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“Yum!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Juan Island Cheese

San Juan Island Cheese
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! Welcome to San Juan Island Cheese. We are your local cheese counter and lunch bistro with an ideal location across from the Brickworks Farmer's Market and within walking distance to the ferry. Sit outside in our patio oasis and enjoy a glass of wine, beer, cider or shrub with our ever changing cheese and meat boards. Here for lunch? Try one of our house made quiches, salads, daily soup made with seasonal ingredients or panini for lunch! Room for dessert? We offer cheesecake and chocolate cheese truffles, just to name a few. San Juan Island Cheese showcases artisan cheese, beers, and wines from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Explore and take home amazing cheeses custom cut and wrapped by knowledgeable and passionate mongers for your enjoyment.
Walnut Creek, California, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fantastic stop! Ordered a blue cheese plate and a couple of glasses of wine. Pairing was excellent, and the cheese plate was very well done. We ate on the back patio on a perfect day before the crowds showed up. Highly recommend for a couple's happy hour

Visited August 2014
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Thank Jerry S
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Hannah D, General Manager at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this review, September 11, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

We're huge fans of blue cheese and love sharing our favorites with our guests.

We hope to see you soon!
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English first
Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to the shop/bistro and had a very good time! The garden in the backyard is lovely! The cheese was tasty but the smoked salmon was incredible! As a dessert we had a cheesecake which was perfect. The only thing missing was an espresso!

Visited August 2014
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Thank Ulrike E
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Hannah D, General Manager at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this review, September 11, 2014
Wow is right!
Thanks for your review!
We're glad you enjoyed everything- from the cheese to the smoked salmon to the cheesecake!
We currently offer drip coffee from a local roasting company that is delicious. Not quite espresso, I know...
Hope to see you again soon!
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Davis, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best grilled cheese sandwiches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

we ate here when we first arrived at Friday harbor and made sure to come again before we left because it was so good. We had 2 different grilled cheese sandwiches. A veggie, and one with pesto, tomato and cheese. They were delicious, perfectly crunchy, best grilled cheese we've had. The outside back seating is very nice with a beautiful little garden. The staff was very friendly. They unfortunatley are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We came back before we left though and had more grilled cheese and a delicious northwest cheese plate. We came here with the trip advisor recommendation that had it ranked #1 in Friday harbor. We completely agree. Loved it!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 3GilmoreGirls
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Hannah D, General Manager at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this review, September 11, 2014
That's cheese-tastic!
Thank you for your kind words.
Our grilled cheeses are made with sharp white cheddar, french raclette, a housemade pesto with parmigiano reggiano, and fresh slices of tomato. Now you're making me hungry!

Please visit us again!
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Great addition!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service! Great addition to Friday harbor. Nice outdoor patio with the fragrance of fresh herbs.

Visited August 2014
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Thank HilldaleGal
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Hannah D, General Manager at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this review, September 11, 2014
Thank you!

Our herb garden went wild this summer with parsley, sage, oregano, chives, thyme... Plus we have arugula and tomatoes. We're glad you enjoyed the fresh fragrance.

See you soon!
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Quebec City, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quaint, delicious, perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem! The wine we had was a one of a kind, cheese was superb, ambience out of a movie and service impeccable. A perfect afternoon. Highly recommended. Will return in the near future!

Visited August 2014
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Thank Ashley S
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Hannah D, General Manager at San Juan Island Cheese, responded to this review, September 11, 2014
Wow, thanks!
We work hard to create a comfortable atmosphere with delicious fare and one of a kind wines for all our guests to enjoy. We're thrilled you had a great time!
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