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All 32 Eastsound Restaurants

Lower Tavern

46 Prune Alley, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
(360) 376-4848
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Ranked #12 of 32 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
Bellingham, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Jan 1, 2015 and we were looking for someplace open to eat. We happened across this gem. A couple followed us in and lucky for us there were no other tables, so they sat with us. Being local, they had a lot of info which was offered openly and freely. Even told us what was good. I had a Patty... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is an excellent alternative to tourist-oriented restaurants, especially in the off season. This local favorite is a bar that serves unpretentious food at a fair price. The friendly atmosphere gives visitors a feel for real life on Orcas Island.

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Orcas Island, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is where the locals hangout -- we know where to get the best bang for the buck, and the best burgers and fish and chips in town. The Tav has several TVs, which are always on, a pool table and a juke box. Sometimes there is karaoke. In the summer the back parking lot is turned into a beach... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a tavern so kid friendly I am not sure about. There are just days when noting but a good burger hits the tastebuds! I love Eastsound but inexpensive...it isn't. The Lower is reasonable and they have great onion rings!!! Laid back and relaxed atmosphere. Hint: if it is really busy and you need food faster run up to... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Sweet potatoes fries were good and in a waffle pattern. Patty melt was tasty, just a little too greasy for my liking.

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Oregon
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

They advertise their hamburgers as the best on the island. Since this is the only place we've eaten on the island, we really can't say. But after eating the cheeseburger, I would imagine they aren't exaggerating. It was well worth the stop.

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Spokane, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You can tell when you walk in that this is a place that locals go. Everyone is just hanging out and chatting. Their burgers were well worth the visit, definitely a place I will keep on my list to return to.

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Birch Bay, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The sign outside says they have the best burgers on the island. The sign does not lie. I had the barbecue dip, which is an inventive take on the classic French dip. It is a burger in a hoagie bun with sweet honey barbecue dipping sauce. Genius! Even though a baseball game was on the TV's, the sound wasn't unbearably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Unplanned stop to orcas lead us to the Lower Tavern, and we're so glad it did. The food was great, as was the service.

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San Diego, CA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Located in the center of the village. Enjoyed our meal of burgers and crafts beers. Definitely worth a lunch or dinner.

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Address: 46 Prune Alley, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
Phone Number: (360) 376-4848
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
Cuisine: American

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