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Herb's Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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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
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Herb's has great meals in a very relaxed, bar environment. Yes - this is a locals place but it is friendly and you are welcome. Lots of mariners overnighting in Friday Harbor walk up from the marina for dinner and drinks. Basic but excellent, solid bar food and fish. Great value and the bar is fun too. Some great craft... More 

Thank Chuck D
Blaine, Washington
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97 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have walked by Herb's Tavern for many years during out visits to Friday Harbor so we decided to give it a try. We ordered a couple of beers and then split a fish and chips basket with some shrimp--very tasty. The bartender/waiter was very friendly and efficient.

Thank J2930JNjimw
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there yesterday for a beer and some food had the Western Burger it was amazing!! Then stopped by again last night for drinks a pool and this place is great!! The service was good and the setting is awesome! I would definitely tell anyone to stop in for a beer and some good bar food.

Thank Marc S
Excelsior, Minnesota
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 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 

Thank tonkacaptain
Everett, Washington
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338 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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.

Thank Shawna M
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217 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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 

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 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.

Thank 2013Anonymous
Sioux Falls, SD
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

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 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 

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.

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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
Average prices
$8 - $14
American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 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
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?