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“Great job!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Place Restaurant & Bar

The Place Restaurant & Bar
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
360-378-8707
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Ranked #10 of 53 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Price range: $19 - $29
Cuisines: American, Pasta, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Friday Haror
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great job!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We ate here with a large group on a Tuesday night. I have to say we had the absolute best service ever! They were extremely accommodating to every little thing, and truly made everyone feel special. No request was too small and nothing was overlooked. The food was excellent, but have to say the service was over the top. Will be back soon!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Spanish first
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The Place is great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Went to the Place during our four day stay on San Juan Island. Drinks, food and service we're excellent. The owner (forgot his name ) , Patricia, and Julie we're all very friendly and helpful with advice about the island. See you again in 2014.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Friday Harbor, WA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Don't miss this gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Place is a Friday Harbor special event tradition. It sits right on the water, has a full bar, nightly specials, homey - small town atmosphere and excellent food. My favorites are the macadamia encrusted oysters, linguine with clams, the vegan special (voodoo something), and the house made desserts. Not to be missed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Conifer
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“End of Season, Tired of Tourists?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Wow... Everyone in town, "go to The Place". So, we went. We were not impressed.

The location? yes a great view of the ferry landing. The service, sub standard, and the food was at best average.

We arrived, quickly greeted and sent to our table. The waitress arrived and quickly prompted drink orders. We told her we had just been seated. She returned and asked again. No dialog, no invite that she even wanted to talk to us. The drinks came back and the next prompt was for the food order. Before we had even finished our order, she had turned and walked away from the table.
Wow, that was rude.

We were seated next to a 6 top that had arrived after us, but, was served before us. How did that happen?

Our food arrived, my friends meal that she had been told they could grill instead of pan sear, came out pan seared, not grilled. My halibut overcooked, and what makes me more crazy than ever, when people just come and start grabbing glasses and plates off your table without even asking if you are finished. At $12 for a 10 oz. margarita, that is all ice rather than beverage.... yes, don't touch it... I will wait until all tequila has melted off each ice cube, and if your hand crosses in front of me one more time grabbing for something, I will stab you!

Dessert was fresh baked rubard pie with peach ice cream. I assume, fruit pie ala mode will come out warm. Mine was ice cold - pie hard as a rock. I asked to have it heated and returned, it still came back cold.

Our check for 2, including 2 cocktails - $147. As two gals in the restaurant business, this was a huge disappointment for both of us....

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed this meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had a very good dinner at this restaurant. The menu had a good varied selection to choose from and everyone was pleased with their meal.

Visited September 2013
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