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Backdoor Kitchen & Catering

400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
+1 360-378-9540
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (54 reviews)
“pork chop” (19 reviews)
“farro salad” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We chose to sit outside in the garden area, it's really peaceful out there; I just think they could improve the place a little by replacing the tables and chairs. I had the New York steak, and my husband chose the lamb chops. I did...More

Thank luvintotravel
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The only reason they got a four over a five was the young man treated us like Baby. He sat us in a corner. With a half empty room at the time no less. When we left there were still several empty tables. Enough whining....More

Thank mwspencer
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I had the scallops and my husband had the lamb chops. I can't remember what our friends had, but know they enjoyed their meals. The coconut cream pie was delicious.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting (sit outside if you can as it was pretty boisterous inside with a large party) yummy cocktails and incredible dishes. Our party of 4 only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table (we did not have reservations, but it was 8:00pm)...More

Thank KatSandpoint
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The ginger lemon drop is amazing. Get it for sure. Walking into this place was an adventure. So many beautiful plants it was like a zen garden. The service is impeccable and food was to die for. We started out will Hallumi cheese and a...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem! Great outdoor patio and stellar service. Menu was fantastic and well priced. Try the corn cake and fried halumi cheese.

Thank kevininco
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant. It has a delicious, varied menu. Don't miss the chocolate cake. If it is warm enough, try to eat outside. The garden area with its table nestled in semi-secluded niches looked like a great place to dine. We ate indoors...More

Thank ManhattanFred
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Although a bit hard to find, it is well worth it. All four of us were extremely impressed with our choices, by far the best meal on the island. Very good craft cocktails, & a solid wine list.

Thank CAJ1987
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

On the recommendation of a shop owner, and some good directions, we were able to find this lovely little bistro and we're so glad we did. We were six girlfriends staying on San Juan Island. We were warmly greeted, instantly seated, and proceeded to have...More

Thank foodiegaltoo
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Our group of eight chose Backdoor Kitchen from TripAdvisor and a recommendation. We were very pleased. This is a very small restaurant; a reservation is absolutely necessary. We were well pleased with the food (the chef recommended scallops or lamb chops that evening) and the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 A St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9536
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-9540
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