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Market Chef

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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Amazing sandwiches!

Some of the best food we had on the island was from this little gem. Clearly a place where locals go, which is always a good sign. Try the roast beef rocket and the apple sandwich. So good! Gets crowded, but totally worth the wait. A perfect spot to pickup sandwiches for a picnic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Kristen T
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Sacramento, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Some of the best food we had on the island was from this little gem. Clearly a place where locals go, which is always a good sign. Try the roast beef rocket and the apple sandwich. So good! Gets crowded, but totally worth the wait. A perfect spot to pickup sandwiches for a picnic.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was probably my favorite lunch spot in Friday Harbor! Yummy sandwiches, yummy Mac-n-Cheese, yummy everything!

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Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Five of us ate lunch here and we all were very pleased. Great serving size! My husband and I got a salad and sandwich so we could split each. Great decision!

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Beijing
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Friends who live year round on San Juan Island brought us to Market Chef. They're just a little sorry their favorite place seems to have become a hit with summer visitors since that means lines. But the line and and the wait are worth it. Excellent food, cheerful service, happy and relaxed guests.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a great lunch spot, close to the ferry terminal. Good soup, sandwiches and salads. Very reasonably priced! Indoor and outdoor seating.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The atmosphere was fun but seemed rushed.....they were busy and seemed to be a popular spot.....everything was fresh......while two at our table loved their choices (egg salad curry sandwich and an apple sandwich), I was not excited about mine...ham with cheese...had a very good chutney type spread......hubby had turkey and cranberry and liked it......this was just a stone's throw from... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stopped by because of the Tripadvisor accolades and were not disappointed. The food, service and ambiance were top notch.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had lunch. Very busy, orders taken at the counter and they call out your name to pick up. Wonderful ambiance; front deck, inside and back garden seating. Very unique menu, all very fresh and tasty.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just minutes, by foot, from the ferry! Lunch! Everyday is home cooked delish food prepared with gorgeous veggies grown on Waldron Island. The finest of ingredients! The young couple, Tim and Laurie, have been in business for years and have an excellent reputation! Eating there is like walking into Mom's kitchen! Smiles, greetings, cheer and lovely people. Jake, at the... More 

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Hubertus, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Casual atmosphere and fine, fresh food. We had sandwiches, which were delicious and unique. I wished we had had time to eat there for another meal. Crab cakes, Russian beets, looked delicious. Not open for dinner though.

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Additional Information about Market Chef

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?