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“Bad food.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Friday's Crabhouse

Friday's Crabhouse
65 Front St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
360-378-8801
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Ranked #37 of 53 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bad food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Go there for drinks and enjoy the view, but don't eat there. Their food is crap. I had the captain's platter and it was horrible. I could barely eat it. Plus the way the restaurant is set up you order yhe food from different places depending on how it's cooked. Burgers are ordered from the grill....fried food from the fryer. Ridiculous. View is beautiful but there are a MILLION better places to eat.

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Yorktown, Virginia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Best View of the Harbor...just for drinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Can't miss this place. Straight up the hill from the ferry terminal. Clearly they cater to tourists (us) and those waiting on the ferries.

Can't beat the view. We just stopped for a cold one, and that's pretty much the appeal. Didn't order food, so can't speak to that.

Still...great place to kill an hour people and boat watching.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not at the top of my list”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Great location, but the food was just average. Most of their dishes came with a garlic butter sauce which hid the flavors of the food and was quite over-powering. You order at the bar when you walk in and they deliver your order to the table. Many other better choices of places to eat in town.

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
“Fried food with an amazing view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Don't come here for amazing food. Do come here for an amazing view of the harbor. The food is average but the beer is cold and the view from the top deck is great.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Go for the view...not the food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were in Friday Harbor on a beautiful afternoon and wanted to sit outside somewhere with a great view. Friday's Crabhouse definitely had a great deck with a nice view over the harbor. The food was priced right, they had chowder and beer, which sounded really good on this evening. We ordered two bowls of the smoked salmon clam chowder and the mixed seafood appetizer. The chowder was average but the appetizer was all fried and tasted like it was cooked in really old oil. While we were eating, another customer returned a plate of oysters, saying they tasted funny. So while the food was disappointing, the view was amazing. That is my main reason for giving Friday's Crabhouse a three. Go on a beautiful day but just get a beer. We did go back another afternoon and did just that.

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