaurant. Had the chef known there was an issue with your dish, he would have gladly re-done it or prepared something else to your liking. I would like to discuss this further with you and invite you back to The Bluff. Please contact me at 360-378-8455. Thank you More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Freshest seafood. Like other fine restaurants in Friday Harbor, the prices are steep but the view is magnificent

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Margie O, General Manager at The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House, responded to this review

Dear Barbara, Thank you for the comments about the lovely view from The Bluff. We are the only fine dining restaurant with that view and we treasure it. We work to price our menu items to be comparable to our competitors here on San Juan Island. We hope you will return soon. More 

Friday Harbor, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

All too many people tend to not dine at the Bluff. That's a mistake. While the service isn't always the best the food is consistently very good and the water view is outstanding.

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Margie O, General Manager at The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House, responded to this review

Dear Airwaves, Thank you for your review of The Bluff. I was concerned to read your comment about the service you received and have addressed the staff regarding it. Please return and give us another shot at being the best! More 

Walnut Creek, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I wanted to like this place, but it really wasn't much. Average, over-priced food, weak decor, so-so staff. Great view though.

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Margie O, General Manager at The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House, responded to this review

Dear Jerry, I was sorry to read your review of our restaurant. I would like to speak to you further regarding your experience and see what we can do to get you back here for another try. Please contact me at 360-378-8455 Thank you More 

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Additional Information about The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House

Address: Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, PO Box 1385, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: 360-378-8455
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
Cuisine: Contemporary

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