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Willows Inn Restaurant

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2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
+1 360-758-2620
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic in every way, and in every sense. All the most positive reviews here are correct. The morning after, we chatted with another couple checking out, and one of them said, Everything is wonderful, even ... that birch tea? How can birch tea be so amazing? If you can get here, and you can afford the (understandably) steep tariff, you... More 

Thank WhirledTravlr
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176 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We've had various tasting menus during the course of a long dining career, but never one like this. Eight courses has always been okay, five a cinch; but twenty-something? Don't get all uptight, now - each course is minuscule, sometimes just a teaspoonful at the bottom of a deepish plate. Mostly seafood bites, liked smoked clams or mussels in some... More 

Thank Elaine S
Livingston, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a 23 course tasting menu with some of the most creative food you can imagine, all of which is either grown or sourced locally. Highlights included venison tartar, king salmon and more wonderful dishes than I can remember. It's not inexpensive and if you don't live on Lummi, you'll need to stay over at the Inn or somewhere... More 

Thank Fred B
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I just reviwed this under the other Willows Inn, but to summarize it, the restaurant is amazing - the entire food experience is amazing; but the room is ok (nice enough, nothing to rave about).

Thank spospk
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

In our opinion we do not understand what could possibly warrant the price that this Inn charges for the evening meal. From some of their 'small bites' being served on chipped plates, only a few dishes presented with utensils, to the total lack of flavor orchestration, left us baffled by the reputation. The flavor profiles were bland, the fish oily,... More 

Thank J8029JKps
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The food is one of the very best, better then Herb farm. Very good service too. The presentation of the food is amazing. But the islander do not welcome visitor, most unfriendly place I have ever visit. Chase you away on the side of the street near the beach when we want to stop for 2 minutes for photos claiming... More 

Thank db73961
Lummi Island, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We live on the Island and have dined at the Willows numerous times during the past 10 years and have never been disappointed. Visiting Lummi Island and dining at the Willows is unique epicurean and sensory experience which is perfect for a special occasion. It is expensive, but a delightful surprise which needs to be experienced and enjoyed without written... More 

Thank sandycliff
New Hampshire
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We traveled to Lummi Island specifically to dine atthe Willows. Our dining experience did not disappoint. The many courses showcased the bounty of the Pacific Northwest-from berries, herbs and black truffles to salmon, clams and venison. The dining room is lovely, and the view of the sunset from the front porch even lovelier. The staff were informative and enthusiastic about... More 

Thank red028
Ft. Worth
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

For those that appreciate fine cuisine and a unique experience, this is the place. If you are looking for a meal that delights and satisfies, you may be disappointed. The experience at the Willows Inn is one you won't forget, but is unique. It was not our style of dining.

Thank parrottjulie
Seattle, Washington
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This will be one of the most spectacular dining experiences you will ever had. Over three hours, the incredibly friendly and competent staff delivered 20 courses of some of the most unusual and delightful locally-sourced dishes you can imagine, and plenty you couldn't have ever fathomed. Truffle and rye on baked kate. Dungeness crab puree with pine nuts. An edible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Lummi Island
  • Phone Number: +1 360-758-2620
One seating at 6:30pm each night features a preset tasting menu that is entirely fished, foraged, and farmed from or around Lummi Island.

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