Topic: Dining

Ernie’s is Re-Opening

Written on June 3, 2021 at 3:50 pm, by

Story and photos by Louise Dustrude – The popular cafe at the airport, which closed in December, will be open once again on Saturday, June 5, with an expanded menu and expanded hours. Kristine Crossley will be the host and chef. Her husband, Jim Crossley, an aviation enthusiast, is currently refurbishing the building with the  Continue Reading

San Juans Move To Phase 2 Of State Reopening Plan

Written on February 12, 2021 at 7:16 am, by

Restaurants, Gyms Open at 25% Capacity On Feb. 14 From Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee’s Office Gov. Jay Inslee announced Feb. 11 five new regions have met the metric requirements to progress to Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington reopening plan, starting this weekend. The West and Puget Sound regions have maintained their metric requirements  Continue Reading

Grab A Fish Taco Today At San Juan Theater

Written on January 15, 2021 at 6:33 am, by

By Matt Marinkovich, Fish For Teeth Fish For Teeth fish tacos will be served at the San Juan Island Community Theatre, today, Friday, Jan.15, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., or until we run out. An $8 suggested donation lands you a full-on burrito-sized “taco,” filled with sustainably-harvested Washington coastal rockfish, fresh organic salsa, Tillamook  Continue Reading

Grant Helps Fish For Teeth Maintain Services

Written on January 10, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

Dental Appointments Available, Fish Tacos On Friday From Fish For Teeth Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing mission by bringing the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van to Friday Harbor from Wednesday, Jan. 13-Saturday, Jan. 16. There are still a few appointments available on Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16. Apply at  Continue Reading

A Sad Farewell from Mi Casita

Written on December 9, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Gregg Ford, Owner, Mi Casita From the little yellow house on Nichols Street to our Spring Street location, I always thought that I would go 25 years and then be out of Mi Casita, either selling it to someone who recognized its worth or passing it on to my sons if they were so  Continue Reading

Organizers Thank Community Thanksgiving Volunteers

Written on December 6, 2020 at 4:00 am, by

This year’s 22ndAnnual Community Thanksgiving adapted to our covid circumstance and was appreciated by many islanders in the form of a free “take-out” Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. The event was sponsored by King’s Market, Printonyx, Islanders Insurance and the Mullis Center and organized by Diana and Kevin Porter. Diana says a hearty “Thank  Continue Reading

Cynthia’s Offers Free Meals To Celebrate Daughter’s Birthday

Written on December 1, 2020 at 4:00 am, by

By Cynthia Burke, Owner, Cynthia’s Bistro I am celebrating my daughter Claire Mira Burke’s upcoming birthday on Dec. 3 by giving back to our community! Receive a free, kitchen sink dinner from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at Cynthia’s Bistro at 65 Nichols St. in Friday Harbor. We are offering free takeaway meals to anyone  Continue Reading

Pre-order Cask & Schooner Takeout This Thanksgiving

Written on November 19, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

Cask & Schooner staff sent the Update a taste of their Thanksgiving options. The staff is offering take out Thanksgiving dinner this year, and pre-ordering is required. Check out the menu below. 

Island Senior: Thanksgiving Take-Out

Written on November 17, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae. Islanders are creative resourceful people. For everyone’s health and to see our way through this pandemic, holidays will be a little different this year. That does not mean we cannot celebrate, enjoy good food, share with our loved ones  Continue Reading

Pick Up Free Meal At Cynthia’s Bistro

Written on November 16, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Cynthia Burke, Owner, Cynthia’s Bistro Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free takeaway meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home-cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday, Nov. 19, from 4:30-6 p.m. to pick up your meal. When we run out of food, we will  Continue Reading

Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions Last Four Weeks

Written on November 15, 2020 at 3:53 pm, by

Most Restrictions Start Nov. 16; For Restaurants, Nov. 18 By Washington’s Governor’s Office On Sunday, Nov. 15, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country. The new restrictions come as Washington sees consistent increasing daily case  Continue Reading

Governor Loosens Limits on Indoor Dining

Written on October 14, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

By Barbara Marrett, San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau As many local restaurants are losing their outside seating options due to inclement weather, they received good news from Governor Jay Inslee’s office last week. Table occupancy has been expanded from allowing five individuals from the same household per table, to six individuals per table who may  Continue Reading

Food for Thought

Written on September 10, 2020 at 7:12 pm, by

The San Juan Island School District’s Food for Thought Program is back at it! Though most of the staff was furloughed, Chef Andy, Ashley Spendiff and Kerri Starr are working hard to provide healthful FROM SCRATCH meals to all children in San Juan County ages 1-18 FOR FREE. Check out the school website for current  Continue Reading

Coho Restaurant Reopens June 23

Written on June 22, 2020 at 7:13 am, by

Coho Restaurant is delighted to reopen on June 23. We will offer on-site dining (five tables inside and five tables outside) plus carry-out of our entire menu. Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited seating. Current summer hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 5 – 9 p.m. Learn more and preview the opening menu here.

Happy Anniversary San Juan Bistro!

Written on June 15, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

This week begins our 8th year and our next iteration! We appreciate your kindness and support since opening our doors in June 2013. And we are especially grateful for your support of our “Take Out” only Lunches and Dinners this Spring. We are excited to announce our new Take Out Dinner menu! Our Takeout Dinners  Continue Reading

Food to Go

Written on April 23, 2020 at 1:27 pm, by

Here’s a note to you from Cynthia Burke… Hello Everyone – We miss seeing you at the Farmer’s Market so we put together some prepackaged items from both Cynthia’s Bistro and Felicitations Bakery for you to pre-order & drive by for pick up. Or just stop by and see what we are offering – Cynthia  Continue Reading

A Letter To Customers From Market Place and King’s Market

Written on March 29, 2020 at 5:35 am, by

Dear Customers, Thank you for your support and patience during this time of COVID-19. We continue to work hard to ensure that you and our employees stay safe and well stocked during this period. We have already discussed many of the measures we’ve implemented in this regard but will be initiating more – and could  Continue Reading

Food Bank Hours Remain Same

Written on March 26, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

We hear from the Food Bank… We have had a few patrons tell us they’ve seen our hours posted online as 10:30-2:00 so I’m emailing today to let you know that our hours HAVE NOT changed… We are open Wednesday and Saturday from 11:30 to 2pm and are offering pre-packaged bags according to household size.  Continue Reading

An Announcement From The Little Store

Written on March 20, 2020 at 11:47 am, by

The Little Store announces COVID-19 options for our customers… First: @Christi Napier with You Buy I’ll Fly is delivering for The Little Store. She charges 15% for deliveries AND she will be placing us on her website. To get a delivery through You Buy We’ll Fly, contact @Christi Napier. Second: From 6am to 2pm only  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Restaurants Have New Facebook Page

Written on March 20, 2020 at 11:30 am, by

A new Facebook page features local restaurants with up to date information. Link to: San Juan Island Restaurants From Vinny’s, “It’s a great day for a Vinny’s Meatball Sandwich. Give us a call at 360.378.1934. Open from 12:00-7:00 for take out. Other menu options are available to.

Cynthia’s Now Open For Take-Out And Delivery

Written on March 20, 2020 at 10:53 am, by

Cynthia’s now open for take out and delivery. Please stop by – call in 360-298-8130 or email us at

San Juan Bistro Now Featuring Take-Out Menu

Written on March 18, 2020 at 10:20 am, by

Dear Friday Harbor Friends, Out of respect for the well-being of our community, we are adapting our business for these challenging times. Effective immediately, our menu is “Take Out“ only. Our dining room is closed until further notice. “Love Your Lunch!” Take Out Style! Please call 360-370-5115 or email to “Love Your Lunch!”  to go!    Click here for our menu (Kid’s  Continue Reading