Restaurants

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 island ingredients. Seafood is the specialty and it'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…
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-lit garden. The Mexican chef's family recipes include delicacies such as slow-braised short ribs w…
Pizza in Orcas Island

Hogstone's Wood Oven

Ridiculously good wood-fired pizzas using farm-to-table, locally sourced ingredients. The menu changes weekly so you never know what you're going to get. Chef Jay Blackinton regularly receives kudos from the James B…
International in Orcas Island

Doe Bay Café

Religiously sustainable, Doe Bay has its own organic garden, a tight network of trusted farm suppliers and a damned good chef. Few things on the planet are better than the pizza topped with locally 'foraged' mushroo…
Cafe in Orcas Island

Rose's Bakery & Cafe

Go where the locals go for fresh baked goods and French-influenced dishes like baked eggs with Gruyère, pain perdu (French toast) or a thick slab of homemade whole-wheat bread with Gouda and sliced apples. There's p…
Fusion in Orcas Island

Kitchen

Given that the food here is only vaguely Asian and service slow, this cafe's tagline of 'Fast Asian' deserves a giggle. The food, however – from pulled pork wraps to Asian-influenced salads with tempeh or tofu – is …
Cafe in Orcas Island

Cafe Olga

Relocated to Eastsound after a fire in Olga in 2013, the Olga Cafe is still the definitive Orcas Island experience. Living up to the hype, the scones, cinnamon buns and pies here are stupendous – perfect if you've j…
Modern American in Orcas Island

New Leaf Cafe

Two words: crab cakes. Throw in some Dijonnaise sauce and pecans and you might want to think about canceling your ferry till next week. Complement those crab cakes with smoked-bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin and you'l…
Cafe in Orcas Island

Enzo's Italian Caffé

More popular with tourists than with locals, Enzo's is, however, a great stop for a good cup o' joe or scoop of gelati. If you're just off the ferry, you can remind yourself that you're not too far from 'civilizatio…