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“Below average food...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Friday's Crabhouse

Friday's Crabhouse
Ranked #37 of 63 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Below average food...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Me and my friend visited this place while on a 2 hour lunch break from a whale watching trip. With all the places in the area to choose from I am sorry that we chose this place. While the name "Friday's Crabhouse" is appealing you will surely be underwhelmed by the food.

Seating- There are so many different places to choose from as far as seating goes. There is indoor, outdoor, and even seating with a view, however, I was so confused by the fact that you have to sit certain places if you want to order certain things. Upon arriving we were told that we could order certain things from the menu, but seafood was only available if we sat in a different location near the bar or something to that effect...Sorry that just doesn't make sense to me.

Service- Everyone was polite and friendly. Service is probably the only other thing this place has to offer aside from location and the view.

Food- The food was over priced and probably what I would call fast food quality. My fish sandwich was falling apart and I had to eat most it with utensils. Mind you, this is a sandwich and it's usually something you eat with your hands right?? It seemed as if this was all from the frozen food section at Safeway. My friends "scallop platter" was a few small peices in a plastic basket, they should really consider changing the name to scallop basket. It seriously looked like TV dinner quality food. Van De Kamp's fish sticks remind me of this food.

I would not reccomend this place. they need to upgrade! SERIOUSLY!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Washington
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322 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

If you want good food in a hurry while waiting for the ferry, this is a reasonable choice. I had the shrimp platter and the shrimp was delicious - not too overdone, the way shrimp can be, unfortunately -fries were tasty. The cold slaw needed a bit more flavor, rather than the dullness of cabbage. Pay with cash

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great view of ferry dock”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Friendly service with great decks for watching the marina and ferry dock. Food was nothing to rave or rant about--it was just fine for a fast meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aelandjt
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“You've got to try it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

One of the best burgers on the island and the view is wonderful on the top deck. Make sure you figure out how to order your food because it's more of a seat yourself and order from the counter type of place. I hear the BBQ oysters are great, but I didn't get to try them. I'll be back for sure.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessica A
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Iowa City, Iowa
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fun and relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We decided to come here to get beer and light food to hang out when we didn't get to the ferry early enough. They had a good selection of beers and then we had fried clams and shrimp and fries. The service was very good.

Visited May 2013
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