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Deer Harbor Inn

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33 Inn Lane, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
360 376 4110
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here after a sail for a late dinner. Were able to sit outside which was a bit chilly, fortunately they provided blankets. I had a nice bowl of split pea soup which was decent and a appetizer size (but very plentiful) portion of local clams and mussels in a wine broth. I wouldn't drive across the island for... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Long a favorite restaurant of ours, we enjoyed another dinner on the deck of the historic building offering a peaceful view of the orchard, harbor, and the snow-covered Olympics. Live piano music by Jim is a new good addition. The Resident Cat greeted us as we sipped a Washington Riesling. We ordered the fresh Alaskan sockeye salmon dinner. Pea soup,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The deer harbor inn, like many on the island, does a very good job of sourcing local ingredients and providing fresh cuisine. The food is good and reasonably priced and the portions are ample. What really sets this place apart is not the food, but the view. It is simply stunning and worth a meal alone if you find yourself... More 

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. We stayed in one of the cabins, which was nice. It included its own cooktop, fridge, and microwave along with dishes and pots. We enjoyed the full bath and private hot tub as well. The deck on the front was nice as well as having a bbq where... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying down the road and this was an easy and close choice for us to make after a long journey to finally get to Orcas Island from Southern California!!! First off, we loved the setting, then the history of the family, and knowing that dinner's have been served here since 1924!!!What a treat to have soup and salad... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a really nice setting overlooking Deer Harbor. The menu is not extensive but we ended up with a lot of tasty food. Staff were very friendly. I found it a little expensive relative to other restaurants we have visited

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice history for this place. Food was good, but not over the top and a bit pricey for what we got. Service was great though and the location was perfect. The restaurant is quiet and very cozy, so it made for a very nice evening.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family "took over" the 8-room lodge and a cottage to house family for a wedding and had our rehearsal dinner - for 35 - in the restaurant. The Inn's staff were terrific and very helpful with the planning and developing the budget. The dinners (grilled salmon, seafood fettuccine, and more, split pea soup, fresh bread) and sweet/tart homemade blackberry... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It's convenient if you are staying at the lovely Inn at Orcas Island but had dinner yesterday and the poor but very nice waiter was swamped. They were very unprepared for the number of people dining there which resulted in very slow service. Given that there are very few restaurants open on Tuesday nights and nothing within 20 minutes, maybe... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Good service, great piano background. Choices somewhat limited, not our best meal on the Island. Not open as advertised.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Inn Lane, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Deer Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360 376 4110

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