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Rumor Mill

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American, Bar
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175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5555
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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arizona
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We found this place by accident while doing laundry at a nearby laundromat. We heard the live music and went in for a drink. Sat at the bar. Had the deviled eggs and some tiny clams in broth. The deviled eggs were good and came with some pickled beans and onions and some Asian style cucumber. The clams were good.... More 

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San Diego
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

They have a good music venue but we went for an early dinner. They were super busy but despite that, the staff was friendly and efficient. They have good menu choices and the chef puts a nice flair on different dishes. It is priced like most of the other restaurants in a tourist town. My experience was so-so. I think... More 

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1 Thank DynamicDeebytheSea
Cambridge, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The live band was loud, but very good. The food, well....My husband had lasagna, which he said was good, came with salad and garlic bread. Our adult son had salmon, which he said was OK. I chose pork schnitzel from the Specials. The grilled vegetables were fantastic with just the right amount of crunch and variety. Likewise, the garlic mashed... More 

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Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

These seems like the kind of place that locals love. The restaurant staff were setting up for a trivia night when we arrived. We saw notices for live music. It seems fun for events. We were very hungry when we visited. The food came out quickly. My husband had the Greek salad which he said was good. I had the... More 

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1 Thank therealjenn
Northern California
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397 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Besides having good eats and also a happy hour, they offer music for listening and dancing every night. Each night is a different band and they list the bands on an information sheet at the front door. The night we were there the jazz band played mostly old standards such as Satin Doll, Autumn Leaves, mostly from the 40's and... More 

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1 Thank Blooms65
Friday Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We like to take out of town guest here when they come to town, they have a good variety of food and the chef does a good job. The coconut bread is awesome.

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1 Thank LDRSOO
Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Very helpful staff and they try and please. Food was very good, and the drinks above average for flavor and presentation. We only did Happy Hour, so not sure about full meals, but it appears that it was full of locals and not just tourists. Live music almost every night.

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1 Thank Dennismc2015
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. Lots of gluten free choices including a gf beer. The iced cream was superb. However, the frozen margaritas and frozen belinis had little to no alcohol in them. So you're paying for a 7-Eleven Icee, essentially.

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2 Thank Shelly W
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Interesting/ eclectic place. Although it's "family friendly", it's probably more suited for adults. Heavy bar crowd when we came in for an early dinner. If I were to return, it would be for drinks and entertainment as the food is just ok.

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1 Thank Nicole D
West Linn, Oregon
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Wandering around Town on our first day of vacation, we were peering at menus to see what might be our best option. Rumor Mill's menu stood out as it had a great beer selection, and a vast menu of many different types of food: American, Greek, Italian, Indian, Asian, etc...usually that would cause some skepticism, but we decided to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-5555

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