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Lower Tavern

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46 Prune Alley, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
(360) 376-4848
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 67
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  • 27
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quaint local tavern in the heart of eastsound

Attentive staff offer a good selection of well prepared pub food plus many northwest brewed draft beer and wines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
David M
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Eastsound, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food here is very good and very well priced. I had the french dip sandwich and it was delicious. The fries are nice and crispy, the beer selection is good and service is unpretentious.

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Thank DandyBrandy
Eastsound, Washington
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Attentive staff offer a good selection of well prepared pub food plus many northwest brewed draft beer and wines.

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Thank David M
Olga, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the Lower tavern is a simple, kind of locals rowdy (in a good way) dive. the food is burgers and brew....nice salads and great chili....simple fare. all of the locals gather here after work...Believe me when I say there is no Dress code...great pool table and open mike nights...Very Very friendly.

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Thank Arima1951
Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After watching the Seahawks be defeated, we needed a good burger. This tavern had more or less cleared out after the game, so it was a perfect time to check out their food. We both had a Lower Tavern burger and I have to say it was one of the best burgers I'd ever had! Thick and juicy burger, crisp... More 

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Thank 54marebear60
Bend, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is a great place to go and have something to eat with the family. The people are friendly and kids are welcome. We had a great time and a very home like cooked meal.

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Thank Renee W
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Good little atmosphere, burgers and fries served in a little basket on paper, just how you expect it. Their signature burger looked and tasted great, I tried a different one and it wasn't what I had hoped. Good amount of beers on tap, friendly staff.

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Thank Scotty 2
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Great beer selection! Good service. Was there for the Friday special which was chili so I ordered a chili hamburger. Very disappointed😩It was absolutely tasteless (how does that happen?), cold and the chili beans were crunchy😓. Yuck. Even the beer couldn't help it😢. Beware the chili burger even if is there special and for sure don't order the chili😝

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Thank Mary R
Eastsound, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a Pub experience at it finest. The staff is friendly and the food is great. The price is good for Orcas. A great place to catch a game or play pool.

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Thank dustysworld
Fort Worth, Texas
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213 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This was a good place for us to eat more reasonably than at other places on Orcas. We ate here two nights, tried the burgers, tuna melt and reuben--all were very good as were the fries. Great deal on wine for happy hour. There's enough on the menu here that should make anyone happy.

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Thank kglen1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great atmosphere in here! I was expecting Hobbits to come and help me down some tasty ale and eat like a troll! Excellent food and service, very local and warm. The burgers are great. Thanks for everything.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?