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1825 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2109
206-232-0800
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
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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405 reviews 405 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 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
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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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Mercer Island, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

But... Lots of locals go there . It's not that clean, bathrooms are filthy, the eating area is like going to something out of a bad movie. I still go there ....! Crazy huh?

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

One of our favorite places to meet and hangout. Love the summer outdoor areas. A little noisy and crowded inside but, hey, that's the atmosphere. Food, drinks, and service very good but not great. wish they had a happy hour - but they are so busy they figure they don't need it. I'm a draft beer lover and their selection... More 

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Seattle
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183 reviews 183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Had lunch at the Roanoke today. I like the history and atmosphere, but the food isn't as good as I remember over the past four decades. Service was good.

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Los Angeles
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It's always nice to find a place with genuine character that didn't come out of a restaurant designers note book. Nothing fancy, odd shaped rooms all joined together, old stuff, plastic covered menus, rock music, bearded servers. Reminded me a lot of pubs in Edinburgh, Scotland. The food was basic but good, lots of choice of beers, fantastic atmosphere, good... More 

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Additional Information about Roanoke Inn

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

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