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The Brown Lantern Ale House

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1519
+1 360-293-2544
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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washington state
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In historic downtown Anacortes, sports bar without typical bar food. The food is great here, many salads, burgers, sandwiches and fish dishes. Many beers and ciders on tap, along great with wines and cocktails! Outside smoking get and seating get area for those who smoke. Prices low teens!

Thank jlfd
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

Late on a Sunday afternoon we stopped at The Brown Lantern Ale House for lunch. There was a good sized crowd so we sat in the family part of the house and enjoyed excellent service. Along with a couple of beers we ordered a cup of the Fire House award-winning chili and a Habanero Ranch Chicken sandwich. We asked the... More 

Thank J2930JNjimw
Anacortes, Washington
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always say it is my fav in the universe because it is. I am sure not everyone will feel that way. It has a long history. At one time it was a smoke-filled blue collar afterwork and later place for fishermen and trades who helped build ships here. Now it has an eclectic crowd of blue collar, white collar,... More 

Thank Joe B
Seattle, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere friendly service food mediocre. Carne asada tacos were terrible. Beer is good though. Servers work hard. Still good time

Thank Chris J
Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Brown Lantern is a classic American style pub that I have been going to for over 15 years. I was just there last week and it is as great as the first time I went. They also have a year round heated lounge in the back that is dog friendly. The Brown Lantern has seen several changes and updates... More 

Thank Skip_McGrath
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

If you are a fan of burgers, this is the place in Anacortes to go. The 1/2 lb Bacon Burger is soooo good. They charbroil their burgers so you get the great char taste whch is perfect with the cheese and bacon. You can get fries, sweet potatoe fries, soup or salad with your burger. Always different types of liquid... More 

Thank B-man71
Bangkok, Thailand
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I was very happy to eat a very good burger in this place. Nice ambiance, sports TV, great service and a perfect burger. Really a nice place.

Thank NabilBKK
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is a place where we take our family every time they are in town. They have the best burgers and portions are huge. There menu is also very diversified so if hamburgers aren't your thing try the Reuben sandwich or the pulled pork. It sometimes gets a little crowded but it is worth the wait. They also have the... More 

Thank Don C
Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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275 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We tried this based on reviews, but were not as impressed as we were expecting. We sat in the bar, and waited quite a bit before being noticed, then waited longer for drinks as we watched our server serving newer guests sitting at the bar. When are drinks arrived, the beer order was wrong, so we asked another server to... More 

Thank DNWA
Lodi, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a must see if you like good beer and history. This place has been around forever! My husband and I try to stop here every time we visit Anacortes.

Thank sjburkie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Fidalgo Island  >  Anacortes
  • Phone Number: +1 360-293-2544

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