Downriggers

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, awesome drinks, and amazing view! Went there with 6 adults and two kids, and everyone had a great time. Highly recommend the smoked salmon appetizer!

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VV
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My experience prior to and during our visit was outstanding!!! Debbie R. promptly communicated with me about their abilities to meet food allergy challenges. (Soy, eggs, dairy, and celiac.) The kitchen had a few recommendations for me (That evening.) that would not compromise the integrity of the entree, meet my allergies restrictions, and keep with the creativity of their menu item/recipe. I went with their halibut, roasted beets, and roasted peaches. WOW!!!! Absolutely AMAZING . . . as was the presentation. My husband, a big red meat guy loved his rib eye steak too. Cooked to his request medium rare. Great wine too!

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Naples
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and recommendations. Delicious food and an unbeatable view

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MM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing service! All of the food was delicious. It is the perfect restaurant for a romantic date.

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B
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times and continue to return because we love the food, the service is consistently great, and the overal restaurant vibe is great!!

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CK
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers and entrees. Really enjoyed the Westcott Bay clam appetizer. Smoked cod cakes were delicious as well. Would definitely come back.

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CC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For friday harbor on a summer evening they did an awesome job overall. I'll go there anytime and every time in Friday and take friends. Recommended the cocomargie.

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KF
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great but you might think about changing your specialty bourbon drink - no one at the table liked it - the Manhattan was great.

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c
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Crab tots, house salad, cioppino and scallops gnocchi. All were very well-prepared and absolutely delicious! Good wine selection and excellent service. Thank you!

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MC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Convenient for getting dinner while waiting for ferry but good thing we had a reservation as it was crowded

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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R
Portland
462 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant on the water in the heart of Friday Harbor. Nice menu, lots of choices, nice beverage list to accompany food choices, nice selection of wine and local craft beer. Food very tasty, well prepared. Restaurant popular with locals and tourist's alike, outdoor dining included a fire pit to sit and relax before or after eating. This night our 2nd time this visit to Friday Harbor, enjoyed ourselves our 1st time that had to try again, this time with visiting daughter & husband. Will be back next trip to the San Juan's.

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Portland
463 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Popular local restaurant right on the water in Friday Harbor with outdoor dining. Good to great food, several unique offerings along with usual seafood fare, made for interesting food selection. Food well prepared, tasty, ample portions. Service friendly, a little on the slow side, though restaurant was quite busy. Nice beverage menu to complement your dinner choice, both beer & wine. Close to ferry terminal so next to lots of activity in the harbor. Definitely a restaurant to visit while in Friday Harbor.

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SC
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Worth making a reservation on the weekends - kid friendly, tables available both inside and out. Watch the ferry boats come in, the sea planes land. Nice drinks. The salmon had a mean sear. Very lively inside during peak dinner time but not crazy noisy. Great for a special occasion or celebration since a bit spendy.

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TK
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was really impressed with the food and facilities. Lovely view on the water with excellent food and drinks. We were even allowed to have our pup on the patio provided that he followed certain rules like stay out of the walk path and that we don't feed him from the table. We will definitely be coming back during future visits to the island.

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Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place. How can you not. Friday Harbor and the San Juan Islands are breathtaking. The food was fresh and delicious. THE STAFF - some of the friendliest and nicest, warm-welcoming people we ever did meet. Special shout out to Leslie! We went on to Roche and her suggestions were spot on. We will be back. Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us.

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BE
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good burger and chicken Gorgonzola salad. Service was friendly and good.

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LH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic dinner with a great view of the water. Does not disappoint!

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DA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here two times in 4 days, a lunch and a dinner. We ate both inside and outside. Great views and great food. Highly recommend it.

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RW
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good day trip from Anacortes as a ferry walk on. Downriggers has a great location in Friday Harbor above the marina. Outside dining in the nice sunny summer weather is very nice. We had, seafood Cobb salad, grilled Crab sandwich, Caesar salad and a bottle of Chardonnay. Life is good.

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for long leisure Father's Day lunch on the patio (2+ hrs), took the ferry from Anacortes. Ambience & atmosphere were unsurpassed. Would have hung out all day and then some. Remodeling of the restaurant is beautiful and real estate is premium. Service was friendly and accommodating but was a bit slower than I would have liked but the patio was full and inside looked busy too. Again, we were there for an intentional long, leisure lunch so overall, not an issue. Food and drinks were very good (we ordered Blackened Cod Tacos, Clam Chowder, Crab/Shrimp Louie, White Choc Cheesecake), although we requested no grape tomatoes on the salad and server confirmed salad could come plain with just lemon and dressing served on the side. Salad came with tomatoes and tossed with dressing. Since this was more of a taste preference, the tomatoes were easy enough to remove and the dressing was light and tasted fine so overall manageable and we didn't feel the need to send it back but, still, a request is a request, and expect staff (Kitchen and Server) to make sure customer needs are met. Will definitely be making the trip back again this summer on a beautiful day for another patio lunch.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious seafood in the PNW! I go everytime I visit the island

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great location, atmosphere, bar and service. Something's changed in the kitchen, though. The steak salad was bland and the chef wouldn't allow temperature requests for the filet mignon special. Makes it seem like it's all about the chef, not the guest.

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New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellently-prepared seafood and fish cuisine. Great views and ambiance for friends and families. Staff is well-trained and cares about your experience.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, beautiful views of the ferry and marina, great wine list and cocktails. One of our favorite places to go on the island.

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CL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drink! Worth the wait and the price

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V
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good - but I do feel that it was priced high compared to other similar restaurants serving the same food. Our waitress did what was required but not "above and beyond". For instance, when one has a free refill on a drink, it's good for the waitress to come and fill it up without having to be asked or my having to put my empty glass on the edge of the table. In the case of my putting the glass on the edge of the table, our waitress seemed to be offended and snagged it without a smile or a sorry or a "how is everything else"...I had to ask another waiter for a refill after that.

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WW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the Fish and Chips and the Clam Chowder. Both were outstanding.

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We always enjoy the water-view setting and tasty food at Downriggers. Usually the service is excellent. On this occasion, however, our server disappeared and never returned to refill water glasses or check whether we needed anything--which we did, so we finally flagged down someone who was bussing tables. When our server finally reappeared with our check, he was extremely friendly and solicitous--in hopes of a nice tip, we can only assume. We think he may have been new--and therefore in need of better training.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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GG
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Try the smoked salmon rueben. Absolutely wonderful.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our reservation was at 8pm, and literally from the moment we sat down we were constantly rushed to do everything. It was really confusing and frankly, annoying. Also, I had made a note that it was my husband's birthday and it was not even mentioned or considered once. Worst of all, the food was not good at all, so there was no redeeming quality of this restaurant.

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my wife here for Mother’s Day and it was a fantastic experience. There is not a restaurant in Friday Harbor with a better view. And the food and cocktails were simply incredible.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mothers Day

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Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Great food. Spectacular views. Don’t mix this one when in Friday Harbor. We went back twice!

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My salad was covered in salt so much so that I couldn’t eat it.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot!

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Views and sunset were excellent. Food was just ok. Menu was somewhat limited considering we were on water and expected more seafood/fresh fish selection. Ok for a quick bite and s beer but not a traditional seafood restaurant.

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G
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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g
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Generally decent food, inconsistent service, in a pleasant rebuilt building with nice views.

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