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“The best food on Orcas Island” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Deer Harbor Inn

Deer Harbor Inn
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lake Tapps, WA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best food on Orcas Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2009

We stayed at the Deer Harbor Inn for our honeymoon. Throughout the week we dined out for every meal, and were disappointed almost every time. Every time we told someone where we were staying we were asked "have you tried the restaurant yet?"
We finally went to the restaurant on our last night. The food was incredible, The owner Ryan offered incredible service. It was by far the best restaurant (food and service) on Orcas Island.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Kirkland, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2009

The food was great in 1987 and it is great now. Family owned and they take your visit personally. Worth the money. Good view.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
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“Upscale experience in a relaxed atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2009

Despite the unassuming outer appearance of the building, the Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant provides an upscale experience due to the exceptional food. The seafood is flown in fresh daily. On this particular day, the halibut was unavailable as the plane bringing it in that morning got delayed due to fog and the chef was not satisfied with the quality of it by the time it arrived. A nice wine selection is available as well as specialty drinks. Prior to the meal we received the following first courses: Curried Carrot Soup - Served family-style in a crock, was delicious. The sweetness of the carrots was countered nicely by the slight heat of the curry. Salad - Spring green mix with grated parmesan, pine nuts, and a green onion vinegrette. Fresh baked wheat rolls - a little dry, but I give them points for the effort. Our dinners included : Tiger Prawns with a Mango Chutney, served over rice - 5 star rating from our daughter. Chicken Mascotti - Chicken with artichoke and red pepper, served over fettuccini. Special of the evening - Roasted Duck with Plum Sauce. I frequently order duck when I can and this was possibly the best duck I have had due to the plum sauce. For dessert we tried the Apple Crisp, undoubtedly sourced from the apple trees outside the building (the ladder was still against one of the trees). Served ala mode, the crisp was not overly sweet and had a nice texture. Sliced apples, oats, cinammon, etc... Overall, this was an impressive meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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