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Things to do in Orcas Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Drive to the top of Mt Constitution for fantastic views. Great hikes including an easy one around Cascade Lake.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“For an evening cocktail, try The Barnacle in Eastsound. It’s a bit of a treasure hunt to find, but a fun island hang-out!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
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“They have it all here for breakfast and lunch Tuesday thru Saturday. Everything is done to perfection - a treat! Try one of their pizzas! Check out their deli for best bread and baked goods. Looking for a good bottle of wine to impress a special someone? You'll find it here. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The New Leaf puts out great food, consistently. Warm friendly environment with water views. What's not to like? Happy Hour is a great deal and their cocktails are inventive!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great old fashioned bar! Great place to eat if there is no room in the main dining room..”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Next door to Eastsound Suites is the sinfully delicious Brown Bear Bakery. The owners studied pastry-making in France-- everything that comes from their oven is sublime!”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“It's where the locals go for a cold one, to watch a game, play pool, karaoke, has reasonably priced food. No children.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“Orcas Food Coop is a health food store with great seafood and organic produce. It is across the street from Island Market”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my all time favorites..healthy, delicious food for reasonable price. Be patient, the food is worth waiting for..”
  • 15 locals recommend
Hotel
“Historic restaurant in the mansion with an elegant fireplace in the bar. Try the forager pizza. The Cascade Grille outdoors by the marina is a place to soak up some sun and have a cold brew.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Did we mention we have a James Beard award-winning chef on the island? This place offers one of the best dining experiences in the state. I compare the food to Canlis in Seattle… but it’s more laid back and cozy. I love to sit at the counter to watch their tiny kitchen work it! You HAVE to eat here at least once… and don’t just order pizza. Do order pizza, but you have to order something else too. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you like craft beer, check out Island Hoppin’ Brewery where you can play board games, eat peanuts and mingle with locals.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“If you still love actual books, then this is the place! This is village quaintness at it's best. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly! Coffee is Battendorf and Bronson and fantastic! Take a stroll back in time - pre kindles..”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food. In the summer, sit outside. Dungeness Crab Enchiladas are amazing. Eshites (roasted corn) also worth it. Make reservations before you set out for Orcas. They fill up weeks in advance”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“The food is fine, if a little expensive. The ambiance is rustic waterfront. Nice bar.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lodging
“If you are adventurous enough to drive out there, go for it. Island sourced menu including produce grown on site, live music and Thursday open-mic night. In the old days Doe Bay was a hippie hang out known for its clothing optional hot tubs. Today its been revamped to appeal to the hipster set . Extra points for the Coachella wannabe "Doe Bay Fest" held every August. Doe Bay retains its funky charm and yes, still has the hot tubs. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“For an evening cocktail, try The Barnacle in Eastsound. It’s a bit of a treasure hunt to find, but a fun island hang-out!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“They have it all here for breakfast and lunch Tuesday thru Saturday. Everything is done to perfection - a treat! Try one of their pizzas! Check out their deli for best bread and baked goods. Looking for a good bottle of wine to impress a special someone? You'll find it here. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The New Leaf puts out great food, consistently. Warm friendly environment with water views. What's not to like? Happy Hour is a great deal and their cocktails are inventive!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great old fashioned bar! Great place to eat if there is no room in the main dining room..”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“It's where the locals go for a cold one, to watch a game, play pool, karaoke, has reasonably priced food. No children.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my all time favorites..healthy, delicious food for reasonable price. Be patient, the food is worth waiting for..”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Did we mention we have a James Beard award-winning chef on the island? This place offers one of the best dining experiences in the state. I compare the food to Canlis in Seattle… but it’s more laid back and cozy. I love to sit at the counter to watch their tiny kitchen work it! You HAVE to eat here at least once… and don’t just order pizza. Do order pizza, but you have to order something else too. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“The food is fine, if a little expensive. The ambiance is rustic waterfront. Nice bar.”
  • 13 locals recommend

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