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
Offers a seasonal menu, locally sourced ingredients, specialty dishes with an Asian influence. Outdoor seating available. (Dinner)

Blue Water Bar & Grill
7 Spring Street
Offers a variety of delicious sweet and savory baked goods with views of the harbor. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

65 Nichols Street
A breakfast and lunch restaurant; as well as, a take-out espresso deli.  Offers indoor and outdoor seating. (Breakfast and Lunch)

Downriggers Restaurant
10 Front Street
A landmark in downtown with views right on the water.  Serves Pacific NW fare food and drinks for lunch and dinner. Indoor and outdoor seating and views of the harbor. (Lunch and Dinner)

Duck Soup Inn
50 Duck Soup Lane
Located four miles outside of Friday Harbor,  the Inn offers fine dining in a lovely setting in the woods overlooking scenic ponds. (Dinner)

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

Friday’s Crabhouse
65 Front Street North
Views of the harbor with both indoor and outdoor seating. Offers a wide selection of seafood dishes. Open seasonally. (Lunch and Dinner)

Hungry Clam
205 A Street
1950’s style diner known for their fish and chips. Indoor and outdoor seating with view of the harbor and ferry line. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Limekiln Café
248 Reuben Memorial Drive
Roche Harbor, WA
Located at the end of the pier in Roche Harbor. (Breakfast and Lunch)

Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant
680 Spring Street
Located inside the Best Western Hotel just a few blocks up from the ferry terminal. Outdoor seating is available. (Dinner)

Mike’s Café and Wine Bar
135 Second Street South
A street side cafe/wine bar in downtown Friday Harbor serving local Northwest wines and beers with vegan tapas, style foods and appetizers. Outdoor seating available.  (Lunch and Dinner)

Mitchell Bay Coffee
1997 Mitchell Bay Road
Snug Harbor Resort
Serves a full range of coffee and teas as well as local pastries, oatmeal, waffles and more for breakfast.  Views of Mitchell Bay.  (Breakfast)

Pier 1 Fish + Brew
1 Spring Street
Great outside location next to the ferry terminal to enjoy some fish and chips and a cold drink. (Lunch and Dinner)

The Restaurant at Friday Harbor House
130 West Street
Beautiful view of the harbor with seating inside and out.  Fine dining emphasizing fresh local island cuisine and seasonal specialties. (Brunch and Dinner)

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

San Juan Island Cheese
155 Nichols St
A cheese and wine bistro.  Offers a deli lunch and dessert menu.  Outdoor seating is available. (Lunch)

Tina’s Tacos
485 Ellsworth Street
Wonderful authentic Mexican food with daily specials. Outdoor seating available. (Lunch and Dinner)

Tops’l Seafood Bar
1B Front Street N.
Fresh seafood and Sushi bar located above the Cask & Schooner. Has some nice views of the harbor. (Dinner)

Salty Fox Coffee
85 Front Street
Right by the ferry landing this coffee shop offers multiple quick breakfast options, baked goods, and "grab & go" food.  Coffee can be ordered 15 minutes in advance on-line. Views of the harbor and outdoor seating.  (Breakfast and Lunch)