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“Excellent food; fair prices”

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.
Los Angeles
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Excellent food; fair prices”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice deck seating to enjoy the evening views over the harbor and the lowering of the colors at dusk. Good menu options, fair prices, good service - can't ask for more from a place in a great location.

Visited August 2013
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Friday Harbor, WA
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Magical Place”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Roche Harbor Resort is a must do when visiting San Juan Island. The deck (only open seasonally) is a great spot to watch people and the boat traffic. Lunch, light dinners and drinks in a casual atmosphere are the norm. Menu favorites are the lamb burger, chop chop salad, the ahi special or the calamari . Be certain to plan to stay for the retiring of the colors each evening. Music and dancing on the weekend.

  • Visited August 2013
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Winters, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“happy hour”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stopped in for a drink and appetizer on the deck around 4 in the afternoon. The drinks were tasty and the shrimp appetizer was pretty good. I did not care for the busy atmosphere at Roche Harbor, but overall Madrona's is a good spot to visit if you go.

Visited August 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Cleaned Up Biker Bar: NOT A FAMILY PLACE.”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I don't mind the occasional laid back staff and even mediocre food once in a while. But, given the location and the appearance of this restaurant, I would have expected much better service and some value. The waiter was very much distracted by larger tables (we were a family of 3). The cliental, at least next to us sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day where apparently fond of four letter vocabulary. (not a reflection on management by the local of course). The waiter's interaction with us and others was very much biker bar appropriate. He didn't bring the silverware until several minutes after he dropped off the cold food. No water refills apparently. The food, when we finally got to eating, was bland and scant. Not to mention the value of the light lunch we had was about the level of any good old American Denny's. Embarrassing that there were foreign visitors there as well with clear disgusted looks. What a shame....NOT A FAMILY PLACE!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Prescott, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Lunch with a view”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Madronna in Roche Harbor located just below McMillan’s. It has a pretty deck that outlooks the harbor. The food is lighter but just as good. It was a tough choice as they had a really nice menu. We settled on Mahi-mahi fish tacos, a lamb sausage pizza, fish & chips and a burger. We saw the seafood salads arrive at the next table and thought they looked really great as well. Not sure you could go wrong with anything you ordered. Lunch for 4 with beer & wine was about $100.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank AZ-LGE
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