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Blue Water Bar & Grill

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7 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
+1 360-378-2245
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner there. The waitress was friendly and the food was not bad at all. It's a bar and therefore, it is very casual. It has also some seats outside on the patio.

Thank 2013Anonymous
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Varied menu, nice water/harbor view. Not enough wait staff when busy. Was served relatively quickly but waiting for check was long. Not relatively busy either at the time.

Thank opie1Poulsbo
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute place with great service! The captains platter did not disappoint! It was enough for us to share. The margarita was yummy

Thank Jennifer B
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231 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our first choice was closed and this was close to the ferry with a good view. Service was fine but the place is very tired and the food preparation borders on the greasy spoon experience. My omelet was so-so and the potatoes did not even rate that high a rating. It seems to be a better place for drinks than... More 

Thank Noel J
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were killing a few minutes between activities, so we stopped in for a drink. Had a nice ambiance, a freezer strip for keeping drinks cold.

Thank patrick b
Bellingham, Washington
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The first two places we tried, which had been recommended to us, were closed -- Note: Wednesday seems to be the day that restaurants in Friday Harbor take some time off -- so we more or less wandered in to the Blue Water Bar & Grill. I had a Caesar salad with allegedly grilled chicken that to have been pre-cooked... More 

Thank Barbara946
Sacramento, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had an hour or so to kill before the ferry arrived and decided to grab a bit to eat. the waitress was great (wish I could remember her name) she very informative regarding the menu and about the island, very enjoyable. Food and drinks hit the spot. Wife and I are planning to visit the island again in the spring... More 

Thank livetoride07
Portland Oregan
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great food! Stellar service! The salad was fresh and the chicken grilled perfectly. Portion sizes are more than adequate

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The waiter was slow. Hardly came to table to ask if we needed anything. Had to ask another waitress for our check. The food was good though.

Thank Ronalee B
Portland, Oregon
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Over the course of a week, this became our "go to" place. For the most part, food was above par for the selection in town. Dinner was the best choice. Breakfast omelettes were a bit on the oily side, but still good. Service was fantastic.

Thank 2OldSalts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7199
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-2245

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?