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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
This is awesome cafe you are looking for

This place could have been in Berkeley, Brooklyn, or Silverlake. Roast beef sandwich made with grass fed beef trimmed with imaginative extras. The deli case featured beautiful crab cakes and fresh salads. A delightful back garden offered a quiet refuge from the town. If you say,

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
TraveleRoger
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place could have been in Berkeley, Brooklyn, or Silverlake. Roast beef sandwich made with grass fed beef trimmed with imaginative extras. The deli case featured beautiful crab cakes and fresh salads. A delightful back garden offered a quiet refuge from the town. If you say,

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Kenai, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place is consistently good. Their prices are on the high side for a deli, but their choice, fresh ingredients and unique flavor combination justify the prices. The Curried Egg Salad Sandwich is packed with yummy goodness on a delicious, hearty bread. It is hard to eat the whole thing in one sitting, so get it in take away packaging... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I grabbed a salad and some mac and cheese and it was delicious. My husband enjoyed his special-of-the-day sandwich. There is a lot to choose from. We had soft drinks but they also have bottled beer and wine. We sat at a table on the small porch but there is also indoor dining. It was recommended to us by a... More 

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Orange County, CA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We ate here twice on our two day trip. Everything is fresh, many things are local, friendly staff, great variety. Don't miss a stop here if you are on the island.

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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
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?