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“Excellent food, fair prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Market Chef

Market Chef
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Portland, OR
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food, fair prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

We went here every day of our trip to SJI. The Belgian mocha wa delicious and not cloyingly sweet as are many of its peers. The bahn mi sandwich was incredible as we're the crab cakes, scones and chocolate chip cookies. RE: the comments that the staff are rude, I beg to differ. They were efficient, helpful and patient with people like me who invariably spend full minutes hemming and hawing about what to get. Do they chit chat and try to be your best friend like the employees at Starbucks? No. They are working! And it is a busy place where they take the food seriously.

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English first
North Carolina
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340 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“So nice, we ate there twice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Definitely plan to have at least one lunch at Market Chef while in Friday Harbor. There is usually a long line with a lot of locals, but that's the sign of good food! We had the most delicious sandwich with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and basil. This is a special sandwich so it is not on the everyday menu. It was so good that we went back for lunch there on day two. They didn't have the same sandwich, but they had an amazing caprese salad. We also had grilled cheese and a crab cake during our two visits. Everything was so fresh and tasted wonderful.

  • Visited August 2012
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Sherwood, or
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice sandwich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Leave "subway" behind this is island life. They make their own bread and they are "organically inclined". Delicious place to grab a sandwich, iced tea and sit on the deck.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank LF2011
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Houston, Texas
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great as always!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

This was our second trip to Friday Harbor. Our first visit was two years ago. We ate at The Market Chef then too. It is still wonderful! Everything is so fresh! It is our favorite lunch spot on the island!

Visited August 2012
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Thank 2dogfam
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

This place has fast service, fresh food, and was a perfect stop before we boarded the Ferry. Wonderful fresh cookies.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Leena927
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