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The Place Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-8707
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
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11 - 20 of 427 reviews

Reviewed 29 September 2016

There were four of us and all the food was amazing. Casual, but elegant atmosphere. Seafood great. Salmon, clams. Good wine list. Make reservations early. Very busy place.

Thank Clown4321
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I decided not to have a main entree, but a choice of other dishes like roasted oysters, Caesar salad with anchovies, carrot & ginger soup & Creme pumpkin. Everything was perfect!

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Wonderful view right on water with ferries coming in, fantastic service and owners are always there and do a wonderful job watching over every detail.

Thank dangg228
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 6:20 for our 6:30 reservation and were promptly seated at a lovely window table. This restaurant is small and charming and hangs out over the Friday Harbor and is the only restaurant with this type of view. My husband ordered the Halibut...More

Thank Bellauno
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very good food. On the expensive side. There were eleven of us and we all enjoyed our meals. Very very good clam chowder.

Thank PortlandLuv2Travel
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stopped in for a drink the night before our dinner here and liked the menu and the view. We were not disappointed. The food and the service were excellent. The staff is very friendly and helped with our selection of wine and food. I...More

Thank Sharenlynn
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I was on vacation and they were closed when I had to leave the town - so could not straighten it out. Now I have to hassle with the credit card company who have confirmed I was charged for the meal twice.

Thank william0908
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We heard that this is the best place for a fine dining dinner and also that it is set to close this fall. So the dinners we had were indeed first rate, as was the service, and it will be a shame if they do...More

1  Thank Linda W
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely make a reservation to get in. The view is wonderful. Food and service were great. Salmon and halibut were both very fresh and well prepared. Service was very good and friendly!

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We ate at several of the nice places on the island. This had the best food and wine list and a nice view of the dock area. It was also the most expensive. We would definitely go back.

Thank ghodecker
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 29
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-8707
  • E-mail