There are over two-dozen eateries within three blocks of Bird Rock Hotel. Many of them emphasize fresh, San Juan Island grown produce, meats and seafood. Some are recognized as among the finest dining experiences in the Pacific Northwest. Whatever you crave, you’ll find plenty of satisfaction in Friday Harbor within easy walking distance of Bird Rock Hotel. Here is a far-from-exhaustive list of our personal favorites:

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Check out our complimentary Beach Cruiser bikes and head to breakfast on the waterfront. Or grab something to-go and start your day on Jackson's Beach, a mile away.

Rocky Bay Cafe: American breakfast, fast service, generous portions;

Tina's Place: Authentic Mexican and American Breakfast & Lunch;

The Riptide Cafe: Espresso, smoothies and light snacks on the waterfront.


Breakfast in Friday Harbor, Washington
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Don't forget to pack a lunch when you plan your whale watching tour, your beach hike and visits to the National Historical Parks.   

The Market Chef: local, seasonal deli

Spring Street Deli: hot & cold sandwiches & wraps, made to order

Lime Kiln Cafe: located in the Roche Harbor Resort on the north end of the isle


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Summer reservations are a must, especially on San Juan Island weekends. We can help with that.

Duck Soup: Fresh Northwest cuisine in the forest by a lake. 360.378.4878

Coho Restaurant: Island grown Pacific Northwest Cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. 360.378.6330

Vinny’s Ristorante: Upscale Italian and traditional Northwest. 360.378.1934


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Coffee and Cocktails

These our our favorite coffee shops within easy walking distance of Bird Rock!

  • The Crow's Nest
  • Riptide Café

These are our favorite Cocktail places both in Friday Harbor and out of town. 


8 Ways to Taste San Juan Island

If you're looking for a fun and easy way to satisfy your craving to taste genuine San Juan Island fare made with local island ingredients or are looking for goodies to bring the taste of the island home with you, here are several island tastes not to miss.

Best Breakfast in Friday Harbor

Counting every cute coffee shop, bistro, restaurant, wine bar and public house, Friday Harbor sports over 30 eateries in walking distance to our adorable Bird Rock Hotel. Where to start? Let’s start with breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Late Night Places to Eat in Friday Harbor

Residents of other islands in the San Juan Islands archipelago call Friday Harbor lovingly and with a little wink, “sin city”. You might think: nights lit like daylight while people dance half naked in the street and exclamations of the “what happens here stays here” kind. Rest assured, it simply refers to the fact that we have more than one bar.

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