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Sweet Retreat & Espresso

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264 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378-1957
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Milkshakes ever!

This little ice cream and burger take out is tucked in between a gallery and another store on the main street of Friday Harbour. They make the most amazing milkshakes - a little pricey, but worth it! Haven't tried their food, but it sure looked good going by.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Delta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This little ice cream and burger take out is tucked in between a gallery and another store on the main street of Friday Harbour. They make the most amazing milkshakes - a little pricey, but worth it! Haven't tried their food, but it sure looked good going by.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I love visiting local sweet shops, and this one definitely hit the spot. All their ice cream is made locally in Oregon, and their blackberry ice cream was fantastic. In the mornings, the owner was telling me that he makes an extremely popular Tri tip breakfast sandwich. People line up for it! The service was so friendly and the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good burgers - only been there once but it was very good at a reasonable price. Take out place with few outdoor seats!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stayed up the street at the Earthbox Inn and some family stayed on the boat. This was my go-to place every morning on my walk down to the docks to the boat. Great coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and cookies. The owners were very friendly. Loved it! It's a small nook in the street and there are only a few small... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We only had ice cream cones and a house-made molasses cookie, but everything was good and the service was fast and friendly. The owner told us the molasses cookies are his mother's recipe, and they are very good - chewy and moist.

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was so good I had to go back for seconds. The ice cream reminds me of the real hard ice cream I had as a kid. The walk-up window and the kind staff make it a real treat at the Sweet Retreat. If I had stayed longer, I am sure I could have become a regular. :)

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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've lived on San Juan Island for 20 years and only review the true island favorites. This is one of them. Right on the main street (Spring Street) they are the go-to for ice cream and soups!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Dave makes the best breakfast sandwiches I've ever encountered. You are in control of how you want it made and the choice of bread. It's near the center of town, and I noticed that a lot of locals eat here on their way to work. We've been told that everything he offers is outstanding. He is also a great source... More 

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is just a little shack serving up waffle and sugar cones with a variety of flavors. We stopped there a couple times and the guy working there was awesome. Great attitude and very helpful. I would recommend a stop here after dinner or on the way to the ferry.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I hit this place for a late' and a breakfast burrito with sausage and chipotle and it is wonderful. His breakfast sandwiches are terrific.

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  • Address: 264 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) 378-1957

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