Outdoor & Harbor View Dining

The Best Views of the West

No time on the island is 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, it boasts panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and Friday Harbor Marina, away from the hustle and bustle of it all. Serving lunch and dinner daily with happy hour from 2-4 pm, as well as seasonal events and specials, there’s never a bad time to stop in and stay awhile.

On the menu, guests will find high quality, organic and sustainable fare sourced from local farms and waters for an authentic San Juan Island dining experience. To accompany your meal, or as a refreshing standalone, this restaurant offers a fantastic variety of beer, cocktails and wines-by-the-glass. Comfortable outdoor seating is available during the warmer summer months and the modern, sleek interior with floor to ceiling windows allows for great views without the harsh elements all year around.


All Listings

Backdoor Kitchen & Catering
400 A Street, Friday Harbor, WA
360-378-9540
Offers a seasonal menu, locally sourced ingredients, specialty dishes with an Asian influence. Outdoor seating available, but no view of the harbor.

Blue Water Bar & Grill
7 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA
360-378-2245
Offers a variety of delicious sweet and savory baked goods.

Downriggers
10 Front Street, Friday Harbor, WA
360-378-2700
A long time island favorite is back. Offering fantastic views of the harbor and great food.  Don't miss the chicken gorgonzola salad.

Duck Soup Inn
50 Duck Soup Lane, Friday Harbor, WA
360-378-4878
Located four miles outside of Friday Harbor,  the Inn offers fine dining in a lovely setting in the woods overlooking scenic ponds.

Ernie’s Cafe
744 Airport Circle Dr, Friday Harbor, WA
360-378-6605
Located next to the Friday Harbor airport runway, Ernie’s is a fun place to go for good food and a great views of airport traffic. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday.

Friday’s Crabhouse
65 Front Street North, Friday Harbor, WA
360-378-8801
Views of the harbor with both indoor and outdoor seating. Offers a wide selection of seafood dishes. Open seasonally.

Hungry Clam
205 A Street, Friday Harbor, WA
360-378-3474
1950’s style diner known for their fish and chips. Indoor and outdoor seating with view of the harbor and ferry line.

Limekiln Café
248 Reuben Memorial Drive, Roche Harbor, WA
360-378-2155
Located at the end of the pier in Roche Harbor.

Market Chef
225 A Street, Friday Harbor, WA
360-378-4546
Outdoor seating with views of the harbor. Little cafe/deli featuring sandwiches, soups, salads, and deli items. Ingredients from local farms/vegetarian options.

The Restaurant at Friday Harbor House
130 West Street, Friday Harbor, WA
360-378-8455
Beautiful view of the harbor and fine dining emphasizing fresh local island cuisine and seasonal specialties.

Roche Harbor Restaurants
McMillin Dining Room
The Madrona Bar and Grill
4950 Tarte Memorial Dr, Roche Harbor, WA
360-378-5757
Menus emphasize specialties from  local waters and fields. Views overlooking Roche Harbor Marina. Fine dining.

Tia’s Tacos
485 Ellsworth Street, Friday Harbor, WA
378-TACO(8226)
Wonderful authentic Mexican food with daily specials.

Tops’l Seafood Bar
1B Front Street N., Friday Harbor, WA
360-370-7191
Fresh seafood and Sushi bar located above the Cask & Schooner. Has some nice views of the harbor.