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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
#1 place to eat

The best steak I've eaten since I can't remember. My husband had the rack of lamb and loved it. The place is tricky to find. It's behind a building. It is well worth the hunt!!! The menu is pricey but I'd pay it again. The food is compared to none!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Rayleen H
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Camano Island, Washington, United States
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Camano Island, Washington, United States
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The best steak I've eaten since I can't remember. My husband had the rack of lamb and loved it. The place is tricky to find. It's behind a building. It is well worth the hunt!!! The menu is pricey but I'd pay it again. The food is compared to none!

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Thank Rayleen H
Friday Harbor, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful date night and we loved the food and service. We will definitely be going back again.

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Thank LDRSOO
Friday Harbor, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Noodle bowl Mondays :) My favorite day of the week, Visit with friends and family. Yummy noodles and all varities.

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Thank raddy54
The Sea Ranch, California
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had dinner at the backdoor kitchen on a recent Sunday evening. Our B&B hosts gave us clear directions and a map; we would have had trouble locating the "Backdoor" otherwise. This was the best meal we had on our week-long trip to Vancouver, BC, and Friday Harbor, WA. My wife and I both ordered the signature sea scallops entree.... More 

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Thank Ashley25NorCal
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Amazing food! Service was friendly, food was light but filling, great vegetarian options and relaxing ambience.

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Thank Priancaj17
North Wales
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Cosy indoors and plenty of outside tables when the weather is kinder. Excellent food, great service and good wine list. Recommend the lamb chops!

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Thank homerNorthWales
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant many times over the years. We had a meal there with some friends about 2 weeks ago and the place was so noisy, that you couldn't speak to the person next to you without shouting. The food is great, but the acoustics are terrible. They need to do something about the noise factor,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We loved this place. Friendly atmosphere, yet not crossing the line of being too friendly. Fine service, great patio,overall, tastefully done. The food was very good and fresh. On the pricier side, but still well worth it. Four adults and one child walked away happy, and that's a rare occasion. It is tucked away, so not that easy to find.... More 

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Thank BorodBorod
Lodi, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Have eaten dinner here several times. Always a highlight of my trip. There is always a nice mix of locals and visitors--sign of a GOOD eating establishment!

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Thank Judith P
Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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184 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

On our first trip to Friday Harbor - we always ask locals for food options. Our hotel recommended Backdoor for dinner. We made a reservation (necessary), and had dinner in the bar area. The place is small and welcoming throughout, with a nice outside seating area. We chose to eat in the bar because it was more quiet and comfortable... More 

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Thank DNWA

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Restaurant Details

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, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?