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Herb's Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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80 1st St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8337
+1 360-378-7076
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08:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast there, and it was delicious. The guy behind the counter was also the server, he was efficient and very polite. As I said, the food was good and abundant.

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Sioux Falls, SD
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had 35 minutes for lunch before our whale watch. We asked if they could do that for us, they said yes, directed us away from menu items that would take too much time and delivered with plenty of time for eating. They have probably the best tater tots we've ever had.

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Toledo Ohio
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great bar. We stopped in for lunch and were surprised at how clean and nice it was. Plenty of TV action for a sports bar atmosphere but they were also having a band come in for Friday night Halloween party. The burger was cooked perfectly and the garlic fries were something I had never had. They have... More 

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Hiawassee, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Herbs has Great food, with good pricing on food and drink. This is a local bar with the Island flair.

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1 Thank Das0315
Camas, Washington
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My wife and I had lunch here, our first day on the island. They had great food, beer and drinks. We will definitely be back!

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1 Thank 123kd123
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stumbled upon one of the best live bands I have seen in a while at Herb's (on a Friday night). Everyone got up and danced! Great local spot, cold beer, and solid fish n'chips.

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1 Thank lauramichelleh
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Herb's Tavern is not fancy, but it is oh-so-comfortable. That is just what we wanted after a half-day of traveling to reach San Juan Island, Washington. Herb's Tavern is clean, but has a sense of history -- no dusty corners here, just old-school charm on a great corner location. The bartender was the right amount of friendly, without being too... More 

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Encinitas, California
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71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We came here in the evening when there was a live band playing. The band was really good and played good dance music. We danced all night and enjoyed the cocktails from the bar. The bartenders could have bee a bit more friendly but oh well.

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1 Thank Travelnut_10_10
Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went in for lunch and didn't realize it would take 1 hr and 20 minutes to get burgers and fries after ordering. Food was OK, but not worth the wait.

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Thank Dennismc2015
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255 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

we went a bit later than normal dinner hours and found this place less crowded with island hoppers. a nice local band was beginning to play as we were heading out. the food was pretty good as was the service and the pricing. all in all a good experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 1st St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8337
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-7076

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?