Northwestern Washington & the San Juan Islands restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Mt Vernon

UpCountry

Settle in for an intimate sharing plate–style dining experience at this tiny restaurant, with just 11 seats surrounding the open kitchen of chef-owner Hiroki Inoue. The menu changes daily based on locally available …
Top Choice Seafood in Orcas Island

Inn at Ship Bay

Locals unanimously rate this place as the best fine-dining experience on the island. The chefs work overtime preparing everything from scratch using the freshest local ingredients. Seafood is the specialty and it's …
Top Choice American in Lummi Island

Willows Inn

The ultimate in locavore dining with most ingredients sourced from within several miles. Think: mussels, clams and salmon, locally grown herbs and vegetables, farm eggs and homemade bread. It's a special-occasion pl…
Top Choice International in Anacortes

Adrift

Warm service and high-class food will satisfy all levels of taste at the nautical-cozy Adrift, where you can tuck into everything from a delicious hearty soup to a fancy fish meal. The interesting decor features a s…
Top Choice Bakery in Orcas Island

Brown Bear Baking

No one wants to pay $7 for a pastry, but the trouble is that once you start eating the baked goods here, nothing else will do. Options include croissants aux amandes, quiche using fresh Orcas Island eggs and roast v…
Top Choice Fusion in San Juan Island

Duck Soup Inn

It ain’t cheap, but it’s really good. Situated 4 miles northwest of Friday Harbor amid woods and water, Duck Soup offers the best island fine dining using the fruits of its own herb garden to enhance menu items such…
Top Choice Modern American in La Conner

Seeds Bistro & Bar

With a freshened-up stylish interior and new owners, this long-standing farm-to-table favorite serves inventive, decadent yet semihealthy dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. (Suppliers are listed on a chal…
Top Choice Modern American in Bellingham

Pepper Sisters

This cheerful, colorful restaurant serves innovative food that is hard to categorize – let's call it New Mexican cuisine with a Northwestern twist. Try the grilled eggplant tostada, chipotle-and-pink-peppercorn ench…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Bellingham

Mallard

Bellingham's date-night central is a lurid 1950s-style ice-cream parlor with a zillion different flavors – from super-vanilla to green tea, honey-tahini to black sesame. Come here before or after a show and sample t…
Mexican in Orcas Island

Mijita's

It's difficult to go wrong in this creative, indoor-outdoor restaurant with its rustic Mexican furnishings and fairy light–illuminated garden. The Mexican chef's family recipes include delicacies such as slow-braise…