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Backdoor Kitchen & Catering

400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
+1 360-378-9540
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice cakes” (17 reviews)
“scallops” (52 reviews)
“pork chop” (18 reviews)
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400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We got off the ferry and dashed to the Backdoor Kitchen for their once a week noodle bowl offering. (only on Monday 11:30-2:30) There are several varieties, but they were already sold out of two of them when we arrived so get there early. Indoor...More

1  Thank cam4234
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This restaurant is a little hard to find but worth the effort, it is in the back of a nursery behind the overflow parking for the ferry. Recommend reservations and request outdoor table in summer. Food is very good but not inexpensive

1  Thank crodgers34
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome! Personally I just love the outside seating area. The patio is dog friendly and that makes me happy right from the get go. Service is spot on with a very attentive but not annoying manner. The food is amazing!!!!!! I had...More

Thank Stepmonstersusan
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

What a warm and welcoming place; we felt right at home! The food was outstanding. My husband had the bay scallops and they were superb! I had the vegetable thaly plate, exactly what I wanted. Perfectly rounded flavor combinations. We both had the farro salad,...More

Thank Cardine09
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The halibut and rack of lamb were cooked to perfection. Service was very good as well. Highly recommend it.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We returned to Friday Harbor this year and returned to the Backdoor Kitchen for dinner. It was even better this year. Last time there was a large group that affected our experience. My wife and I shared a Ceasar salad and a delightful rose. My...More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This place is a bit off the beaten path, but the fantastic new brewery is just across the parking lo. The entrance is through a garden that has tables tucked into little patios. The main dining area inside is artsy, and the bar is cozy....More

Thank LPCross
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Booked for our anniversary dinner. There are two parking lots so depending on where you park, you'll enter either through the front or the back. We shared the pork meatballs with sticky rice and ordered the Thali platter and the lingcod. Also had a bottle...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This hidden Jem is literally quite hidden (read hard to find) but worth your effort. We had the best Farro salad followed by a local white fish that was out of this world. Romantic atmosphere but also a spot with small groups of friends. Don't...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the past years. This visit was a disappointment. The restaurant was so noisy that we could not enjoy the company of our companions. Perhaps on a warmer night the outside seating would be advisable. The food though good,...More

Thank Margaret R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-9540
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