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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
(360) 378-7076
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hello. I never drink but when vidting friends and on walking home status It sometimes comes up! The food here fish and chips is great ( dont eat the batter) but the fish is fab!!! In between staff shifts Ive been ( plus 4 people) been completely ignored for 30 minutes a food ran slow. not a oerson there and... More 

Thank Travel333333A
Reno, Nevada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really fun local bar. Nice selection of beers on tap. Friendly service. Such a great find that we came back a second time!!!

Thank Megan M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you can make it, you should try this place for breakfast! Great Chicken Fried Steak, and homemade biscuits.

Thank TTown253Tacoma
Bremerton, Washington
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253 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for something "light" go tide us over on recommendation of someone we'd met that day. My friend had fish and chips and I ordered breaded mozzarella sticks because I'm vegetarian and that seemed a good choice. Mine had zero taste. Thank goodness for the dip. She didn't think her fish had much flavor.

Thank Mona2446
west sussex uk
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't eat here, but went in twice for drinks and found it a fun and friendly place for a beer and a game of pool.

Thank billyseagull
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45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ate here twice during my stay. OK pub food and decent beers. Service was meh at best - Sat there for 15 minutes before anyone noticed I had finished my beer. OK place that's cheaper then the surrounding places

Thank Adam B
Bradenton, Florida
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a local bar that provides all of the basics. It isn't fancy, but it is in a great location, the service was good, and you'll experience the oldest bar in town. Those that ordered the fish and chips were really pleased...otherwise, you'll be getting typical bar food. Have a beer, order some fish and chips, and experience this... More 

Thank Brian0ntheGo
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Herb's Tavern is not a fancy place in Friday Harbor, but it is the oldest bar in town. Go to check it out, the place has character, and the waitress told us the best fish and chips in town, so we gave it a try. We each got 2 huge pieces of cod, not greasy with fries and great coleslaw,... More 

Thank luvintotravel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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561 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped in for drinks and the food seemed to be typical bar fare. Nothing wrong with that. I'd check out the burgers. Service was adequate if not super-amiable. Good varied full bar menu. The place is 73 years old, so there is history and interesting architecture and design to contemplate. This is a sports bar with decent TVs.

1 Thank TommyBoy94
Kenai, Alaska
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in again this year. Staff was cheerful and I was greeted as soon as I walked in the door! Service is quick and food is typical bar food done very well. Servings are generous and ingredients are FRESH. Specialty salads are really great! -- especially the Asian-inspired one. Had a side order of Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
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
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: (360) 378-7076

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?