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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 22 August 2012

We had a great meal at the Duck Soup Inn. The food was fresh, lots of local ingredients and creatively prepared. The setting is casual yet worthy of dressing up for a special occasion. The wait staff was attentive and helpful for picking out local...More

Thank Rosh54
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Where do I even begin? I mean, honestly -- Chef Gretchen's culinary mind is genius combining such unique flavor combinations you will find yourself longing for San Juan Island just to return to Duck Soup! When you arrive at the Soup, the precious red-roofed inn...More

Thank J5MM
Reviewed 21 August 2012

The best of continental food with a great wine list. Must have reservations in summer as the reputation (and food) is widely known. Very unassuming (old cabin in the woods - expanded of course). Scenic view of flora (not near the sound) and pond, with...More

Thank C_J_CCTx
Reviewed 16 August 2012

This was one of our top 3 restaurants we have EVER been to!!!! The service complimented the amazing food! The recommendations given were perfect!!! The chef clearly has a wonderful imagination as the dishes were full of layers of flavor! Since leaving we told everyone...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 16 August 2012

Definitely worth the drive out of town. It's in a lovely setting. Service is really good, e.g., our waitress mentioned to the sommelier that we didn't like fruity wine and she took the liberty of bringing us a different bottle of wine than we ordered...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 16 August 2012

The ambiance here was fantastic! Didn't have enough parking but worth the little bit of walking in. Almost reminded me of the type of restaurant i would expect to find in Middle Earth due to the location and charming rustic interior. Portions were good but...More

Thank BellaBella1313
Reviewed 15 August 2012

The Duck Soup Inn has developed a well-deserved reputation for serving some of the best food on the island. The setting is quirky -- a rambling set of rooms in what might have been an old boat house, except there's no water in sight. But...More

Thank Dick M
Reviewed 8 August 2012

I chose Duck Soup for my birthday meal, and it was delicious. A couple of members in our party were skeptical that the menu was a little too artsy, but they were sold by the end of the first course. The soup and salad included...More

Thank leahm07
Reviewed 4 August 2012

The name is wonderful and quirky, the food is OUTSTANDING, and the service is just as good. We ate there in Oct., 2011; and we were just as blown away this time as then.

Thank Al L
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Everything we tasted was cooked to perfection. Husband and i both had the filet mignon and it was one of the best we had ever had. This place is a must definitely worth every penny!!!

Thank dloza
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Restaurant Details

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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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