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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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Scenic view
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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  • 161
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
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  • 8
    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
Awesome Italian Food!

Although the restaurant had closed a little early one evening a few days Christmas, the proprietor accommodated us anyway. We both had pasta and it was amazing! This is *the* place to indulge in Italian food! Service was friendly and a local artist played live music and performed his version of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Magic2012
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although the restaurant had closed a little early one evening a few days Christmas, the proprietor accommodated us anyway. We both had pasta and it was amazing! This is *the* place to indulge in Italian food! Service was friendly and a local artist played live music and performed his version of "Night Before Christmas." Lovely, special place!

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Thank Magic2012
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is hands down the best Italian Restaurant I have ever been to. The food is just outstanding and the staff was lovely as well. Highly Recommend!

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Thank grace_douglas96
Los Angeles
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room was great. My spaghetti carbonara seemed like tomato sauce the bruschetta bread was slightly stale and not crunchy the tomato skin was tough the scampi was just okay a little overcooked. Service was top notch and pleasant. Food just not that great.

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Thank muzzmashe
Friday Harbor, Washington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Vinny's never fails to please as a place to go for ht special occasion. The food is always nice, the ambiance is special, good wine selections, and a small bar area which provides excellent drinks and nice wines. The one place in town where you can dress up! The owners, Julie and Becky, are island treasures and make you feel... More 

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Thank Fred B
Camano Island, Washington, United States
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This place reminds me of my childhood. Extremely wonderful people and the best "diner" type food around!!! The milkshakes are real honest to goodness milkshakes.

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Thank Rayleen H
Seattle, Washington
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I placed an order to go, to bring back with us to our hotel room (traveling with a puppy), and we were so glad we did. The food was very good, the staff was very friendly, and the restaurant looked amazing (again, didn't dine in).. so we will definitely enjoy another meal from Vinny's the next time... More 

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Thank Jamie B
Kent, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Every time I go to San Juan Island, I want to go to Vinny's. My trips to San Juan Island are normally a girl's getaway trip and one of my friend's thought the atmosphere was very romantic and more for couples, however, I wanted to go just for the great food, ambience and wine. I have tried several dishes there... More 

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Thank marianastario
Kirkland, Washington
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My husband and I ate here on Saturday night. Our first impression was that is was very loud because it's one open room. We were seated fairly quickly as we had a reservation so that was nice. The servers were very pleasant and the atmosphere of the restaurant was nice. The reason our review is average is because of the... More 

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Thank Alison S
Windsor, Colorado
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121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Not your normal island dining establishment. This is where the locals go for a great meal. Upscale dining, good food, great service and staff.

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Thank JohnColo
Anacortes, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had out-of-town guests and made reservations at another restaurant across the parking lot from Vinny's. When we arrived, the restaurant had a wedding reception and said they had made a mistake when they took our booking. Thanks to Julie at Vinney's our guests were treated to an amazing meal. Our server was Amanda and she handled our party of... 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: Business meetings, 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
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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