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

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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
Fun place and good food

Our friends advised us not to miss Toby's. If you enjoy mussels or crab this is the place for you. A lot of the food is deep fried but still tasty. My husband enjoyed a buffalo burger - which is kind of a rare find on Whidbey Island. All the waitresses are friendly and helpful. Great views of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The food was very good. We had the mussels and clam chowder. Our waitress was very sweet and very busy. There was another waitress that was not so nice. There needs to be a sign that says "Please wait to be seated". People came in and saw an open table so they sat down. The not so nice waitress kicked... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our friends advised us not to miss Toby's. If you enjoy mussels or crab this is the place for you. A lot of the food is deep fried but still tasty. My husband enjoyed a buffalo burger - which is kind of a rare find on Whidbey Island. All the waitresses are friendly and helpful. Great views of Penn Bay... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This has been a main-stay for locals, as I am, and visitors coming for years to Whidbey Island to have Penn Cove Mussels, Toby Burger or fish and chips. I'll give you one more try and go else where in Coupeville. The mussels were O.K. my sister's fish and chips were over cook, the beer was great and the service... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Busy busy bar full of characters. Food hearty. Not a spanking clean bar but a bar full of locals. TV for sports.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited at the recommendation of a local resident and found both the food and service to be great. The atmosphere is homey and we loved being able to look out over the cove as we dined. Plenty of variety in the menu too. Toby's excellent reputation is well-deserved!

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Wantagh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We actually saw them carrying in the whole fresh fish. They have great mussels, fish & chips and they accommodated my gluten allergy with fresh grilled cod and a salad. My husband loved the NE clam chowder and the Toby's red ale. Toby's is a winner on all accounts.

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was really enjoyable to go there. We were treated well by the friendly waitress and the bartender, and the seafood was good. We were able to order Toby's own beer, and enjoyed the atmosphere of this local bar/restaurant overlooking the ocean. There's an old wooden rowing scull on the ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We love visiting Toby's and having a microbrew and a dish of their fabulous Penn Cove mussels! They serve great sandwiches, chowder and many more tasty fares as well. The setting is rustic and takes one back to a bygone era of busy Coupeville at the turn of the 19th Century. Highly recommend Toby's in old town Coupeville!

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ate here a lot when I was stationed here in the navy. Everything on the menu is good. They have a pretty straightforward selection on the menu and our lunch was worth the 20 year wait since our last meal here. They have just renovated the outside and it looks fabulous. If you're near Coupeville and don't stop by... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We've been here twice now and I'm always happy with the food. Pretty straight up bar menu, they use local Penn Cove mussels, there's always an interesting clientele to people watch and it's set right overtop of the ocean! We really like this place!!

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Address: 8 NW Front Street, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
Phone Number: (360) 678-4222
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Coupeville
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

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  • 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: American, Seafood, Pub

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