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225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
+1 360-378-4546
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10:00 - 16:00
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A favorite spot for locals to enjoy delicious soups, salads and other treats. Daily soup is delicious, great coffee and desserts.

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Thank 959madelynb
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Market Chef is the best lunch spot in Friday Harbor. They have daily specials that sell out fast, but the menu items are all great and there is always something new and delicious in the deli case. It can get crowded in the summer but getting food to go and sitting in the orchard behind the restaurant or taking food... More 

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Thank Doug M
Westminster, Colorado
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174 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Definitely tell it's farm to table because it was fresh and food was well prepared. Some in our part had soup and said it was delicious. I had the tuna salad and it was very delicious and plenty of it. Br ad was very good, also I had a decaf Americano and it was made just right. Would definitely recommend... More 

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Thank Aspen86
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

After a few days of traveling it was nice to come to this establishment which was very welcoming, charming, comfortable and casual. You just order at the counter, the service is very friendly and helpful, and you can eat in or you can take out. The food was delicious, fresh and homemade. Would recommend this place to healthy eaters. Good... More 

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Thank Beaxplorer
Los Angeles, California
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Must go to this spot, many locals raved about it and it was well worth it. The sandwiches, soups, coffee and teas, bakery items and healthy eating! a great way to visit and eat or take it with you for an island adventure!

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Thank HawaiianIrishgirl
Anchorage
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We made a last minute swing by to pick up sandwiches to take with us on our bike ride for a picnic. We asked for a couple of the delicious hot sandwiches, and though they recommended cold sandwiches, they wrapped them well and an hour later they were perfect and still a bit warm.

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Thank T C
Bend, Oregon
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stopped in for a quick lunch and really enjoyed the selection of salads and soups they had to offer. The tuna salad was one of the best ever.

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Thank Sharenlynn
Redmond, Oregon
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216 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A decent lunch with several sandwich and soup options. It also had an eclectic selection of drinks. I hadn't had a Samuel Smith Taddy Porter in several years. Very friendly staff. I would recommend eating outside if the weather permits.

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Thank ghodecker
Seattle, Washington
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147 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

There's little open in Friday Harbor on a Monday, we found.... BUT this little shop was open and we happily found it. Freshly prepared sandwiches, and friendly service. It's a small shop with no table service. It's more like a deli - order at the counter, and then they will call your order when its ready. Plenty of outdoor seating... More 

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Thank reeshot
Blaine, Washington
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97 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Arriving early afternoon in Friday Harbor we looked for a place to grab a sandwich and decided to try The Market Chef on top of the hill overlooking the ferry terminal. The selection of sandwiches is impressive and we picked the Roast Beef & Rocket which has house roasted Oregon country beef, hot horseradish sauce, marinated red onion, chunky olive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9590
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-4546

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?