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Backdoor Kitchen & Catering

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400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
360-378-9540
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't miss this tucked out of the way spot, nestled in a local nursery.

Lovely spot with great ambience and excellent food. Happy hour is an especially good value, the drinks and the appetizers were outstanding

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
LauraCelise_11
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Seattle, Washington
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely spot with great ambience and excellent food. Happy hour is an especially good value, the drinks and the appetizers were outstanding

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CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a table outdoors. The food was excelleny as was the service . It is difficult to find as it is behind another building. Although , we were able to get very last minute reservations, I would recommend making reservations in advance . They do to do separate checks.

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Idaho
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Celebrated our anniversary at this excellent restaurant. Looks like nothing much from the outside, but like a hidden gem once you get inside. The place was packed on a Saturday evening--definitely make reservations. We were seated in the outdoor garden on a June evening, which was lovely, but grew chilly as the sun set. Fortunately we'd been forewarned so I'd... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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270 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This restaurant is off the beaten track of the main street in Friday Harbor and you need GPS or a local to direct you. Walking up you wonder how this could be one of the best places to eat but once you find it, it has a charming atmosphere and we were lucky enough to find a table outdoors on... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visited Backdoor Kitchen with my mother & wife on our trip to Friday harbor. What a wonderful find. The food is farm fresh and all the dishes had great flavor! The setting was very relaxing with live music and sitting in a garden. On a beautiful night, Backdoor is the place to be on Friday Harbor for dinner!

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This little gem of a restaurant is well worth the search. It's a bit hard to find but your reward is first class food and service. Organic meat, fish and veg options are offered and they have a full bar and very nice wine list.

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Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went to the Backdoor Kitchen bases on Trip Advisor comments. We found the food to be creative and exceptionally prepared, but we also found the prices to be higher than the value of the food even though the food was good. There was a very limited wine list and the server couldn't offer any information about the wines. The... More 

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Troutdale, Oregon
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

our kayak guide told us about it. It's is NOT on the main path but awesome food, great chef, everything we put in our mouths was amazing!!! will definitely go back there again.

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tampa, fl
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I sat at the bar for dinner with pleasant service and conversation w/Elliott, the bartender. Wonderful farro salad to start-fresh and crunchy with an excellent melding of textures and flavors. Ling cod entree (special) perfectly sautéed (I cannot remember of what the delicate sauce was comprised, but it was yummy) with a delicate crisp, jasmine rice and veg. I took... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Backdoor Kitchen was a surprising delight. We had a lovely garden dining experience with top-notch foodie cuisine with attention to every detail. It is difficult to find, hidden behind an industrial strip mall, but once you are there you are transported to a garden paradise.

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Additional Information about Backdoor Kitchen & Catering

Address: 400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
Phone Number: 360-378-9540
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360-378-9540

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?