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“Great food and location!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Water Bar & Grill

Blue Water Bar & Grill
7 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
360-378-2245
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Ranked #34 of 53 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great food and location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place had some pretty negative reviews so we were a little conflicted about trying it out. Management must have been paying attention because we had a pretty good experience. Service and food were quite good plus they have a full bar so you can have cocktails before, during, or after your meal. Location is a winner too with a clear view of Friday Harbor. Glad we looked past the negative reviews and gave it a try.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pretty good...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Family of four dined here for lunch while waiting for our whale watching trip. Easy walk from ferry and harbor. Staff was very nice and attentive. Very busy during lunch. Coconut prawns were very good as was the hamburger and BLT. Slushies were just ok..

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good for beer and fish and chips.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

People came in via the patio and the front door on the other side of the restaurant, confusing the staff. Those "sneaking" in the patio, then just grabbed menus and found a place to sit because there was no instruction about waiting to be seated. Hamburger was less than average (no seasoning despite all the toppings), especially for the price. Servers and hosts were attentive, even while very busy.

Visited July 2014
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Littleton, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant is located very near the ferry dock so gets very busy when the ferry arrives. The food is good, but nothing spectacular. The service was average. If you can get a seat on the patio or near a window the view is quite nice.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Uckfield, UK
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250 reviews 250 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Nice cocktails”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We hadn't set out to go here, but it seemed to be the only restaurant / bar that wasn't closed or closing. The food didn't appeal to me and was expensive. But we enjoyed a nice cocktail and shared a plate of tacos. OK but expensive and would probably not go back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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