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80 1st St. N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378-7076
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not Fancy but it's Comfortable

Herb's Tavern Friday Harbor, Washington (On the San Juan Islands) This pub has a pool table and plenty of tv's to watch sports while having food and drinks. It has a local, corner bar feel to it. It's not fancy but it's comfortable. It's located just blocks from the ferry so it's a convenient... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
JoJo M
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Seattle, Washington
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Woodinville, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

One of Friday Harbor's oldest (if not the oldest pub). Food coming out of the kitchen was hot and delicious. Wine and Beer selection as you would expect. Service excellent (though we are told that it is shoulder-to-shoulder butt-to-butt in peak season). Great place for a lunch stop

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Herb's Tavern Friday Harbor, Washington (On the San Juan Islands) This pub has a pool table and plenty of tv's to watch sports while having food and drinks. It has a local, corner bar feel to it. It's not fancy but it's comfortable. It's located just blocks from the ferry so it's a convenient option before catching the ferry boat.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Herb's is a great place for meeting locals and playing pool. they even had live music on new years eve! So fun!

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Cottonwood, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited Herb's a few times during our last stay in Friday Harbor. They were sometimes the only place open late so we ended up ordering a pizza one night. It wasn't bad - good enough for a late night snack, but not anything I would seek out. The locals seem to enjoy the tavern and the bartenders are friendly.... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch later in the afternoon. Ordered the Fish & Chips, which were very good. The server was very pleasant and helpful, and the food was delivered quickly. I enjoyed watching a football game on one of their many TV's while I ate my meal. It appears to me that the owners are trying to improve... More 

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Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have to have the fish and chips and drink beer here especially if there is a game on TV! Herbs is an establishment!

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Bellingham, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It was cold, dark, and like any other crappy neighborhood bar. I love a crappy neighborhood bar sometimes though. You can order at the bar, and there wasn't wait staff to come to you. We shot some pool and drank some beers. I didn't interact with anyone since my husband ordered and paid. We all wore our coats, but they... More 

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Strasburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I was there for a pre-function before dinner reservations, the selection is good, the service is fine, and if you want bar food, I would recommend it.

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Daphne, Alabama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I wished we would have spent our time doing something else. We stopped for another drink after dinner and it was not a pleasant experience. It took forever to get drinks and the bartender was dressed in an old wife beater and didn't appear clean. I couldn't even imagine ordering food here. Then the band, that was the most awful... More 

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Phoenix,Az
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a bar right out of the Alaskan sitcom "Men in Trees." Interesting people, rugged interior. GREAT clam chowder.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 1st St. N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: (360) 378-7076

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  • Cuisine: American

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