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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 #38 of 53 restaurants in Friday Harbor
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Mobile, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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237 reviews 237 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had a great time on San Juan and we needed burger and a beer Best place for that Food is excellent Our server is very friendly and beer is cold. That is all that matters Great place and atmosphere

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Kirkland, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

a truly historic dive of a tavern. Decent food, good value, good selection of beer. Shoot pool, drink a lot of beer. Not a couples bar/ tavern. But an experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

great place to just hang out , listen to music and have a few beers. I would not eat here but thats just because Vinny's is around the corner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Herb's is under new ownership and is in the process of being updated. We will still keep the charm but add some well needed improvements. Stop by and check it out.

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