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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
(360) 378-7076
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed 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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Sammamish, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here after our whale tour to grab a bite to eat. It was pretty busy, but the bartender was attentive and kind. Food is very tasty and the prices are decent. I recommend the burgers!

Thank KandNBennett
Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slow food service. 45 minutes + to get food order and the place wasn't that busy. I should have known better when I saw a "Help Wanted" sign on the door advertising for a cook. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place.

Thank Danny N
Kenmore, Washington
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom wanted me to write this review to say that this place has the best Cobb salad she's ever had. It was really fantastic, great portion size and just delicious. Otherwise it's your basic local bar, with not much atmosphere, the other food was decent, service was pretty indifferent but it was 10pm on a Sunday night so probably... More 

Thank Nicole W
Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By default this is the best choice for dining and drinks late at night. Both food and drink are just fine for pub fare. It's a bar with pub food. Fun place to drink.

Thank ChancetheGardener
Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a blast at Herb's on karaoke night! What a great welcoming crowd!! While we didn't have the guts to sing, we had a great time watching everyone let loose. Fun place to relax!

Thank Rachel77079
El Dorado Hills, California
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I happened upon Herb's strictly by chance. After touring San Juan Island, my wife and I were seeking out a restaurant for dinner before taking the Washington State Ferry back to Anacortes, WA. After checking out the offerings of many of the restaurants in the area, we settled on Herb's and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere... More 

Thank LuvToCruise4001
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With so few things to do at night, Herb's is definitely the place to go if you're over 21. They do not let anyone in under 21 (even for lunch) but karaoke on Wednesdays is a delight! It is the place where locals go to hang out!

Thank Wildthingalex
Springfield, VA
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This appears to be a local hangout. It is a bar that also serves food. So, it is not really appropriate for children. The hamburgers we had were good. The staff was friendly and efficient. We felt very comfortable. But, this is not fine dining. Rather its good for a very casual lunch. They have live bands perform there in... More 

Thank Agnes H
Toronto, Canada
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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 98250-8337
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?