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8 NW Front St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239-3444
+1 360-678-4222
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Halibut and chips were excellent! Great selection of beers to choose from! Commanding view of the waterfront and mountains from a window booth!

Thank JimWeber
Issaquah, Washington
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146 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here twice on a recent trip to Whidbey Island. The food was good--especially the chowders, the portions were large enough, and the prices were reasonable. The servers were friendly and helpful. Beer selection is good. Décor is old island tavern style--which fits our preferences. We'll be back.

Thank TriRidge
Tacoma, Washington
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Toby's is down on the water with views of mountains, orcas and other type whales. The atmosphere is great for all types of individuals, whales full of old pictures of the city. And the rest with every items you can think of. Had a box of "Flute Flake" for individuals that remember that. Best of all was the food, best... More 

Thank karen h
Centennial, Colorado
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137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Fun local bar on Coupeville waterfront. Lots of memorabilia on the walls from a bison head, moose head and king crab to information on different kinds of sailing vessels. Definitely a bar for adults as no kids allowed. Not fancy or trendy. People rave about the mussels and fish and chips but it seemed like a beer and burger day... More 

Thank tatts15
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Toby's has great service, an old-times atmosphere, and serves big glasses of wine! I had the special fish and chips, which wasn't fantastic but was good, and we had a good time in a cozy booth!

Thank Ann E
Anacortes, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

So, as other reviewers have said, it's a bar, and it makes no apologies for that. If you're looking for Seattle upscale trendy, go somewhere else. There are a couple of windows, but no view to speak of, and no attempt to cater to the hip crowd. The staff is friendly but generally very busy. The menu leans toward burgers... More 

Thank Doug C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Have had lunch there 3 times. Food was always well prepared. Servers were friendly and attentive. I like the "dive bar" feel to the place.

Thank Mark N
Vancouver, Washington
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114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

I have some mixed feelings about this place. On one side, it is an old fashioned bar with that same atmosphere one had before sports bars took over. That is a plus! On the other side, it lacked something that I have not yet put a finger on. That being said, the staff is super freindly, the atmosphere 'old fashioned'... More 

Thank 205r0bertp
Oak Harbor, Washington
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Commanding a fine view of Penn Cove on Front St you'll find Toby's tavern. While it seems their main interest would be liquor, you'll find an extremely tasty full lunch and dinner menu too. It's not a chic bistro. Kitsch and breweriana clutter the walls and ceilings. Everything is a little bit dark, a little bit...sticky. Bring your glasses to... More 

Thank MinxInWA
Langley, Washington
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Toby's is a local's knowledge. They have the best fish and chips or mussels. You cannot go wrong with either order. Try to get the booth in the very back there is a beautiful view of Penn Cove. If you are lucky at the right time of the year you might see whales. It is more of a bar restrurant... More 

Thank Elk5611

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 NW Front St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239-3444
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Coupeville
  • Phone Number: +1 360-678-4222

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?