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Vinny's Restaurant

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165 West St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (First St)
+1 360-378-1934
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a quaint, little Italian restaurant in the heart of Friday Harbor...
We are a quaint, little Italian restaurant in the heart of Friday Harbor. We offer authentic Italian Cuisine in a beautiful, fun atmosphere. Come and enjoy Vinny’s!
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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and Charming with a View

The people that work here are kind and professional. The food was surprisingly delicious... given the resort town and the view. The atmosphere was charming... perfect temperature in the restaurant made it a delightful experience. You could tell that regulars at here... good sign. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Carrie Louise D
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Denver
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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Denver
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The people that work here are kind and professional. The food was surprisingly delicious... given the resort town and the view. The atmosphere was charming... perfect temperature in the restaurant made it a delightful experience. You could tell that regulars at here... good sign. I would definitely go back.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here on the recommendation of our whale boat captain. Very good choice! The environment adds to a relaxing meal. Service was excellent. The amount of pasta was not overwhelming and there was more seafood than pasta.

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Missoula, Montana
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The meal was wonderful and so was the service. We did not have a reservation but they accomodated us and seated us right away.

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Dallas, TX
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The restaurants in Friday Harbor are packed in July - Vinny's was crowded for our dinner but our waitress took the time to explain the menu, offered us some wine choices that we had not tried before and overall our experience and food were simply excellent. The wines were great and it was all done during a time when the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We always hit Vinny's the night we arrive - we are never disappointed! Started with a martini with Vinny's yummy blue cheese stuffed olives. Ice was lightly shimmering the top. A great way to relax on a hot day. My husband wanted to try 2 different wines, so the server gladly grabbed a small glass of each, and had him... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The ambience is not much, granted. The food was plentiful and very tasty. Traditional Italian dishes. Great for families with kids. Not much for romantic couples, I don't think. The service was fairly good as it was crowded. We didn't have a reservation and were not made to wait long - 15 minutes. It's a good deal walking distance to... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We showed up without a reservation and had to wait about 20 minutes. The atmosphere is not the greatest but the food was outstanding. There were 6 of us and 6 different dishes. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the spring clams and intended to take half home for the next day. It was so delicious that I ate it... More 

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Venice, Florida
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Read the reviews and decided to go for dinner. They didn't disappoint, food was good, service good and prices good. Also got a coupon for a discount that made it even better. Indulged in the bananas foster - wow! Others had the cream brûlée - yummy.

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Pasco, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Even though the restaurant was about one-quarter full when my husband and I arrived (and it didn't get more full during our visit), the hostesses chided us for not making a reservation, saying that they guessed it would be okay. The food was okay, but still tasted like reheated dishes.

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Lawson, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I ordered spaghetti with meat balls. I just didn't like the taste of the marinara sauce. My wife ordered spring clams with pasta, which was okay, though not what she expected (no ones fault). Service was good.

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Additional Information about Vinny's Restaurant

Address: 165 West St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: +1 360-378-1934
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 West St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
    (First St)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-1934

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Scenic view

Description

We are a quaint, little Italian restaurant in the heart of Friday Harbor. We offer authentic Italian Cuisine in a beautiful, fun atmosphere. Come and enjoy Vinny’s!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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