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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, Lunch, Breakfast

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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
Family cafe

Here's a place where you can enjoy a burger steak or a chicken salad a great variety. Very busy so you may have to wait for a table..but not too long.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
chris m
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narooma
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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narooma
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Here's a place where you can enjoy a burger steak or a chicken salad a great variety. Very busy so you may have to wait for a table..but not too long.

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Clearwater, Florida
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took a whale watch boat from Pt. Townsend, that stopped in Friday Harbor for lunch. We looked over some menus onboard and decided to try this place. We each had 1/3 lb. burgers. I had excellent cole slaw with mine and he had a mountain of fries. We were after food and not a watefront view,... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had both breakfast and lunch here. The egg sandwich and fish wraps are excellent. The place is always crowded (at least in the summer). Service was excellent.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here twice and both were great. There is almost always a short wait to get a table so it must be good for us to come back. The staff is attentive (offered coffee while we waited) but the food delivery is slow if you are in a hurry.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The service was laughable. The first thing our waitress said was, "I'll be glad when the tourists go back home". After dropping off the food, she never once came back to the table to check on us. We ate half of our meal with nothing to drink. The food was nothing to brag about. I think the line outside has... More 

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Katonah, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Make sure when you go your extra hungry-the portions are very large and the coffee is good- Waiting for a table is worth it You won't be disappointed

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Texas
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Excellent service. Arrive early during peak season. This place looks packed after 9am or so. Fresh breakfast food served with a smile. Looks like a well loved local place.

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Apopka, Florida
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place serves an excellent breakfast. We have eaten here two out of three mornings and will be back. Great good and service.

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Eastern Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I will never forget this breakfast! It was fantastic! The food was very very hot, the service was unbeatable, and the coffee was plentiful! My food, chicken fried steak, was so delicious! The staff was very friendly and the food was reasonably priced considering it's a tourist town! Be prepared to wait in line because the restaurant is small! The... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Rocky Bay Cafe serves a good lunch in a chaotic atmosphere. Caesar salad, fish taco were good (but not extraordinary). Service was very slow and the food did not come out together. Better at off peak times.

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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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