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Lower Tavern

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46 Prune Alley, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-4848
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11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Edmonds, Washington
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our dinner here last week - our meal was fine, the service was great - we would go back - the prices were more in line with what we wanted to spend for a burger and beer.

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Thank Susan4563
Erie, Colorado
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the Lower Tavern, which had moved across the street from where it was 25 yr ago when I lived in Eastsound. Even though it does not have a water view anymore, we were happy to find a local place instead of the high end tourist restaurants which seem to dominating Orcas. We had a great meal and a... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the halibut fish and chips - fantastic! More like a restaurant in the early evening. After ten it becomes a true watering hole. Mostly young folks and locals, but we felt welcome and at home.

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Concord, CA
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Want a good craft beer or other drink and a fine bit of comfort food? Try the Lower Tavern, lots of locals do. Saw the owner of a high-end restaurant and his receptionist/chief waitperson come in here late one night after work for a snack ... I only ate a cheeseburger and fries but they were great. Sports TVs of... More 

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Thank Grampy_Bob
South Bend, WA
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Ate there twice. I had BBQ dip burger twice and wife had veggie burger once and Reuben the second night. Sandwiches come with fries or coleslaw and I think another choice. We had the coleslaw to cut down on calories and carbs. Many beer choices. A lot of flat screen TVs showing different sport choices. You just sit down at... More 

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Thank rkh29
Kent, Washington
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

After a meeting in Eastsound that went later than expected, the options for dinner were limited at best. A local resident suggested that we try the Lower Tavern. We were starving, so we decided to give it a try. I'm glad we did! The hamburger I had was one of the best meals I had during my stay on Orcas.... More 

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Thank Pawlean
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

There is nothing wrong with eating in a bar/tavern as long as the food is good. The food wasn't good. The grilled chicken was not thoroughly cooked and the burger was tasteless. The soup was cold. The server was friendly but somehow the service never worked out.

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Friendly local spot. We made the mistake of cheering a Patriots score.....not a lot of Pats fans here. Interesting selection of local beers. Excellent burgers. They do a nice job

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Thank Bro99
Waco, Texas
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331 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Order some water, they will bring you a glass of club soda. Ask for a pint of Rainer lager they will bring you an IPA. Order the thing on a toasted Kaiser roll it will come on a hamburger bun. You will rarely see the waitress so just deal with it. You can't get good help on this island, where... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Good basic food, sandwiches, hamburgers, fries. The sports bar on Orcas. Service was fine and the food was tasty. Not haute cuisine, but not meant to be.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Prune Alley, 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?