Downriggers

4.5
217 reviews
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MR
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The food was just terrible. But our server was absolutely lovely and we thought the location was great

CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kay was awesome! She provided best service for myself and 2 granddaughters. Perfect day on the deck overlooking Friday Harbor!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

We were very excited to visit this place but pretty disappointed overall. We each had two drinks and two lunch entrees and our total was over $120....! Service was VERY slow although there seemed to be plenty of employees running around. There were a lot of tables packed into a small space making it hard for people with strollers or walkers....fish and chips was mediocre at best...mostly over fried batter and the crab blt had zero flavor. Server was slow...all around. Bar was also slow getting drinks out. Unfortunate.

TM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time! Love the staff and view. The halibut was perfect.

BA
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

So this is an interesting restaurant because it’s in a great spot and the food should be exceptional. Maybe it usually is, but it wasn’t for us. I had to send something back that was just inedible. The other items were just average. Not really even average and not worth the price. The drinks and views were fantastic.

CP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous setting. Felt lucky to get a window table, probably because we reserved ahead. Service was excellent and the waitress and chef did their best to accommodate our strictly vegetarian friends, adjusting dishes to suit them. Very much appreciated. Salads did not seem as good as the burgers and appetizers, which were wonderful. Downriggers is now our go-to place to take out of state friends for a lovely experience on the water.

BC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meals and the staff, Bill, was very helpful and accommodating.

MK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING. I had the ribeye steak, my mom had the Mad Hatcher chicken and my sister had the fresh seafood pasta special. All of our main dishes were fantastic! We also had the bread, clam chowder and the pecan salad to start and all of those were delicious as well. We sat outside and it was a beautiful view. It was pretty busy so our waitress wasn’t around as much as we would have liked but the support staff was on top of refilling the water and taking plates as we were finished so that made up for it. All in all it was a great experience with delicious food. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back again.

t
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a family dinner here. Food is fairly typical and seemed fresh. It isn't outstanding, this isn't a culinary experience. What you get is a great setting and view with reasonable food. Prices are about what you'd expect. I'd recommend this to people visiting Friday Harbor due to the location and consistancy.

AS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails and food absolutely delicious. Nice setting on the marina. Friendly service and nice ambiance.

SS
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great visit... 2nd time..

P
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great view and the food is decent. I only have two complaints. The first being soggy tortillas with my fish tacos. Liquid was pouring out of my fish tacos when I ate them. The second was an issue with timing of food. It took a very long time for the waitress to take our orders for food and drinks, then our drinks came out ten minute apart. Then all our salads, appetizers and entrees came out within 5 minutes of each other

LO
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Out of seafood at a seafood restaurant. Very disapointing

LD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We've been here a few times - and the food and service are always great. We sat in the bar this time and I was surprised that at a peak hour (dinner time on a Saturday) the bar was filled with mostly employees that were off work and just came in to eat. It's a great sign when even the employees want to eat there, however, I felt like we were sitting in on a staff meeting - lot's of cross-talk with the bartender and servers stopping in to chat. They were passing dishes back and forth to share, commenting on what happened during the previous shift, and I had to compete for our server's attention. It was very distracting and took away from the ambiance of the bar/restaurant. We'll definitely go back but may opt to sit in the dining room.

DS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
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!

VV
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
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!

CL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch after a whale watching trip. Nice staff and yummy food!

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and recommendations. Delicious food and an unbeatable view

AJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful sunny afternoon on the deck overlooking the water. Highly recommend the Island Time drink. All food was wonderful. The kids salmon is enough food for an adult! Great option in Friday Harbor.

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.

B
Seattle
11 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!!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

Great food and service

R
Portland
465 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.

R
Portland
465 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.

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.

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.

T
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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

OT
New Mexico
18 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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