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1825 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2109
206-232-0800
Today
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Historical pub is an institution... decent food for a tavern.

Located in a local neighborhood on the N end of MI along N Mercer Way about 1 block from the lake across the street from the historical VFW hall. During warm weather it has several outdoor areas that are very nice (one on a lawn and another along an outside porch). The place can be crowded and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
rockySeattleArea
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Seattle Area
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle Area
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Located in a local neighborhood on the N end of MI along N Mercer Way about 1 block from the lake across the street from the historical VFW hall. During warm weather it has several outdoor areas that are very nice (one on a lawn and another along an outside porch). The place can be crowded and noisy because it... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fun, local, historic bar that serves okay food, but who cares -- the place just feels great from the moment you arrive. It's a comfortable joint that is a fun "go to" place to meet up with friends or the perfect choice for a parents night out. We love our Rowie!

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Bothell
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81 reviews 81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I don't visit here as much as when I lived closer but the food and good beers are the same. Highly recommended for burgers and fish and chips if you are in the neighborhood. Definitely worth a drive and always worth a stop if your in the area for good pub food and fun.

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Kirkland, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Roanoke is a Seattle icon situated on the west side of Mercer Island. Sandwiches, salads and burgers. Eat indoors or outdoors and be treated respectfully for a reasonable amount of money.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have always enjoyed sitting outside at the tables in the yard, or the porch in sunny weather, then going inside by the old bar and fireplace for warmth and cheer on the rainy days. The atmosphere is local, friendly and the food is good old fashioned burgers, fries, sandwiches, and more. Good draft beer on tap, it's the closest... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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441 reviews 441 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Roanoke is a historic establishment and one of the coolest meeting places on Mercer Island. A great place to meet friends, have a beer and some nachos. You must be 21 to eat or drink there so get a babysitter and go! I would highly recommend.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A memorable experience feasting on my delicious cheeseburger as the Blue Angel performance roared over our head. Ah, the sound of freedom! The porch seating on a pleasant day can't be beat. You can't help but be happy at the Roanoke!

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Kirkland, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is how my guest greeted our waiter as he finished lunch. The food is that good and that simple. The location is easy both from the Eastside as well as from Seattle. It is a professional restaurant staff with a grand menu.

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Roanoke is a Mercer Island classic. Grab a table on the patio or porch weather permitting. Typical American fare for the most part with some Tex-Mex thrown in for good measure. It's been around for 100 years so they must be doing something right. There aren't a lot of choices on Mercer Island and this is one of my... More 

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Mercer Island, WA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Roanoke -- "Rowy" -- has been around for over a hundred years. It preceded any bridge to M.I. It was up the hill from where the ferry docked. It has good cold beer and pub food. The Friday night fish and chips are particularly good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1825 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mercer Island
  • Phone Number: 206-232-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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