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8 NW Front Street, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
(360) 678-4222
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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best mussels.... fresh and perfectly cooked, especially mussels chowder!

I couldn't say it was one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant but it was definitely the best mussel chowder I've had anywhere. I've had clam and oyster chowder but his was with mussels and obviously the fresh, just plucked from the water mussels had a lot to do with it, it was tasty and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
udannefitz
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Miami
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  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Miami
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I couldn't say it was one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant but it was definitely the best mussel chowder I've had anywhere. I've had clam and oyster chowder but his was with mussels and obviously the fresh, just plucked from the water mussels had a lot to do with it, it was tasty and perfect in... More 

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Coupeville, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Going to Toby's is about more than dining. It is an Experience. The food is quite good, though the menu is limited essentially to bar food. They don't have the largest selection in draft beers and they are certainly not one of the blossoming number of high end Washington wine bars. The place is fairly small and usually crowded. There... More 

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Bircfh Bay, WA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for a beer and hamburger with a view out onto Penn Cove and the Coupeville Dock. Great place to meet locals.

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Bellevue
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped by Toby's on a whim we did not know what to expect but the Tavern looked like the only lively spot in town on a Thursday afternoon. We were not disappointed. We split a Rubeun sandwich with a side salad. Which we thoroughly enjoyed. The meat was lean, bread was grilled to perfection and there was no extra... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was my second visit. Love the tavern gaiety and fabulous waterfront setting. First visit we were chastized for sitting at an open table when no signage, waitstaff or host instructed us to do otherwise. They seemed crazy busy, but a simple greeting and direction goes a long way! Second visit we asked what the $19. FRESH Coho Salmon dinner... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We've ate there before and my wife enjoyed the mussels. We tried to go back once and were rudely greeted at the door and quickly pushed out because we had our son (he was maybe 10 months old). One of the ladies said "It says it right on the door. No babies" in a condescending voice. Now I understand that... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a bar, so no minors are allowed. My husband and I had a chance to have lunch here without the family. We heard the mussels at Toby's were the best, but we've definitely had better. I'd pass on them. The sandwiches are cold, so don't expect a hot sandwich, even if it is pastrami. I had the shrimp... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Good Food in Tavern Atmosphere. I don't think it will get 4 stars for clean, but you forget that when you remember you are in a bar afterall. No children allowed. A number of drafts to choose from and some hokey wines. Great Mussels and some pretty good fried foods. Warning- do not get the prime rib- they microwave it.... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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150 reviews 150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

This is just good, down home tavern fun. Some cold beer, good bar food, and cheer the Seahawks on to victory. Will go back.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Fantastic Burger, Specials and Parrot Red Ale are just a few reasons to visit Toby's anytime one is in the area. Great views, service, and some of the best calamari I have had ANYPLACE are a few more. Try it and see what you can add to this list.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 NW Front Street, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Coupeville
  • Phone Number: (360) 678-4222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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