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Backdoor Kitchen & Catering

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400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
+1 360-378-9540
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice cakes” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (49 reviews)
“pork chop” (16 reviews)
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400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We returned to Friday Harbor this year and returned to the Backdoor Kitchen for dinner. It was even better this year. Last time there was a large group that affected our experience. My wife and I shared a Ceasar salad and a delightful rose. My...More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a bit off the beaten path, but the fantastic new brewery is just across the parking lo. The entrance is through a garden that has tables tucked into little patios. The main dining area inside is artsy, and the bar is cozy....More

Thank LPCross
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for our anniversary dinner. There are two parking lots so depending on where you park, you'll enter either through the front or the back. We shared the pork meatballs with sticky rice and ordered the Thali platter and the lingcod. Also had a bottle...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hidden Jem is literally quite hidden (read hard to find) but worth your effort. We had the best Farro salad followed by a local white fish that was out of this world. Romantic atmosphere but also a spot with small groups of friends. Don't...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the past years. This visit was a disappointment. The restaurant was so noisy that we could not enjoy the company of our companions. Perhaps on a warmer night the outside seating would be advisable. The food though good,...More

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in Friday Harbor for one night (a Wednesday) and on a recommendation made a booking late afternoon for that night, we managed to get a table at the time wanted, which was a good start. When we arrived the restaurant was pretty...More

Thank jdh009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hidden restaurant in Friday harbor. A bit on the pricy side, but the quality of the food was outstanding. My new special occasion spot in Friday harbor (sorry Duck Sou

Thank dimibirdy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 recent visits to this established local restaurant. We sat outdoors on both times as both were during the summer. The restaurant was very busy on both occasions.The first experience was quite pleasant with good scallop and pork chop entrees. Service was attentive and prompt....More

1  Thank mf3212015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I had an absolutely delicious meal in the outdoor seating area. The food is fresh, creative, and very good. We would definitely return.

Thank 97,869
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous dinner at the Backdoor Kitchen, which is in a lovely garden setting around the back of a an undistinguished building. The food was interesting and tasty, the service was prompt and pleasant, and live music enhanced the experience.

Thank Bill S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-9540
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