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Rumor Mill

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American, Bar
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175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5555
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Lafayette, Colorado
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The band was great and tthe beer was too. Looked like a local crowd and lots of people from the east who appeared to be enjoying their meals.

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Thank ajwonk
Kenai, Alaska
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Have tried this place a couple times. Service is slow (seems understaffed on weekends), food is "just okay," drinks are not great. The check comes QUICKLY when you are getting close to being done. Felt rushed and unappreciated as a customer. Pass and go somewhere else.

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Thank ShesGotATicketToRide
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The food was great here. Definitely try the lamb burger or the hawaiian pork dish. There is a live band here and was great except it was extremely LOUD. If you're planning on going somewhere to have a conversation, I might suggest somewhere else. If the band brought it from a level 50 to a level 5, I would give... More 

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Thank Tresha G
Friday Harbor, Washington
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Just so, so for food and drinks. Occasional entertainment. Primarily just a place to go when you want to go out, but nothing memorable.

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Thank Fred B
Washington
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Went here early-ish on a Friday. Food is very creative, everyone in our party of 5 found something they really enjoyed. Returned a couple hours later to take in some good tunes. We liked this place and will return!

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Thank Todd C
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73 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A wonderful venue with food, drink and live music. Stopped by twice, once for an appetizer and once simply for a post dinner drink. Very very wonderful staff. The wonderful lady working bar on Saturday was definitely up on the drink and beer choices. Had the goat cheese with garlic and pesto that was a great appetizer. Sadly tried to... More 

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Thank John M
Big Sur, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Rumor Mill offers travelers and locals a night out on the town - they bring in live musicians from all over the west coast, offering a taste of bluegrass to electronic to irish folk to jazz... and everything in between.

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Thank GlampingLove
Friday Harbor, Washington
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Rumor Mill is just a tad off the main "drag" in town but dont miss it. Nightly fresh local dinners prepared by an amazing chef and service is always great. The owners feature local musicians most nights for after dinner gigs--- its a local haunt with great appeal. Lots of beers on tap as well.

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Thank BSINVESTIGATOR
Vero Beach, Florida
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560 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Nice restaurant in the middle of downtown. Jazz music apart of the restaurant. One of the few restaurants in town with this kind of entertainment. Menu varied, a little pricey, but a nice change of pace from other dining restaurants in town. Cozy atmosphere, but still large enough to accommodate a good crowd of the public. Waitstaff is good and... More 

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Thank Tony C
Hillsboro, Oregon
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

We enjoyed the Rumor Mill so much that we ate dinner there twice while staying in Friday Harbor. The food and service was excellent. One night I had the 9" pizza and my wife had the flat bread and there was so much we had to take half of both home with us. The thing I liked about the pizza... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 N 1st St, Pob 884, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-5555

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