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Ernie's Cafe

744 Airport Circle Dr, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7189
+1 360-378-6605
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good36%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (12 reviews)
“popovers” (12 reviews)
“bulgogi” (6 reviews)
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10:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Soups
744 Airport Circle Dr, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7189
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Reviews (33)
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious Bulgogi plates and homemade soups daily along with their famous Popovers, which are superb. A friendly setting thanks to the young talented chef couple. A fun place to watch small planes take-off and land by the outside seating area.

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local had mentioned Ernie's Cafe to us, and recommended it to us, never having heard of it, we decided to try it, especially when we heard it was a favorite with alot of the locals. Actually ate there on 2 different occasions for lunch,...More

Thank luvintotravel
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully prepared, friendly people and good tasting food. Popovers are incredible. The daily homemade soup is very flavorful. AND the bulgogi tacos are amazing. A "go to" locals place. And it's reasonably priced with great views at the airport. You wont be disappointed

Thank hoofbeat999
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Authentic massive popovers at 11 a.m. Had a great lunch of Korean barbecue. The chef salad was amazing. This is also the most affordable eatery that we tried while on the island.

Thank keysolutions
Reviewed 22 February 2017

On Valentine's Day, my husband suggested a trip to Friday Harbor and breakfast/lunch at Ernie's Cafe! We arrived from the ferry just in time for the famous POPOVERS which are ready at 11AM. I had called Christine a few days earlier and ordered 6 popovers...More

Thank debandharry
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ernie's is a local restaurant tucked into a corner of the Friday Harbor airport. This is a place for locals and a classic airport eatery for the general aviation community. It's down home and not fancy - but the food was excellent. This is more...More

Thank Chuck D
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We found Ernie's through an Internet search and think it is terrific. The reason the title of the review is "Reluctant to Review" is because Ernie's is a small hidden gem and I am hesitate to share it with a larger crowd. We arrived at...More

Thank J2930JNjimw
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is an unpretentious little restaurant with a basic menu. The service is personal and very friendly. It sits right at the edge of the landing strip of Friday Harbor's little airport, so you can watch the airplanes land and take off in a steady...More

Thank Colibri124
Reviewed 17 January 2017

You will never know this place exists unless you read it here or talk to the locals. It is a local favorite tucked up at the airport. Come early or late because you won't find a seat otherwise. Great food and excellent service.

Thank Robin V
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Friday Harbor isn't known for cheap eats. If you want a reasonable priced breakfast or lunch this is the place to go. If you want to pay more for less try somewhere else on the island. We went to lunch there with some local friends...More

Thank thumper0001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 744 Airport Circle Dr, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7189
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-6605
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