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…
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 its own herb garden to enhance menu items such as oysters, s…
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…
Deli in San Juan Island

Market Chef

Super popular and famous for its delicious sandwiches, including its signature curried-egg salad with roasted peanuts and chutney, or roast beef and rocket. Salads are also available; local ingredients are used. If …
Cafe in San Juan Island

Lime Kiln Cafe

Perched on the end of the Roche Harbor marina wharf, this simple but pleasurable establishment serves up mouthwatering American breakfasts that feature organic eggs in a hearty San Juan scramble with avocado and sou…
Seafood in Lopez Island

Bay Cafe

Lopez' one and only attempt at fine dining offers romantic sunset views right on the water, with classic fish dishes, including chowder and crab cakes. You could also go bolder with specialties like truffled mac 'n'…
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…
Fusion in San Juan Island

Backdoor Kitchen

One of San Juan Island's finest restaurants, Backdoor Kitchen uses fresh local ingredients to serve up creative multi-ethnic dishes such as Spanish-style pork with wild-prawn stew and East Indian spiced lentils with…