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Friday Harbor House

41 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View (45)
  • Fit for Foodies (33)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (30)

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Friday Harbor House is a comfortable, welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike. Islanders can wind down at the end of the day with a group of friends while hotel guests can enjoy a multi-course island dining experience. All will enjoy taking in the panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and marina.

Chef Jason Aldous highlights the freshest fare from local waters and farms for a menu of authentic island cuisine and seasonal specialties. The Friday Harbor House also features a wine, beer and cocktail list emphasizing value and variety with great wine by-the-glass options, and hand-selected flights.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Northwest
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Hours of operation
5pm - 9pm Thurs-Tues

Happy Hour
4pm - 5:30pm Thurs - Tues

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Phone number
(360) 378-8466
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Aldous
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Cross street
First street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2016

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and had a great time! Everything from the cocktails to the dessert was delicious! We started with oysters, then had the steak and sablefish, both cooked perfectly, and ended our meal with the unique and comforting madrona roll. Service was attentive and the chef even came out to talk with all the diners. This was our first time at Friday Harbor and we're so glad we chose to dine here :)

TimK (Portland)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2016

This was the first time we have visited since the remodel last summer. The food was excellent and creative. Certainly one of the best places to eat on San Juan Island.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2016

The food was amazing! Great service. Super modern atmosphere.

MrsS (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Beautiful view of the marina whether for a date night or just to relax with a drink. Food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Small and cozy inside with some seasonal outdoor seating.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on September 26, 2016

The menu we received had little relation to their website and was extremely limited. For an 'upscale' price in a harbor town, the only fish option was a so-so salmon! We are locals and can think of several places we'd rather go. We won't be back.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

Terrible vegetarian option. Beware. I had a very upset stomach after eating here. Go to Mikes!!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

The food was fabulous! I specifically came for the lamb which was not on the menu. The owner had lamb cooked for me and it was very flavorful. Loved the ambiance.

vipVkml (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

We had a reservation at the Friday Harbor House and arrived early to have a drink and listen to the Friday night concert taking place just below the outdoor informal dining area. We were warmly welcomed and when a table cleared outside, we were seated. It was a lovely evening and the staff was great. We had a drink, listened to the music from the harbor side park, and took in the beautiful view. The manager said he would get us in as soon as a table cleared. 45 minutes past, and the time of our reservation was approaching. The waiter and manager both said that, although things were slow, it shouldn't be long. The time of our reservation came and went. Now the sun had set and it was getting cold outside. Another 30 minutes passed and still no table. We asked repeatedly why we had no table, but all they could say was that they did not know when a table would open up. It was now an hour past our reservation time and there were no tables close to finishing. The manager offered us a drink on the house but we were freezing and starving. So we left. What a disappointment! It's just not acceptable to keep promising a table "very soon" and then still not have one an hour after the time of our reservation. I have no idea how the food was. I suspect it was very good. But we will never know.

vipJacquesOfHearts (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 30, 2016

Very good food, excellent service. Started at an outside table, but they allowed us to move inside once the sun went down and it cooled off.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Pretty dining room with a view and outdoor seating. The duck fat fries were great and the salads were wonderful. Both orders of fried chicken had a piece of undercooked thigh. The ribeye had a good flavor and was nicely cooked. The vegetables served with the main courses were very fresh and tasty. The desserts were unusual and fun.

vipGarysanjose (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

Bad service, tiny portions, incredibly slow bringing out entrees. Preset bad overall. After an hour we looked around and no one had any food. It seemed like the waiter forgot about all of us. I ordered the lamb and it was the smallest portion I had ever seen. It should have been an appetizer. Olive and Marcona almonds dish were actually blue diamond. Go somewhere else.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2016

Best service we had in the Islands and the food was great too. Make a reservation and get there a little early to snag a table outside overlooking the harbor. We ate dinner next to Bill and Melinda Gates.

vipMacduff (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Our 2nd time and it was very good.
The Papadelle starter was excellent and the Hamburger is really good.

vipginat (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2016

Food is outstanding, we came here 2 days in a row during a 2 day trip! View exceptional, caught some great live music from nearby too. Katherine was an extremely attentive server and the bartender is super creative with his cocktails. A five star experience!!

KDsands (Austin)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

Great dinner evening out. Delicious food, great service, fantastic harbor views.