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Duck Soup Inn

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50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
360-378-4878
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 191
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best dining experience on the Island!

Fabulous! The Islands best. Don't miss this for one of the best and most enjoyable eating experiences ever. The food, the service, the decor, the setting, the magical feel, the awesome food. It is a dining experience not to be had many other places.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
BarbaraBoldtmann
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Ludlow, Vermont
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Ludlow, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fabulous! The Islands best. Don't miss this for one of the best and most enjoyable eating experiences ever. The food, the service, the decor, the setting, the magical feel, the awesome food. It is a dining experience not to be had many other places.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I realize that this place is highly recommended both on-line as well as the lodge that we were staying in. This wasn't our first choice, but it was the only restaurant in walking distance to where we were staying. Although the food was good, my personal opinion is that the restaurant is highly over-rated. One of the reasons for my... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing food, great atmosphere, and the owner so accommodating since we oversleep and arrived without a reservation and ten minutes after their last reservation. On arrival, the restaurant was mostly full, and most of diners on desert, but we were welcomed and not rushed. The chef/owner's wife explained the menu and shared local facts and history.

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Greenwater, Washington
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Local, fresh,mouth-watering meals. A unique and beautiful setting, superb waitstaff, original and inspired combinations of food that is superbly prepared. Don't miss this Island landmark. It is so much more than a restaurant. It is indeed a dining experience not to be missed. Stunning!

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went to eat dinner with our elderly Auntie and Uncle. Going up the stairs was a little tricky but once inside the warm wood decor was inviting, as well as all of the local art displayed on the walls. We were seated in a booth (bottoms a bit hard) and enjoyed our meals with the wine recommended by our... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food is fantastic! Anything that is local or organic our family is all about! The ambience is very nice, the outside is fun! The staff is wonderful, especially Courtney! We brought our young girls and they had a great time. My girls really enjoyed Momo the cat, he hangs around there, everone just gushes over him. I hope if... More 

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Seattle
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Will eat here again. Had to rent a taxi to get there but it was absolutely worth going to again. Food was good. Service was great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We arrived quite late on the night before we left San Juan Island and almost every place was already closed. The restaurant was full of people and felt warm and cosy. The food was incredible and unique, and the service friendly I spite of the late hour. We highly recommend for everyone if you get to Friday Harbor !!

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Naples, Florida
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182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Anticipation of a great dining experience, we followed the recommendation. Ambience a comfortable environment. Menu definitely unexciting and the wine list very short. For a place with this fine reputation you would think this would not be issues. They are. Add to that a very mediocre staff, the rating must be average. Plus -- the cat must go.

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended but the food was not exceptional. Our table shared a number of appetizers, favorites were the pork belly and fried brussel sprouts. Not up to our SF Bay Area foodie standards.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360-378-4878

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?