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Sat, 5/26
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8:30 PM
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McMillin's Dining Room

4.5
283 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Steak, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(360) 378-5757
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
William D. Shaw
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Roche Harbor Road
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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.
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Public transit
No public transit in San Juan County
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Entertainment
Baby grand piano dinner music.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
What 283 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
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5.0Dined a day ago

Very nice meal. Good server and fine ambiance

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A beautiful location on the water. Watching the sunset was incredible from our table by the window. As the sunset there was an official colors ceremony. Watching the British Flag, Canadian Flag and US Flag brought down, and the anthem of each country being played was amazing. All the servers were amazing. They kindly offered to take our photo on the deck while the sun was setting - very romantic.
My husband had a steak - he said it was the best he had in years. All the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was a perfect evening, we had excellent table with a full view of the Roche Harbor marina. We started with steamer clams and martinis, both were excellent, I had the Prime Rib, my wife had the Rib Eye Filet. The Prime Rib was at least 3 inches thick and was so tender and tasty. My wife's steak was so tender you could cut it with a fork. We had the red wine the server suggested and wonderful deserts that were served on plates saying Happy Anniversary.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Seafood was really good but the NY Strip was really bad - one hunk of gristle

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We live on the island and always look to McMillin's to provide an outstanding occasion experience.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Delightful dinner with a wonderful view. Don't miss the dropping of colors at the yacht harbor, complete with cannon salute and the Colonel Bogee March. The food was great and service was wonderful. Can't say enough about jow much we enjoyed it at McMillains.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Julian and his mom are the five star standard in hospitality!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great fresh seafood! Our waiter was wonderful. I highly recommend McMillin’s and staying at Roche Harbor.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always excellent. Wonderful food, outstanding service. View second to none. Always come when we are staying on the island.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

I would still recommend, but the scallop risotto and the halibut dinner where not up to their usual high standard. The risotto was crunchy and the scallops were overlooked. It was sad because I Enjoyed it several times last year and was really looking forward it. The Caesar was excellent as was the service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Double birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent food. Attentive service. The Roche Harbor setting is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We love McMillans. A fine mix of authentic, historic and fine dining. A real NW gem!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

When in Roche, my family loves coming here- be sure not to miss it! Everything on the menu is delicious, creative and cooked to perfection. The service is top notch; bartenders, servers and the manager do an incredible job to ensure your evening is perfect.
Be sure to try the lamb if it's on the menu.
Thank you McMillan's staff for your amazing service!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Dining at Easter.. A Local... eaten here forever... 24 hrs. before reservation received an update of new menu for the night... All prices higher....menu changed...this needs to happen before 24 hrs. of going....VERY SLOW SERVICE!.... And bread is always brought...HAD TO ASK FOR IT!!! what do you do .. finished salads... waiting.. long waits... not drinking... a local... eat here often....A night was all about making money...Kitchen needed more help.. our reservation was at 5:30.... we left at 8:30.... it was not a party... that's how SLOW the service was...

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Window view over the harbor, attentive service (Samil is a master at

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My husband and I were on a weekend getaway for his birthday and for his special dinner, my research online for a special romantic place suggested McMillins. We had a wonderful time, it's a touch pricey but well worth it. The ambiance was warm and inviting plus the food was delicious. I'm a vegetarian (I also eat fish fish so I had the papparadelle with mixed seafood) and found several excellent dishes to chose from and my husband had the special of scallops over saffron risotto. We loved our meals! Our server was kind and knowledgable, he brought our dishes out in that not-too-fast and not-too-slow manner.

We will definitely return and our children will join us too.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

A wonderful date night with my husband and son!! The best oysters I’ve had in a while and delicious entrees and dessert as well! Our server was so friendly and just the right kind of attentive without disturbing our conversation. Dining here was relaxing and indulgent.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food and atmosphere were excellent! The service from start to finish was fantastic and the view beautiful! It was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. The only issue we had was the price of some of the food was a little high but their drinks were comparably priced to other places on the island.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and great service as always!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We got engaged and grateful for the unbelievable staff making it a very special night and experience for
us!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

what you would expect at a fine resort. Great dinner for a wedding planning event.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 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.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 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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4.0Dined on November 26, 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!

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service, good food, historic setting.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 21, 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.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Paul

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5.0Dined on September 26, 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.

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3.0Dined on September 25, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 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!

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3.0Dined on September 15, 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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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 12, 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.

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