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San Juan Island Cheese

155 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
+1 360-370-5115
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (56 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (20 reviews)
“crackers” (16 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
155 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In past , nice food with discreet service which would have rated perhaps a 3.5. 2 visits in the past month have sharply changed my opinion. Getting too noisy and food has become bland. A recent panini special was tasteless. In addition, the proprietors have...More

Thank mf3212015
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I live in Friday Harbor, so we've known about San Juan Island Cheese since they opened. We went in one day and they had quite a few cheeses I'd not known about...high end, delicious offerings. A few years past and we decided...More

Thank Edward G
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I do not think I can say enough about this place. I will start with the service: exceptional. We walked in about an hour before they were to close. The owner himself took our orders and served us. He was extremely amiable and knowledgeable ....More

1  Thank Arvan2013
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

While their cheese selection is wonderful, they also have an amazing menu for a sit down meal on a quiet back patio. We both had amazing sandwiches (beet grilled cheese, and a tuna melt) followed by a wonderful cheesecake! I rarely give five stars, but...More

Thank FiveOmedia
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We really enjoyed our dining experience on the outside patio. Th weather was great and very peaceful. The food was awesome as well as the service. I would highly recommend a visit to this place while on the island. Their cheeses are so good and...More

Thank TravelingQueen98
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We spent the day in Friday Harbor and heard this place was first rate for lunch. All the reports were true....we had a wonderful European Cheese plate with nice glass of Viognier for lunch and then New York Cheesecake for dessert. Wow...loved it so much,...More

Thank DougLikes2Travel
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Lovely little cafe in my hometown. Nice place for locals.The food was excellent and the service was great!

1  Thank Tricia T
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My sister and I eat here about once a week. The quiches are divine and the sandwiches wonderful. The staff is sincerely friendly and attentive. As locals, this is our favorite restaurant in Friday Harbor.

Thank ShannonFG
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Consistently great flavors, good choices in beers, wine and salads, sandwiches, quiche! Sherry will help you with cheese plates, or a full on picnic experience with wine or beer..and don't forget Molly's cheesecake! You cannot go wrong...friendly knowledgeable service.

Thank lovesgoodfood100
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Lovely place in beautiful Friday Harbor. The food was amazing. Sourced locally, the cheeses were amazing. The local smoked salmon was the best I've ever had. The texture was like butter. Make sure to sit out in the patio. It's a lovely space. Highly recommend...More

Thank Mel C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9548
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-370-5115
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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.
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