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Herb's Tavern

80 1st St. N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378-7076
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Ranked #31 of 54 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Everett, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

When I have a bad experience at a restaurant I generally like to give them another chance. I'm glad I did it this time. I met the owners, CJ and Jasmine, had fun service from Heather and an amazing burger. I've gone back since then and the Cobb salad and Fish and chips are generously portioned and yummy. Herb's? Just... More

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Stateline, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were only on San Juan Island for 2 nights and we went here both nights. Just a fun little bar/tavern. They have a new owner that is really making this place something special. Great food and beer selection. We played pool and pull tabs-(sounds silly but we don't have Pull Tabs in Nevada or California.) We had so much... More

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Fox Island, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Herbs is your typical old tavern, been around for years. I think they advertise as being the oldest one in town. My girlfriend was sceptical before we went in due to a 'Help Wanted' sign on the door which means to her poor service. We ventured in anyway because we were hungry and looking for some good bar food. We... More

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Spokane, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stopped by and had a few cold brews duri g the Seahawks vs chargers game (go hawks!). Beer was cold. Tried to play some darts on their machine. It's a little messed up. Still had a in evening.

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Mobile, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stopped by for a quick lunch and beer mid afternoon Monday. Bartender was our best friend as soon as we stepped in the door. Good cold beer on tap plus nachos and chicken fingers and we were off to a great start right off the Boat.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Don't waste your time. Poor service. Not a good first impression for our time at Friday Harbor. Went to Hailey's Bar and Grill and had a blast. Much nicer atmosphere.

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Uckfield, UK
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238 reviews 238 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped for a quick lunch on arrival at Friday Harbour. The food was fine but not great. Good efficient service - the bar lady was on the go the whole time, serving, cleaning up etc and was pleasant. I expect that there are better places to eat on the island.... We should have checked on a TripAdvisor first.

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Lakeland, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Messing with an 'institution' when you mess with Herb's....but gotta say food was much improved! Beer is colder and burgers greener with all that 'garden' on them. Love the place... Love what the new owner's have done!! Thank you and Congrats !!

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Everett, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm surprised to see so many good reviews. I live in this town during the summer and when I have family or friends visit, I do not take them here. I've heard more locals complain about this bar than any other. There is only one other bar in town I would not take guests to. If you have 45 minutes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Try the tenders and fries. Bartender was very nice and the atmosphere was that of a home town bar. I had a lot of fun.

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