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Duck Soup Inn

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50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Duck Soup Inn every year for the last 15 years. We loved the food under the previous owner. The new owners tried to keep with the traditions of the past. In our opinion it was not working. This last visit was a pleasant surprise. Yes they now have everything ala carte. That did not bother... More 

1 Thank AASeattleFlyer
Lakewood, California
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far one of the best meals of my life. The menu completely assembled based on local ingredients -- and super eclectic flavors. The beef with fir tip gravy...mind-blowing! Duck breast, pots de creme, insane! The service was fantastic and the environment was stunning -- we sat in the outside garden surrounded by gorgeous fir trees, complete with... More 

Thank Janine W
washington state
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Duck Soup Inn provides a high-end dining experience in a lovely, restful environment on San Juan ISland. My wife had eaten here some 30 years ago, and we understand the establishment had undergone a few change of ownership since then. We were returning from English Camp and had called ahead for reservations. It was good we did. The place... More 

1 Thank okeedoke
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late at night to the Duck Soup Inn and they could not have been more welcoming! The food is fantastic and definitely pushes the tastes of the fresh ingredients available and the ambience is extremely cozy. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!

Thank PeacefulTravels2013
Friday Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live on SJI and have enjoyed this restaurant many times. It was my very favorite spot. Expensive, but wonderful service, delicious and unusual food, and fair prices for what you get. I even chose this quaint spot for my cake-and-punch wedding reception in July 2016. The reception seemed to go quite well, at the time. The finger foods and... More 

Thank IslandTime98250
Bellevue, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint little restaurant near Friday harbor was a surprising treat. The building felt like a fairy treehouse and the food tastes like heaven. The menu was comprised of local, healthy, but delicious choices. I had the smoked salmon and corn chowder to start, and organic fennel gnocchi, as well as local vegetables shared with the table. For dessert I... More 

Thank 0lindsay0
Atlanta, GA
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We have visited Duck Soup Inn several times over the past 4 years and until now have always raved about our experience. However, they have made some serious changes recently and DSI no longer lives up to the bar previously set. Hence we offer... know before you go. The food is very unique but the menu is very limited. If... More 

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Fairfield CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Great dinner on highway to Roche Harbor about halfway from Friday Harbor. Pleasant staff and setting. Would return every time we return to San Juan Islands in future.

Thank Guillermo M
La Crescenta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The food was good and some of it exotic. The cocktail I had was yummy and the entree was ok. Though they have vegetarian "options", there was not much that interested me on the menu. I didn't like the booth because my legs were dangling as I am but 5'3". I suggest if your on the shorter side to get... More 

1 Thank LizaB00
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Although it's been 4 years since we've gone to Duck Soup Inn, it was a favorite of ours, and we've been there many times, so since we were in town, we decided to go there once again. Our first disappointment, was everything on the menu is ala carte, including the bread. Prices were high on all the food, the waitress... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $35
American, International, Soups
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: 13603784878
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, Travel & Leisure, and Fodor's.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?