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

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Local place

Pub atmosphere. Lots of TVs for watching the Seahawks! They have appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Also lots of burgers and fish and chips faire. Fun place :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
SLOCALOCAL
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San Luis Obispo, Ca.
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San Luis Obispo, Ca.
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Pub atmosphere. Lots of TVs for watching the Seahawks! They have appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Also lots of burgers and fish and chips faire. Fun place :)

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Vero Beach, Florida
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356 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Herb's is one of many bars, pubs, tavern's and grille in town. Comfort food, plenty of beer & liquor, and familiar & faces and locals in abundance. Typical small gathering spot in the center town serving rational fare!

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Thank Tony C
Mount Vernon, Washington
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Last time we stopped by Herb's, is was significantly run down (BTW - I started visiting Herb's 30 years ago). Local shopkeeper said it had been sold within the last couple years and the improvements were very noticeable. Outside was clearly updated/painted - looked much nicer. Inside had been cleaned up, newer tables/chairs. Bathrooms were significantly updated. Downside, the place... More 

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Thank Jim C
New Lenox, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Casual place. Good menu, had a good variety for vegetarians/carnivores/etc...Loud atmosphere, it is a tavern! Limited seating for people going to eat, but there are a handful of tables. Prices ok, average I would say. Definitely get a lot for your money. Good service, our waitress was very nice and helpful.

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Thank Andrea F
El Paso, Texas
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is the stop for late night food. Open til 2:00 a.m. Tavern atmosphere, plenty of games on the TV's. Pool tables. We had pizza one night, stopped again the next night and had the Reuben and a burger. The food is good, This is a tavern, don't expect fine dining !!!! Casual place with good bar food. Service was... More 

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Thank Kat S
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I went in hoping for a decent shrimp dinner and I should have left when the cheering crowd was so loud I couldn't hear myself talk. But, I didn't have the sense to leave because I liked the feel of the place. Again, I should have known better, but I didn't. The waitress cleaned our table, took our order, and... More 

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Thank Tamara H
Spirit Lake, Idaho
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great bar with excellent, I mean EXCELLENT fish and chips. Lots of good beers on tap and a well stocked liquor selection. Fast friendly service.

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Thank Tom C
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Bad service by a mood man, but one of the only places we could find food after 9pm. Average food, but ok for a pub. We enjoyed the pool table though.

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Thank P H
Olympia, Washington
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite pub in FH. Perfect pub grub and lots of TVs that will have your favorite sport for sure. Christine was an amazing waitress. She handled a full house single handedly and still paid attention to everyone. The dipped burger and chicken Cobb sandwich both were excellent.

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Thank RobnLe
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is one of the few places in Friday Harbour that serves food after 9pm. Friendly staff and a Sports Bar atmosphere, this is perfect for casual dining. Prices were good, portions generous and food very tasty. Beer was reasonably priced too. Not for families though as it is a bar but plenty of seating away from the bar itself.... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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