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“excellent meal and great service but music didn't fit”
Review of Duck Soup Inn

Duck Soup Inn
Ranked #17 of 64 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$35
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Duck Soup Inn is a rustic island restaurant serving Pacific Northwest cuisine. We hope to offer you a sense of place by showcasing the bounty of the islands we are blessed to call home. From local farm produce, meat and seafood, foraged edibles from land and sea, and local goods made from island crafts people, the abundance and beauty of the San Juan's is on full display. We offer you adventures in island dining through fresh, seasonal, inspired cuisine, delightful wines, and creative cocktails served in a cozy cabin in the woods. The restaurant has received enthusiastic attention from various publications including Bon Appétit, Pacific Northwest Magazine, Seattle Met, Seattle Times, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, and Fodor's.
Pacific Northwest
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“excellent meal and great service but music didn't fit”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Our meal was very good; We started with the brussels sprouts appetizer which was one of the best things I've ever tasted! Crispy and served with a lemon aioli sauce. I had the chicken breast with parsnip waffle which was delicious! My husband had the salmon but it was undercooked and cold in the middle. The staff was very nice about sending it back to the kitchen and cooking it a little more. For dessert we ordered the rhubarb/apple galette with ice cream and caramel sauce. One of the best desserts we've ever had!
Our main complaint about the restaurant was the music playing in the background. It was 50's diner music with songs like Mr. Postman. It distracted us and took away from what would have been a wonderful dining experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Lynnwood, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Duck”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The duck is the very best we have ever had! I never expected to have something made with dandelions but when we were offered dandelion ice cream how could we turn that down! It was outstanding! The food is great and the location is fun... I will eat here again.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Robert C
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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful atmosphere”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

The atmosphere was wonderful with a burning fireplace, gracious wait staff, and great tasting food. The wine list is quite extensive as well. Will definitely return.

Visited October 2013
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Thank broberts2014
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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Romantic Gourmet!”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Off Roche Harbor Road opposite the "Lakedale Resort", this hideaway is very romantic! The food is fantastic and locally sourced. Have always had a great meal here!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Nina L
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unique Experience”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Out in the middle of nowhere, by island standards, is this gem of a restaurant. Don't forget to make reservations. The food is delightful, and the staff just right! It's a local place that welcomes all.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Susan M
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