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Downriggers, Friday Harbor, WA

Downriggers

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642 Reviews
$30 and under
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Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon - Fri: 11:00am to Close

  • Phone number

    (360) 378-2700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    San Juan Islands

  • Cross street

    Spring St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 642 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northwest Washington

    Best Overall

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Food

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Service

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Washington

    Good for Groups

  • Northwest Washington

    Great for Lunch

  • Northwest Washington

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northwest Washington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Northwest Washington

    Romantic

  • Northwest Washington

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  1. MA

    MichelleA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Very overpriced. Yes the scenery is beautiful and our waitress was great, but again, outrageously overpriced compared to other restaurants in the area

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    A very disappointing experience. Server brought wrong order, and argued with us saying it was correct. While she offered to make it right for that one dish, we had already waited over an hour for our food, so that really wasn’t an option for the table and we accepted the order as delivered. Salmon was not a good cut and poorly prepared (in WA ?!?) , clams were good. Had to ask for water although busboys were just standing around. Only recommended for view, but keep expectations low for food and service.

  3. DN

    DarleneN

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food right by the water. Had the salmon special, it was delicious!! Service was great. Even saw an Eagle while eating dinner

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service and a beautiful view of the harbor. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  5. j

    jeanneb

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am usually disappointed by the food at restaurants with a view but not this one. The seafood cobb salad had alot of crab and shrimp. The crab artichoke dip was great and the smoked salmon plate was yummy. The mimosa flight was fun.

  6. SA

    SusanA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We ate out on the deck, so I can't speak to the "ambience" or noise inside. Nice view of the bay, though the chairs weren't terribly comfortable. The server seemed as clueless about the different ales as my husband was, so he had to just choose blind. We weren't set up with a heater, though we were in the shade, about 62 degrees, with a good breeze, but thankfully, another party left soon after our arrival and offered to move theirs over. The menu stated "broccolini"as the side, but what came was asparagus. The flat iron steak itself was excellent. The grilled onion would have been better more caramelized. The cheesecake was ok. Service was better than we had the previous night across the street. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, but other than "Oh, hey, that's great!" there was no attempt to make the meal special - something that every restaurant we've ever been to on a big anniversary has done, even if it's just to make the caramel drizzle extra fancy on the dessert. It doesn't take that much to make people feel special. Even Red Robin can do it, but, not, apparently, Downrigger.

  7. H

    Hikes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Our favorite part of the evening was enjoying their creative cocktails on the deck. Dinner was priced as expected for a nice dinner. Restaurant was busy and noisy inside.

  8. TD

    TimetoDine

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it! Space heaters were essential and provided in the cool evening air. The food was fabulous and service right on.

  9. MK

    MKSSss

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Only 4 seafood items on menu and they were out of the fish and chips. Very high prices. Service very slow. I would not go here again. The halibut that I got was delicious and as not even on the menu.

  10. MD

    MarisaD

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4

    We had a reservation and ended up getting seated about 30 minutes late then waited another 35 minutes to order. I was very disappointed. Food is good but we were unable to relax because we were worried about missing the ferry.

  11. JP

    JPEPJJP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and staff. Went for our anniversary and they took care of us. Definitely going back again.

  12. KS

    KateS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meals and accommodating staff. Nice you let us bring our cake.

  13. BM

    BeanMachine

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The food was the biggest let down. It’s a restaurant trying to be fancy and charging fancy prices…. But quality was low. Drinks were great, atmosphere pretty good, but $60 for a cold and bland steak- no thanks! Go and just get drinks and snacks. Skip the entrees.

  14. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Honestly one of the best outdoor dining experiences-ever! Stunning cocktails, perfectly prepared fresh food, and beautiful views. Well worth the trip to San Juan Island.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The oysters were good, the food was bland. My friend had the sauerkraut smoke salmon ruben sandwich which was way to sour and salty and not enough salmon and way too much sauerkraut. Wouldn’t recommend that sandwich or the clam chowder barely had any clams. The view was great tho!

  16. M

    Miranda

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was pretty tasty, a bit overpriced but we expected that for the location and season. View was great. Our waitress was kind when we saw her but she was mostly unavailable. After a particularly long wait my husband decided to just walk up to the bar and order a few fruit lemonades for our children, on the way their he sees a different waitress who tells him it’s okay to order from the bar. Once he reaches the bar and starts to order he was verbally berated by the manager for getting up from his seat and ordering himself. It was a very unpleasant experience and tainted our entire dinner. Probably won’t be coming back.

  17. K

    Kristen

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    20 year anniversary

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place- very nice with outdoor seating with a wonderful view. Really cool bar area, as well. Chowder is very tasty and recommend any of the fish sandwiches. Have loved coming here for years!

  19. DY

    DionaY

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner and patio was perfect! Get dessert! Crab and artichoke dip is a must.

  20. SH

    SuzanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food in a wonderful environment. The seafood Cobb salad was fabulous and I would highly recommend.

  21. L

    Lucky

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Made reservations 2 weeks ago. Requested window seat- celebrating wedding anniversary- that was ignored. Flies everywhere. Food menu was limited and overpriced.

  22. BR

    BrentR

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great restaurant. Excellent, well prepared food, lovely setting overlooking the ferry dock and marina, great outdoor space. What more could you want? (Okay, maybe if they had San Juan Island Brewing's beers on tap but that's a quibble.)

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good. Staff very nice. But a very long wait for the food.

  24. SJ

    SandyJ

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The Halibut special was superb! Janie’s service was exemplary, she knows when we need something and when to give us space. Greg did a great job on the Pecan whiskey cocktails. It was great to dine outside again.

  25. Y

    Yuki

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food is awesome. However, the waiting time after ordering food is comparatively long.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    jenny is the cutest and most efficient

  27. MM

    MaryM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mikie was my extremely attentive server. Food was fabulous

  28. LP

    LorienP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As a local Islander we love Downriggers, so when family was coming to town for one night only, there was no question of where to go. The special butter that goes with the fresh bread, the salads, steaks, fresh seafood and my favorite The Buddha Bowl. If we want anyone to get a taste of the San Juan's we bring them here. Enjoy!~

  29. j

    jsea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Solid food and great service in a fantastic location. A bit pricey, but that is expected given the location.

  30. DB

    DuBr

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    Service was awful. The waitress seemed annoyed from the moment we sat down. My husband complained about his drink and she disregarded him completely. The food was bland but we didn’t bother saying anything at that point. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

  31. JB

    JasB

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was the second and the last time I went to this restaurant. First of all, our waitress was very passive aggressive. Just to give you an idea, I asked her if the lemonade was fresh or concentrated. She said it would be $20 if it was fresh. Why not just answer the question as opposed to using such kind of unprofessional commentary? She never checked on us after we got the food. Next, a piece of plastic was found in our food. The lady who came to get our plates was made aware of this and she didn’t have any sense of apology. All she said was she would inform staff in the kitchen and walked away. At that point, we somehow understood that for some reason, we were not welcome there or their service was generally horrendous. We decided to pay our bill and leave without reporting it to the manager as we had not had any positive vibe since our arrival at the restaurant. A picture of plastic found in the food is attached.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a lovely late lunch/early dinner for my birthday after a whale watching excursion! Great food & lovely view! Servers were attentive and pleasant!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Best view in town. We shared th Seafood Cobb Salad and some clam chowder. Both were very good and quite filling. Our server was attentive and friendly. We would go back.

  34. GB

    GaryB

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great place for dinner, drinks or a light meal. Can't beat the view and the location. Would recommend for travelers.

  35. F

    Flygirl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great view, good menu, food, service, & value. Too noisy when tables are full.

  36. GR

    GinnyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Our service was great and our meals were delicious, though the mashed potatoes were quite “chilly”. The view is terrific and an attractive feature for the restaurant, but generally speaking, the seating (the chairs) were uncomfortable and rather rough looking, which detracted from our otherwise great experience. A restaurant that serves $42 dinners should have a little more comfort and ambiance, it seems.

  37. DW

    DebW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food was average.. nothing outstanding except the mixed berry dessert. Servers and helpers were awesome tho. Underwhelmed w the experience.. stay away from the mojitos.. it was awful!

  38. TS

    TiffS

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A great place for nice meal overlooking the harbor. We were disappointed that they were out of salmon so the choices were limited for entrees. However, we had great local oysters from Westcott farm.

  39. SL

    StevenL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived early but we’re seated at a beautiful view table. The drinks and food were quickly served and delicious. We weren’t rushed and enjoyed all aspects of the experience.

  40. W

    Wentzjr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    you pay for what you get A very memorable date night with my happy wife. I love the view and the food.

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Downriggers is rated 4.5 stars by 642 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Downriggers

10 Front St. N Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring St.

  • Neighborhood

    San Juan Islands

  • Hours of operation

    Mon - Fri: 11:00am to Close

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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