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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice service

I enjoyed my mushroom-swiss burger. The fish and chips were ordinary stuff from a freezer package. Nothing fancy. Serve breakfast all day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karen G
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Auburn, Washington
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Auburn, Washington
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my mushroom-swiss burger. The fish and chips were ordinary stuff from a freezer package. Nothing fancy. Serve breakfast all day.

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Thank Karen G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So cozy. friendly and excellent food! Hospitality and décor cannot be beat! We felt very at home on the island once we included this in our trip. We went for breakfast.

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Thank Carolyn M
Sultan, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got just what we wanted, a quick meal for an affordable price. Food was yummy and service was great!

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Thank CathyBarth
Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is THE BEST place for breakfast in Friday Harbor. My sister, daughter, and I stayed in Friday Harbor in July of 2014 and came here often. Food is great and the service is wonderful. Never had a problem getting a seat because we were warned to get there early. If you don't, there is a line outside......which is great... More 

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Thank Cheryl0712
Mount Vernon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I just visited last weekend. It's the non-tourist season, and I adored the experience. We were surrounded (mostly) by locals, and the feel of the place is very homey. My daughter had the clam chowder (the bowl is only $1 more than the cup) and I had the French dip. The menu is classic café food, not... More 

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Thank Erin P
Friday Harbor, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA eateries are well-known for their good food, and their expense. Among the least expensive and most tasty is Rocky Bay Cafe. During the tourist season on the island it often has a waiting line, but during the off-season, it's one of a few places the "locals" can be found, especially for breakfast. The food... More 

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Thank Kathy W
Seattle WA
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We keep our boat at FH and eat breakfast here a lot. It is yummy, old fashion big breakfast. The servers are always nice and the food is good. I usually take half and save it for the next day. If you want a good, large breakfast this is a great choice.

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Thank danimommy
Vero Beach, Florida
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356 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Located in center of town. Good comfort food with friendly staff. Reasonably prices with good portions. Small cafe with tables and locally owned. Locals frequent a good sign. They also serve lunch and provide good service. When I am in town, this my place for breakfast. Try it!

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Thank Tony C
Seattle
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140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Rocky Bay Café is one of the very few places in and around Friday Harbor where you can get breakfast. Fortunately, they do standard breakfast fare (omelets, hotcakes, eggs, etc.) quite well, with generous portions at fairly reasonable prices. Even better, the breakfast menu is available all day, so it's an alternative to the rather ordinary lunch menu. Then again,... More 

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Thank Skeptic2241
New Lenox, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The people are VERY friendly. Great service. The menu was a regular breakfast menu, in my opinion. To me eggs are eggs, pancakes are pancakes, waffles are waffles...It was good though. On the main strip, right in town. Prices a little high for breakfast, but these people live off of the money they make in the in season so I... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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