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Rocky Bay Cafe

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225 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
360-378-5051
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Breakfast

We went here for breakfast around 11 AM. This place was packed with people and there were about 10 or so people waiting outside. It didn't took that long for us to be seated. Service was great. They came in to take the drinks order right away and asked if we had any questions about the menu. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
RickyTheTraveller
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Salem, Oregon
Top Contributor
288 reviews 288 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place was suggested for breakfast. It was a weekday, no waiting and not overly crowded. The servers were very attentive to the regular sitting behind us, which we found touching. However, after asking for a straw twice and waiting 15 minutes, I finally got up and got it myself. Asked for crisp bacon, which was limp. Asked for a... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Rocky Bay is the best place to have breakfast on San Juan Island. The food is like good home-cooking, often with a Mexican twist, and the servers are both fabulous and very, very cool! You may have to wait in line, but it's definitely worth the wait.

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

If you don't get there what they open-- 7am -- you will be in a line. Servings may be on the large side with endless coffee.

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Everett, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

While we were in Friday Harbor walking around town, we saw people waiting outside the Rocky Bay Cafe. So we got a menu and waited in line. a line is usually a good sign. When we got in we ordered the Fish and chips and the Ruben sand which. When our food arrived, the fish was so over cooked and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went here for breakfast around 11 AM. This place was packed with people and there were about 10 or so people waiting outside. It didn't took that long for us to be seated. Service was great. They came in to take the drinks order right away and asked if we had any questions about the menu. I ordered a... More 

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canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We did not know where to stop for lunch. This was the first place we looked at but decided to search a little more. We got tired of walking around town so we said let try Rocky Bay Café. It was fairly full during lunch time; which is always a good thing. We did not have any WIFI to look... More 

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Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was traveling with friends this weekend to San Juan Island and as we were getting off the ferry, we were looking for a good breakfast place. We found Rocky Bay Cafe in Friday Harbor and decided to give it a shot. Things looked good with a crowd just outside the door waiting to get seated. In my experience, good... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The place was very busy for a Monday morning. We had just arrived from the Ferry, so we were hungry. We ordered our breakfast. My husband ordered Eggs Benedict, I ordered the Corned Beef Hash & Eggs. They said the Hash was fresh, but it was just cut up pieces of Corned Beef, that they put on the grill. My... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had a late lunch here and it was fine in terms of the burgers two of us chose, but my meal was over cooked and horribly dry - I didn't finish it. The breakfast option my son had was definitely the best choice. Service and beer was good.

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Orange County, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was clear many locals eat here for breakfast. We ordered the vegetarian omelet and pancakes. Both were great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360-378-5051

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?