Fodor's Expert Review Backdoor Kitchen
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.
400b A St.
Friday Harbor, Washington 98250, USA
- \"noodle Bowl Monday\" lunch specials
- Some of the best pan-Asian dishes on the island
- Relaxing and scenic outdoor dining in a landscaped courtyard