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The Brown Lantern Ale House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Small 4.25
Large 5.25
Cheese +2.50
Chili & cheese +5.00
Alehouse Fries
A‎ basket of our delicious seasoned fries.
Yam Fries
A basket-full of our crinkle-cut crispy sweet potato fries. Topped w/ crumbled feta & fresh parsley.
Onion Rings
A large portion of deep-fried alehouse onion rings w/ our sweet garlic aioli
Alehouse Quesadilla
A large flour tortilla filled w/ jalapenos, shredded cheese, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, & green onions.
Traditional Hummus Plate
Our house-made hummus surrounded w/ roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, pepperoncini peppers, feta cheese, cucumber, carrot, & lemon. Served w/ warm pita bread.
Half 6.50
Full 12.25
Alehouse Nachos
A mound of tortilla chips layered w/ corn, black beans, jalapenos, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, & cheese. Served w/ salsa & sour cream.
Fried Calamari
One half-pound of tender, hand-dredged, baby squid served w/ spicy mango sour cream sauce.
Pulled Pork Sliders
Slow-roasted for 8 hours! hand-shredded pork shoulder w/ our homemade chipotle BBQ sauce. 3 Per order served on mini-buns w/ our house slaw & dill pickle.
Half 9.00
Full 15.00
Chicken Wings
Skagit valley's best! ten large wings served w/ celery, cucumbers, & carrot sticks. Choose classic franks red hot, or Thai sauce.
Chicken Tenders
Four all white-meat breaded tenders served w/ alehouse fries, ranch dressing & honey mustard.
Cup 5.25
Bowl 7.25
Crab Corn Chowder
Chilean rock crab, fresh corn, poblanos, red peppers, & scallions compose our house chowder.
Cup 5.25
Bowl 7.25
Jason's Five-Alarm Firehouse Chili
The winner of our 2013 super bowl chili cook-off. Served w/ chopped raw onion & cheddar-jack cheese.
Small 6.00
Full 10.00
Ale "House" Salad
Fresh mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, shredded cheese, house baked crouton & sunflower seeds. Served w/ your choice of dressing.
Small 6.25
Full 10.25
Caesar Salad
Hearts of romaine tossed w/ caesar dressing, shaved parmesan & house-baked croutons.
Small 8.25
Full 14.25
Carne Asada Salad
Crunchy house-made tortilla chips piled high w/ fresh lettuce, corn, shredded cheese, black beans, green onions, tomato, cilantro, jalapenos & our grilled carne asada. Served w/ salsa & sour cream.
Cup 5.00
Bowl 7.25
Soups of The Day
Ask your server for today's chef's choice!
Small 8.50
Full 14.50
Spicy Thai Chicken Salad
A local favorite! A boneless, skinless chicken breast marinated in our exotic blend of chilies & spices, grilled to order, atop mixed greens, cucumber slices, carrots, tomatoes, fresh cilantro, basil & roasted cashews. Tossed in our homemade Thai peanut dressing.
Small 7.75
Full 13.50
Cobb Salad
Smoked, pan-roasted turkey breast, hickory smoked bacon, gorgonzola cheese, fresh avocado, tomatoes, egg & carrots elevate this classic. Served w/ your choice of dressing.
The Daily Combo
Pick‎ any two:
Please ask your server for today's selections.
Roasted Beef Pepper Melt
A‎ generous portion of thinly sliced in-house roasted top-round w/ grilled onions & pepper jack cheese on a French roll w/ piping hot au-jus & creamy horseradish.
Seafood Po' Boy
The traditional delta treat topped w/ fresh local oysters & prawns, lightly fried in a cornmeal crust. Served on a French roll w/ lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce, & slaw on the side.
Santa Ana Tuna Sandwich
An old favorite w/ our "south of the border" twist! Albacore tuna mixed w/ mayo, fresh cilantro, diced jalapenos & green onions. Served on potato bread w/ lettuce, tomato & pepperjack cheese.
The Rueben
Thinly sliced deli pastrami topped w/ sauerkraut, melted Swiss & tangy thousand island dressing on marble rye. Served w/ creamy horseradish.
The Fidalgo Whaler
One crisp battered cod filet served on a hamburger bun w/ melted cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles & tartar sauce.
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Slow-roasted‎ for 8 hours! Hand-shredded pork shoulder w/ our homemade chipolte BBQ sauce on a hamburger bun w/ slaw, mayo & pickles.
Habanero Chicken Sandwich
Grilled‎ chicken breast w/ mayo, lettuce, tomato, hickory smoked bacon, pepperjack cheese & our homemade habanero ranch on ciabatta. It' a hot one!
Stands for brown lantern tavern, & we live up to our name w/ this one! Fresh tomatoes, hickory smoked bacon, lettuce & mayo, double stacked on a ciabatta roll.
Classic Turkey Sandwich
Turkey, bacon, pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo & guacamole on a ciabatta roll.
Tomato +2.50
Hickory smoked bacon +2.50
The Grilled Cheese
Swiss & cheddar cheese between two pieces of potato bread, grilled to perfection!
Brown Lantern burgers have been awarded ‘best burger in Anacortes by the readers of the Anacortes American for more than fifteen years. Every burger contains one-half pound of 100% fresh ground chuck, hand-pressed & cooked to order. Burgers are served w/ our alehouse tries, raw onion. pickle, lettuce, tomato & mayo.
The Hamburger
100% Fresh-ground chuck
The Cheeseburger
Topped‎ w/ melted cheddar cheese
Bacon Cheeseburger
Topped w/ melted cheddar cheese & hickory smoked bacon.
Bacon Swiss Avocado Burger
The name says it all!
Blue Bacon Cheeseburger
Topped w/ onion rings & a jalapeno blue-cheese sauce.
‘Monster” Chili Cheeseburger
Featuring‎ the brown Lanterns award-winning pub chili (spicy). Served open-faced & topped w/ shredded cheddar cheese & white onion.
Grilled Onion Double Cheese
Mushroom burger Swiss & cheddar cheeses melted over sauteed onions & mushrooms.
South of the Border Burger
Spicy jalapenos, sauteed onions, guacamole, & pepperjack cheese top this local favorite.
The Wrangler Burger
Our take on an old favorite! Sauteed onions, hickory smoked bacon, pepper-jack cheese & our homemade chipotle BBQ sauce.
2 Pcs. 11.50
3 Pcs. 13.50
Fish & Chips
Fresh, Alaskan cod, hand-dipped in our homemade beer batter, lightly fried & served w/ house-made tartar sauce, slaw & alehouse fries.
Oysters & Chips
Fresh local oysters, floured & lightly fried. Served w/ slaw, lemon, homemade cocktail sauce & alehouse fries.
Fish Tacos
Two corn & flour tortillas stuffed w/ our alehouse battered cod, tomatoes, cabbage, corn & black beans, w/ a mango & sour cream sauce that has a hint of spice.
1 Taco 5.25
2 Tacos 9.25
Carn Asada Tacos
Grilled steak w/ onions, cilantro, roasted jalapenos, green onions & spices on cornflour tortillas.
Key Lime Brulee Cheesecake
White chocolate cheesecake layered w/ classic key lime. Served w/ whipped cream on top.
Snickers Pie
Large chunks of Snickers bars, brownie, caramel, peanuts & a tart cream cheese filling.
Caramel Apple Granny Pie
Buttery caramel & toffee-studded custard hug fresh Granny Smith apples piled high in our melt-in-the-mouth shortbread crust.
Two Scoops of Ice Cream
Choose‎ either chocolate or vanilla ...or both. Served w/ whipped cream & chocolate sauce on top.
Draft Beer
Darkest to lightest
Guiness Stout
Guinness draught w/ nitrogen.
Black Butte Porter
Deschutes brewery- bend, or a robust porter, roasty in nature, w/ creamy chocolate notes.
Moose Drool
Big sky brewery- Missoula, MT. A malty brown ale w/ just enough hops to keep it from being too sweet.
Fat Tire Amber
New Belgium brewery - fort collins, co an amber ale w/ lots of toasty malt flavors & a crisp hoppiness.
Anchor Steam Amber
Anchor steam brewing - San Francisco, CA. A clean tasting amber ale w/ a thick creamy head.
Mac & Jack’s African Amber
Mac & jack's brewery - Redmond, wa. This amber ale Is unfiltered, rich in malt, hoppy & delicious.
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
Smithwicks brewery, Kilkenny, Ireland. Kilkenny draught w/ nitrogen.
Boundary Bay IPA
Boundary bay brewery - Bellingham, wa Very happy w/ some pine, grassiness, grapefruit, caramel, & lemon on the nose.
Manny's Pale Ale
Georgetown brewery - seattle, wa Northwest hops, premium barley, & unique yeast make it rich w/ a malty middle & a snappy hop finish. It’s truly a micro that finishes crisp, clean & smooth.
Glass 7.00
Bottle 26.00
Hogue Genesis merlot Washington
Classic Washington state merlot, rich & creamy on the palate w/ flavors of dark cherry, maple, cocoa, & orange zest.
Glass 6.00
Bottle 22.00
Santa Christina Sangiovese Italy
A soft red blend of sangiovese & Merlot boasting black cherry, blackberry, & spice. Great w/ burgers & spicy foods.
Glass 6.00
Bottle 22.00
Los Dos 85% Grenache 15% Syrah
Aromas of cherries, herbs & a hint of peppery spice on the soft finish.
Glass 6.50
Bottle 24.00
Charles & Charles - Cabernet-Syrah
Washington. Bold aromas of blackberry, cherry, & sweet toasted oak. Soft tannins & a long finish are perfect w/ BBQ or burgers.
Glass 7.50
Bottle 28.00
Layer Cake Cabernet California
Aromas‎ of blackberry, cassis, violets, cedar, tobacco & hints of minerals & graphite, This is a lush, soft, complex wine w/ a lingering finish.
Glass 6.75
Bottle 25.00
Sante Pinot Noir California
‘Votre sante’ to your health. This pinot noir delivers flavors of raspberries & cherries, & finishes w/ creamy vanilla undertones.
Glass 7.00
Bottle 26.00
The Show Malbec Argentina
An exciting wine w/ smooth tannins & a velvety texture. Toasty vanilla & white pepper on the finish.
Glass 6.00
Bottle 22.00
Montevina Pinot Grigio California
Fresh‎ fruit & a crisp texture, medium-dry finish.
Glass 6.75
Bottle 25.00
Vin du Lac of Chelan Riesling Washington
Off dry, rich & aromatic, intensely crisp. Designed for everyday drinking & pairs well w/ seafood & summer fare.
Glass 7.00
Bottle 26.00
Hedges CMS Sauvignon Blanc Washington
Bright, lively aromas of ripe pear, grapefruit peel, caramel apple & orange blossom. Grapes were sourced from four Columbia valley vineyards: Bacchus, Dionysus, destiny ridge & Arete. 77% sauvignon blanc, 20% chardonnay & 3% Marsanne.
Slice 3.00
Whole 12.00
Cheese Pizza
Mozzarella, provolone & cheddar on a fresh dough crust w/ marinara.
Slice 3.50
Whole 13.00
The cheese pizza w/ pepperoni.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A late running ferry from the islands lead us to the unhappy discovery that most(?) restaurants in Anacortes seem to close at 8:30 or 9pm. An online search for “late night dining” (we're talking 8:55pm here...) led us to the Brown Lantern. What a happy...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Cedars2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite, are the fish tacos! It is a very popular place so get there early. We like the round table when we are a group.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bgbertil
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Great service, friendly servers and GREAT food....Salads, burgers and fish were all WONDERFUL!! Not exactly on our route ...from Whidbey Island ..but definitely worth the miles!!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Gjabsama
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Small town feel. We try to go at least 1-2 times a month. Sometimes they have music as well.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank navyfitness
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous spot with full bar and family friendly. Great food and fun atmosphere. Large with outdoor garden. The staff is fun and friendly. Plenty of TVs and music. Street parking only but worth coming as food was Delicious. Lots of memorabilia.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dianebS2450BE
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Atmosphere was nice, I got the fish tacos it was ok. The salsa had good flavor but tortillas were grilled and super dry, overall tacos la key flavor. My niece got the jabanero chicken which she said was good, not great but good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ZH98848
Reviewed March 11, 2019

This is a pub/bar with great burgers, and similar foods. I love their tuna salad sandwich with a bite (jalapeño— never would have thought of that). Also their Thai salad — yum — my very favorite. My MIL loves their pork sliders and the seafood...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gloria_Seattle12
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

I moved to Anacortes in January. A few local friends suggested meeting at the Brown. I found the place to be welcoming with a good assortment of food & drinks. Been back several times since then & have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Traveling4Real
Reviewed March 4, 2019

So, after spending hours, it seemed, working outside, supporting our local community, I and 4 friends descended upon THE BROWN (as the locals call it) for a good bit of WARMTH: FOOD, LIBATIONS, PEOPLE--including the very warm and friendly service we received from the kind...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SkagitSam
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Did food is above average. The service also is above average. I recommend the fish tacos--, and the chicken skewers (medium hot)

Date of visit: February 2019
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August 12, 2016|
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Response from Susan A | Reviewed this property |
3-6 every day, 9-close Monday thru Thursday and all day Sunday
August 12, 2016|
Response from rusty_fwg | Reviewed this property |
3-6pm and then reverse 9-close. I think all day Sunday has specials if I remember correctly.
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