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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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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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  • 143
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 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
Great Italian

We eat family-style, so had a chance to try various entrées and appetizers. All were a treat. Loved the mushrooms. Pleasant ambience, good service, good bread and wine. Tasty tiramisu. Price was reasonable. We would definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Ashland OR
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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Ashland OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We eat family-style, so had a chance to try various entrées and appetizers. All were a treat. Loved the mushrooms. Pleasant ambience, good service, good bread and wine. Tasty tiramisu. Price was reasonable. We would definitely return.

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Scotts Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is THE Place to eat at Friday Harbor, NOT the misnamed The Place. It has fabulous Italian seafood dishes. I had a wonderful pasta with Huge clams, big shrimp and more seafood in a delightful light cream sauce over totally fresh pasta. My husband had spaghetti in meat sauce that was anything but humble. We shared a totally organic... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We needed a seafood break, and this was great choice. Great old fashioned Italian restaurant with good food; friendly, efficient service. I found the kale salad a little too heavy on the dressing, but spaghetti and meatballs were perfect. Will definitely go back again.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

With no reservations, we were offered a table w/ the understanding that we had a limited amount of time to eat before reservations took our table. The wine, beer & cocktails were exception, as was our dinner as well as service. It doesn't have the Harbor view but a public park right next door offered that as dessert! I can... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Hostess was very helpful and friendly, she struggled to find a table for us. The food was good, service good and the atmosphere was pretty.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food and great servers! Very friendly place and great location. The owners make you feel at home.

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Brigstock, Northants
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We wanted to celebrate at the end of a memorable holiday cruising around the San Juan Islands. What a good choice Vinney's proved to be. We received a warm and friendly welcome from the owner and when we asked if she would mind taking some photos of the four of us she was very happy to. The food was delivered... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We arrived during peak dinner time on Saturday in August with no reservation. The place was full with folks waiting, yet we were told to stand by as they would fit us in. We were seated in 5 minutes. Service was prompt. The menu offered plenty to pick from. We did not have to encourage our server to take our... More 

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Seattle
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I always seek out Italian restaurants. This one is has a comfy, feel-good atmosphere on a quiet, dead-end street one removed from busy Spring Street. In other words a good location. Great-tasting food. I eat only vegetarian now and Vinny's had several choices available. From my window I had a slice of a view of the nearby harbor and ferry... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

From the welcome by the host, to the magnificent food and wine list, I really enjoyed this dinner. Tried the calamari entree and a tomato and mozzarella salad. Both dishes were fantastic. Main was a veal masala, made for me without mushroom. This also tasted fantastic. Both served with a Pino Grigio wine from the very extensive wine list. Would... 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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?