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The 6 Best Restaurants in Friday Harbor

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The San Juan Islands are an exquisite dining destination, and you’ll find some of the best restaurants in Friday Harbor are just steps from our cozy bed and breakfast. Culinary enthusiasts flock to this area of the northwest to indulge in the bounty of our local farms, fresh seafood, and creative preparations. You’ll find every dining style here, from white tablecloths and prix fixe menus to casual fish counters and eateries. Part of the beauty of a getaway to the San Juan Islands is how tiny and tight-knit our community is, which shows in the welcoming service you’ll receive and the small-town charm at the local restaurants in Friday Harbor. 

As a guest at our San Juan Island Inn Collection, you’ll want to try our farm-to-fork establishment Coho Restaurant, located one block from our complex. We take pride in every meal we prepare for our guests, from the hot gourmet breakfast delivered right to your door to the evening feasts in the dining room at Coho. If we can make it from scratch, we’ll do just that! You’ll also find our curated and award-winning wine list a treat to leaf through, and we’ll help you find the perfect bottle to pair with your meal. 

Start planning your next unforgettable getaway to San Juan Island today! 

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Check Out These Restaurants In Friday Harbor

During your stay, you’ll experience some of the most flavorful and fresh meals at these restaurants in Friday Harbor. Luckily, all of these establishments are within walking distance from our Inn. If you’d like help with reservations, ask our friendly Innkeepers. 

  • Downriggers: Perched on the water’s edge, you’ll watch the San Juan Island Ferry as it glides into the dock from the windows (or seasonal patio) at this stalwart eatery. You’ll find Pacific Northwest cuisine prepared with care, don’t miss the fresh seafood dishes and creative cocktails. This space is family-friendly but also serves as a lovely place for a romantic dinner for two. 
  • San Juan Island Brewing: Pair your beer flights with pub pretzels and wood-stone pizzas at this local brewery just a few minutes walk from our Friday Harbor Bed and Breakfast. The airy indoor space is laid back, and the outdoor patio has prime seating as the weather warms in spring. 
  • Vinny’s Ristorante: For fresh seafood, steak dinners, and Italian classics, head to this locally-owned Friday Harbor stop. They support island farms and goods, including Wescott Bay Shellfish, Mama Bird Farm, and Jones Family Farm. 
  • Madrone Cellars: While you may not find a full dinner menu at this local winery, it’s a great first stop on an evening out in Friday Harbor. Try a wine flight and one of their boards with local meats and cheeses.
  • Hermosa: If you’re craving a margarita and authentic Mexican fare, this is one of the most cheerful restaurants in Friday Harbor for a tasty meal.
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Elegant Dining at Coho Restaurant

Just a short one-block from our San Juan Island Bed and Breakfast, you’ll find one of the best restaurants in Friday Harbor to savor a slow food dinner: Coho Restaurant. It’s the perfect end after an exciting day exploring the Island. Located on the ground floor of a historic Craftsman-style house provides an intimate experience and the ideal atmosphere for date nights, celebrations, anniversaries, or dinners with friends.

We love to showcase simple, beautifully presented plates at Coho Restaurant—we often overhear guests say, “it’s too pretty to eat!” one of the highest compliments. We support the San Juan Islands’ local farm community by participating in the Island’s Certified Local Program. Coho Restaurant’s award-winning wine cellar features selections from the great producers of Washington, Oregon, and California, along with a fine selection of international wines, all paired to complement the food.

While San Juan Island is home to many fantastic restaurants in Friday Harbor, we hope to host you at Coho at least once during your stay. When making your lodging reservation at the Tucker House Inn & Harrison House Suites, feel free to ask our innkeepers to make a dinner reservation for you at Coho Restaurant. Book your next getaway today! 

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