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Lower Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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46 Prune Aly, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
+1 360-376-4848
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly service. Food was good. This is a good spot to eat after trying the other higher priced restaurants on Orcas Island. It was a local tavern and sports bar with no pretensions to be anything else.

Thank BillMeyers
Eastsound, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple but great food at the best price in the area. Great burgers, including the salmon burger, and other hot sandwiches like ruben and tuna melt. Also great fish & chips. Halibut is the best. Several TVs tuned to sporting events and one pool table that seems to attract a regular stream of attention. Plenty of bar and seating space... More 

Thank Scott P
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've searched high and low for a juicy, flavorful patty melt and found it here. The whole sandwich was wonderful and the fries were excellent! It's the "juice running down your arm" kind of sandwich with great grilled onions!

Thank Hoopy2
Marysville, WA
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our last night on Orcas, and we wanted a place where local's hang out. This was it! Good food - I had the grilled chicken burger with pepper jack cheese and husband had the BBQ hamburger. The BBQ was out of this world!! We meant to ask if they make it or buy it - totally delicious. Kinda noisy, but... More 

Thank Kit R
Greeneville, Tennessee
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lower Tavern's menu boasted that they had the best burger on the island. It was amazing! Generous portion sizes and the staff was friendly. Enjoyed our visit immensely

Thank Caryn899
Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food and service were both excellent. The atmosphere is definitely a tavern or pub, a little on the noisy side for me, but not excessive. I had a blue cheese burger and my wife had fish and chips. We will return.

Thank ScubaEagle
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Best Rueben sandwich and Swiss burger dip! Great friendly service and selection! Good selection of micro beer and other beverages!

Thank Sara S
corvallis, Oregon
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Every time we go to Orcas, we stop at Lower Tavern. Yes, it is pub food, but this pub food is never disappointing. It is delicious pub food. I usually get a grilled ham and cheese and my husband gets a burger selection. Good IPAs on tap and decent wine selection. Casual, comfortable, and reliable. Keep doing what you are... More 

Thank archanom
Edmonds, Washington
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Enjoyed our dinner here last week - our meal was fine, the service was great - we would go back - the prices were more in line with what we wanted to spend for a burger and beer.

Thank Susan4563
Erie, Colorado
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216 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We tried the Lower Tavern, which had moved across the street from where it was 25 yr ago when I lived in Eastsound. Even though it does not have a water view anymore, we were happy to find a local place instead of the high end tourist restaurants which seem to dominating Orcas. We had a great meal and a... More 

Thank WJD_CO

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Prune Aly, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Orcas Island  >  Eastsound
  • Phone Number: +1 360-376-4848

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?