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

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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
Not as good as our Previous Visit

On a Stormy Saturday,We decided to go to Herb's for Lunch. This time the Tavern was pretty busy. We found the last table available at the time, shortly after 12:00, We did have a different server, She took our order for Beer, then made it back to our table for our order,Which we decided to split... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Spanway
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

On a Stormy Saturday,We decided to go to Herb's for Lunch. This time the Tavern was pretty busy. We found the last table available at the time, shortly after 12:00, We did have a different server, She took our order for Beer, then made it back to our table for our order,Which we decided to split the Philly cheesesteak with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Employees were not very friendly, place was not very clean and no bar appetizers. And DON'T order wine!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We were the only people there for food and that should have been a warning. There was nothing wrong with the food, but there was nothing to recommend it.

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Duvall, Washington
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Herb's has good bar food and plenty of flat screens on sports. The staff and the welcome feeling is what makes it great. Halfway up the hill in downtown Friday Harbor its just right for that stop before continuing up or down. Live music some nights too!

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Port Angeles, Washington
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Surprisingly good fish and chips, quick and friendly service, impressive for the local tavern. Try the cod.

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Portland, Michigan
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We at lunch here & had their special, a seafood platter. Size was generous but everything tasted the same, from the fries to the fish to the shrimp. Possibly from old frying oil. Very disappointing. It's more of a local's place to have a beer. Food doesn't seem to be their thing.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

awful bar food - overpriced - poor service - not worth a 2nd visit - service slow and atmosphere is terrible.

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geyserville, ca
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good spot to have a drink and hang out with locals, good bar menu, nice spot to watch sports on TV. Like the bartenders.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is billed as Friday Harbor's oldest restaurant/tavern. While that may be true you can do better at a number of restaurants close by including Cask & Schooner at the other (lower) end of the same block and on the same side of the street. On the other hand if you're looking for a kickback kind of place with OK... More 

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Jurupa Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Pros Live music was fun Cons We visited two times, both only one person was the bartender, waiter and barback, he wasn't friendly at all, seemed annoyed, tired and overworked. We had to keep getting up from table to order everything. Beer was cold, fried shrimp were terrible, would go back when in town but just for a drink if... 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

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