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The Brown Lantern Ale House

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412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
(360) 293-2544
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beer and a bit of lunch

Stopped in early om Saturday and had shrimp and chips. A quaint little place in Anacortes. Would have liked to have tried the burger however we were having a burger for dinner. I would visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Tina T
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Renton, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Santa Barbara
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visiting family in the area and needed a place to have a light bite and sit and chat. What a great little place this sports bar was. Not too loud so we could have a nice visit and the food was quite good. The tacos were the size of burritos and the calamari tasted very fresh. Our waitress was fabulous,... More 

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San Juan Islands, Washington
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230 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great for sports viewing, excellent burgers, the locals are here. Don't expect anything fancy, nice people, good sized.

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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Welcoming, cozy, lots of beers on tap, local feel, best burgers in town, and sometimes live music, too.

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Renton, Washington
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped in early om Saturday and had shrimp and chips. A quaint little place in Anacortes. Would have liked to have tried the burger however we were having a burger for dinner. I would visit again.

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Anacortes, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Some of it if not the best burgers in Anacortes!! We walked in sat down and a few seconds later menus arrived and we ordered, order came out correct and in a timely manner! I recommend you try this place out....grab a moose drool while your at it!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Didn't make the first boat, so had some time (hours) to kill in Anacortes. SO happy to have happened upon the Brown Lantern! Happy, helpful staff - who treat you the same as the locals who out number those of us waiting for the ferry - and the food...you can't go wrong. My wife and I ordered the pork sliders... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Upscale bar/burger place. Food is very good and appropriately priced. Might be even better with some beer. Menu is perhaps focused on working with alcohol, which isn't a bad thing.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were recommended to visit The Brown Lantern by the volunteers at the Visitor's Center in Anacortes. I read the reviews here on Trip Advisor and we decided to check it out. We had a small table right by the window so we could watch people outside and we given menus and had our order taken promptly. I found the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were heading back to our room on foot and stumbled (literally) upon the Brown Lantern. The bartender was awesome! We met some friendly people and stayed longer than we should have. We both thought that we would like to return to the Brown Lantern on our next visit to Anacortes.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Brown Lantern is a funky neighborhood bar/family restaurant adorned with old sports memorabilia. We stopped in for a late lunch because the place looked like it was one of the most popular and we weren't disappointed. They have a small but nice selection of beers on tap. My wife ordered a half order of nachos which our waiter said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Anacortes
  • Phone Number: (360) 293-2544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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