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San Juan Island Cheese

155 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
+1 360-370-5115
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Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (64 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (20 reviews)
“crackers” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
155 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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1 - 10 of 239 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I both enjoyed our lunch here--I had turkey grilled sandwich and he had salmon lox. He enjoyed my sandwich more than his--probably because he likes more hearty meals. We ate on the patio which was really nice. Great service--not on the main...More

Thank latte
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food and service was terrific. One caution is that it’s a pricey restaurant. The cheese board was terrific, but for $20, a little light. Still, it’s a 5 star, just be aware of what you’re getting (top food in a touristy location). We’d be...More

Thank johndonaldfaflunky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From our first step into San Juan Island Cheese we knew we made the right choice for a quiet lunch. We opted for outdoor seating in the colorful patio and ordered a cheese plate to share. Perfect choice. Excellent service, outstanding food, and an amazing...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife enjoyed a grilled cheese sandwich and I had a BLT. Sandwiches were around $12 and $13. We enjoyed the outdoor seating. The flowers were beautiful and a hummingbird made a guest appearance at our table.

Thank ncsu83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful patio seating and a menu filled with great choices for lunch. I had the house salad, cheese, and house made crackers. My husband had the grilled cheese which was outstanding. Good service and reasonable prices make this a perfect stop in Friday Harbor.

Thank Katherine229
Richard D, Owner at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very happy you enjoyed your lunch. Thanks for your review. All of our bread and crackers are made in house. Hope you'll join us again for lunch!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to eat lunch at this restaurant before getting on the ferry and leaving the island. We were blown away by the food. The french onion soup is probably the best we've ever had. The food is freshly prepared and excellent. Definitely make this...More

Thank DCS072016
Richard D, Owner at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your kind review! So glad you "Loved Your Lunch" Please stop by next time you're on island.

Reviewed July 3, 2018

We were a party of 8 and we all agreed that the food was amazing! Make sure you save room for a slice of cheesecake!

Thank boandzo
Richard D, Owner at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thanks for your kind review. We were happy we could seat you and enjoyed serving you! And, yes, save room for the cheesecake. Hope you stop in on your next visit!

Reviewed June 20, 2018

Friendly service. Limited, but interesting menu. Loved the grilled ham and cheese. Appreciated the quiet atmosphere too - we could actually visit without having to shout! Don't get to Friday Harbor often, but this place is at the top of the list for lunch.

Thank Pat D
Richard D, Owner at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks! We are glad we are on the top of your lunch list! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy cheese and a relaxing courtyard, this is the place to go. The grilled cheese sandwich is fabulous, service was perfect and the courtyard area is very nice. Highly recommend for lunch!

Thank LynneMaizeandBlue
Richard D, Owner at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks very much! So glad you enjoyed our restaurant. We appreciate you sharing!

Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

The tuna melt and cheese plate were superb. Service was friendly, helpful and paid the perfect amount of attention to us.

Thank Richard B
Richard D, Owner at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thanks very much for sharing your experience! So glad you enjoyed your meal and our service. Hope to see you next time you're on island!

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skipjack242017
July 23, 2018|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $20
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-370-5115
  • E-mail
Description
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! Welcome to San Juan Island Cheese. We are your local cheese counter and 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 lunch! Room for dessert? We offer cheesecake and chocolate cheese truffles, just to name a few. San Juan Island Cheese showcases artisan cheese, beers, and wines from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Explore and take home amazing cheeses custom cut and wrapped by knowledgeable and passionate mongers for your enjoyment.
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