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Lower Tavern

46 Prune Alley, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
(360) 376-4848
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Ranked #9 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
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Too much fried stuff. Pricy fish and the salads only have 3 ingredients. I was expecting more for Washington. The beer selection was good

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Battle Ground, Washington, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This little bar has terrific food. We had been told that Lower Tavern had the best burgers on Orcas, so we had to try it. The decor was typical bar, and there was a jukebox hidden in the corner. They have daily specials and I am so glad we went on a Friday, which is chili day! I wavered (wanting... More

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La Center, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an 'okay' place. The service was okay. The food was okay. We chose to sit outside where patio tables and chairs are arranged on sand. The only view is of the parking lot, but we preferred this to sitting inside. I ordered chicken strips, my husband a rueben. They were both okay. Maybe we should have ordered a... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good little spot for a beer and burger! They have a good selection of both! Reasonably priced! Nothing fancy, just good!

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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

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

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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