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Willows Inn Restaurant

2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
+1 360-758-2620
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good4%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“truffle” (12 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
American, International, Gluten Free Options
2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

with only two restaurants on the island, isolation and desperation keeps the tables filled. our group of four ordered a number of items from the very limited menu. service was fine, the food rather skimpy portions and while the server proudly claimed the meats were...More

3  Thank bill s
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Best meal I've ever had. Superb care taken to please all your senses -- sight, smell, taste, touch. Local ingredients (lots of fish and shellfish) taking advantage of what is fresh (literally hours old) and in season. We had 17 courses with wine pairings and...More

Thank jctaylah
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Over the course of four hours, we were treated to 18 tastings of mouth-watering morsels by members of the Willows' Corps du Cuisine. Of particular note were angelica and rhubarb, truffles and winter mushroom soup, and woodruff and nettles. Chef Blaine Wetzel was welcoming and...More

Thank monet1896
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent! This was a special occasion, anniversary and birthday combined. Due to our schedule, we went early in the season (spring 2016). Our meal was more of an event. The Chef was very gracious. The food and ingredients were masterful. We were very comfortable with...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My husband and I always explore new places and we have fallen in love with this place.  In one year, we have been to this place a few times. It's our favorite get-away spot. It's "one of America's best restaurants" and "a fine-dining astonishment!"  21...More

Thank Summer1022
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went there the other day with another couple to celebrate my wife's birthday. This was their first time and they loved it. We have been going there once a year since 2010 but this was our first time going there in December. They stayed in...More

1  Thank dhasin99
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Almost overwhelming. We had prepared ourselves for this dinner by reading reviews and articles. This evening of tastings of local foods was an exercise in a sensory experience that is rarely encountered in eating out. Overall, it was delightful, although I must add that the...More

2  Thank FlyWagon
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is an experience not to be missed. The presentation, the flavors and the incorporation of contrasting textures boldly exhibit the talents of the staff and the restaurant. Blaine Wetzel is so creative, it is worth the effort to get there.

Thank fishseattle
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Fantastic in every way, and in every sense. All the most positive reviews here are correct. The morning after, we chatted with another couple checking out, and one of them said, Everything is wonderful, even ... that birch tea? How can birch tea be so...More

1  Thank WhirledTravlr
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We've had various tasting menus during the course of a long dining career, but never one like this. Eight courses has always been okay, five a cinch; but twenty-something? Don't get all uptight, now - each course is minuscule, sometimes just a teaspoonful at the...More

Thank Elaine S
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Questions & Answers
16 August 2016|
Response from Reid J | Property representative |
Hello! If you book a room with us you can book dinner simultaneously. If you do not book a room then you can only make a dinner reservation two weeks in advance. Typically in the summer and weekends we fill with guests that... More
Karen G
2 June 2015|
Response from Reid J | Property representative |
Hi Karen, The dinner is a preset tasting menu that is served at 6:30pm each night and is $175/person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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