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The Brown Lantern Ale House

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412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
(360) 293-2544
Website
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 52
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Pub Grub and more

This is our old standby tavern with pretty good food - except for the Gumbo on Wednesday nights. Yuk. Good variety of local beers. This is where the locals go. This is not your high end bar, but its homey and friendly. We go there often with friends and our only real complaint is that on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Cheryl R
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Anacortes, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We each had burgers and I cannot possibly describe the flavor explosion that they each had! Without a doubt these were the best burgers (and great fries as well) that I have ever had anywhere!

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Anacortes, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is our old standby tavern with pretty good food - except for the Gumbo on Wednesday nights. Yuk. Good variety of local beers. This is where the locals go. This is not your high end bar, but its homey and friendly. We go there often with friends and our only real complaint is that on a busy night it... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Prices and quality are very standard for bar food dine in or to go. Not the most personable staff but we hit it up to change it up now and then. I did like the corn/flour combo tortillas. worth trying I suppose.

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Anacortes, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food. Perfect pub atmosphere with plenty of TV screen for sports fans. Unbelievably good food! Reasonably priced and quickly served. Live entertainment on the weekends. Kid-friendly now on the north side (including north side front entry door) until at least 8 o'clock.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Funky & Cool!! Yummy Mac & cheese, pretzel, bblue sauce, gumbo...... Everything is yummy. Service is good. Location rocks!

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for a bite to eat after hearing they have good 'bar food' and lots of beer choices. We get sat after a few minutes of waiting at the front. We sit at our tables and read the menus top to bottom while waiting. My husband even went to the restroom and came back- still... More 

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Kent, Wa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stopped in on our way to the ferry and had dinner. We just happened to stop in here, and we're so glad that we did! We split the French Dip, and it was awesome! They had a great selection of local beers, the staff was friendly and fast. The atmosphere is really fun, and very cozy. We'll be back... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Reminds me of a smoky sports tavern, without the smoke! Great spot for a beer with your group (my last visit), or a casual lunch (my first visit). Multiple layers of sports and history memorabilia. Casual, friendly staff made me feel at home on both visits.

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Anacortes, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It gets crowded a lot and the place isn't very spectacular. It's also very noisy. On the other hand, the food was pretty good and the burgers were fantastic. If you're looking to drink and have a good time doing it, I would say this is the place for you, if you're looking to eat food, especially as a family,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lots of locals and tourists eating and drinking at this restaurant. This is a sign of a good spot. We ate here twice during our visit. Will definitely return.

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

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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