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“The best value on the Island!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lower Tavern

Lower Tavern
Ranked #6 of 37 Restaurants in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kalispell, Montana
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154 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“The best value on the Island!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Its a Tavern... so don't go expecting a romantic fancy dinner. But if you want good food at a fair price...this is your place. Plus they're open when many others are not. I don't live on the island and so I don't eat here but a few times a year, but I have always enjoyed a great meal here. Most menu items have nice homestyle touch---like the coleslaw which is nicely dressed and with a few extra ingredients like bell peppers to make it better than most. Burgers are big and loaded with nice fresh veggies and good-quality condiments. The halibut is very well prepared and, although deep-fried, keeps its mild flavor and not over cooked. Their french fries are good but could be better---good when HOT, but quickly fall off the flavor/texture wagon as they cool. Prices are very reasonable, especially considering that eateries on the island are usually a little pricey or servings small for the price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful burger, entertaining night.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Headed to the lower to try the burgers as a friend had been raving about them. I was not disappointed the burger and fries was superb. It just so happened to be karaoke night and some very talent folks where in the house singing all in all a great night.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yogijr
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Winthrop, Washington
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Consistantly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have been eating there for 30 years. It is a great lunch place and this time they had an excellent cider on tap. I have food allergies and they always work with me.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Max J
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East Wenatchee, Washington
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98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

A pub atmosphere with good food at reasonable prices, especially for a tourist village. Good service, a bit noisey during dinner time. I was there on St. Patrick's day and had excellent Irish stew.

Visited March 2013
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San Juan Islands, Washington
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321 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Local pool table and beer joint with best burgers in town”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

The title says it all, Not pretentious at all, it is what it is: center of the town beer joint with pool tables and a mixed crowd that serves the best burgers in town in a clean, neat setup with friendly folk doing the serving. That's it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MikeandSarah
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