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Duck Soup

50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
+1 360-378-4878
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous drinks. Wonderful appetizers. Every dinner choice a winner. Attentive and informed service. I can't wait to return.

Thank mw98144
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The location of Duck Soup Inn is nestled in the woods with a delightful pond in front. The restaurant is rustic and inviting. They have new owners and everyone was very friendly and accommodating. The bartender (the night we were there) was from San Juan...More

Thank VicksVaporRub
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting San Juan Island for a few days, were hoping to find good restaurant, our lodging recommended Duck Soup Inn. We were impressed with the quality of food, locally sourced, and with the wonderful service. The confit duck and seafood entree both wonderful. The wine...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The food prepared at the Duck Soup Inn is exceptional. There are many fresh offerings and everything is prepared quite well. Their pricing is high for the regular restaurateur, but the flavor is exceptional.

Thank Paulsue222
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Duck Soup Inn of Gretchen fame is no more. Yes, the owners have tried to improve with a makeover - and yes the cat seems to be gone - but it is a swing and a miss. The food was at best OK, but...More

2  Thank BillG183
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A wonderful display of local flavor, local food producers and locally sourced ingredients. A must try when you're on San Juan Island.

1  Thank phobacious
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Has new remodel new menu and wonderful new food. Had fish stew it was delicious and salads too quaint on little mid island great get out of town dinner worth the 15 minute drive.

1  Thank dangg228
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visit San Juan Island two or three times per year. We had a mediocre experience at Duck Soup Inn maybe five years ago, despite good online reviews, and chose not to go back thereafter. But this year a friend who lives on the Island...More

1  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Yes it was a busy night, but there is no excuse for ignoring us for 20 minutes before they acknowledged our presence. We did not get seated till 8:40 with an 8 o'clock reservation. If that wasn't bad enough, they were out of there famous...More

2  Thank threebarrets
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious food in a charming setting and every single staff member we interacted with was lovely. Between us we had the pork shoulder, the duck confit, the pasta, salads and soup...and a few original cocktails. Everything was delicious. Apparently there is a new chef (though...More

Thank 0Jackie0
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Teri K
10 August 2017|
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Response from Paulsue222 | Reviewed this property |
There is a smaller front room and a rear room that sits about 25 people or so. They are very busy so I would just give them a call. The food is excellent but you will need to set it up soon as they are a high demand local... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Duck Soup Ln, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-6929
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-4878
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Duck Soup Inn is a rustic island restaurant serving Pacific Northwest cuisine. We hope to offer you a sense of place by showcasing the bounty of the islands we are blessed to call home. From local farm produce, meat and seafood, foraged edibles from land and sea, and local goods made from island crafts people, the abundance and beauty of the San Juan's is on full display. We offer you adventures in island dining through fresh, seasonal, inspired cuisine, delightful wines, and creative cocktails served in a cozy cabin in the woods. The restaurant has received enthusiastic attention from various publications including Bon Appétit, Pacific Northwest Magazine, Seattle Met, Seattle Times, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, and Fodor's.
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