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Lower Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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46 Prune Aly, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-4848
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lower Tavern was recommended as the local hang out by our kayak tour guide. Boy is it ever. Fun place to experience. Gòod beer. Good food. Good service. Good prices. We ordered one halibut fish and chips and an extra plate so we could split it. The kitchen split it for us. The amber beer from Bellingham was tasty. Very... More 

Thank Tony T
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71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I ate here after whale watching while waiting for the ferry. I sat at the bar and ordered their house burger with fries and the house red wine. It was reasonably priced and the burger was amazing, I ate every last bite! The bartender was also good looking and courteous. Eat here and then walk around this area it is... More 

Thank kelsey g
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service. Food was good. This is a good spot to eat after trying the other higher priced restaurants on Orcas Island. It was a local tavern and sports bar with no pretensions to be anything else.

Thank BillMeyers
Eastsound, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Simple but great food at the best price in the area. Great burgers, including the salmon burger, and other hot sandwiches like ruben and tuna melt. Also great fish & chips. Halibut is the best. Several TVs tuned to sporting events and one pool table that seems to attract a regular stream of attention. Plenty of bar and seating space... More 

Thank Scott P
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We've searched high and low for a juicy, flavorful patty melt and found it here. The whole sandwich was wonderful and the fries were excellent! It's the "juice running down your arm" kind of sandwich with great grilled onions!

Thank Hoopy2
Marysville, WA
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Our last night on Orcas, and we wanted a place where local's hang out. This was it! Good food - I had the grilled chicken burger with pepper jack cheese and husband had the BBQ hamburger. The BBQ was out of this world!! We meant to ask if they make it or buy it - totally delicious. Kinda noisy, but... More 

Thank Kit R
Greeneville, Tennessee
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The Lower Tavern's menu boasted that they had the best burger on the island. It was amazing! Generous portion sizes and the staff was friendly. Enjoyed our visit immensely

Thank Caryn899
Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food and service were both excellent. The atmosphere is definitely a tavern or pub, a little on the noisy side for me, but not excessive. I had a blue cheese burger and my wife had fish and chips. We will return.

Thank ScubaEagle
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Best Rueben sandwich and Swiss burger dip! Great friendly service and selection! Good selection of micro beer and other beverages!

Thank Sara S
corvallis, Oregon
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Every time we go to Orcas, we stop at Lower Tavern. Yes, it is pub food, but this pub food is never disappointing. It is delicious pub food. I usually get a grilled ham and cheese and my husband gets a burger selection. Good IPAs on tap and decent wine selection. Casual, comfortable, and reliable. Keep doing what you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Prune Aly, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
  • Phone Number: +1 360-376-4848

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?