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Willows Inn Restaurant

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2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
+1 360-758-2620
17:30 - 21:00
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016

In our opinion we do not understand what could possibly warrant the price that this Inn charges for the evening meal. From some of their 'small bites' being served on chipped plates, only a few dishes presented with utensils, to the total lack of flavor orchestration, left us baffled by the reputation. The flavor profiles were bland, the fish oily,... More 

Thank J8029JKps
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The food is one of the very best, better then Herb farm. Very good service too. The presentation of the food is amazing. But the islander do not welcome visitor, most unfriendly place I have ever visit. Chase you away on the side of the street near the beach when we want to stop for 2 minutes for photos claiming... More 

2 Thank db73961
Lummi Island, Washington
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We live on the Island and have dined at the Willows numerous times during the past 10 years and have never been disappointed. Visiting Lummi Island and dining at the Willows is unique epicurean and sensory experience which is perfect for a special occasion. It is expensive, but a delightful surprise which needs to be experienced and enjoyed without written... More 

1 Thank sandycliff
New Hampshire
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We traveled to Lummi Island specifically to dine atthe Willows. Our dining experience did not disappoint. The many courses showcased the bounty of the Pacific Northwest-from berries, herbs and black truffles to salmon, clams and venison. The dining room is lovely, and the view of the sunset from the front porch even lovelier. The staff were informative and enthusiastic about... More 

Thank red028
Ft. Worth
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2016

For those that appreciate fine cuisine and a unique experience, this is the place. If you are looking for a meal that delights and satisfies, you may be disappointed. The experience at the Willows Inn is one you won't forget, but is unique. It was not our style of dining.

Thank parrottjulie
Seattle, Washington
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This will be one of the most spectacular dining experiences you will ever had. Over three hours, the incredibly friendly and competent staff delivered 20 courses of some of the most unusual and delightful locally-sourced dishes you can imagine, and plenty you couldn't have ever fathomed. Truffle and rye on baked kate. Dungeness crab puree with pine nuts. An edible... More 

1 Thank AroundWorld300KDays
Ames, Iowa
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Dinner at Willows Inn may be the best meal I've had in 30+ years of restaurant going. From the first bite--a caviar stuffed tiny crepe to the pumpkin seed fudge at the end everything was gorgeous, delicious, surprising, creative. The beautiful sunset and the rustic dining room added to the celebration of the intensely local cuisine that this restaurant serves.... More 

Thank ColetteSouth
Washington, DC
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148 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

To get to this picturesque destination and the restaurant is a trek. You drive past the Lummi Indian Reservation to the Lummi Island Ferry Terminal then wait in the car line for the ferry. The crossing takes only about ten minutes. We stayed in the low-ceilinged Sunset Room which is located on the floor above the restaurant and has gorgeous... More 

Thank Mollyshumom
Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Other reviewers have said it all- this is an exceptional restaurant and an experience of a lifetime. The deftly crafted menu provides sensations and tastes that many of us have never experienced. It is a masterful combination of locally sourced ingredients, including of course those from the sea- eg a use of kelp "flowers" that have the texture of fine... More 

1 Thank billvan_10
Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I was truly surprised at what was prepared and how it was prepared, got me to try and enjoy things I would not otherwise have tried. the multiple tiny courses does play tricks on you though, I kept thinking, when is the main course going to arrive. But after about twenty amazingly tasty courses, with wine, cider and beer pairings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Lummi Island
  • Phone Number: +1 360-758-2620
One seating at 6:30pm each night features a preset tasting menu that is entirely fished, foraged, and farmed from or around Lummi Island.

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