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Backdoor Kitchen & Catering

400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
+1 360-378-9540
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (52 reviews)
“farro salad” (12 reviews)
“pork chop” (18 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this place and we stopped by during the day to make a reservation. It looked like a local hangout and the tables outside were a little tired looking. Our expectations were not high. But dinner was delicious with friendly staff. Our first...More

Thank kb4003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the food here. Fresh and innovative. Consistently good. Changing menu to keep it fresh and interesting.

Thank IslandRealtoraFoodie
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We got off the ferry and dashed to the Backdoor Kitchen for their once a week noodle bowl offering. (only on Monday 11:30-2:30) There are several varieties, but they were already sold out of two of them when we arrived so get there early. Indoor...More

2  Thank cam4234
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This restaurant is a little hard to find but worth the effort, it is in the back of a nursery behind the overflow parking for the ferry. Recommend reservations and request outdoor table in summer. Food is very good but not inexpensive

1  Thank crodgers34
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome! Personally I just love the outside seating area. The patio is dog friendly and that makes me happy right from the get go. Service is spot on with a very attentive but not annoying manner. The food is amazing!!!!!! I had...More

1  Thank Stepmonstersusan
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

What a warm and welcoming place; we felt right at home! The food was outstanding. My husband had the bay scallops and they were superb! I had the vegetable thaly plate, exactly what I wanted. Perfectly rounded flavor combinations. We both had the farro salad,...More

Thank Cardine09
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The halibut and rack of lamb were cooked to perfection. Service was very good as well. Highly recommend it.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We returned to Friday Harbor this year and returned to the Backdoor Kitchen for dinner. It was even better this year. Last time there was a large group that affected our experience. My wife and I shared a Ceasar salad and a delightful rose. My...More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This place is a bit off the beaten path, but the fantastic new brewery is just across the parking lo. The entrance is through a garden that has tables tucked into little patios. The main dining area inside is artsy, and the bar is cozy....More

1  Thank LPCross
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Booked for our anniversary dinner. There are two parking lots so depending on where you park, you'll enter either through the front or the back. We shared the pork meatballs with sticky rice and ordered the Thali platter and the lingcod. Also had a bottle...More

Thank Andrew C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-9540
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