San Juan Islands Dining
Fine dining in the San Juan Islands means tasty food -- often locally produced -- served in a laid-back atmosphere (forget the jacket and tie). Many of the islands’ restaurants take advantage of the bounty from local growers, both for its excellence and freshness, and out of environmental concern. Consider adding a local wine to your meal in these establishments -- labels from San Juan Vineyards and Lopez Island Vineyards are featured on many of their wine lists.
The Mansion Restaurant offers casual dining in the historic Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort. Enjoy delicious local seafood, meats and produce in a spectacular waterfront location. Wine and cocktails are served by the romantic fire in the rich mahogany turn-of-the-century setting of the Moran Lounge.
Address: 1400 Rosario Rd.; (360) 376-2222
Hours: Daily 8:00–11:00 a.m. (until noon on Sat. & Sun.), and 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (until 10:00 p.m. on Fri. & Sat.).
Moran Lounge: Mon.–Fri. 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (until 10:00 p.m. on Fri. & Sat.) [more...]
The New Leaf Cafe prides itself on serving French inspired Northwest food by friendly people in the historic Outlook Inn. Enjoy house-infused spirits, stellar regional wines, plate-licking-worthy sauces, and a general good time, all with an incredible view of East Sound.
Address: 171 Main St., Eastsound; (360) 376-2200
Hours: Breakfast: Thurs., Fri. and Mon., 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.; Sat.& Sun. 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Dinner: Thurs.–Tues. 5:30–9:00 p.m., 9:30 on Fri. & Sat. [more...]
The Market Chef is an artisan deli, cafe and catering company utilizing island-grown and produced vegetables, fruits and meats. Cooking entirely from scratch, every day we offer unique sandwiches on baked-daily breads, organic salads and a constantly revolving deli case filled to the brim with eat-in or take-home entrees and side dishes. Fun, fast paced and colorful atmosphere with beer, wine and locally roasted coffees. [more...]
One of the most intricately decorated Victorian homes in Friday Harbor, this majestic building overlooking the ferry terminal was built for the manager of the Friday Harbor Packing Company, and is the last physical reminder of the once great salmon cannery that stood on the harbor. Now, the upstairs rooms, Ferry Landing Suites, are available as vacation rentals, and the Doctor's Office Cafe serves up espresso, ice cream, pastries and lunch. A great place to have a snack and wait for the ferry, the old porch is a gathering place with a view, just as it was when it was first built in 1905. [more...]
The Place Restaurant & Bar is located on the water in Friday Harbor. Featuring Northwest coastal cuisine, we specialize in local and regionally-sustainable fresh fish and shellfish, locally-grown organic produce, a select wine list, full bar and much more. We recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2013 -- only the top performing ten percent of businesses worldwide receive this prestigious award. [more...]
Fresh delicious Northwest cuisine prepared elegantly, priced reasonably and served by friendly "no pretense” staff in a warm and sunny dining room with far reaching views of beautiful West Sound Marina and waters from every table. A popular gathering place for locals; come experience the wonderful ambiance of island life. Minutes from Orcas Yacht Club and County Dock, this is a restaurant you can come to by boat. Open Wednesday through Sunday 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. [more...]
The Bluff Restaurant • Bar • Terrace at Friday Harbor House 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. [more...]
Backdoor Kitchen serves high-quality international food and drink in a unique and tranquil atmosphere. Supporting local farms whenever possible, we use only the freshest ingredients and prepare all our dishes from scratch. Join us soon for dinner or just drinks in our cozy bar, dining room or heated patio. While only two blocks from the ferry landing, we're a little hard to find, but well worth the trouble. Just ask a local! [more...]
Fine dining restaurant specializing in Italian specialties, fresh seafood and steak. We are now open seven days a week for our summer hours, from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. See you all soon! Reservations highly suggested.
We offer to go orders, catering, private parties and business meetings. [more...]
Kathryn Taylor Chocolates features artisan chocolates made from fresh local and organic ingredients. This intimate café offers elegant desserts and baked goods, Stumptown coffee and espresso, drinking chocolates and fine teas served hot or over ice. Free WiFi.
Address: 109 N Beach Rd., Eastsound; (360) 376-1030
Hours: Mon.–Sat. 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Summer Hours: Mon.–Sat. 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. [more...]
Friday Harbor's Most-Loved Public House. Great views of the harbor and convenient access to the ferry landing and the port, specializing in distinctive rustic fare and well-crafted libations. We pride ourselves on highlighting local, sustainable and delicious food grown by our friends the farmers. [more...]
The Kitchen has a farm-to-table Asian-influenced menu, featuring fresh organic produce, fish and meats from Orcas Island farms. Located in a lovely courtyard setting in the heart of Eastsound, The Kitchen is a very informal, walk-up counter service, with picnic style service-ware. The Kitchen is proud of their commitment and contribution to the local food movement, supporting island farmers and organic food production. The Kitchen has been serving the community, visitors and special event caterings for 16 years.
Address: 249 Prune Alley, Eastsound
Hours: Seasonal; 11-8 in the summer; closed during October [more...]
Welcome to San Juan Island Cheese. We are your local cheese counter and wine bar with a light menu. We showcase artisan cheeses, beers and wines from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We also offer unique specialty and local food items. [more...]