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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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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 2 days ago NEW 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Olga, Washington
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I Recently revisited The Inn at ship Bay....The place itself is very picturesque. It has a lovely atmosphere...Seating in the summer months should definitely be OUTSIDE....I staff is cordial and knowledgeable...and charming....The food was not as special. I would recommend that you do not go there hungry...The portions on the appetizers and the main courses are in my estimation, Minuscule.......The... More 

Thank Arima1951
Boulder, Colorado
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place! It has a laid back, casual feel and the food is spectacular! Each course was beautifully presented, unique and heaven to the taste buds.

Thank Laurie B
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was outstanding (I had scallops) and the staff is very attentive. The atmosphere is pleasant, right down to the background music. It´s location on Crescent Bay right outside of Eastsound reflects the Orcas Island mentality - excellence without pretension.

Thank UrsulaE15
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot, delicious bread, yummy Malbec. The halibut was good and the bouillabaisse was delicious. The service was good, the hostess delightful.

Thank RebeccaJohn3322
Beaverton, Oregon
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the food (salad, main courses, and dessert) and the dinner service were very good and worth the visit. The wine list was nice and very reasonably priced. We would return. Now the bad: We spent our actual 30th Wedding Anniversary here for dinner. We called and made a reservation several days in advance. We were told that they "anticipated"... More 

Thank wyrbender
Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ask any of the island locals and they will tell you that thanks to the chef, the best meal can be found at Inn at Ship Bay. Considering I didn't know that when we booked, I was sooooo glad we made reservations. They are right. Using vegetables from their own garden and locally sourced products, the food is simply delicious.... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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?