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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 177
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    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
nice setting, nice food

Agree with a fellow reviewer that the duck dinner is excellent. This is an out-of-the-way experience that is worth the effort of finding. Good dining and service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
JPaige9905
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Iowa City
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Iowa City
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Agree with a fellow reviewer that the duck dinner is excellent. This is an out-of-the-way experience that is worth the effort of finding. Good dining and service.

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Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been driving by the Duck soup for years and finally decided that we needed to try it. So glad we made the decision to eat here for our 1 year anniversary. Awesome service and food!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stayed at a nearby B&B for two nights, and made sure to get reservations here for dinner while we were on the island. It did not disappoint! Everything is very fresh, with great herbs and spices. We got a wonderful bottle of red that perfectly complimented the Steak Diane on the fall menu. Relaxed atmosphere for such a nice place,... More 

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Brampton
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were greeted warmly although arriving quite late. The duck dinner was possibly the best we've ever had and the cherry kuchen dessert was also wonderful in both texture and taste. Other items had mixed reviews but overall a very good experience.

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Mt Martha, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our meals were all underwhelming. We had seen there was a change of ownership and some disappointed diners from previous reviews but decided to give it a go anyway. I would not recommend this.

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ferndale, wa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After hearing that the Duck Soup Inn is one of the best restaurants on San Juan island we decided to give it a try on our recent visit. It was only after our dinner there that we discovered that the restaurant had been sold. The location and ambiance of the restaurant is great. The service was very good although a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were a family group of seven and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food, the location and the dining experience. We had a very personable waitress, seemed like she was either the owner and/or the manager. She definitely knew their food, preparation and took excellent care of us the entire evening. We even asked about the massive table in the... More 

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Charleston, SC
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience. SO many flavors, SO perfectly done! Everything was beautiful - from the quaint cabin to the adorable (and very talented) server. The food looked like something off of a culinary competition show! LOVED this place and will definitely return!

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Washington
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First, after two decades of eating here we have to say that we love the Duck Soup, its location, its ambiance and of course the food. Savoring every bite prepared by Gretchen the previous owner/cook was an experience we will never forget. Gretchen sold her restaurant so a group of us tried dinner under the new owner. At 6pm on... More 

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Seattle, Wa
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ok,it's definitely rustic as the web site describes (which by the way still has the spring menu, and should have been a big red flag). If you like sitting on wood benches with pizza crust thin cushions) for a four-course meal. Despite being on time for our reservations, we had to wait 30 mins for our table. And with the... More 

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?