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8 NW Front Street, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
(360) 678-4222
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
wnna join the locals

Toby's on the harbor of Coupeville is a legend in it's time. It has much history and wonderful ambiance...plus the local "digs" are great. Wonderful experience on the" Isle of Whidbey" Get the local mussels!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
130suelleng
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Whidbey Island, Washington
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Whidbey Island, Washington
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Toby's on the harbor of Coupeville is a legend in it's time. It has much history and wonderful ambiance...plus the local "digs" are great. Wonderful experience on the" Isle of Whidbey" Get the local mussels!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Toby's has a nice location on the waterfront in old town Coupeville. Has a bar plus table service. The place has a strong smell of fish, and not so much the yummy sort of fragrance of a nice fish restaurant. More like a place that has fried up a heck of a lot of fish over the years. To start... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Toby's (aka: Toby's Suds & Toby's Tavern) is a comfortable and friendly beer and wine bar that serves "bar food". Menu includes several types of Fish 'n Chips (my favorite: batter fried salmon & onion rings), burgers, the ever popular Penn Cove Mussels (they sell literally tons of mussels), broiled fish, soups and chili. They offer about a dozen different... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on reviews we decided to try Toby´s. It was more or less what we expected, sort of grubby and nothing fancy. . The mussels were served in a watery sauce. The service was fine. The menu has mainly fried food. Once is enough for this place.

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Highland Village, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the atmosphere (bayside tavern kitsch), enjoyed the waterside window table, friendly and helpful staff, but just didn't enjoy the food. Was not a fan of the mussels and my husband's grilled fish sandwich was only ok. I will say however, that we enjoyed walking through this area of Coupeville before and after our meal- cute cute. If ever... More 

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good cheap eats. Drinks were good too. This is a very popular place expect to wait for a table. We always come here when in Coupville.

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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A classic tavern with classic fare, Toby's is a quick stop for a solid meal. There are plentiful choices for beers and food, standard pub fare. The fish and chips are reasonable - the portion is adequate and the batter is crisp and hot. There are several choices of fish to select from (halibut was fresh). The halibut sandwich was... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a local place, nothing fancy, kinda dive-bar like, but fun, nice menu, great service and delicious, incredibly fresh mussels that come from Penn Cove which the restaurant overlooks. Highly recommend this iconic little place in Coupeville on beautiful Whidbey Island.

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Bellingham, Washington
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112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It's been quite a while since we've been to Coupeville and Toby's, but their mussels are still just plain wonderful. Simplicity is often the best, and that's how they prepare them. Not over spiced, not "gussied up:" just garlic, sweet onions, a bit of wine. The flavor of the shellfish comes through, as it should. For those not interested in... More 

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Freeland, Washington
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Toby's is an institution on Whidbey Island and one taste of the fish and chips will tell you why. They are perfectly breed and deep fat fried using excellent cod. They also offer fish and chips featuring halibut or salmon but the standard are so good we wonder why. The chowder is very good and they are known for their... More 

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Pub

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