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Lower Tavern

46 Prune Alley, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
(360) 376-4848
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Ranked #11 of 30 restaurants in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Basic burgers done fairly well - but think carefully whether you want the "special" ones because they cost $12.99 instead of $8.99 for their fine, large basic burger - Ohh, they charged us an extra $.50 for grilled onions (but server did NOT tell us they would be extra - and generally ignored us - seldom checked in, and it... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Mix of locals & tourists. We were treated great by our friendly waitress. The place was about half full & it did not take long to get our drinks and food. I had the Southwest burger with roasted green chilis and onion rings on the side. Both were amazing! Very nice beer selection too. Best bang for your buck in... More

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Atlanta, GA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We came in one evening to get some food to go while staying at a local inn. While we were waiting my spouse and I decided to have a beer. The service was terrible with the bartender serving her friends who came in to the bar to chat ignoring us while we were sitting there. Another person came over to... More

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Regina, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lower tavern is the local watering and dining hole in Eastsound. Cheryl and I ate there about five times because the service was excellent, the food superb, the beer cold, and the prices very good. We felt completely at home and would make it our target eating place if we visited Eastsound again.

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Pittstown, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went here as part of a day trip when visiting family in Seattle. (Flew from NJ). Apps are tasty and good sized portions, try the beer from the brewery on the island (island hoppin') as it can't get any more local. When you are torn on what to order for your main meal - get a burger as they are... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We wanted to avoid the touristy restaurants for a meal, and just enjoy some basic food. The burgers were very good, and the portions generous. The staff made us feel like we were regulars.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had lunch here, it was just okay. One of us had a burger, the other fish and chips. Seemed to us to be a place that a lot of local Orcas residents come to. Decent selection of beers on tap and by the bottle, and TVs with sports in every direction. Looks like they have live music in the... More

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Houston, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We'd been spoiled by the burgers in our home town, so these were nothing to write home about. Tap beer selection was good and fries were great. Friendly enough service made it an okay stop but not outstanding.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good beers on tap and by the bottle. The sweet potato fries and their burgers are really good. Would have loved gluten free options (someone in our party was allergic to gluten). Salad was good but amount of chicken was skimpy and dressings are standard and blah unfortunately. A hummus platter would be a good addition to the menu. After... More

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Sequim, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just like the name says, this is a tavern. Decent beer and grub, decent service all at a decent price.

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