Island Skillet

Beloved by loyal patrons for its large portions of casual, customizable meals, Island Skillet is a must-stop for anyone visiting Orcas Island. A rustic metal rooster outside the entrance sets the tone—this is casual food served by a friendly staff in a casual space. Seattle Sounders and Seahawks paraphernalia decorate the space, and a huge chalkboard at the front desk lists the ferry schedule. It’s a straightforward kind of place—come in, eat a hearty meal, and head out.

Start the day with an Island Skillet breakfast complete with a bottomless cup of coffee. Choose a quick breakfast sandwich on an English muffin ($4.75), or savor one of the many omelets ($9–$10.50). Those who are particularly hungry can dive into one of the massive burritos ($7.25) or a stack of fluffy pancakes ($9). Diners frequently report leaving stuffed and happy. What else could you ask for from a good eatery?

Sandwiches rule the lunch menu. Choose from a Rueben ($10.50); a TBA—turkey, bacon, and avocado ($10.50); or a classic BLT ($9) on your choice of white, wheat, or sourdough. The BLT is layered with just the right amount of crisp bacon, fresh lettuce, and a generous spread of mayonnaise. Go lighter with a salad of mixed greens ($6) or one of their rotating soups of the day ($3.50 cup/$6 bowl). A hand-pressed skillet cheeseburger ($11) is juicy and can be topped any way you want. In fact, Island Skillet’s menu offers a lengthy list of sides and customizations for most items, so you can totally have it your way.

325 Prune Aly, Eastsound
"It’s a straightforward kind of place—come in, eat a hearty meal, and head out."