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Backdoor Kitchen & Catering

400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
360-378-9540
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife discovered this somewhat hidden away restaurant in a generic tourist guide, and after viewing their website and menus, we decided to try it. We are glad we did as it is a garden oasis, and romantic as light faded and the restaurant’s lighting came on. In warm weather we recommend people reserve an outside table. When we “checked-in”... More

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Be sure to find this place in the daylight and bring a flashlight to find it again in the dark. It's behind a greenhouse and a moped dealer. It's worth the ordeal of finding the place. Once there you will think you are in SoHo in New York City not Friday Harbor. The food is a little eclectic, but fantastic.... More

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La Conner, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Yes, it can be bit of an adventure to find this restaurant - although with a lost look on your face you can get easy help from passers by. We were seated outside rather near a loud blowing vent. Our waitress announced the special appetizer, one with seared eggplant with a light dressing and feta cheese. This was the best... More

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Richmond, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great ambiance and friendly, attentive staff. Unlike most of those dining that night we did not have reservations but were treated very well. Fresh, local food that was totally delightful.

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brisbane
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Ate here on the recommendation and the menu to me seems a little odd and mismatched. Once we found the place which wasn't too hard especially when everyone talks about how hard it is too find. We didnt have a reservation so were grateful they had a spot for us and our waiter was really fantastic. Great young guy who... More

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Asheville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We ate here a little over two years ago and it was on our list of places to visit again when we returned this time. This is a hidden little gem, quaint, with creatively imagined dishes. Definitely a place for foodies to make an effort to get to when coming to the island. The only thing missing this time around... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Everything from atmosphere to the food was amazing!! I had an Indian Vegetarian dish it was so good, my husband his dish of scallops also so good, you could tell bc nothing was left on our plate.

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Charleston, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very cute restaurant. Someone had a vision when they opened this place. My husband had the catch of the day (cod) and I had the scallops. Everything was very skillfully prepared. The wait staff were friendly and fun. Would definitely return

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Seattle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We recently visited the Back Door Kitchen for dinner. This place is a "must" on every Friday Harbor visit for us. This visit was no exception, and everything was fabulous. The hidden location is kind of tricky the first time, but once you find it, it's easy. It's just behind the ferry overflow parking lot 'C' and the big yellow... More

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Paauilo, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My first clue to the dinner's level of excellence was the freshly baked bread from the Backdoor Kitchen's ovens. But the adventurous combinations of ingredients and flavors of the East Indian vegetarian selections and the Vietnamese crispy duck and prawns were the clincher. We were amazed and delighted at both service (we were seated immediately for a Sunday evening dinner... More

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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

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