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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast place

The only reason I did not give this place five stars is that the whole wheat pancakes were not great. The coffee was amazing and the eggs and bacon were good. We had to wait quite awhile to get seated but the service was pretty quick. I'd eat there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Kim30Chip
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Media, Pennsylvania
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

There's a reason this place is always crowded! They had delicious sounding specials and a whole case of freshly made donuts, but I was just thrilled to finally find a place that would serve me sausage-free biscuits and gravy. They were fantastic both times :) Friendly, laid back place. A bit pricy depending on what you order, but worth it!

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Media, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The only reason I did not give this place five stars is that the whole wheat pancakes were not great. The coffee was amazing and the eggs and bacon were good. We had to wait quite awhile to get seated but the service was pretty quick. I'd eat there again.

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MS Gulf coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a fabulous spot for breakfast that we will definitely visit again if ever in Friday Harbor. Not only did they have very satisfying meals for my son and I, but they easily accommodated my wife and daughters gluten-free requirements. Don't miss eating at this local favorite.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You want to break your fast? This is the place. Wide variety of choice and the food is cooked after you ordered it. The portions are so big that one order is more than enough for 2 people and it keeps you going to dinner just having some fruit for lunch. They have a wonderful espresso bar and the staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We went for breakfast and it was busy. We only had to wait 15 minutes. Once seated the menu was simple and good. Just classic diner food. Service was pleasant and food came out pretty fast. As busy as they were we never felt rushed!

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Connersville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had breakfast here every day during our trip. We only had to wait once, but it was worth it. Many locals eat breakfast here.

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Recommended by locals and was a great breakfast. Excellent sausage gravy and homemade biscuits! My husband raved about his bacon, eggs and hash browns. A hearty traditional breakfast.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The eggs and potatoes were cooked just right. Bacon was greasy. Coffee was terrible. Service was excellent. Expect to wait in line.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The thing I liked best about this place was that they allowed us to get lunch type foods for breakfast. I can't eat breakfast foods due to blood sugar problems so they made me a chicken sandwich, putting the customer's needs first. We went early, before 7:30am so we did not have to wait. We had to catch a ferry.... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Locals recommended this place and it was great! We squeezed into a booth but it was worth it. I enjoyed eggs Benedict - really very good. Everyone ate until their plates were empty - great food, good service - highly recommend.

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?