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Herb's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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80 1st St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8337
+1 360-378-7076
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in to watch the game and get some food. I had the Reubens sandwich (again), it was delicious again. We shared an order of cheese sticks and they were fantastic. This is a great place to watch a game with all of the TV they have. My only complaint is that my waiter wanted to charge me about... More 

Thank Dan S
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast there, and it was delicious. The guy behind the counter was also the server, he was efficient and very polite. As I said, the food was good and abundant.

Thank 2013Anonymous
Sioux Falls, SD
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had 35 minutes for lunch before our whale watch. We asked if they could do that for us, they said yes, directed us away from menu items that would take too much time and delivered with plenty of time for eating. They have probably the best tater tots we've ever had.

Thank lizSiouxFalls_SD
Toledo Ohio
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great bar. We stopped in for lunch and were surprised at how clean and nice it was. Plenty of TV action for a sports bar atmosphere but they were also having a band come in for Friday night Halloween party. The burger was cooked perfectly and the garlic fries were something I had never had. They have... More 

Thank lomalinda2
Hiawassee, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Herbs has Great food, with good pricing on food and drink. This is a local bar with the Island flair.

1 Thank Das0315
Camas, Washington
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

My wife and I had lunch here, our first day on the island. They had great food, beer and drinks. We will definitely be back!

1 Thank 123kd123
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We stumbled upon one of the best live bands I have seen in a while at Herb's (on a Friday night). Everyone got up and danced! Great local spot, cold beer, and solid fish n'chips.

1 Thank lauramichelleh
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Herb's Tavern is not fancy, but it is oh-so-comfortable. That is just what we wanted after a half-day of traveling to reach San Juan Island, Washington. Herb's Tavern is clean, but has a sense of history -- no dusty corners here, just old-school charm on a great corner location. The bartender was the right amount of friendly, without being too... More 

1 Thank therealjenn
Encinitas, California
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We came here in the evening when there was a live band playing. The band was really good and played good dance music. We danced all night and enjoyed the cocktails from the bar. The bartenders could have bee a bit more friendly but oh well.

1 Thank Travelnut_10_10
Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Went in for lunch and didn't realize it would take 1 hr and 20 minutes to get burgers and fries after ordering. Food was OK, but not worth the wait.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 1st St N, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8337
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-7076

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