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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (47 reviews)
“farro salad” (10 reviews)
“pork chop” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were glad our whale watching guide told us about this place. Unique menu and ambiance, very enjoyable dinner. Be sure you make a reservation, they sell out quickly.

Thank SpanishRootsToo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by our hotel, we were very glad we went! The outdoor patio is charming - but make a reservation if you want to sit there. Food was excellent and the service was very good.

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service. Lack of attention by staff to customers. Food quality very disappointing. Highly overpriced for low quality food and sub par staff.

Thank deanfogel
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Quality food for a good price. This restaurant seems to deliver quality food on a consistent basis. +++

Thank jason745
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here. Adorable little restaurant in the middle of town. Nice selection of wines and great cocktails. I had a cumin scented southwest style pork chop that was fantastic. My wife had a local salmon dish over sweet corn succotash. Wonderful....More

Thank nymark2015
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Truth be told, we got lost trying to find the "Backdoor". Once we found it, we were seated in their pleasant patio and enjoyed a very leisurely meal. We shared dishes to enjoy a tasting of many things - some Asian/India-like dishes included. We really...More

Thank kaylaartt
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Came into San Juan island on Saturday around 6:30, right in time for our reservation at the Backdoor Kitchen. The settings of the outdoor seating is beautiful and very cozy. Even with how cold the air temperature was, it was still pleasant to sit outside....More

Thank SergeGTS
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We chose to sit outside in the garden area, it's really peaceful out there; I just think they could improve the place a little by replacing the tables and chairs. I had the New York steak, and my husband chose the lamb chops. I did...More

Thank luvintotravel
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The only reason they got a four over a five was the young man treated us like Baby. He sat us in a corner. With a half empty room at the time no less. When we left there were still several empty tables. Enough whining....More

Thank mwspencer
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I had the scallops and my husband had the lamb chops. I can't remember what our friends had, but know they enjoyed their meals. The coconut cream pie was delicious.

Thank Rosemary W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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