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12 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Downriggers is located in Port Angeles, Washington right next to the Victoria ferry. The restaurant features waterfront dining with a beautiful view. Casual fine dining fare is on the extensive menu and the restaurant has recevied numerous awards for its food and service for the last 25 years. Downriggers also features a bar with great cocktails, local wines and many craft beers to try.

For a traditional meal to enjoy, order the fish and chips at Downriggers. Other options include grilled salmon, blackened salmon fettuccini, Coastal club sandwich, oyster po'boy and many more to experience and enjoy when you visit.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(360) 378-2700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We have a separate seating area that hold up to 40 people for large parties.
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Private party contact
Debbie Rishel: (360) 378-2700
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We design the menu with our clients based on what they would like to serve, and works with their budget.
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Parking details
Ten spaces in front of the restaurant. Street parking is also available
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

I live on the island but had not eaten here since it reopened. My bad as they say. We had fish and chips. Perfectly cooked. Moist, not burnt as some of the places have a habit of doing. The bowl of Clam Chowder was the best I have eaten since living in Crescent City, CA and eating at the old Grotto on the dock. Our waitress was wonderful. Everything nice and easy. Plus my plate wasn't snatched away before I was finished just because I sat back to enjoy the food and view. This is now my restaurant of choice. Good-by Chinese. Hello Downrigger of Friday Harbor, WA. 😊

JudyC (Denver)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2013

Perfect setting, great seafood!

vipfoodie1 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on July 13, 2013

We were really looking forward to a wonderful seafood dinner at Downriggers. My husband was pleased with his salmon dinner but I was disappointed with my halibut dinner. the fish sat on top of about 1 pound of mashed potatoes which were surrounded by a flood of a soy sauce based "gravy." The fish was beautifully cooked but was topped with crispy fried onions which intruded on the taste of the fish as did the sauce. I was looking forward to a subtle wasabi/Asian enhancement NOT a total change in the fish. The sourdough bread and butter are scrumptious.

vipcmarcel78 (Denver)
2.0  Dined on July 4, 2013

I don't know if we went on a night where they were over whelmed (July 4), but our food was smothered in either butter or cream which shouldn't be necessary when you have quality seafood. This is the ranking from great to why bother: Crab cakes (fantastic), scallop wrapped in bacon (good but presentation was just a mess), shrimp scampi (eh in a pool of butter), halibut (for $35 we didn't expect that at all). Wouldn't go back again....sorta wish we went somewhere else. Good thing we moved onto other areas around the Puget sound to make up for this meal.

Chilipprs (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on July 4, 2013

I made a reservation online......a few days before July 4th...not fully expecting a good table to be open...... I thought that all of the best tables would be reserved. The place was packed when we got there. The food was excellent.....the blackened salmon that came with asparagus and wild rice was great....the fish and chips was raved was all in all a very nice dining experience....the service was terrific even though it was crowded.
We had a party of 6 and had a fantastic window table overlooking the Harbor. The plan was to bring chairs and sit out on the dock to watch the fireworks. The staff allowed us to stay and watch the fireworks from the restaurant......a very nice treat.
Thanks open table!!!

Billandfamily (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2013

Downrigger's is a wonderful restaurant right on the Port of Friday Harbor waterfront and is next to the Washington State Ferry Terminal. The Mac crab-and-cheese may sound boring but it is great! The local mussels and clams, when available, shouldn't be missed.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2013

Had never been to this restaurant before and found it through research on the San Juan Islands. It is conveniently located next to the ferry landing and the shops at Friday Harbor. Great view of the marina. Not knowing what to expect we were all pleasantly surprised by the outstanding food. Ingredients are fresh and food items are made on site. The salmon fish tacos were a pleasant surprise with house made salsa. Coming from Arizona, where we get a steady diet of Mexican food, we would rank these tacos among the best. The onion rings are their specialty and they don't disappoint. Our only regret is that we probably won't make it back anytime soon.

MikeH (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on May 20, 2013

We went with an out of town friend on her suggestion to celebrate my birthday. The cranberry Margaritas were stupendous. Our friend loved the blackened Salmon Cobb Salad and my wife went with one of her favorites. I had the special, half clams and half mussels. Leslie our waitperson went out out the way to accommodate my request of no butter in the broth. The big ol' pile of shellfish came with wild rice and asparagus on the side and were prepared perfectly and a great compliment to the dish.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on April 20, 2013

This is a wonderful dining gem in a small town, we arrived and were taken right to our table with a view as we had requested. The atmosphere was very upbeat and friendly, and the view is spectacular. Everyone in our party ordered something different and got exactly what they ordered fixed as requested every dish was delicious. The service was a tad slow, however with the atmosphere and view even this was enjoyable. Positively we will be returning to Downriggers.

SJG425 (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2012

Best thing about Downriggers is the view. The restaurant sits right on the bank of the water with great views of the bay, harbor, and ferry. Food is fine, but not great. My salmon was overcooked and potatoes and broccoli were cold. Clams in appetizer were good, but the dipping butter had no flavor and there were far too many onions overpowering the dish. The whipped sun dried tomato butter that comes with the bread is delicious. Key lime tart dessert was really good ... note, not made by the restaurant but rather a bakery in town. My wife's lemon seafood pasta was pretty tasty.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2012

Calimari was tasteless, clam chowder had raw potatos, crab cakes overworked and mushy.
I would not go back. Our server wore so much perfume it was all I could taste.

OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
2.0  Dined on September 9, 2012

The seafood was not good. One party ordered Crab Mac which was inedible.
Crab cakes were substituted but they were also sub-par. The fish tacos were tasteless, the house green salad house dressing was no good. All four persons
in our party were very disappointed.
I cannot recommend this eating establishment.