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Things to do in Roche Harbor

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.

Lodging
“Walk the docks to look at boats, eat at one of several restaurants, or hit the swimming pool (extra fee).”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Friday Harbor has two grocery stores. Kings with a great Deli and Market Place.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The closest "special occasion" restaurant. The prime rib is their specialty. Madrona Bar and Grill is also on the property, when you want the great sunset view without making reservations. The menu is great, with lots of fresh seafood, fantastic fries, and many gluten free options. Both of these close in September for the season.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“I love the hazelnut burgers! But the scene is beautiful just to go for donuts! They close early so check their time of closing before you go. Then plan to walk the docks. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great cider and spirit tasting by Roche Harbor. The drive or bike ride there is very scenic. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Great place for kayaking, whale watching, bicycle rentals. They are great with kids on the kayak tours!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Iconic restaurant and historic hotel in Roche Harbor. Great patio for seasonal dining. Not to be missed. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The island has many artists and this is a showcase of some of the ones who do sculpture type art. It can get warm in the summer and there are fields all around. So be sure to take a hat.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Iconic and historic hotel, marina, restaurant, gardens, art stalls, sculpture park and hiking trails ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gas Station
“There are 3 restaurants in the resort... The Limekiln Cafe which is for breakfast and lunch, The Madrona bar and grill which is primarily for lunch, dinner and drinks, with a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the marina; and Macmillan's restaurant which is upscale and island elegant. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Airport
“Airport on the north end, mostly private planes land here though San Juan Airlines does stop here.”
  • 1 local recommends