“The San Juan Islands”

The Duck Soup Inn, five miles north of Friday Harbor on Roche Harbor Road, is one of the best restaurants on the island and a romantic spot for dinner, with a warm, wood interior subtly lit by hurricane sconces. Among its many excellent offerings were a creamy tomato and black bean soup seasoned with cumin and hot chili, and “vindaloo” clams cooked in wine with garlic, tomatoes, and basil.