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Rocky Bay Cafe

225 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
360-378-5051
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Ranked #10 of 54 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Blaine, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The first time I was here in early 2012, it was for breakfast. To be honest, it was rather underwhelming. Recent reviews made me decide to give it another chance. Things change sometimes. There is a reason that we had to wait to be seated. The food is that good now. Fish and chips, chicken, and burgers were all top-notch.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food and service were okay. We ordered breakfast. I wouldn't return though--place was a bit filthy, especially the floors.

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McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've been here several times in the past two years and love it. I make a point to try and get there before 8:00am so there is no wait. Highly recommend!

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Seattle
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You will need to wait for a table but it will be worth it--the best place for breakfast in Friday Harbor. We never miss a chance to visit.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Absolutely great food! My server Sierra was so helpful and nice without being overbearing. The food was fast and fresh and less expensive than some of the "waterfront" traps. It's a must visit on the island for breakfast because it's served all day!

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I am a local in Friday Harbor. And yet... I would wait 30 minutes for a table at the Rocky Bay. Plan to have some seriously well made and fulfilling breakfast while you wait for the ferry. Make it a part of your day.

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California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had breakfast. The service and food were both very good. As noted by others there are a limited amount of tables, but we shared ours with another person and it was super. Would we go back.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is the best place to eat on the island. Good fresh, hearty meals. The breakfasts are huge and there is always a line for it. We lucked out as we had a late lunch. Sandwiches were yummy and the burgers were fantastic! My boys inhaled them. Very nice staff also. I love the art work in there too. Too... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We waited 30 minutes for one of the dozen or so tables in this small, busy cafe. It was worth the wait. Everybody enjoyed their hearty and well-prepared breakfast items. The service was fast and friendly and the wait time allowed us to meet other travelers.

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mississippi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ate here before we zipped. We had breakfast and lunch items. All were great. Good service. Glad we found it.

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