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Rumor Mill

175 N 1st St, 300 wildflower lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5555
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
175 N 1st St, 300 wildflower lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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11 - 20 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We came here on a Sunday evening for Happy Hour. They have a wide selection of items on their menu. Local music started at 5:30 and we enjoyed the couple that night that provided the music. We loved their pork tacos!

Thank love2dine50
orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank-you, we are glad you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

As a local here on Friday Harbor I must say that there aren't many options where you can enjoy live entertainment most nights of the week while enjoying a delicious meal and being waited on by friendly staff. The Rumor Mill provides all of that...More

Thank 47rinat
orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank-you!

Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you're going to Friday Harbor do not miss this! Their daily specials are some of the best you will find- everything is prepared locally with sourced ingredients. Vegan/ vegetarian options are available, too many local beers on tap to list and the owners are...More

Thank BSINVESTIGATOR
orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank-you so much! Kind words are appreciated.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went to this restaurant because they advertised vegan options, unfortunately the only vegan option on their menu was a mushy veggie burger on a soggy bun😞 My husband did not care for his meal much either. Drinks were overpriced as well. Live music was...More

Thank anderhla73
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

We were very dismayed by this review and its content. It is not true that our only vegan option was the vegan burger. When you showed displeasure to the waiter over your choice he tried to show you the menu so you could pick one...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Located right on First Street, the Rumor Mill is where the locals go to eat, socialize and hear great music. A very diverse menu with an option for everyone in a comfortable setting. Excellent beer and wine lists and always something cool happening here. Friendly...More

Thank Chuck D
orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank-you!

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went there for live music, drinks, and food. Was impressed with the drinks and the setting but was super disappointed with the food we ordered. We ordered the deviled egg which were ok but the beats were straight from a can. Then we ordered...More

Thank Marc S
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

We are very sorry to hear that you had a less than perfect experience. I have spoken to your server and she apologizes for any misunderstanding on her part. She was under the impression that you were happy with everything when she cleared your empty...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

We found this place by accident while doing laundry at a nearby laundromat. We heard the live music and went in for a drink. Sat at the bar. Had the deviled eggs and some tiny clams in broth. The deviled eggs were good and came...More

Thank msquareArizona
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thanks for visiting us! I am glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 14 October 2016

They have a good music venue but we went for an early dinner. They were super busy but despite that, the staff was friendly and efficient. They have good menu choices and the chef puts a nice flair on different dishes. It is priced like...More

1  Thank DynamicDeebytheSea
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The live band was loud, but very good. The food, well....My husband had lasagna, which he said was good, came with salad and garlic bread. Our adult son had salmon, which he said was OK. I chose pork schnitzel from the Specials. The grilled vegetables...More

1  Thank logcabinlady52
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

I apologize that your experience with us was less than perfect. I know it is very frustrating when there is an error which results in all the food not being served in perfect timing. I am not sure of what happened, the schnitzel dinner is...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

These seems like the kind of place that locals love. The restaurant staff were setting up for a trivia night when we arrived. We saw notices for live music. It seems fun for events. We were very hungry when we visited. The food came out...More

1  Thank therealjenn
Peggy C, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

I am sorry you had less than a perfect experience, I apologize for our grumpy waiter. Thank-you for recognizing our sense of community and yes, we have been providing a place for locals to gather now for 7 years, trivia we have been doing on...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 N 1st St, 300 wildflower lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-5555
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Description
Full service, family friendly restaurant with a lounge and a dance floor. We prepare all our food from scratch, nothing comes in prepared except for ketchup! We have vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. Check our facebook page for live music updates and specials.
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