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Duck Soup


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Early Fall Menu 2012
The fresh herbs and flowers are grown by chef gretchen whenever available we use organic and local ingredients
Crispy Sesame Calamari Filets with Cherry Tomato, Ginger, Cilantro Salata
Crispy Skin 5 Spice Duck Confit with Hoisin Plum Sauce Gf
Butternut Squash Wedges Roasted with Sweet Spices, Topped with Fresh Lime, Green Chilies and Crème Fraîche Gf
Vietnamese Style Alaskan Sea Scallops Ceviche with Lime, Chilies, Mint, Tomato and Cilantro, Served in a Ripe Avocado Half Gf
Fresh House Made Corn Tacos Filled with Grilled Onion, Goat Cheese and Spicy Peach Salsa Gf
Jones Family Farm Manila Clams Steamed with Pancetta, Sherry, Roasted Garlic, Oregano, Lemon, Butter and Peg's Tomatillos Gf
Dinner includes soup, organic salad made from local produce and house-made sourdough bread
Grilled Fresh Fish with Leek~ Butter Bean~ Corn Succotash and Tarragon Aioli
Lopez Island Pork Meatballs with San Juan Pasta Company Linguini, Hazelnut Basil Pesto, Fresh Figs and Parmesan
Seared Alaskan Weathervane Scallops with Whipped Sweet Potato, Arugula Salad and a Tarragon, Blue Cheese, Peppercorn Crema * Gf
Roasted Duck Breast, Marinated in Purple Sage and Fennel Pollen, Served with Apple Sauce, Fresh Greens and Mashed Potatoes, Topped with Poppy Seed Golden Raisin Citronette * Gf
Grilled wild white prawns marinated with hot chilies, garlic and coriander,
Served with Beluga Lentil~Caper Tapanade, Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce and Creamy Corn Polenta
Roasted Eggplant Croquettes, with Garlic Chickpea Hummus, Cucumber, Mint Yogurt and Toasted Walnuts
Steak Diane
Medallions of beef tenderloin sautéed, with shallots, dijon mustard, black pepper, cream and brandy, with rosemary roasted yukon gold potatoes gf
Grilled Filet Mignon with Shitake Mushroom
Late summer tomato demi glace and ricotta bread pudding
Duck Soup Inn is a rustic island restaurant serving Pacific Northwest cuisine. We hope to offer you a sense of place by showcasing the bounty of the islands we are blessed to call home. From local farm produce, meat and seafood, foraged edibles from land and sea, and local goods made from island crafts people, the abundance and beauty of the San Juan's is on full display. We offer you adventures in island dining through fresh, seasonal, inspired cuisine, delightful wines, and creative cocktails served in a cozy cabin in the woods. The restaurant has received enthusiastic attention from various publications including Bon Appétit, Pacific Northwest Magazine, Seattle Met, Seattle Times, Gourmet,
$22 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, International
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved our dinner at this restaurant. It’s a combo of the ambiance due to its setting, the service which was impeccable and lastly the food which was solid but nothing wow. I was kind of expecting wow based on other reviews but it isn’t...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been decades (yes, really) since we first ate at Duck Soup Inn - a shame. But we're planning rectifying that omission whenever we're in town. Food was superb - the scallops were perfection (my meal) - and my three companions also raved about their...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to like this restaurant. The ambience is cute and the menu is eclectic. Service was fine, food was fine. But nothing was outstanding or delicious. They moved us through there in an hour. We had to spend $40 round trip on a taxi...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the only dinner reservation I made for our trip to San Juan Island and we were not disappointed The restaurant itself is adorable. Not too rustic and much nicer in person than the pictures on the website portray. We had a lovely server...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charming ambience on covered patio. Pretty good service from waiter on his first day. Gorgeous little open air patio/garden. Best dish: steelhead fish cakes with aïoli—5 stars. Sister enjoyed her sun-dried tomato manicotti—4 stars. Shrimp dish featured small, slightly over cooked dry shrimp. Supposedly with...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service, promptly seated, nice decor. the Salmon was outstanding, nicely prepared and the dill sause was a great compliment. The lamb was a little overcooked (med rare ordered), but still tasty with the sauce, but the coucous left a lot to be desired for...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with large group (~18) and we sat al fresco in the garden area. Ambiance and service are first rate but a couple of our guests were a little underwhelmed by the quality of the cooking of the main course meats (especially the lamb). With...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank PaulH-nova
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place, and had a surprisingly memorable experience. I tried a cocktail with beet juice and egg whites just to be adventurous. No regrets. Frothy goodness down to the last drop. Also in the spirit of the muppets swedish chef, with confusing...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service! They now have an outdoor fire pit, nice to have a drink there before your table is ready or after dinner. Highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Frobe11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully sourced and prepared cuisine and extremely popular even if its "hidden" away in the middle of an island and you do need transportation to get there. Its all about the Food & Ambiance. But, service is slow, spotty, and scare at times--yes there is...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Response from Paulsue222 | Reviewed this property |
There is a smaller front room and a rear room that sits about 25 people or so. They are very busy so I would just give them a call. The food is excellent but you will need to set it up soon as they are a high demand local... More
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