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San Juan Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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We have changed our name to "San Juan Bistro" from “San Juan Island Cheese” to better serve our guests. Our focus is on our “San Juan Bistro” with table service, and our take-out service “San Juan Express”. Either way you choose, you can “Love Your Lunch!” We are closed for the season and will re-open in February. We are your family owned lunch bistro with an ideal location across from the Brickworks Farmer's Market and within walking distance to the ferry. Sit outside in our patio oasis and enjoy a glass of wine, beer, cider or shrub with our ever changing cheese and meat boards. Here for lunch? Try one of our house made quiches, salads, daily soup made with seasonal ingredients or panini for
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
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All reviews lunch grilled cheese cheesecake crackers tuna melt quiche sandwiches truffle great cheese herb garden san juan nice patio outside patio orcas island soup of the day food was amazing visiting friday harbor
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most friendly, well staffed restaurant with delicious soups, quiches, sandwiches and desserts with a varied menu and daily specials. You will not find a better place to "Love your Lunch" on San Juan Island. Take away options and excellent beer, wine and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hawskbluff
N7883ITrichardd, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you "Loved Your Lunch!" And thank you very much for sharing your experience. We make everything form scratch and take pride in our Staff. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Great service great food good friends and family a welcoming family run business in the heart of Friday Harbor

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Traveldivasji
N7883ITrichardd, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Wow! Thanks very much for your wonderful review! We are small family run Bistro and we love what we do. It makes us very happy when our guests walk out of our restaurant with smiles on their faces. Thanks, and hope to see you again!

Reviewed February 3, 2019

We stopped here while wondering the streets of Friday Harbor thinking we'd maybe buy some cheese & take it with us on our tour around the island. Instead we ended up sitting down & ordering some lunch. The café was busy and service was sub-par...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ckb7063
N7883ITrichardd, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Thanks so much for visiting us in July, 2018, and sharing your experience. Summer is a beautiful time to visit our island. We recently changed our name from “San Juan Island Cheese” to “San Juan Bistro”. We offer sit down table service, and for folks...More

Reviewed December 28, 2018

San Juan Island Cheese is more of place to sit down for a lovely meal but they do have a display for take-away options, where we managed to snag a couple cookies for the road. We were able to chat with Sherri and Richard, who...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank redhead_roaming
N7883ITrichardd, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! We really enjoyed meeting you both. Over the years, I have heard so many lovely stories of their time in France. That time was a special memory for Sherri. We are moving more to a place to...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Service and food are very good. Usually there is a wait, as they have a good customer base. On our recent visit this past weekend, I had a hot pasta dish and red wine; my wife a sandwich and a beer. Two happy campers!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dennis D
N7883ITrichardd, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

We are so glad you two campers left happy! We are a small family bistro, so sometimes we get busy for sure. Glad you liked our house made pasta and sandwich on house made bread. This coming season, we are introducing "San Juan Express", for...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

French bistro kind of vibe , limited menu, but excellent fare, inside -outside seating ( summer only), friendly and knowledgeable service

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Islandwoman123
Richard D, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed lunch with us. Sadly, we do close the patio in November, but inside is cozy. Hope you will join us again!

Reviewed October 6, 2018

We were told we could get some nice cheese here but when we arrived we discovered they were transitioning into a lunch spot. My daughter and I enjoyed a tasty pear cider on the patio with creamy vegetable soup and a salad for me and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Colleen C
Richard D, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. We are focusing less on retail cheese and more on our lunch and take out menus. Happy you had a nice day to sit on the patio. Thanks very much for sharing your experience. Hope to see...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Having been to Friday harbor several times, we had never stopped in here, so time to give it a try! It's only open from 11 to 3pm several days a week, located on Nichols St., so it's quite a few blocks up from the ferry,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luvintotravel
N7883ITrichardd, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thanks very much for your kind review! So glad you were able to join us. We are very happy you "Loved Your Lunch!". Part of the secret to our sandwiches is our house made breads. Don't want to brag about the cheesecake, but, might add...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Our close friends, who live on the island, took us here one sunny day last week, and it was everything they had promised. We sat on the patio, had a lovely lunch, talked with the owner and his daughter, and enjoyed everything we tried. I'd...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sman172019
N7883ITrichardd, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thank you for you kind words and review.! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. It's always a pleasure when we are able to visit with our guests. We hope next time you are visiting your friends, you'll have time to come...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

18 family members converged on this delightful shop last week! The weather was beautiful and we were in able to enjoy the sunshine on the outside patio. The menu had great diversity and everyone was thrilled with their selection! I would definitely suggest this place...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TheRotens
Richard D, Owner at San Juan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Thanks for visiting us and for you kind review. It was a big group, but all of you were very patient with us, which made it fun for us. In the nice weather, the patio is the place to be. Hope you'll join us next...More

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skipjack242017
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Response from DCS072016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their website says they are open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, 11 - 3. When we ate their a year ago, it was for lunch.
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