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The San Juan Islands Restaurants

Backdoor Kitchen

  • 400b A St. Map It
  • Friday Harbor
  • Eclectic
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/16/2014

Fodor's Review

This local favorite has become well-known beyond the San Juans, thanks to the stellar service and inventive, globally inspired cuisine and craft cocktails. As the name might indicate, it's a bit hard to find, tucked in an elegant courtyard a few blocks uphill from the water. Star dishes include pan-seared scallops with ginger-sake beurre blanc, and pork chops topped with a poblano–goat cheese sauce and served with caramelized onions and smoked bacon. Local greens and produce are used often, and the Northwest-heavy wine list cements the Backdoor's status as a regional gem. Backdoor serves dinner only except for its popular "Noodle Bowl Monday" lunches.

Restaurant Information


400b A St., Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon.–Tues. and additional days in winter; call off-season. No lunch except Mon.

Updated 10/16/2014


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