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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 112
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
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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
A Friday Harbor Treasure!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Kathleen N
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San Juan Island, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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San Juan Island, Washington
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

In town for a few days, we followed a couple locals here for lunch. The food was so good we returned every day! Their regular menu is great, but the daily specials -- temptingly arranged in the display case -- won us over day after day. Standouts included buttermilk fried chicken, sautéed greens, house-smoked brisket, and a burger of local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had great sandwiches. I had the vegan Sandwich and I am not a vegan. Cannot describe the flavor in the my sisters favorite sandwich except it was incredible. The seasonal, turkey club was delicious. We will return tomorrow to try another sandwich. What a great place to eat.

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White Rock, Canada
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This place has delicious food! I read one review commenting on the food being for only the health conscious...beer and potato salad and lamb burgers?? Our only issue was trying to decide from all of the delightful choices. We ordered the 'special' along with some salads and the mac & cheese. Did not disappoint! Everything was just perfect!

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Nellysford, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Upon entering the Market Chef, you can see what mouthwatering salads, meat, and side dishes that have been made that morning. Local, seasonal produce and meats are prepared daily and you can choose the items you want from the attractive case, or have a sandwich made on a Market Chef roll. Enjoy the special soup or sandwich of the day.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?