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Market Chef

225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
360-378-4546
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have visited Friday Harbor a few times and have really had a hard time finding the combination of excellent food/service at restaurants. We were so happy to have found the Market Chef. We just so happened to be there for "fish taco friday", and the fish tacos were very tasty! We were very happy with the friendly service. They... More

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have eaten lunch at the Market Chef twice now and loved it both times. The staff is super friendly and the food is very, very yummy! The sandwiches are jam packed with good stuff no matter what you get. I had tuna, my husband had ham and our friends split a ham sandwich and a turkey sandwich. We were... More

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Platteville, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited Friday Harbor a few years back and while we were here we enjoyed a Belgian chocolate mocha from Market Chef.. It has taken us a few years to get back here however, there isn't a day I don't crave that crazy mocha! They are wonderful and their fish and chips are a wonderful quick lunch!! The only sad... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went with my parents and 8 yr old. There was something for everyone - although it's not super kid friendly if you're not working with an adventurous pallet, other than bread and cookies! Not a huge menu, but interesting combinations and lot of healthy (and some not so healthy) options. Sandwiches were uber-fresh and yummy. I had a veg and... More

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Smyrna, Tennessee
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and found an unusual menu selection. This is a place where you order and pay at the counter, then they call your name when your food is ready, so "service" is non-existent. Every sandwich on the menu had strange combinations of ingredients and I could not find anything I wanted to try and was ready... More

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Love this place. All the food is great. Coffee is great. The people are great. Definitely a local favorite.

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Kenmore, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I changed my mind about half a dozen times on what to get because I kept seeing things that looked good. Finally settled on fish tacos which were excellent. Definitely not for people who want to "get a lot of food for their money" the portions are not huge. Found it strange that the place was closed on the weekends... More

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Houston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Curried egg salad sandwhich-- FANTASTIC! Great place to pop in for sandwiches or take home sides for latter. Great quality fresh food that is worth a visit. A good option for those wanting to pack a picnic for the day as they also carry a variety of drinks including beer & wine. A must stop place for us every time... More

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great lunch spot 1 block up from ferry parking that offers a daily soup made from scratch as well as artisan sandwiches on bread baked on the premises. Rotating daily offerings range from sauteed organic purple cauliflower to a colorful caprese salad depending on what’s in season on the island. Their fresh deli case tempts you with golden mac and... More

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Woodinville, Washington
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Try the curried egg salad sandwich, best ever. Very nice selection of craft beer, sodas, and wines. Amazing cookies!!!

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