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Duck Soup Inn

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50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
13603784878
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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275 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I understand this place used to be great but we found it very disappointing on our recent visit. We were seated promptly but it took our waiter at least 10 minutes before he arrived at our table. We ordered cocktails and told him we weren't having wine yet the large glasses remained on our small table the entire evening. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Who would guess that you could find seriously fine dining on a fairly remote island with a small population far from the capital? My brother sniffed this place out via word of mouth from friends and kudos to him because the whole experience was unexpectedly first rate. Funky decor, inventive menu, superb flavours, beautiful produce, great wine and cocktails and... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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181 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a limited menu (not just Duck though). What they do have, they make very well. There is enough variety on the menu to get the type of food you want, but there will only be one choice of that type. We had a late lunch (see another review) so we were wanting a lighter dinner. This is the... More 

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Seattle
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 

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Lakewood, California
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 

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washington state
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318 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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!

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Thank PeacefulTravels2013
Friday Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 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 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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 

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Atlanta, GA
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $35
Cuisine
American, International, Soups
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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