This is a family friendly Mexican restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, when weather permits. 40 Spring Street. (360) 378-8226.
Backdoor Kitchen & Catering
This eclectic menu features multi-ethnic dishes using organic, natural ingredients. Upscale in the evening, though always island casual. In the summer, there is outdoor seating on a bluestone patio. Vegetarians will be well pleased with the creative choices. 400 A Street, Friday Harbor. (360) 378-9540.
A romantic, simple restaurant offering Italian and Seafood specialities at affordable prices.
175 First Street. (360) 378-4118.
For good, basic food and breakfast served all day, come visit this family-friendly local favorite. 185 First Street. (360) 378-6116.
Fine dining with a view of the Port of Friday Harbor and ferries. The menu features steaks, seafood, and Italian specialties. Reservations recommended. 165 West Street, Friday Harbor. (360) 378-1934.
Casual dining on the waterfront that overlooks the harbor and ferry landing. The best of Pacific Northwest dining with fresh seafood, steak, poultry and pasta, salads and a children’s menu. Full bar service and outside dining in warm weather. Smoke- and cell phone-free zone.
10 Front Street, Friday Harbor. (360) 378-2700.
Duck Soup Inn
A charming, elegant country restaurant set in the woods among scenic ponds. Sophisticated Northwest cuisine with seasonal menus based on fresh seafood, island produce, homegrown herbs and the best quality meats and poultry. Applewood-smoked Westcott Bay oysters are a house specialty. Four miles north of Friday Harbor at 50 Duck Soup Lane. (360) 378-4878.
A good little Mexican food place in Anacortes on the main road through town, it has a drive thru with an expansive menu, so it is a convenient place to stop and get food to eat in line while waiting for the ferry to Friday Harbor. Try the fish tacos, as this is definitely not a Taco Bell. 2520 Commercial Avenue. (360) 588-1288.
Haley’s Bait Shop & Grill
This comfortably casual restaurant offers American food with a flare, including excellent burgers, fish and chips, salads and wraps. Children’s menu available. Located in the heart of Friday Harbor at 175 Spring Street. (360) 378-4434.
Lime Kiln Café
A great menu for the whole family with hearty cooked breakfasts and lunches that include wraps, hamburgers, fish and chips, and clam chowder. Located at the end of the historic wharf in Roche Harbor Resort, you can dine under umbrellas in summer, while watching boats in the harbor. Home of the famous Roche Harbor donuts. (360) 378-2155.
McMillin’s Dining Room
Enjoy spectacular sunsets as you dine in the former home of land baron John S. McMillin. They specialize in Northwest cuisine with an emphasis on using the freshest bounty of local shellfish and salmon, along with island-grown organic veggies, herbs and greens. In the Roche Harbor Resort. (360) 378-5757.
This friendly place features one of the Northwest’s most famous bars, with a view of Roche Harbor Marina and the sunset. Dine on the deck and enjoy evening entertainment in the summer. A varied Pacific Rim menu includes popular individual pizzas, as well as the infamous “Fluffy Duck.” In the Roche Harbor Resort. (360) 378-2155.
Hailed for its great coffee, this gourmet style deli offers casual seating or takeout food. The emphasis here is on seasonal Northwest-style cuisine made with fresh, organic ingredients: salad greens from Waldron Island, locally grown produce, island-raised meats and free-range chickens. Breakfast scones and homemade granola, soups, salads and sandwiches.
225 A Street, Friday Harbor. (360) 378-4546.
This large, homey yellow house in Friday Harbor offers tasty Mexican food made fresh daily from scratch. The large, airy dining room is festively decorated, and Mexican music plays in the background. With its fun, friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices, it’s a great place for the whole family. 95 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor. (360) 378-6103.
Steps Wine Bar & Café
This fun, upbeat wine bar and café offers the most comprehensive wine list in the San Juan Islands. Using fresh seafood and island-grown meats and produce, each menu item highlights a particular ingredient. A true a la carte menu. Located next to the ferry landing in Friday Harbor, this café features the island’s first exhibition kitchen. 140 First Street. (360) 370-5959.
The Place Bar & Grill
Cozy and intimate with fresh, innovative dishes. Located in the oldest building in Friday Harbor--Pier One Building—it is the only restaurant in the islands that sits directly over the water. Be sure to check out the Lemon Drop Martini Bar. 1 Spring Street. (360) 378-8707.