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Market Chef

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225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Menlo Park, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, a confession. I think most people come to Market Chef, a take out restaurant with on-site seating for those who chose to eat right away, for the sandwiches. I did not have a sandwich but for two consecutive lunches chose from the deli case. And here's my "the best" list: fried chicken and crab cake, plus side salads of... More 

Thank Linda H
Pasadena, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a quick sandwich, and had a great turkey sandwich! So good, we stopped by again a couple of days later. Everything's fresh. It was a wonderful change from some of the more "touristy" venues that served mediocre food for crazy high prices.

Thank ccdid10
Riverwoods, IL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wine, half sandwiches, really good soup all served up in a casual setting with some outdoor relaxed seating. Curry egg salad was probably the best I've ever had. Fabulous!!!

Thank slhope
Califon, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on San Juan for the day we had lunch here. I must say its a very nice spot for lunch and the staff was amazing. The were super busy. My husband and I split 2 sandwiches and got a side of string beans. They were very good. I would recommend if in the area come here.

Thank Dfluke
Newton, MA
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch with some friends in July. The soups and salads are amazingly fresh and full of flavor. Sandwiches are very good. They use a lot of organic ingredients. The help staff is very friendly and accommodating. They have numerous tables. One block away from the ferry station. Highly recommend this place.

Thank reza5240
La Crescenta, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The person taking our order yelled at us to go move to a different place in the room because we were there last. (We actually were there before the others but she didn't see us) If you don't mind dealing with the attitude and the high prices for sandwiches then this could be the place for you. The sandwich I... More 

Thank LizaB00
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch we had the burger and my sisters favorite both were great. They have an eclectic menu with vegetarians options that any carnivore would crave!

Thank Will R
Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can count on consistency of the quality, flavors and freshness at this place. Their food is made from scratch using fresh ingredients and the fridge has great healthy options. At times food on the island can be super inconsistent and this place delivers the same quality time, after time, after time! I recommend you also have a cookie and... More 

Thank MissRuru
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Market Chef is a must stop while in Friday Harbor. We ate here three times - it was one of the best places to eat. The sandwiches are so tasty, the Macaroni and Cheese is fabulous and the beans are great.

Thank OCBB
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch here is fantastic. Tons of flavor in the sandwiches, with fresh, high quality cheese and meat and toppings. The staff is super friendly too. We got the box lunches, which had a sandwich, chips, fruit, a cookie and a drink, and it was perfect for a picnic at the parks. The sandwiches were very large, neither my wife... More 

Thank James F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360-378-4546

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?