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“Nice service, nice atmosphere, limited choices.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Friday Harbor House Restaurant

Friday Harbor House Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 63 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, 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).
Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice service, nice atmosphere, limited choices.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

We went to this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. The service and atmosphere was great. The people were very friendly and they have a great view. They had very limited food choices especially for a family. We ordered three of the burgers, but they only had 2 available and dinner had just started. We were even there 10 minutes early. We ended up ordering a beef dish with mac and cheese for the kids which was $28. The meat was overcooked and tasteless and the mac and cheese wasn't good either. The burger was good and the food presentation was nice. I don't recommend this for a family.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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friday1946, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
I want to thank you for your candid review of your experience in our restaurant. We have taken your comments seriously and while we cater more to adult diners, we are creating a children's menu for just such occasions as yours. I would also like you to contact me so that we may do something for your next visit to Friday Harbor. Please remember, our chef welcomes immediate response to our service and food, so that he can do something to enhance your experience then and there. Please do visit us again soon and bring the kids!
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

One of the better restaurants in Friday Harbor. The view is beautiful and the food was delicious. They were offering a 3 course prix fixe when we visited. It was very reasonable and did not skimp on ingredients. The service was attentive and polite. One of the better restaurants in the area.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Laurie G
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friday1946, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Thank you so much for your review of The Bluff Restaurant. We really pay attention to your feedback as we always strive to give our guests a fabulous experience along with the gorgeous view. Please come back soon!
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Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood, friendly staff, upscale ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Halibut cakes, cioppino, wilted spinach and brussel sprout salad. Yum! Local ingredients, well prepared. Menu was rather limited but staff was friendly and view of Friday Harbor. Thumbs up.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Susan S
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friday1946, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Thank you, thank you for your wonderful review of our restaurant. While we do have to limit our menu due to our size, our Executive Chef, Aaron Rock always strives to go beyond your expectations. We look forward to your next visit to Friday Harbor!
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Camas, Washington
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Discovered by accident!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We were looking for a nice restaurant for dinner in Friday Harbor and happened upon The Bluff. Nice atmosphere and good food. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. A good surprise!

  • Visited October 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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Thank discriminatediner
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good food reasonably priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Nice restaurant space with harbor views and a really reasonably priced menu for the quality. The braised short ribs, burger and bread service were just right.

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Thank Ryan M
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