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Friday Harbor House Restaurant

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Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-8455
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16:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 16:00 - 21:00
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Missouri
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

We did not care for the food at The Bluff. I had soup and a salad. My husband had crab cakes that were okay. It is a very nice space, though, with a beautiful view.

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Riverside, Connecticut
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Off-season, the atmosphere was perfect. The luncheon was an elegant grilled sockeye salmon chunk, perfectly done, on a roll. The garnish was lettuce plus slivers of fennel. Great way to wait for the ferry. You will need another reviewer for the busy summer season

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Thank Copasetick
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

We only had happy hour drinks and appetizers but they were great and reasonably priced. The view is world class!

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Thank Donnie D
Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just spent a weekend in Friday Harbour visiting from Canada. We got an 8:45pm dinner reservation at The Bluff. As others have mentioned, the view is quite spectacular and the ambiance inviting. Our server was quite friendly and attentive. We started with the wilted spinach and brussels sprout salad which both my husband and I enjoyed... More 

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Thank Nikks79
Margie O, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nikks79, I apologize for your food experience at our restaurant. Had the chef known there was an issue with your dish, he would have gladly re-done it or prepared something else to your liking. I would like to discuss this further with you and invite you back to The Bluff. Please contact me at 360-378-8455. Thank you More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Freshest seafood. Like other fine restaurants in Friday Harbor, the prices are steep but the view is magnificent

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Thank Barbara P
Margie O, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Barbara, Thank you for the comments about the lovely view from The Bluff. We are the only fine dining restaurant with that view and we treasure it. We work to price our menu items to be comparable to our competitors here on San Juan Island. We hope you will return soon. More 

Friday Harbor, Washington
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

All too many people tend to not dine at the Bluff. That's a mistake. While the service isn't always the best the food is consistently very good and the water view is outstanding.

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Thank AirWavesC42MKII
Margie O, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Airwaves, Thank you for your review of The Bluff. I was concerned to read your comment about the service you received and have addressed the staff regarding it. Please return and give us another shot at being the best! More 

Walnut Creek, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

My wife and I wanted to like this place, but it really wasn't much. Average, over-priced food, weak decor, so-so staff. Great view though.

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Thank Jerry S
Margie O, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jerry, I was sorry to read your review of our restaurant. I would like to speak to you further regarding your experience and see what we can do to get you back here for another try. Please contact me at 360-378-8455 Thank you More 

los angeles
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

my fiance and i decided to get married at Friday Harbor House after eating at the bluff! the food was that good! chef Aaron Rock prepares modern delicious, food some with just the perfect twist and help from local farms. A casual atmosphere with a view of the marina.

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Thank krunkstar
Margie O, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Krunkstar, We are so happy you decided to get married on Friday Harbor. Thank you for the great write up on The Bluff. Congratulations! and come and see us on your next stay. More 

Arlington, Texas
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183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

We dined at The Bluff on our last evening in Friday Harbor. We wanted to eat outdoors since the weather was perfect. We had a 7:00 PM reservation and could have been seated immediately but we requested outdoor seating and waited a few minutes for that (they do not reserve specifically for outdoor seating). The menu selections are somewhat limited... More 

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Thank Cindy P
Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Great view and if the weather is nice, ask to sit outside with a great view of Friday Harbor. You won't be disappointed. The chicken dish and hamburgers were excellent as was the salmon special. The waiter was very helpful and we couldn't have had a better evening.

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Thank Jdp441
friday1946, General Manager at Friday Harbor House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of The Bluff Restaurant. We have had such a great summer with guests such as you who find the view unbeatable while having a wonderful dining experience or just a glass of vino. Please come back soon. Thank you, Margie O'Brien More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-8455
  • This restaurant is at Friday Harbor House
Description
The Friday Harbor House Restaurant 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. We offers an authentic San Juan Island dining experience featuring seasonal specialties and the freshest fare from local waters and farms. Menu items change frequently as you never know what our culinary team will forage from the island's natural bounty or snag from the local farmer's market.

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