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“Great Food, Great Service, Great View”

Madrona Bar & Grill
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Description: What better way to spend a summer afternoon than relaxing in this over-the-water restaurant dining on coastal-casual cuisine and sipping flavorful cocktails? The deck sits over harbor, offering diners the only sunset view over water on the island. Fresh salads, creative grill sandwiches and famous BBQ ribs are menu favorites.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

A big restaurant for tiny Roche Harbor, San Juan Island. The deck overlooks the marina and is a wonderful place to go for either drinks or dinner. I liked the place so much I went there three times in two weeks. For drinks, both the Mac and Jack's African Amber and the Ninkasi IPA are on draft and excellent, as are the Mojitos. For starters, try the hummus plate or the prawn and avocado cocktail. Avoid the calamari which is over-breaded. For dinner try the Maytag blue salad, the lamb sausage pizza, or the Huckleberry BBQ ribs (where a half rack will be enough for all but the hugest appetites). For dessert, the carrot cake is first rate, without too much cream cheese. The service is excellent, and while they all seem to be from Romania, their English is faultless. After dinner wander over to the main dock and watch the Colors being retired at sunset, a local Summer tradition at Roche. While it's not haute cuisine, and neither New York nor Paris are nervous, you will enjoy a five star experience at this idyllic spot. I would recommend it for any occasion short of fast food bargain hunting.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The ribs were recommended to us by friends and we were delighted with them. Great fun drinks. Awesome view. Returned later with friends to watch the colors ceremony

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

The menu is versatile enough that everyone in the family can find something they like. The food quality was great, and the prices are reasonable. We absolutely enjoy the wait staff, and of course, the gorgeous view.

Thank Kadence L
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had such a great experience at Madrona Bar and Grill. It was my husband's birthday and our server took such good care of us. She made sure his name was announced during the colors ceremony, gave us refill after refill of coffee after dinner, and was super friendly. The deck is beautiful and the weather was great!

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Thank ABK2011
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Enjoyed the catch of the day tacos which were just the right size for two people to share for a light snack. The ingredients were fresh and very tasty. Added a side of truffle fries which were really, really good...very crispy, perfectly salted, and with just the right of earthy truffle flavor. Sitting on the deck overlooking this picture perfect harbor made the meal that much more enjoyable.

Thank PMMarion
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