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Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

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107 Doe Bay Rd, Olga, Orcas Island, WA 98279-9329
+1 360-376-2291
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute restaurant right on water. Food was good, but small portions. And kinda higher priced for what you recieved. Limited menu. No salads. Good wine. Staff was very nice.

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Thank Patty W
Logan, Utah
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I have been visiting this place off and on for the last 30 years. It is a little hippie dippy clothing optional for some people but it is a beautiful site and the cafe food is exceptional. ...but but but I tried to go there the week after Christmas 2016 (driving all the way from Utah) and their website kept... More 

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London, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I am vegetarian and was happy to finally see not just one or two choices available to me. The food was simply divine - all locally sourced, great quality ingredients, artfully composed. The place itself is really nice. Laid back atmosphere, a bit eclectic, yes, lovely people to chat with, just a great evening out on Orcas Island. And the... More 

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Colorado
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The cafe is 20 minutes or so from Eastsound. Ensure the place is open before making the trek. Six of us sat outside on a glorious day overlooking the water. Busy birds and the occasional boat added to the view. The food and coffee were very good. My friend ordered the halibut sandwich without the bread (not doing grain). Her... More 

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Truckee, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were very happy to find a restaurant on the far side of this island as we were staying in Olga. We popped in without reservations and we're able to be seated at the bar. Servers/bartenders were the nicest folks. We were looking for light fare, appetizers to end the day. We had a couple house drinks (great ginger beer... More 

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Thank Kelly T
Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were sad that the only meal served during our early Sept stay was dinner, as we would have loved other meals in this wonderful setting. The evening we were there was Indian food night and, while spicy, it was authentic. Wonderful staff, all super friendly, good prices, and one of the best places to eat on the island.

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felix15
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Menu is extremely limited. Would be nice to have a gourmet burger for those who wanted something light and not eclectic.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Needed to find a place that had vegan - and other types of food. Found them through someone else and they took us right away without a reservation so we could make our ferry back. Food was different - and good. atmosphere is unique - a must see

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Prawns and grits were outstanding. The Resort is situated on a beautiful section of the coastline. There are chairs to sit and watch the view. This is not an upscale resort - a down to earth very cool place.

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Lakewood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Doe Bay resort and retreat is a bit eclectic which makes it all the more fun. We only stayed for a couple of hours to have lunch but enjoyed the beach and people watching. Many families were setting up tents blowing bubbles and flying kites. The cottages looked very clean and cozy even though we didn't stay there. The weather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Doe Bay Rd, Olga, Orcas Island, WA 98279-9329
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Olga
  • Phone Number: +1 360-376-2291

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