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Roanoke Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1825 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2109
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mercer Island, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Roanoke Inn celebrated its 100th anniversary recently and continues to be a gathering place for 'locals' near and far.

Thank Sundancer260
Seattle, Washington, United States
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in to meet a friend for dinner. It was a rainy evening, so the place was not packed. The food was good, nothing exceptional. Sandwiches, taco salad, and fetuccine alfredo were the items we ordered. Our friend had a basket of onion rings. They were pretty good, and all the helpings were very generous. I got the BLTA... More 

Thank Merilyn M
Seattle, Washington
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192 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So very happy to see that The Roanoke Inn ('The Roey' to some of us) made the Top 10 List of Seattle Bars to visit in the Seattle area. It is a historical treasure that continues to welcome patrons (am I dating myself here) for decades and decades. It is comfy and always welcoming. In the summer you can dine... More 

Thank Terry H
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We discovered this restaurant after a stair-step hike, having a brew and lunch in its lovely back yard. There are 6-8 "stations" with a table and umbrella, with rhodies in between so you have a great sense of privacy. The food is very good and they have a great selection of draft beers, but the big draw in the beauty... More 

Thank Sue W
Mercer Island, Washington
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

There aren't too many bars on Mercer Island, so The Roanoke often becomes crowded. There's no hostess, and the bar is very small. As a result, if you don't get a seat when you walk in, you're not going to get one unless you hover over an occupied table. Parking is very limited. It can be a fun place to... More 

Thank MikeBlas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Good breakfast. Nice atmosphere. No screaming children. 😊 We have eaten there in the evening too and seated outside is quiet. Great service.

Thank Boeker4
Issaquah, Washington
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I've wanted to go to this place for a while since my husband was raised on Mercer Island. We went there for my husband's 40th high school reunion. There's a nice grassy area that's huge and has several tables. Nice when the weather is gorgeous like it was. We went later that weekend with our parents, and I have to... More 

Thank edithrusso
Mercer Island, Washington
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great for any meal! Burgers are great and taco Tuesday is great!! Busy place with great outdoor dining and very casual!

Thank MIPrin
Mercer Island, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Many sunny day options including outside in a fenced lawn with tables. A cut above bar food and a great neighborhood spot.

Thank 206MarkF831
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

It's like going to a brew pub that opened in the 1920s. Food is basic pub fare that is well prepared. They have an outside patio that is great in warm weather. Service can be a bit slow. BE AWARE THAT THE ROANOKE INN IS CLASSIFIED AS A TAVERN AND WASINTON STATE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW MINORS IN TAVERNS (no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1825 72nd Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mercer Island
  • Phone Number: 206-232-0800

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