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About McMillin's Dining Room

Roche Harbor’s McMillin's Restaurant is located in the historic home of John S. McMillin built in 1886. In 1956, the late Reuben J. Tarte and his son, Neil, purchased Roche Harbor. By 1958, the Tarte family had restored many historic sites, including the restaurant, which was once the home of John S. McMillin. Additional seating in the restaurant was added in 1964, and the gazebo and deck were completed in 1977. On March 15, 1989, the Tarte family sold the resort to the current owners.

For over 40 years, the tradition of excellence has continued at Roche Harbor, the landmark boating and leisure destination resort that exists today. The restaurant remains a favorite for those who trek by land and sea to enjoy a truly unique dining experience on the very northwest tip of the Pacific Northwest.

248 Reuben Memorial Dr
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-8171
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Steak, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lounge
Mon, Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Roche Harbor Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(360) 378-5757

Website:
http://rocheharbor.com/Dining.html

Entertainment:
Baby grand piano dinner music.

Parking Details:
Parking is located in front of the Roche Harbor Grocery Store and along the road to this parking lot. After parking, walk down the brick road in front of the Hotel De Haro and the restaurant entrance is located on the left after the "Yellow" Brick Road.

Public Transit:
No public transit in San Juan County

Executive Chef:
William D. Shaw

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

McMillin's Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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3
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (18)
Scenic View (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We chose McMillan's for the last night on the island for a young lady who was visiting. While our favorite entree is the prime rib, we branched out this time to explore other items on the menu. I had a scallop special that was delicious. Our son ordered the meatloaf, which was a very generous portion. My husband went with two appetizers, steak bites and ahi tuna. He enjoyed both. The steak bites might have been a bit spicy for my wimpy taste buds, but he thought they were great! Our guest went with the blue cheese salad, which is one of my favorites. We ended with a creme brûlée trio. All three flavors were quite good. The view is over the marina.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Solid as ever; small winter plates a fine option; dinner slightly spoiled by a large loud party in which the adults clearly had imbibed way too much.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We go often because we live here. Always great food and service! We went New Years Eve, wished we could have ordered from regular menu instead of all that food esp . desert at end! Full, noisy, servers running trying to get all courses out. We would have liked a relaxing evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

For many years we have enjoyed a San Juan Island New Year's escape which includes dinner at McMillan's Restaurant at Roche Harbor. We look forward to the casual elegance of the food, service and harbor views while sharing a pomegranate cosmopolitan: our signature anniversary beverage to celebrate another year together. This year again met our high expectations for the McMillian's experience of the good life.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great dinner for my family (6 members). Rather varied group of food interest; teens, adults, picky eaters, etc. and McMillen's offered enough choices to satisfy all. Service was outstanding (as always) and the ambiance was as extremely pleasant.
My wife and I generally eat here several times each year and have never had anything but a good, solid experience. Without reservation we recommend this restaurant for all occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Friendly professional waitstaff; we never had to ask for water and plates were cleared in a timely manner. When I relied that my meal wasn't to my expectations, I was immediately offered the other dish I had considered. Excellent resolution. The bisque really is as good as the reviews (red bell pepper flavor with a little warming spice). Yum.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great atmosphere. Nice staff and warm welcome. Loud conversation next to us and that was a bit distracting. Wine and salad were outstanding, scallop dish with chanterelles was quite bland. Love the resort will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great service, good food, historic setting.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

As usual, our experience was great. Jullian was as always outstanding

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dinner was well prepared, and ample. Ambiance was appropriate: waterfront, not too noisy, casual and comfortable, the kind of place you would want to go on a wet fall afternoon in the San Juan Islands. Service was excellent: efficient without being obtrusive. Server was friendly and attentive, even though she obviously was busy.

I got a note from you that we did not honor our reservation. We did, we arrived on time and notified the person who greeted us that we had a reservation. Don't know where the mix-up occurred, but it wasn't us.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Apparently a reservation for a window seat must be made more than a week in advance as we had a table in the back of the room. But truthfully the windows are huge and we could see the harbor area just fine from our table. The food was good and the portions were huge. Our service was wonderful and our waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful evening with friends. Great food, fun, knowledgeable staff, and an overall enjoyable eating experience.

Paul

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

McMillan's is always favorite, but the new (from 4 moths ago) menu was a nice surprise with many great options. The food was absolutely wonderful in presentation and taste. The only (small) knock was the raspberry sauce on the Key Lime Pie. Both were very good, but didn't really go together in my opinion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 26, 2017

While the service was great, my food was overcooked and rather tasteless, and my date's dinner was very much underprepared - nothing really to rave about with the exception of the mushrooms. Overpriced vacation food in a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Known for their prime rib, this is a perennial family favorite for a special occasion. Find out what time Colors will be held and get a window table!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Lamb was over cooked and dry. Prime rib was pre-cooked pieces of rib steaks. Halibut cheeks were good. Caesar salad was bland.

Eat downstairs where they can't screw up a burger too badly!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great setting, staff and food. Had a perfect time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Horrible handicapped access. Does not exist. No place to park. Meal and server were awesome. Manager worthless. We go back because of view and food. And I make a great effort to get up and down steps. Use a walker, try my best. At 70 it is a little daunting.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Spectacular! Bacon wrapped prawns with Grand Marnier were amazing!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Authentic, Organic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Girls weekend!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Everything was very good. The only issue was the guy throwing the bread. He should have been asked to leave.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We love to bring our visitors to Stuart Island to McMillans for a great dining experience. Sarah, our wait staff, did a great job. Your Crab Bisque is beyond delicious...I can't avoid ordering it when we come for dinner. We will continue to be loyal clients...

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Ours was such a nice dining experience at McMillan's. We had been earlier in the summer and definitely wanted to return with our family; It didn't disappoint. We had great service, a very nice meal - order the Tuna Stack- it's terrific and enjoyed the festive atmosphere. Who wouldn't be happy looking out from your table over Roche Harbour?!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This restaurant has good food and an incredible view. We have always had excellent service and go to the restaurant often.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

The waitress new nothing about their beer selection. She new they had "bud and bud light and maybe miller. " Non of those should even be served at a nice restaurant. They should have a selection of high end microbrews to match their wine list. They may have but our waitress didn't know and did not seem interested in finding out. They should at least have a couple of beers from the San Juan brewing there on the island.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always good when visiting Roche Harbor especially the prime rib.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fantastic Halibut and service. Would recommend for dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Always fabulous local ingredients, good service, a view of beautiful Roche Harbor and capped by the Colors Ceremony.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Our server, Courtney, helped us select a combination which resulted in a delicious vegetarian selection. Service was exceptional!

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2017

My experience in this place overall was very positive. The food were delicious,fresh, and served beautifully. However, the food were little bit too salty. The service was okay, but not perfect. We ordered table in this place near the window to have oceanview the one week before our event, but when we came they said us that all tables near windows busy right now.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Poor service - waiter knew nothing about the menu and got frustrated when asked about specific wine selections. The vegetarian dish was a pile of the same vegetables that come with the dinner and arrived cold at a grand price of $30! The lamb Wellington was described as pull apart lean roast lamb but was chunks and tough.
Issue arose after discussing the bill with how and who got their dinner issue resolved, although the poor items were subsequently taken off the bill.
Little disappointing since it was recommended by a personal friend who dines there all the time when in the moorage. Friends we brought were very disappointed and it kind of ruined a cool evening.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very expensive... added tip by you too much for all the repeat drinks

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I really enjoyed my dining experience. The menu selection provided an ample variety to chose from. My selections were very delicious. The other members of my party also were very satisfied. The staff was prompt and attentive. I will be back and recommending McMillin's to all.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food in a unique location. Historic and charming.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 11, 2017

wonderful food, great service, FANTASTIC VIEW but not cheap however worth the price for special occasion.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Excellent food, perfect service, nice view of the marina and sunset lowering of the flags.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Have been going there for 24 years. As always I order the amazing prime rib and happy to pay the$45 price for the medium cut. It's gone down hill................a piece of well done prime rib when I asked for and without the cap on the meat............dry..........Server acted like she could care less if I liked it. Overall - a nice time with friends but disappointing for the first time. Will try again and hope this is not the new standard.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

They had a special Lamb dish the evening of our reservation, it was perfect. We also had calamari, oysters, and clam linguini; all delicious and cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Had a fabulous experience dining at McMillin's for our 20th anniversary. They took great care of us an provided a very enjoyable evening. Delicious food - with a large enough menu to offer plenty of choices. Ate in the bar at a table overlooking the marina, and enjoyed a spectacular sunset.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

First prime rib of Friday night will be last Sundays leftovers. Medium done prime rib order always turns into very well done on leftover prime rib. ' Also did not acknowledge a very important birthday which had been pre-arranged.

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