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Friday Harbor is host to several fine restaurants and cafés, including the Inn’s own restaurant, Coho, located two blocks from the Inn on Nichols Street. We offer an exquisite menu of fresh-from-the-farm Pacific Northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, along with daily specials. Using the freshest local seasonal ingredients, including some from our own organic garden, our team of chefs creates savory and artfully presented fare. The wine list is culled from the best northwest and international producers to complement the menu offerings. The restaurant’s historic setting is perfect for a relaxing evening with friends or for that special night on the Town. Coho Restaurant promises a great evening of food, fun, and friends. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Please note that some of the restaurants close during the “off season” (October – April) and all have varying days off and times of operation; we recommend calling ahead just to make sure the restaurant is open. In summer months, prime dinner times fill up quickly so advance reservations are recommended. If you have any questions, please contact the Innkeepers or our Guest Services Coordinator, who will gladly provide you with a variety of dining options. They will be happy to share their personal favorites. In addition, you will find a book of local restaurant menus in the living room of the Upper Tucker House.

Here are a few of our favorite eateries.

Asterisk * denotes reservations not required but highly recommended.

Coho Restaurant *
120 Nichols Street    
378-6330       Fresh from the Island Pacific Northwest Cuisine with Mediterranean Flair. Wine Spectator Award. Full bar   service. Dinner year round and holidays. (Feb – Dec)
The Back Door Kitchen *
400b A Street
378-9540 Pacific Northwest – Asian fusion using local produce and meats from area farms. The coconut pie is a benchmark! Full bar service. Dinner only during high   season; Noodle Bowl lunch on Mondays. (Mar – Dec)
Bakery San Juan
775 Mullis Street
378-5810 Fresh breads and baked treats; great pizza and sandwiches. (Year – Round)
Cask & Schooner
Spring & Front Street
378-2922 Classic and   updated pub fare; sushi bar on second floor. Full bar. (Year   – Round)
Duck Soup Inn*
50 Duck Soup Lane
378-4878 Comfortable   country restaurant serving fresh, sophisticated Northwest cuisine based on Pacific seafood, island produce, homegrown herbs, and quality meats and   poultry. Full bar. (May – October)
Ernie’s Café
744 Airport Circle
378-6605 Fresh Korean food; vegetarian burgers. Lunch only. No alcohol. (Year – Round)
The Green House Café & Juice Bar
180 Web Street
378-0099 Fresh soups, wraps, pastas, salads; vegetarian, vegan, and raw fare; fresh juices; vegan desserts. Dine in or take out. Show your room key for $1 off juices and smoothies. (Year – Round)
Mike’s Wine Bar and Café
135 Second Street
  Vegan tapas-style menu including savories and sweets; wines by the glass and flights; beers on tap. Open July 2013   (Year – Round)
The Market Chef
225 A Street
378-4546 Fresh soups, sandwiches, salads and daily deli selection. Dine in or take out. Good for picnic lunches. Limited beer & wine. (Year – Round)
Pablito’s Tacqueria
140 First Street
378-3317 Simple southwestern fare, limited menu; great fish tacos. Dine in or take out. Beer & wine. (Mar – Dec)
The Rumor Mill
175 First Street
378-5555    Comfort food including ribs, pizzas, and salads. Live music most nights; trivia contest on Thursdays. Full bar.  (Year – Round)
San Juan Island Cheese
155 Nichols Street 
370-5115  Cheese & meat boards, sandwiches & salads; dine in or take out; “grab-n-go” packs for picnics.  (Year – Round)
Tia’s Tacos
485 Ellsworth Ave
378-8226 Simple but tasty Central American fare; limited menu changes daily. Try a pupusa! Lunch only. No alcohol (Year – Round)

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