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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
Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • English first
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English first
Friday Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This hard-to-find gem is well worth looking for! Excellent food, offerings are distinctive, service is always good. Monday lunches (cold noodle bowls) are awesome!

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Lacey, Washington
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

All the reviews said it's hard to find. Basically, if you take Web Street until it intersects with A street you'll find this gem of a place. It was dark and rainy so we couldn't sit outside in their beautiful dining area but would recommend if it you have the chance. We sat in their bar area. The vibe inside... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Secluded between two parking lots, this restaurant offers excellent food in an informal atmosphere. Indoor space is limited but there is a large patio good when the weather cooperates.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Super fresh, ever changing menu. Strange environment that "works"! High prices for good quality food. Decent service and atmosphere. Eclectic menu! Overall pleasant experience! Great for a special occasion.

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Beverly, MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband found this book listed in many travel review books. The first two days on the Island we never passed it once. It is in an off the beaten path location, but the menu is worth the incredible adventure to find it! You can walk there from Friday Harbor. We had our last celebratory vacation dinner here. They also... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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