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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 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Had the halibut fish and chips - fantastic! More like a restaurant in the early evening. After ten it becomes a true watering hole. Mostly young folks and locals, but we felt welcome and at home.

Thank sanibel_sadhu
Concord, CA
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Want a good craft beer or other drink and a fine bit of comfort food? Try the Lower Tavern, lots of locals do. Saw the owner of a high-end restaurant and his receptionist/chief waitperson come in here late one night after work for a snack ... I only ate a cheeseburger and fries but they were great. Sports TVs of... More 

Thank Grampy_Bob
South Bend, WA
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ate there twice. I had BBQ dip burger twice and wife had veggie burger once and Reuben the second night. Sandwiches come with fries or coleslaw and I think another choice. We had the coleslaw to cut down on calories and carbs. Many beer choices. A lot of flat screen TVs showing different sport choices. You just sit down at... More 

Thank rkh29
Kent, Washington
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

After a meeting in Eastsound that went later than expected, the options for dinner were limited at best. A local resident suggested that we try the Lower Tavern. We were starving, so we decided to give it a try. I'm glad we did! The hamburger I had was one of the best meals I had during my stay on Orcas.... More 

Thank Pawlean
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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

There is nothing wrong with eating in a bar/tavern as long as the food is good. The food wasn't good. The grilled chicken was not thoroughly cooked and the burger was tasteless. The soup was cold. The server was friendly but somehow the service never worked out.

1 Thank I13JAmarym
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Friendly local spot. We made the mistake of cheering a Patriots score.....not a lot of Pats fans here. Interesting selection of local beers. Excellent burgers. They do a nice job

Thank Bro99
Waco, Texas
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345 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Order some water, they will bring you a glass of club soda. Ask for a pint of Rainer lager they will bring you an IPA. Order the thing on a toasted Kaiser roll it will come on a hamburger bun. You will rarely see the waitress so just deal with it. You can't get good help on this island, where... More 

Thank neuroshrink
Berkeley, CA
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Good basic food, sandwiches, hamburgers, fries. The sports bar on Orcas. Service was fine and the food was tasty. Not haute cuisine, but not meant to be.

Thank paulie47
Saginaw, Michigan
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were on a bike trip on the island. Needed a quick lunch before afternoon ride. Service was quick and all our food was good. Later that night after a terrible experience at the White Horse Pub (left there after waiting over 2 hours for food), we decided to go back to the Lower Tavern. The place was packed, but... More 

Thank jeff381
Anthem, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A great sports bar atmosphere with pool tables, tv's & yummy food!!! Spacious & Open & has a great patio area as well. Fun & Friendly!!!

Thank kikicherokee

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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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, 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?