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Here are 5 of the Best Restaurants in Friday Harbor

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During your stay at Tucker House Inn & Harrison House Suites in Friday Harbor, Washington, your palate will be able to explore all the delectable options the area’s eateries have to offer. Coho Restaurant, featured later in this piece, is a wonderful and conveniently located option only a block from the inn. There are also many other delicious options to explore and experience as well. Here are our recommendations for the best restaurants in Friday Harbor.

Coho Restaurant

Pacific Northwest dining with a Mediterranean flair is available at the Tucker House Inn’s very own Coho Restaurant. The menus are created around the seasonality of fresh ingredients in the San Juan Islands, and special dinners are available throughout the year. Recent small plates include Grilled Octopus and Housemade Burrata, while some entree favorites were the Pacific Snapper and Grilled Meyers Ranch Beef Tenderloin served with parmesan mashed potatoes. Coho’s wine cellar is not to be overlooked, recognized with an Award of Excellence five years in a row by Wine Spectator, and you can follow up your wining and dining with a decadent housemade dessert.

Market Chef

This delicious deli is a great spot to pop in for lunch, featuring gourmet sandwiches that will satisfy the hunger you built up from exploring Friday Harbor. The deli case will impress with freshly made sandwiches and ingredients. Options include the Italian sub with prosciutto, Genoa salami, pepperjack cheese, marinated red onion, lettuce, and a cherry pepper and olive relish. Pairs perfectly with Tanja’s favorite roasted veggie bisque with rustic croutons.

Duck Soup Inn

The seasonal menu at the Duck Soup Inn boasts the freshest local ingredients around. Some starter appearances include Wild Nettle Pancakes with farmer’s cheese, spring asparagus, fennel, fresh morels, and Weathervane Scallops served with sweet pea semifreddo, preserved lemon, verjus, and crackers. Main courses include the Heirloom Grains Bowl with grains, spring vegetables, kimchi, nori, fried tofu, and soft cooked egg as well as the Jones Family Farm Pork Cutlet with pork shoulder, nettle dumplings, rhubarb salad, mustard seed, and pan sauce. Wines and cocktails can be paired with your dish in this cozy cabin-in-the-woods setting.

Vinny’s Ristorante

One of the highest-rated Italian restaurants in Friday Harbor is Vinny’s Ristorante. A Calamari Caesar Salad will start things off, followed by options that include a Basil Pesto Quinoa Cake, Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Prawns, and Slow Roasted Tomato Bruschetta. The pasta varieties are delectable, from Duck and Bacon Sausage Ragu to Vegetable Brodetto Rigatoni.

The Restaurant at Friday Harbor House

Set the scene for your island vacation with a memorable, island-inspired outdoor dining experience at The Restaurant at Friday Harbor House. Prepare for breathtaking views of the harbor paired with your meal or cozy up to the bar and watch the excellent staff prepare craft cocktails. The menu is frequently updated with seasonal specialties.

Then Rest Before Breakfast

So, whether you decide to drive downtown, head to the harbor, or stay right here at Tucker House Inn for your dinner, some delicious food awaits! Be sure to bring your food coma back to the inn in preparation for a gourmet breakfast in the morning. For more information on what to do during your stay in Friday Harbor, download our free vacation guide.

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