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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
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    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
Awesome Sandwich Shop

We just "stumbled" across Market Chef. The only problem with it is you'll have a hard time deciding which wonderful menu item to choose! Sandwiches, soups, salads---all superb. Modest comfy spot right next to the book store which is a wonderful place to explore too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Marla K
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Hillsboro
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hillsboro
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We just "stumbled" across Market Chef. The only problem with it is you'll have a hard time deciding which wonderful menu item to choose! Sandwiches, soups, salads---all superb. Modest comfy spot right next to the book store which is a wonderful place to explore too.

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Roche Harbor, Washington
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had so many great reviews about this place that I just had to go... Unless you are highly into health food and I mean highly don't go. I found this place to be pretty disgusting and with an ulcer most of the food irritates my stomach. This is a health food nut paradise. The food I ordered was just... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Excellent food at reasonable prices. Interesting combinations of flavors. Use local ingredients. Friendly staff.

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South Haven, Michigan
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stopped here for lunch before boarding the ferry. Service was quick for how busy they were. Had quite a few options for lunch. Seating was somewhat limited and crowded but still able to find a spot. Would stop here again.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was waiting for the ferry at Friday Harbor and needed a quick bite to eat. Not only was the location close (just a 1/2 block up the hill), but the service quick. There were lots of gluten free options. This is the first time since becoming gluten free that I have eaten clam chowder in a restaurant. Everything tasted... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband had the Roast Beef and Rocket sandwich which he said was good and very savory. I had my Sister's Favorite Sandwich which was light and tasty. We decided to get a Key lime shortbread cookie to share for dessert. It was soft, buttery and melted in my mouth. They have a great selection of sandwiches, salads, soup of... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you want good fresh made food, most of it made with fresh local ingredients, great service, inside or outside deck dining, close to the ferry dock this is the place. In all my times eating there i have never had a bad meal. So you can eat there or take out and enjoy some great interesting food and wonderful... More 

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Asheville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good for lunch. Typical deli type of place. Simple seating. Great sandwiches, soups and desserts. Had a great meal here in the middle of a busy day, and the tasty food was a real pick-me-up.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The back garden was a nice place to sit and eat, and we didn't wait long for our food at all. Very good brisket and turkey sandwiches. A vegetarian sandwich was too mustardy, however. Coleslaw had a bit of zip and was very good, as was the tomato and mozzarella salad. Good selection of beverages. We didn't love the cookies.... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great menu. Quite eclectic! Loved the food. Ate there with my family at a recent trip to Friday Harbor after seeing the reviews on Trip Advisor. Ordered the turkey sandwich, fish n chips, ham sandwich, and grilled cheese. Food was super! Absolutely delicious. Please know that seating is limited, plan accordingly. You are also responsible for busing your own table.... More 

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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: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?