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Duck Soup Inn

50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
+1 360-378-4878
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck soup” (45 reviews)
“steak diane” (24 reviews)
“salad” (46 reviews)
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American, International
50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The location of Duck Soup Inn is nestled in the woods with a delightful pond in front. The restaurant is rustic and inviting. They have new owners and everyone was very friendly and accommodating. The bartender (the night we were there) was from San Juan...More

Thank VicksVaporRub
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting San Juan Island for a few days, were hoping to find good restaurant, our lodging recommended Duck Soup Inn. We were impressed with the quality of food, locally sourced, and with the wonderful service. The confit duck and seafood entree both wonderful. The wine...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food prepared at the Duck Soup Inn is exceptional. There are many fresh offerings and everything is prepared quite well. Their pricing is high for the regular restaurateur, but the flavor is exceptional.

Thank Paulsue222
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Duck Soup Inn of Gretchen fame is no more. Yes, the owners have tried to improve with a makeover - and yes the cat seems to be gone - but it is a swing and a miss. The food was at best OK, but...More

1  Thank BillG183
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful display of local flavor, local food producers and locally sourced ingredients. A must try when you're on San Juan Island.

1  Thank phobacious
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has new remodel new menu and wonderful new food. Had fish stew it was delicious and salads too quaint on little mid island great get out of town dinner worth the 15 minute drive.

1  Thank dangg228
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit San Juan Island two or three times per year. We had a mediocre experience at Duck Soup Inn maybe five years ago, despite good online reviews, and chose not to go back thereafter. But this year a friend who lives on the Island...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it was a busy night, but there is no excuse for ignoring us for 20 minutes before they acknowledged our presence. We did not get seated till 8:40 with an 8 o'clock reservation. If that wasn't bad enough, they were out of there famous...More

Thank threebarrets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food in a charming setting and every single staff member we interacted with was lovely. Between us we had the pork shoulder, the duck confit, the pasta, salads and soup...and a few original cocktails. Everything was delicious. Apparently there is a new chef (though...More

Thank 0Jackie0
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Had a new version of Steak Diane w/ much better quality of steak w/sauce on the side...and Gretchen made deserts....now named just Duck Soup (no inn)...new web site coming...

Thank Bob B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-4878
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Duck Soup Inn is a rustic island restaurant serving Pacific Northwest cuisine. We hope to offer you a sense of place by showcasing the bounty of the islands we are blessed to call home. From local farm produce, meat and seafood, foraged edibles from land and sea, and local goods made from island crafts people, the abundance and beauty of the San Juan's is on full display. We offer you adventures in island dining through fresh, seasonal, inspired cuisine, delightful wines, and creative cocktails served in a cozy cabin in the woods. The restaurant has received enthusiastic attention from various publications including Bon Appétit, Pacific Northwest Magazine, Seattle Met, Seattle Times, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, and Fodor's.
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