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Willows Inn Restaurant

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2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
+1 360-758-2620
17:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent! This was a special occasion, anniversary and birthday combined. Due to our schedule, we went early in the season (spring 2016). Our meal was more of an event. The Chef was very gracious. The food and ingredients were masterful. We were very comfortable with our Staff member, their attention was seamless and deliberate. We will be back again to... More 

Thank Richard D
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

My husband and I always explore new places and we have fallen in love with this place.  In one year, we have been to this place a few times. It's our favorite get-away spot. It's "one of America's best restaurants" and "a fine-dining astonishment!"  21 unsurpassed sample tasting courses that don't necessarily remain the same each time you go as... More 

Thank Summer1022
Bellevue, Washington
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went there the other day with another couple to celebrate my wife's birthday. This was their first time and they loved it. We have been going there once a year since 2010 but this was our first time going there in December. They stayed in the Cottage while we stayed in the Honeysuckle. As usual, the dinner was just fantastic!... More 

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Snake River Plain
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Almost overwhelming. We had prepared ourselves for this dinner by reading reviews and articles. This evening of tastings of local foods was an exercise in a sensory experience that is rarely encountered in eating out. Overall, it was delightful, although I must add that the "lightly cured rockfish" on the first night was a bit overpowering and as a result... More 

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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is an experience not to be missed. The presentation, the flavors and the incorporation of contrasting textures boldly exhibit the talents of the staff and the restaurant. Blaine Wetzel is so creative, it is worth the effort to get there.

Thank fishseattle
San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Fantastic in every way, and in every sense. All the most positive reviews here are correct. The morning after, we chatted with another couple checking out, and one of them said, Everything is wonderful, even ... that birch tea? How can birch tea be so amazing? If you can get here, and you can afford the (understandably) steep tariff, you... More 

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190 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We've had various tasting menus during the course of a long dining career, but never one like this. Eight courses has always been okay, five a cinch; but twenty-something? Don't get all uptight, now - each course is minuscule, sometimes just a teaspoonful at the bottom of a deepish plate. Mostly seafood bites, liked smoked clams or mussels in some... More 

Thank Elaine S
Livingston, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a 23 course tasting menu with some of the most creative food you can imagine, all of which is either grown or sourced locally. Highlights included venison tartar, king salmon and more wonderful dishes than I can remember. It's not inexpensive and if you don't live on Lummi, you'll need to stay over at the Inn or somewhere... More 

Thank Fred B
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I just reviwed this under the other Willows Inn, but to summarize it, the restaurant is amazing - the entire food experience is amazing; but the room is ok (nice enough, nothing to rave about).

Thank spospk
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

In our opinion we do not understand what could possibly warrant the price that this Inn charges for the evening meal. From some of their 'small bites' being served on chipped plates, only a few dishes presented with utensils, to the total lack of flavor orchestration, left us baffled by the reputation. The flavor profiles were bland, the fish oily,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Lummi Island
  • Phone Number: +1 360-758-2620
One seating at 6:30pm each night features a preset tasting menu that is entirely fished, foraged, and farmed from or around Lummi Island.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?