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SleepingSea/Blue Moon Guide to Orcas Island

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SleepingSea/Blue Moon Guide to Orcas Island

Fine Dining
Our favorite fine dining on Orcas Island. Peaceful setting just outside of town. Sophisticated menu and locally sourced ingredients.
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Ship Bay Restaurant
326 Olga Road
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Our favorite fine dining on Orcas Island. Peaceful setting just outside of town. Sophisticated menu and locally sourced ingredients.
Water views and reliable menu. Suitable for families, but pricey.
Outlook Inn and New Leaf Cafe on Orcas Island
171 Main St
Water views and reliable menu. Suitable for families, but pricey.
This Orcas landmark is worth the visit. Pacific Northwest cuisine served in the historic Moran mansion.
The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort & Spa
1400 Rosario Rd
This Orcas landmark is worth the visit. Pacific Northwest cuisine served in the historic Moran mansion.
Cafes and Restaurants
Asian inspired menu, vegetarian friendly with locally sourced ingredients.
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The Kitchen
249 Prune Alley
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Asian inspired menu, vegetarian friendly with locally sourced ingredients.
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.
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Doe Bay Resort & Retreat
107 Doe Bay Road
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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.
People always ask, "where is the best place for seafood?" Well, the answer is complicated...the once pristine Salish Sea is not as healthy as it used to be (pollution is at hazardous levels) and overfishing has taken its toll. That "wild" salmon featured in restaurants and stores is probably from Alaska. Farmed shellfish however is happening at Buck Bay. Oysters are a favorite. Eat in or take home.
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Buck Bay Shellfish Farms
117 East J Young Road
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People always ask, "where is the best place for seafood?" Well, the answer is complicated...the once pristine Salish Sea is not as healthy as it used to be (pollution is at hazardous levels) and overfishing has taken its toll. That "wild" salmon featured in restaurants and stores is probably from Alaska. Farmed shellfish however is happening at Buck Bay. Oysters are a favorite. Eat in or take home.
The most entertaining corner in Eastsound. Bakery, sandwiches and expensive coffee.
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Brown Bear Baking
29 North Beach Road
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The most entertaining corner in Eastsound. Bakery, sandwiches and expensive coffee.
Food bar and organic grocery. Try the Kombucha on tap. They also feature artisan bread from Barn Owl (Lopez) and Endswell Bakery (Orcas)--both are excellent.
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Orcas Food Co-op
138 North Beach Rd
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Food bar and organic grocery. Try the Kombucha on tap. They also feature artisan bread from Barn Owl (Lopez) and Endswell Bakery (Orcas)--both are excellent.
Healthy options for breakfast or lunch. Reasonable prices.
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Wild Island Restaurant
18 Urner St
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Healthy options for breakfast or lunch. Reasonable prices.
No frills cafe popular with locals. Decent coffee, bites, plenty of tables and Wifi.
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Enzo's Italian Caffe
365 North Beach Road
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No frills cafe popular with locals. Decent coffee, bites, plenty of tables and Wifi.
Roses is an Orcas favorite. Go for the bakery ( bread and pastry baked daily) and gourmet meats and cheese. The sit down cafe serves breakfast and lunch.
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Roses Bakery Cafe
382 Prune Alley
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Roses is an Orcas favorite. Go for the bakery ( bread and pastry baked daily) and gourmet meats and cheese. The sit down cafe serves breakfast and lunch.
Saturdays: May- Sept. Local arts, crafts & farm scene, over-dressed tourists and lots of food. On the village green in Eastsound.
Orcas Island Farmer's Market
Saturdays: May- Sept. Local arts, crafts & farm scene, over-dressed tourists and lots of food. On the village green in Eastsound.
Gourmet pizza made with island grown ingredients. Creative menu from James Beard nominee, Jay Blackington.
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Hogstone's Wood Oven
460 Main Street
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Gourmet pizza made with island grown ingredients. Creative menu from James Beard nominee, Jay Blackington.
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Great wine selection and tasting room in Eastsound. Try their own label, The Orcas Project.
Doe Bay Wine Company
Great wine selection and tasting room in Eastsound. Try their own label, The Orcas Project.
Cozy little spot in town for drinks
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The Barnacle
249 Prune Alley
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Cozy little spot in town for drinks
The craft brewery if thats your thing. Friendly vibe, meet locals and tourists.
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Island Hoppin' Brewery
33 Hope Lane
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The craft brewery if thats your thing. Friendly vibe, meet locals and tourists.
Get Outside
Yeah, this is a must see. Moran State Park is the gem of Orcas Island. Hiking & bike trails, horseback riding, waterfalls, two lakes...and Mt. Constitution- the highest peak in the San Juan Islands. Drive up and admire the view then take a walk around Cascade lake. Swim in the summer. Play area for kids and plenty of picnic spots. Daily fee to park or use your Discover Pass.
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Parc d'État Moran
3572 Olga Rd
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Yeah, this is a must see. Moran State Park is the gem of Orcas Island. Hiking & bike trails, horseback riding, waterfalls, two lakes...and Mt. Constitution- the highest peak in the San Juan Islands. Drive up and admire the view then take a walk around Cascade lake. Swim in the summer. Play area for kids and plenty of picnic spots. Daily fee to park or use your Discover Pass.
Hiking trails with spectacular views on the west side. The Orcas Island community and the San Juan Preservation Trust raised $20 million to save this 1700 acre parcel from development. Turtleback Mountain Preserve was created in 2006. We still have our Save Turtleback hat!
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Turtleback Mountain
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Hiking trails with spectacular views on the west side. The Orcas Island community and the San Juan Preservation Trust raised $20 million to save this 1700 acre parcel from development. Turtleback Mountain Preserve was created in 2006. We still have our Save Turtleback hat!
Kayak tours and rentals on Orcas Island.
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Shearwater Kayak Tours
138 North Beach Road
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Kayak tours and rentals on Orcas Island.
Arts and Culture
Must see. Pottery studio and whimsical garden overlooking the water. They have been making pottery on Orcas for three generations.
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Orcas Island Pottery
338 Old Pottery Road
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Must see. Pottery studio and whimsical garden overlooking the water. They have been making pottery on Orcas for three generations.
Art gallery located in a restored strawberry packing barn in Olga. Features a diverse selection of local artists and a cafe serving breakfast and lunch.
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Orcas Island Artworks
11 Point Lawrence Road
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Art gallery located in a restored strawberry packing barn in Olga. Features a diverse selection of local artists and a cafe serving breakfast and lunch.
The museum is housed in a collection of pioneer cabins. The Boede cabin located in the front of the museum came from our farm! The Boedes homesteaded this property in the 1880's and built a farmhouse in 1916 (where our house stands today). The cabin was moved to the museum in 1955.
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The Orcas Island Historical Museum
181 North Beach Road
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The museum is housed in a collection of pioneer cabins. The Boede cabin located in the front of the museum came from our farm! The Boedes homesteaded this property in the 1880's and built a farmhouse in 1916 (where our house stands today). The cabin was moved to the museum in 1955.
Beloved book store with selections by local authors and espresso bar.
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Darvill's Book Store
296 Main Street
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Beloved book store with selections by local authors and espresso bar.
Visit San Juan Island
Take a day trip to San Juan Island. There's lots to do there. You can walk on the ferry for free and explore the town of Friday Harbor right off the dock. Bring your car though if you want to see the rest of the island. San Juan Island is known for its parks, beaches and scenic Westside Drive with dramatic views overlooking Haro Straight. Its worth the trip.
Watch the whales from shore and visit the lighthouse. We recommend you see the whales from here, rather than take a tour boat. Our resident Orca whales are endangered. They are extremely intelligent, social animals that live in matriarchal groups. Boat noise interferes with their feeding and communication. Learn more about orcas at the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor.
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Lime Kiln Point State Park
1567 Westside Road
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Watch the whales from shore and visit the lighthouse. We recommend you see the whales from here, rather than take a tour boat. Our resident Orca whales are endangered. They are extremely intelligent, social animals that live in matriarchal groups. Boat noise interferes with their feeding and communication. Learn more about orcas at the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor.
Historic Park (learn about the "Pig War") and one of the biggest beaches in the islands-South Beach. Great spot to picnic and stroll on the shore. You may even spot a resident fox.
American Camp Visitor Center | San Juan Island National Historic Park
4668 Cattle Point Rd
Historic Park (learn about the "Pig War") and one of the biggest beaches in the islands-South Beach. Great spot to picnic and stroll on the shore. You may even spot a resident fox.
Drive down from American Camp to the southernmost point on San Juan Island. Spectacular vistas.
Cattle Point Lighthouse
Drive down from American Camp to the southernmost point on San Juan Island. Spectacular vistas.
Scenic harbor, historic hotel and cafe. Fun to walk around.
Roche Harbor
Scenic harbor, historic hotel and cafe. Fun to walk around.
Restaurants, shops & full service marina all walking distance from the ferry landing. Check out the Saturday Farmer's Market at Brickworks. Friday Harbor is the largest town and county seat for the San Juan Islands. We have lodging available there too, ask if interested.
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Friday Harbor
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Restaurants, shops & full service marina all walking distance from the ferry landing. Check out the Saturday Farmer's Market at Brickworks. Friday Harbor is the largest town and county seat for the San Juan Islands. We have lodging available there too, ask if interested.