A late running ferry from the islands lead us to the unhappy discovery that most(?) restaurants in Anacortes seem to close at 8:30 or 9pm. An online search for “late night dining” (we're talking 8:55pm here...) led us to the Brown Lantern. What a happy accident! Discovered a very friendly tavern/restaurant (one part of the dining room is all ages) with very good burgers and great service. They won Best Tavern & Best Burger in 2019’s Best of Anacortes and I can see why. The Lamb Burger was tasty & perfectly cooked & bacon cheeseburger was deliciously messy. Interior is lots of dark wood, sort of sports bar meets old timey saloon. Excellent beer selection with lots of small brewery options. The two staff members we met were friendly, funny & welcoming. Now that we know about this place, we will head for it as a first choice when traveling thru Anacortes.
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