Credit // Shan Foisy,  Soup Standard

Credit // Shan Foisy, Soup Standard

Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We love breakfast because it’s a great way to start the day off together with friends or family, planning and anticipating the day ahead. Our top pick for morning eats: Rocky Bay Cafe.


Credit // Peter Miller,  Soup Standard

Credit // Peter Miller, Soup Standard

Whether you’ve just stepped off the ferry or you’re out ‘n about in town and your midday hunger strikes, look no further than Cask and Schooner situated just up the hill from the Friday Harbor marina (around the corner from the ferry landing).


Credit // Shan Foisy,  Soup Standard

Credit // Shan Foisy, Soup Standard

As your day of exploring and taking in the beauty of the island comes to a close, there’s no better place to relax over food and drink like Backdoor Kitchen. This hidden gem really is hidden, but that makes what’s inside that much more enticing. 


When going out for a great beer why not go local?  Enjoy a local brew with some good pub grub.  The Editor’s Pick for Best Place to Grab a beer: San Juan Island Brewing Company.


Need some caffeine to get you going in the morning or perhaps that afternoon pick-me-up? Well, you won’t find big corporate coffee shops here on San Juan Island. However, you will find small, friendly cafes with personable, down-to-earth employees. Oh, and good coffee, much of which is locally sourced or roasted.

Fine Dining

Credit //  Duck Soup Inn

Credit // Duck Soup Inn

In its 40th year, Duck Soup Inn continues to amaze and delight with its uniquely Northwest cuisine. Nearly all ingredients are sourced or foraged directly from San Juan Island and masterfully prepared in a rustic cabin set back in the woods. 

Outdoor and Harbor View

Time on the island is not complete without drinks or a meal overlooking the majestic Puget Sound and no place fits the bill better than The Restaurant at Friday Harbor House. Perched high atop an embankment, the dining room boasts panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and Friday Harbor Marina, away from the hustle and bustle of it all.