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The Inn at Ship Bay

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326 Olga Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9425
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Berkeley, California
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A trip to Orcas Island would be totally worth it just to have dinner at the Inn at Ship Bay. I doubt there is a better dining experience anywhere north of the California border! The restaurant is quaintly set in an old farm house that has been up-dated to accommodate a larger number of guests, many of whom stay at... More 

Thank Bobolinker
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a truly wonderful meal at the Inn at Ship Bay. I had chicken and my wife had seafood. Both were outstanding. The service was quite good. The ambiance is casual but classy. The wine selection was very good. I recommend highly

Thank Michelle56_13
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168 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They use lots of fruits and vegetables from their own garden, but having local and fresh ingredients doesn't make you a great restaurant. You have to know how to use those great ingredients, and these folks do. My shaved vegetable salad was as good as salad gets, and my pork dish was also topped by wonderful local fruits and vegetables.... More 

Thank jjo
Blaine, Washington
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine my surprise when calling 24 hours ahead for reservation on a Monday to find only an 8pm slot. When we arrived, the waiting area was packed with a combination of guests at the Inn, locals, and tourists (like us). Seating was within a few minutes of 8pm, but then we slipped into some kind of invisibility hole. Tables all... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds of this location are incredible. Surrounded by the gardens and orchards that supply the restaurant on one side and Eastsound in the other. This place is a real treat.

Thank Scott D
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant with a beautiful view, excellent service and delicious food!!! It was a perfect dinner to finish a 3 day trip to Orca Island.

Thank diane m
Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Inn for five days, we had the suite. The rooms are charming, the bed and chairs comfortable, and the fridge is stocked with water and soda which is complimentary. Waking up overlooking the water was incredible! Mary Anna and Luke couldn't be more helpful. The downside...we were there during a bit of a heat wave and... More 

Thank Bookslut
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant itself is beautiful. The ambience is wonderful both inside and outside. The restaurant overlooks the water which is breathtaking. However. The service was terrible. It took about 10 minutes just to get a beer. For a fine dining restaurant I expected much better service. The food itself was amazing. Hats off to the chef. But the portions were... More 

Thank Erika T
Boulder City, Nevada
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We dropped in on a whim and were so pleased with everything - food, staff, environment, views. The local foods presented on the menu were hard to choose which to select and all was prepared perfectly.

Thank montony
Deer Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

As a long time Islander, I can tell you this is THE best place to eat on Orcas! Fabulous food, always fresh, lovely setting.

Thank katemustangmama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Olga Rd, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9425
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
  • Phone Number: 360-376-5886

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