Downriggers, located on the water's edge of Friday Harbor. Featuring water views, Pacific Northwest cuisine, & scratch-made cocktails.

Downriggers since 1986.

After a devastating fire in 2013 the restaurant reopened in 2016 in a fully renovated space overlooking Friday Harbor.  Downriggers is family owned, located on the water of Friday Harbor with spectacular water and ferry views. Pacific NW Fare food, drinks and hospitality.  Menus include ingredients from local purveyors, including oysters, smoked salmon, fresh fish and more. Owners Debbie and Hogan are either on site or whipping up the amazing desserts, smoking salmon or making sure their guests feel at home.

About chef BRIAN FLACH

Brian is excited to share his love for the plentiful harvest of the Pacific Northwest with Friday Harbor. Brian trained at the Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY), and spent over a decade developing his culinary skill at restaurants in New York City, Florida, and Chicago. Raising his own goats and farming with his family in the Northeast, he has a deep appreciation of the labor that farmers put into their crop, the love ranchers show their animals, and the care which guides the fisherman to his catch. He first garnered recognition as Chef de Cuisine at Swoon Kitchenbar (Hudson, NY) when the farm-to-table restaurant was a James Beard semifinalist (Best Chef: Northeast) and most recently lead the kitchen of the SMS brand ranch’s first restaurant, Svante’s Ranch Direct (Austin & Round Rock, Texas) as Executive Chef. But, in his words, “None of these regions compare to the Pacific Northwest. Food grows the way it has for hundreds of years in the wild. San Juan Island has fields of sea beans, octopus hidden in rocks and crevices, and a steady salmon run in the summer.” Brian’s hobbies include charcuterie, woodworking, skiing, and exploring new places (trying new food) with his wife, Marjie, and their dog, Hudson.

Photos by Rob Stark

contact info

(360) 378 2700


10 Front St. N
Friday Harbor, WA


Seven Days
11 am - Close


Thanks to. Kyndra Holley, a Washington food and travel blogger who included us in this fun piece!

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weddings / private parties

private dinning options

Downriggers located on the water in Friday Harbor is available for private events for lunch and dinner buyouts.

  • The private mezzanine is available for lunch, and dinner and accommodates up to
    40 at one large room.

  • The entire restaurant is also available to rent. For a seated dinner we can accommodate 150 guests inside, or 100 guests on the patio, for a full restaurant cocktail style reception.

To book a party please email Debbie Rishel at or call 360.378.2700




10 Front Street N
Friday Harbor, WA, 98250


360 378 2700





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