Out and about…
Day trip to
Friday Harbor, San
Juan Island Washington
In July of this year, we had the great fun of taking, for the first time, the ferry from
to Friday Harbor
in the San Juan Islands. Day trip here we
The ferry ride itself takes about one hour. You could also take a roundabout ferry ride that last a few hours.
Once we arrive it was time for lunch. So off to the popular Downrigger's Restaurant we went.
Located next to the ferry landing in
Downriggers offers fresh seafood, steak, poultry and pasta, local Northwest cuisine.
Downriggers Restaurant San Juan Island
Downriggers Clam Chowder
Northwest Smoked Salmon Plate
Judd Cove Oysters on the Half Shell
Unfortunately, a month after our visit Downrigger's Restaurant burnt to the ground.
“By KOMO StaffPublished: Aug 17, 2013 at 8:31 AM PDT
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. - A raging early morning fire gutted a waterfront building housing several well-known tourism-related businesses in the heart of San Juan Island's picturesque Friday Harbor.
Fire crews responded to the scene, at
10 Front Street, at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of flames and smoke billowing from the structure, which houses the Downriggers Restaurant and several other businesses.
As the first firefighters battled the blaze, more crews were brought in by ferry from Anacortes and from Orcas and Lopez islands to aid in the firefighting effort.
"There were flames at least 20 or 30 feet high coming out of the building at one point," said Carolyn Hudson, spokeswoman for San Juan Island Fire & Rescue.
She said the building appears to be a total loss.
Crews continued to battle the blaze several hours later in an attempt to keep it contained to one building.
said firefighting efforts would continue all day long Saturday. Hudson
There were no reports of injuries.
Other businesses in the building include Friday Harbor Marine, Friday Harbor Yachts, San Juan Safaris and San Juan Excursions.
"This is a very big hit. Downriggers (Restaurant) employs about 50 people, so that's a big economic loss for the community, and that restaurant has been there for many years,"
After walking around town, shopping and enjoying the scenery we decided it was time for some refreshments.
Cask and Schooner Public House & Restaurant
Well, it was time to go. I never want to wait until the last ferry LOL……