Make sure to sample some of the excellent local fare before getting on board for your whale cruise. Here are some of our favorites.

Coho Restaurant

Coho Restaurant

120 Nichols Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

Coho Restaurant, in Friday Harbor Washington, serves Island grown Pacific cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Coho’s Chef creates exciting menus developed around the seasonality of fresh ingredients from the surrounding Islands. Each night, this “Best of the San Juans” restaurant menu showcases simple and artful fare that allows the flavors of the individual ingredients to resonate on the palate. 

Coho is set in a historic Craftsman House – three blocks from the ferry landing in walkable downtown Friday Harbor. Coho’s intimate setting provides the perfect atmosphere for a fine dining special celebration or a relaxed night out with friends. Consider making a night of it at one of our nearby Inns.

Lime Kiln Cafe exterior

Lime Kiln Cafe

248 Reuben Memorial Dr
Roche Harbor, WA 98250
United States

Famous for the doughnuts we make in-house each morning, you'll find our take on the traditional American café offers a wide variety of classic entrées and sides.  The Lime Kiln Café serves breakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon, making it a perfect place for families to dine out anytime of the day with a more casual, counter-style service.

Pizza from Bakery San Juan

Bakery San Juan

775 Mullis
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

Bakery offering daily prepared bread, cookies, and pizza.  Picnic benchs outside for seating.  Stop by for lunch or grab a baguette to go!
 

Cheese counter at San Juan Island Cheese

San Juan Island Cheese

155 Nichols St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

Cheese and wine bistro serving delicous small plates and lunch, cut to order local cheese, cheese boards and local PNW wine and beer.

McMillin's dining room exterior

McMillin's Dining Room

248 Reuben Memorial Dr
Roche Harbor, WA 98250
United States

An Island-Certified-Local restaurant with fresh products from local waters and fields, this classic dining option is a wonderful place to celebrate the best of Roche Harbor.  If you can't decide from our sizable seasonal menu, you might settle on our house specialty, a 40-day aged prime rib. The Wine Spectator award-winning wine list is abundant in NW selections to give you the taste of place we're so fortunate to live in. 

Downriggers Restaurant

Downriggers Restaurant

10 Front St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

Reopening Summer 2016!: Downriggers restaurant offers the best of Pacific Northwest dining. Enjoy the seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Relax on the outdoor patio, enjoy a bottle of wine and watch the ferry pull in. Overlooking the Harbor and the Ferry Landing. Located next to the ferry landing in the picturesque, seaside town of Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island. Dowriggers offers fresh seafood, steak, poultry and pasta, local Northwest fare, full bar service.

The Bluff Restaurant in Friday Harbor

The Bluff Restaurant

130 West Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House is a comfortable, welcoming destination for locals and visitors alike. Islanders can wind down at the end of the day with a group of friends while hotel guests can enjoy a multi-course San Juan Island dining experience. All will enjoy taking in the panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and marina.

Herb's Tavern street view

Herb's Tavern

80 1st st
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

Visit the oldest tavern in town!  This tavern has great food, TVs to watch the game, and pool tables.  Enjoy live music on most weekends and karaoke on Wednesday nights.
 

Hayley's logo

Haley's Sports Bar and Grill

175 Spring St.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

Easy and yummy food perfect for families and those looking to watch the big game.  Food ranges from burgers and pizza to tacos and chicken pot pie.  There are two TVs in the main dining area and several large flat screen TVs in the bar.  Enjoy a game of shuffle board in the bar!

Duck Soup Inn exterior

Duck Soup Inn

50 Duck Soup Lane
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

Duck Soup Inn is a rustic island restaurant serving Northwest cuisine.  From local farm produce, meat and seafood, foraged edibles from land and sea, and local goods made from island crafts people, the abundance and beauty of the San Juan’s is on full display.  Offers adventures in island dining through nourishing, lovingly prepared meals, delightful wines, and creative cocktails served in a cozy cabin in the woods.