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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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Local bar/burger place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Jim R
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Bellingham, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Bellingham, Washington
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place, all around. This place has the decor and feel of a good bar/family eatery. Probably one of the best burgers in town. Even though every joint on the island claims some award, this place is legit. You got a craving for a lamb burger!? You got it! And the apps..... amazing stuff going on here. Now the downside,... More 

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Anacortes, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very good food, casual, nice beer selection. My only complaint is that it is so dark and the tables are on the sticky side. There is outdoor dining I believe but I have not tried it.

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Washington state
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It's a quaint old pub with a wonderful selection of burgers. Good service! We were there two different times over our 2 week trip, much of which was spent on Vancouver Island. We loved the burgers at the Brown Lantern!

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Zillah, Washington
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped in for a pint on our way through based on reviews here. Our neighbor at the bar had Nachos that looked so good we had to come back on our return trip. Had the Nachos, great dish, very tasty, glad we ordered the "small" plate! Then we had the Grilled Onion, Double Cheese, Mushroom Burger. Sweet Baby Jesus! That... More 

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Yerington, Nevada
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here before and the place never lets us down. Great selection of beverages. Plenty of options for food. Approx $30 per couple for a nice meal. This is casual dining. Fish tacos are yummy. I love the calamari. Tried some ginger adult beverage, wanted more, but knew better.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Fun tavern with great food- what you would imagine from an ale house in a boating town. Where the locals can be found. Friendly staff.

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Additional Information about The Brown Lantern Ale House

Address: 412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
Phone Number: (360) 293-2544
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Anacortes
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Pub

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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?