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“Pleasantly Surprised”

West Sound Store & Cafe
Ranked #13 of 41 Restaurants in Eastsound
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: •Casual Pacific Northwest Restaurant with International Flair•Casual, Innovative, Delicious!•Inviting, Relaxed Atmosphere•Stunning Views of Water, Marina and Islands Beyond•Spirit of Hospitality•Friendly, Attentive and Knowledgeable Staff•A Favorite Island Locals Gathering Place•Committed to Giving Back to our Community
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We took some friends out to dinner at the West Sound Cafe the other night and were happy with the food and service. My expectations of restaurants on the island are not too high, but this place was very good. The steak frites and fish tacos were both good and the cheese cake was better than average. I would recommend this place for a reasonably priced meal on Orcas.

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1  Thank Kenny S
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Truly one of the best meals I've had in a long time. My daughter and I had the portobello burger. It was on a roll that was to die for, the burger was juicy but not runny, and it was topped off with Parmesan that had been grilled. We substituted the fries with a lightly dressed salad, and we felt we couldn't have had a better meal anywhere else on the island.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had a reservation for this Cafe and got the best table in the house. The views from this spot are great. Our waitress recommended 2 draft beers from the Island Hoppin Brewery on Orcas Island and they were excellent. After a delicious Bruschetta to share we enjoyed the entrees and my wife decided to try the Cheesecake for dessert. The Marmalade reduction that was included made that Cheesecake the best she had ever eaten. Our waitress was very gracious and we enjoyed the evening tremendously.

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1  Thank Timothy P
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We called for reservations on the porch both nights we went and were seated promptly although it was crowded. The food was great! The waitress was efficient (also same one both nights). The first night she suggested a chocolate mousse for my husband's birthday dessert. It was fantastic. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant (very homey).

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

A very mixed review: we had the most amazing food, full of flavour, really really good. An A+ for the kitchen staff but the service was very very poor. For starters it took over 20 minutes to get our orders taken. Finally we asked the busboy if he could help us and he did. He gave a signal to our waitress. No apologies for overlooking us from the waitress though. After that things started to look better, we had an amazing prawn starter and after that had the sockeye and prawn puttanesca for our entrees. We ordered a second glass of wine when we received our entrees. That wine never came. We almost finished our entrees when again the busboy asked if everything was ok. Again we told him we were waiting for our pinot gris. He sighed and said to look into it. Within minutes our waitress came with the bottle, only to find that the busboy who actually did his job already took our empty glasses away. She actually made a comment about that, while all we could think 'there's at least 1 person in the waiting staff doing his job'. But save the best for last: after giving us the choices for dessert the waitress gave us time to think about what we wanted to order, only to give us the check after 10 minutes without asking anything. That's when we said we actually wanted to order dessert (some people would have given up on that by then!). Again no apologies: she actually said we told her we wanted the check!! Anyway we got our desserts which again were so good: the best cheesecake we have had in the last 2 week we are in the US en some great apple tart. About the check: yes, we didn't tip very much.....does anyone wonder why......but a 5 star rating for the kitchen staff and the busboy!

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Thank Denliv
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