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Duck Soup Inn

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50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
+1 360-378-4878
17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

My wife and I went here to round out our wedding weekend (Lakedale Resort, just down the street). Long story short we arrived a little late and were sat fairly quickly the service was great they understood our delay and let us stay late into the evening without any annoying "put out" attitude. Dinner was absolutely perfect. We are actually... More 

1 Thank Scott L
Davis, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

I loved this place. We went there with the whole family. We sat outside, although it was a bit cool, they had outdoor heaters that kept the area really cozy. Everyone was completely satisfied from start to finish. They had wonderful appetizers, main dishes, cocktails, and desserts. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who goes to San Juan... More 

Thank debrahw77
Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

This delightful small,maybe 15 tables, cottage, lost in the woods is a true wonder. Where else are you advised when seated at a booth, "there is a foot rest there if you need it", and then started on a great dining experience. Unique pairings of local,fresh food, well presented and delicious. Beautiful scallops paired with jimica/grapefruit salad..it works. And we... More 

1 Thank GHG4
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

We went there on our first night on the island, around 7:45 p.m., having called ahead at around 4:00 from the ferry. It was the penultimate weekend before they closed for the winter, and the restaurant was pretty packed when we got there (after a slightly tense ride along an unfamiliar, winding, and unlit road about 5 miles out of... More 

Thank Lassie K
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012 via mobile

So glad that trip advisor led me to this fantastic place. The food was scrumptious and beautifully plated. Creative flavor combinations and fresh, local ingredients. Cozy atmosphere with a bit of funk mixed with elegance. Highly recommended. Would have had dinner here two nights in a row if we hadn't eaten here on our last night in town. I Recommend... More 

Thank MsTenenbaum
Olympia Washington
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

Sit outside on Persian rugs thrown over timber benches and sip on a great glass of wine munching on local, organic and fresh appetizers. Make reservations well in advance and be prepared for a leisurely well crafted meal with local food. Great service, ambiance -- we didn't want to leave. Perfect for a special meal with friends or your sweetheart.... More 

Thank mcmc1953
Portland, OR
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132 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

We had heard the restaurant was good and we were not disappointed. We sat outside near the fire pit and were very comfortable on a chilly October evening with the propane warmers nearby. The restaurant does require a car or a cab, as other reviewers have stated, as it is between Friday and Roche Harbors. The appetizers we tried were... More 

Thank pdxfan
Phoenix, Arizona
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

This is one of the best restaurants, if not the best, on the island so make reservations if you plan to go, especially since they are only open for dinner Thursday through Sunday. The interior was comfortable, casual, and reminded me of an upscale hunting lodge. Service was friendly and the food was fresh and well prepared. The apple pie... More 

Thank wanderer31310
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

We enjoyed our last meal at this lovely restaurant. If you don't have a transportation, you can call Dana from Classic Cabs to pick you up in his 1950 Mercury. Salad and soup come with your meal. The salad was amazing with pickled golden beets and arugula. Main courses are steak, duck breast, prawns..it was so hard to choose. There... More 

Thank SherrolLee
California USA
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Like several other couples around us, we quickly made reservations for a second night partway through our first experience there.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 35
American, International
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?