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Toby's

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8 NW Front St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239-3444
+1 360-678-4222
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11:00 am - 10:00 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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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank Ann E
Anacortes, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Doug C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Mark N
Vancouver, Washington
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank MinxInWA
Langley, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Elk5611
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Toby's is a bar. No kids--you need to know that right up front. That being said, the food is delicious and the mussel chowder was excellent. They are almost always packed so you may have to wait for a seat especially during the summer or on weekends. They have a pretty decent beer selection.

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Thank Mary Ellen W
Auburn, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Ate at Toby's in Coupeville on Whidbey Island this past weekend. The mussels are out of this world..the best we've had, and we've eaten allot of mussels at allot of different places. Toby's are the best, hands down. We also ordered the small side salads. They were incredible, lettuce, tomatoe, sliced egg, cucumber & shredded carrots. The salad was not... More 

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Thank Sonia G
Mount Vernon, Washington
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We went to this place on recommendation of friends. We were somewhat disappointed. This is a bar and grill and they have a lot of stuffed animal heads mounted on the walls (deer, moose, buffalo, etc.). That sort of thing turns my wife off right from the start. The food, however, was quite good. I had the clam strips and... More 

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Thank vern C
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We have been going to Toby's for several years, and have always enjoyed the mussels. This time it was a huge disappointment. The mussels were tiny, with about half having beards still attached, broken shells, and very little flavor. I feel like we were served seconds. Not sure I will return, as my son had a similar experience in July.

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Thank Keith W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?