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“Superb small harbour setting”

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 12, 2013

Very good food with excellent views. We dined on the decking under cloudless skies. Very friendly welcoming staff hence we returned a couple of times.

Thank grajea
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We enjoy eating on the deck at the Madrona Bar & Grill while at Roche Harbor. Outdoor seating with umbrellas (and heaters if needed), good menu, efficient staff. We recommend it, but also advise going at off hours, it's popular and the wait can be a while.

Thank susafoxSeattle
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We came here for breakfast the morning after my sister's wedding and it was perfect!!! We had bloody mary's that were to die for and the Tuna appetizer is incredible!

Thank mbdorman
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Situated right on the Roche Harbor, this is a surprisingly good value for your money where you get large portions and well-prepared food. It's obvious that the clientele are all boating people, many of whom know each other. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. My partner and I both had the half rack of ribs which were prepared well and we both devoured all of them. The meat was literally falling off the bone and the BBQ sauce was a bit spicy and tangy.

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Thank Paul M
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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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Thank tmgarrett
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