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Rumor Mill

175 N 1st St, 300 wildflower lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
+1 360-378-5555
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (18 reviews)
“spanakopita” (3 reviews)
“greek salad” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
175 N 1st St, 300 wildflower lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The best thing about this place is it's right around the corner from where cars line up for the ferry. The clam chowder was a little watery. The chicken gorgonzola on flatbread was tasty. The salmon was pretty good. They were setting up for live...More

Thank fun2travel68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there twice. My son had the rumor mill hamburger two days in a row. He said it's the best burger he has ever had. Their lamb burger and steak salad were really good as well. The music was fun. The only downside was...More

Thank M L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unsure of what you want? Wander in and flip through this place's creative menu. You'll find something tasty that suits your particular dining needs. While enjoying some of their local live music, you can imbibe a drink from their extensive and detailed list of alcohol.

Thank theelliebadge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very nice dinner at this restaurant. The food was served promptly and hot and the quality was very good. This is not a fine dining establishment but it is a very friendly and inviting place to gather, have very good food and a...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little restaurant and lovely owners, but too noisy for my taste. Music most evenings and, if that's why you are coming, it's great. But if you want a quiet dinner and conversation - that's more difficult. Food's fine, atmosphere friendly and lively.

Thank JoanruthB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our 2nd visit a Sunday just drinks w/ friends. Good band paid bill with my card, alerted by bank next morn. My card was charged twice. 2 different ants in a row. Talked to owner said he couldn't help us. Will let bank handle...More

Thank TravelnEats
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I like the food there but nothing is super fancy, but it's prepared well and tastes great. Awesome beer and wine selection. When you hit the right night they offer a cool music selection from the island and there is a lot of talent here.

Thank Paulsue222
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We ended up here two of our three nites on the island - the food, drink, and music made this a great hangout.

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We were here in 2015 when traveling to the island. We stopped here for takeout. The bartender was on the ball and quick. We ordered pizza,garlic bread, grilled cheese, and a vegan burger. It was very delicious. I love coming here. The staff is always...More

Thank SouthhillsCritic
orenpeg, Owner at Rumor Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank-you so much for the nice comments! I am glad you enjoyed everything.

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Restaurant/bar with live music on some evenings. Visited a number of times and keep coming back. On the last occasion the beer selection was excellent and food quality good. There is a regular menu and daily specials. We choose which evening to go based on...More

Thank CWTSeattle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 N 1st St, 300 wildflower lane, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-5555
  • E-mail
Full service, family friendly restaurant with a lounge and a dance floor. We prepare all our food from scratch, nothing comes in prepared except for ketchup! We have vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. Check our facebook page for live music updates and specials.
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