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It's the Pacific Northwest, so there are some great options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—so great that you could plan your San Juan Island vacation around meals alone. Trust us—the island's high-caliber chefs serve up local fare in a very global way, often using the bountiful fresh seafood that swims around up here. Much of the fare comes directly from this group of islands.
Children are welcome at all the restaurants, and you'll find restaurants happy to cater to families throughout Friday Harbor.
Treat yourself to dinner at one of San Juan Island’s fine-dining establishments, and you’ll realize the island’s artists include a cadre of superb chefs. (You’re equally welcome in sports jacket or shorts, dressed up or dressed down.)
In Friday Harbor, we recommend:
Out of Town, we recommend:
Enjoy breakfast with an ocean view . . . lunch at an outdoor table overlooking the harbor . . . family brunch or dinner in a hidden, beautiful garden, all an easy walk from Earthbox, your perfect base for a San Juan Island Vacation. Friday Harbor's casual dining choices range from local seafood and rustic pub fare at the Cask & Schooner to open-air dining high above the docks of Friday Harbor at Friday's Crab House. You might opt for vegan fare at Mike's Wine Bar or a burger and a shake at the fun, fifties style diner Hungry Clam.
Mingle with the locals for breakfast at the Rocky Bay Cafe and indulge in their to-die-for homemade cinnamon rolls or have an organic coffee and a sandwich at The Bean Cafe. Need a good double mocca and a light morning snack? Try the Earthbox Coffee Bar (summers only) right outside your door. For lunch or dinner try the authentic dishes at the Golden Triangle.
Check out Café Zia, Earthbox Inn & Spa's, seasonal coffee shop by the pool for amazing espresso drinks and light snacks.
When Café Zia is closed, you still have a number of great options. Our favorites include;
- The Crow's Nest
- Riptide Café
- The Bean
- Sweet Retreat
- Roy's Drive-through