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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 #33 of 54 restaurants in Friday Harbor
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Stateline, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
45 helpful votes 45 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
118 helpful votes 118 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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