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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great breakfast

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Addie76
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Orange County, CA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tacoma, Washington
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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were told that for breakfast, the Rocky Bay Cafe was simply the best. We can not argue with that. Our food was very good, the atmosphere was what one might expect of a small town restaurant. If there was anything to detract from what was a very good breakfast, it was that the one - very nice - waitress... More 

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Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

About a year ago my wife and I visited Friday Harbor for a day. A local fellow we talked to recommended Rocky Bay Cafe as one of his favorite eateries, so we decided to have lunch there. The food was above average and the prices were very reasonable. When we visited again, we decided to have lunch there a second... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We came here for breakfast before our day long kayaking excursion. We read the great reviews and knew it would be good. Had full breakfasts- so much food. We actually couldn't finish it. Good service, delightful tastes.

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Chiang mai
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were advised by a friendly local to have breakfast at Rocky's. Since we were early in the season we were surprised to find the place filled with people---most of whom were locals. Nothing truly francy, just good old fashioned down home cooking with very generous portions. The food came quickly and it was hot, filling and delicious. Warning portions... More 

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Everett, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We liked the simple breakfast menu, it was delicious, However the restaurant is small and loud and the line was kind of long.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Was shocked at how light the eggs benedict and hash browns were - not greasy at all. Hallelujah! Breakfast served all day, wait staff very friendly.

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Tacoma, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We visited this cute cafe on December 21st. They were busy but we got a table right away. The service was quick and friendly. Our breakfast dishes were made quickly and the portions were very generous. The prices were reasonable as well. I would definitely visit this location again for breakfast, if we're ever on the island again.

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?