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“Wonderful salmon!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Friday Harbor House Restaurant

Friday Harbor House Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 63 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Friday Harbor House Restaurant is a comfortable, welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike. Islanders can wind down at the end of the day with a group of friends while hotel guests can enjoy a multi-course island dining experience. All will enjoy taking in the panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and marina. We offers an authentic San Juan Island dining experience featuring seasonal specialties and the freshest fare from local waters and farms. Menu items change frequently as you never know what our culinary team will forage from the island's natural bounty or snag from the local farmer's market. We're also excited to announce that our breakfast program has changed from a continental breakfast to an a la carte brunch. Our guests will now enjoy a complimentary made-to-order San Juan Classic breakfast daily including eggs, sausage, bacon, and toast served with juice and local San Juan Roasters coffee. In addition to the San Juan Signature breakfast, you may elect to order from the regular brunch menu and will receive 25% off (excluding alcohol).
Friday Harbor, Washington
1 review
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“Wonderful salmon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2011

My friend and I each ordered the salmon, which was beautifully presented on veggies and a very thin tasty crust...All was so good, that we asked to tell the chef...very impressed with chef Kyle!

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank lovesgoodfood100
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely view, congenial staff, excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

The food is delicious, from my calamari appetizer to the Wagyu steak and fries, to the cheese plate and crab cakes the table next to me raved about. An always smiling staff, very friendly and attentive hostess and waitress ensure great service. The Chef often comes to talk to customers about his dishes and the atmosphere is professional but warm- the staff are playful but respectful and everyone, including the non-restaurant employees are very helpful and knowledgable about the island. Very impressed.

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1 Thank oompaloompaa
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SF
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3 restaurant reviews
“Great view but disappointing food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

Fabulous views of Friday harbor and the ferries and a great menu but the food didn't live up to our expectations. Overbreaded calamari, dry flat bread appetizer, and a ice cream dessert that could have come from Baskins Robbins.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank lorilee7
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lunch was so good that we returned for dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

Interesting menu with many local and seasonal ingredients. Very friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Beautiful view!

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank Happiestwhentravelin
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing staff, beautiful food, and breathtaking views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2011

Friday Harbor is known for its nautical views - and that is just what you will get at The Bluff - it doesn't matter where you sit, every seat is the best in the house. Anything better would be to request seating outside - which I highly recommend on a warm evening (breathtaking!).
Everyone I spoke to was charming, genuine, and accommodating.
As an appetizer, I had the Blue Moon Hubbard Squash Soup - an exquisitely graphic presentation with a wonderful zing! And for my entree - the Bone-in Pork Chop with sweet potato and fennel gratin, balsamic figs, mustard cream, and cider gastrique - not only was it beautiful in presentation and cooked to perfection, it had ingenious flavor and was completely satisfying.
Other dishes that came highly recommended - the Brussels Sprout Leaves salad and the ever popular Flash Fried Squid (with citrus dust and hazelnuts!? yum!)...that will be my next visit for sure.

Cheers to a talented Chef, warm staff, and unbeatable location!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank almost_wonderland
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