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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 am - 8:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 3:00 am - 8:00 am
Sat 4:00 am - 9:00 am
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
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    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 accommodating

My elderly mom and I enjoyed a basic meal here that was little more than a couple of salads and desert. I was worried that a place that looked this nice would take umbrage at our paltry order but they were warm and helpful. And everything was delicious. The house red was worth having - next time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
TraveleRoger
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

First the good news -- the meat sauce and putenesca was very good and there was enough of it. The bad news is that theygave us probably half as much pasta as they should have. They also treated the bread like it was gold. Considering all this the meal was definitely overpriced. Service was friendly but only so so.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My elderly mom and I enjoyed a basic meal here that was little more than a couple of salads and desert. I was worried that a place that looked this nice would take umbrage at our paltry order but they were warm and helpful. And everything was delicious. The house red was worth having - next time I'd like to... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great service all around. We had lasagna and spaghetti- both were excellent. Great bread and salads. Recommend reservations.

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Clackamas, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We decided to take our daughter and son-in-law out to a nice dinner on our last evening at Friday Harbor, and chose Vinny's. The employee who seated us immediately embarrassed us by noting we did not have a reservation, although it was off-season, around 8 p.m., and lot of good tables were available. A conspicuous table in the middle was... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Authentic Italuan cuisine, cozy and spacious dining, excellent service, and near water location made this a really enjoyable meal. Co-owner Julie is graciously accommodating and friendly. The chef's creations are top flight. Price was a good value for a quality restaurant. We were fortunate to be given seating at only water view table that we could see, but there is... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband & I had dinner at Vinny's recently. It's a small, unexpectedly elegant (but casual) place, tucked into a side street in Friday Harbor. Service was friendly & prompt, with a nice wine list & cocktails selection. The house salad was truly one of the best we've ever eaten, as was my chicken Marsala. My husband's carbonara was also... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife wanted pasta during our long weekend on San Juan Island. We dropped in for supper on a Saturday evening (an easy walk up from the ferry terminal.) They made room for the two of us although their anticipated guests who had appropriately made reservations (high recommended,) would start to arrive soon. We enjoyed the lasagna...

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Friday Harbor, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We live here. It's our favorite restaurant hands down. The ambiance, the service, the calamari can't be beat. If you choose one restaurant in Friday Harbor, Vinny's nails it!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Vinny's was fine, but I'm new here so I'm saving my four and five stars for something better. Glad it was open, though, on a Wednesday in late March.

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Woodinville, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

In a nutshell - our food entrees arrived at the table cold - when pointed out they were promptly replaced and the replacements were piping hot - but alas we realized as we were half-way through that the risotto we had been upsold had not made its way to the table. Staff polite - wine list adequate - salads were... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups, 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
Tuesday
3:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday
3:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday
3:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
4:00 am - 9:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?