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80 1st St. N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378-7076
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Upscale, FRESH burgers in the heart of downtown. GREAT!

Lunch for the OVER 21 crowd. Low key, beginning of tourist season, so it wasn't that busy. Waiter was really on top of with service, attentiveness, and was very polite. Nice change from many of the understaffed eateries in this little seaside town. Waiter got EVERYTHING right and checked back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Kenai, Alaska
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

While most 'watering holes' on the island will have a majority of tourists in season, this is for locales wanting TV sports coverage, pool tables and light meals.

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Suisun City, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My husband and I went in for a light meal. It was late afternoon and not busy. The food was okay, but we found the bartender to be rude and dismissive. I would not go there again.

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Kenai, Alaska
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lunch for the OVER 21 crowd. Low key, beginning of tourist season, so it wasn't that busy. Waiter was really on top of with service, attentiveness, and was very polite. Nice change from many of the understaffed eateries in this little seaside town. Waiter got EVERYTHING right and checked back after we started eating to make sure we were enjoying... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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, Pub

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