the place san juan island

Friday Harbor's Only Waterfront Restaurant Until Downriggers Opens

If you can only have one dining experience in Friday Harbor, experience the magic of The Place.

The Place offers you an exceptional San Juan Island dining experience. The restaurant sits over the water with a view of the harbor. The ambience is comfortable, artistic and romantic, surrounded by views of the water and fine local art. Our food is fresh Northwest; classic but innovative using local farms for our organic produce, seafood from sustainable fisheries, meat and lamb that are naturally raised, locally roasted coffee and Washington and Island wines.   Our menu is seasonal with an emphasis on local and regional fish and shellfish in the spring, summer and fall.  We bake our own bread fresh daily and prepare all of our sauces, soups, desserts and other specialties in house.  


Customers frequently tell us that it’s the best dining experience they’ve had in the islands.  

Call 360-378-8707  Reservations

Open 5 Nights a Week for Dinner

                   5 PM

Closed Wednesday and Thursday

We will be closing the restaurant for good at the end of October 2016

Thanks for your support these past 20 plus years !!

                                  The Anderson Family










We have been following the guidelines set forth in the Seafood Watch program for several years.

The Seafood Watch raises consumer awareness through pocket guides, website, mobile applications and outreach efforts. They encourage restaurants, distributors and seafood purveyors to purchase from sustainable sources.

The San Juan Agricultural Council has certified us for being a supporter of locally grown and made food and beverage products.  We have been supporters of local agriculture and local businesses since opening in 1996.