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The Islander

American, Bar
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7440 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2729
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breakfast, lunch and dinner... all good. I really like the steamed clams! The service is alway good... but we are early diners.

Thank Susan H
Seattle, Washington, United States
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for Sunday noon. We had a very nice window booth, which we chose. The server and assistants were nice, friendly and attentive... after sitting about 10 minutes at the table. My bowl of clam chowder was good, though smaller than anticipated by the price, and came about 15 minutes after ordered, with my wife's eggs (she thought... More 

1 Thank Summitseekerray
Mercer Island, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BUT I just don't. Service is sketchy and so is the food. This restaurant ahs definitely taken a turn for the worse since it reinvented itself from the fun sports bar that it used to be in its old location to something that was a bit more upscale in its new location. Menu stayed the same but the service has... More 

1 Thank LaurenOnTheIsland
Mercer Island, Washington
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

After many visits during happy hour I've decided that there is absolutely nothing enticing about The Islander's hideous happy hour. Awful food, indifferent and sullen waitress who is simply inattentive. I don't care that happy hour is cheap, or that it's on the island, and we have very limited choices for food here, nothing will get me back into happy... More 

1 Thank Stealth10x
Seattle, WA
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

The Islander has a great breakfast menu however the rest of their meals are just OK. There are some unusual dishes on the breakfast menu and all of them are fantastic.

Thank seattlebarb
Issaquah, Washington
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222 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a business lunch at this establishment last week. I really enjoyed the wedge salad, and a cup of chowder. We had the edamame appetizer, which was very good as well. My language salad was a good size, and I could not finish it, after eating the chowder. The service at this restaurant is always a little spotty, where your... More 

Thank km24800
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

The food is more consistent over past months, with generous portions of good, hearty fare. The bar has a good happy hour, with good deals on food and drinks...it gets very crowded when games are on. There is not much comfortable seating for singles or couples and the manager takes two banquette tables for paperwork every time I'm there for... More 

Thank UBayFoodie
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We miss the old Islander. It had character. It had a small, home town atmosphere. Unfortunately, the new restaurant was transformed. It no longer has the "feel" and "friendliness" that we enjoyed. It now has a cosmopolitan feel that belongs in the upper eastside of New York. And, parking in its underground parking is impossible. It has too many stalls... More 

1 Thank casasdehuhs
Miami, Florida
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436 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Company was good. So was service. Monday night there's a special on fish tacos and margaritas that I hadn't been aware of, so that was good. After dinner stopped in the bar and watched some MNF. Nice ambiance and lots of TV's.

Thank josh b
Mercer Island, Washington
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Islander is a great place for a more formal meal. They have a kids' menu with great food on it. If the little ones are antsy, there's a fountain outside they can play on until the food arrives. Both menus have all sorts of food like burgers, pasta, chicken, and more. If you like sports, they always have 1... More 

1 Thank KidPerspective

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7440 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2729
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mercer Island
  • Phone Number: 206-232-6676

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?