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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
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8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Excelsior, Minnesota
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here twice for food. Its right in the heart of Friday Harbor and ez walking distance to and from hotels and the marina. It has a cozy atmosphere with pool tables, pull tabs, tvs, and some times live music. The first time just grabbed a burger and it was fine nothing special, the 2nd visit I had... More 

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Everett, Washington
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308 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Spent a fun evening here shooting about 10 games a pool and just about playing all the songs on the jukebox. The tots are yummy! Friendly staff.

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Thank Shawna M
Washington
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210 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 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 

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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.

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Sioux Falls, SD
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

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.

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Toledo Ohio
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

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 

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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.

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Camas, Washington
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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!

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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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
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
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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?