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Market Chef

Certificate of Excellence
Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
360-378-4546
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One for the healthy alternative.

Fresh Wholesome food, friendly, Homebake cookies are amazing. Plent of seating. Great for families .

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
chris m
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narooma
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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narooma
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fresh Wholesome food, friendly, Homebake cookies are amazing. Plent of seating. Great for families .

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Oregon
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For the most part you can get a decent sandwich here. The flow of the restaurant is lacking, however. It is incredibly busy during lunch, there is no clear place to wait in line, and you are kicked to the side after you order. Good luck finding a place to sit - inside tables fill up fast and outdoor tables... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We got a recommendation from our kayak trip guide for Market Chef, and we grabbed sandwiches here to eat on the ferry on our way home. We were very short on time, so just chose the easiest and quickest (based on advice from the lady at the counter), but I wish we'd had more time because everything looked so good!... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I grew up with Market Chef. I have lived on the island since I was four and eaten at Market Chef for as long as I can remember. As a child, I loved their mac and cheese (I still do, but I generally opt for other amazing things). Not only do they have a deli case full of phenomenal foods,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wonderful place to pick up fresh local salads/snacks for a picnic out on the coast! Their roasted vegetables, caprese salad, and Asian green beans were all delicious.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We tried this place out based on rave reviews on Tripadvisor and we were very disappointed. The Market Chef is located very close to the ferry terminal and I suspect get a lot of one time visitors. It was mid afternoon and the wait was quite long. The restaurant itself is very small and the busy staff (especially one female... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a must for those looking for excellent, fresh food to enjoy in the quaint cafe or to take along to eat later as you're touring the island. We stopped in each day for lunch and enjoyed it every time. The service is excellent and the staff are very friendly

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Olympia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I grabbed a sandwich and cookie to go. Interesting and tasty curried egg salad on a lovely whole wheat roll. I will go back!

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Martinsburg
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I wanted a light lunch, so we shared the curried egg salad sandwich. It was delicious! Totally unlike any other sandwich we have had. We liked it so much that my husband wanted to have lunch there again on Saturday before we left the island, but they are only open M-F.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great choice of wonderfully prepared food using fresh ingredients. The best deal in town is the Petite Tuna Salad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360-378-4546

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 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?