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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.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-8171
Northwest, Steak, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Mon, Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Roche Harbor Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Baby grand piano dinner music.
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.
No public transit in San Juan County
William D. Shaw
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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