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The Brown Lantern Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1519
+1 360-293-2544
11:00 - 00:00
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All hours
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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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 1 week ago 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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266 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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
Port Angeles, Washington
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

There is a variety of food. The service is friendly and fast. There is seating for families with children and there is a bar section. Pub type food.

Thank 2Kat2014
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a great place to stop for a meal and a pint, though a full bar is available if that is more to your taste. The building is old and filled with locals which I took to be a good recommendation. There is a bar side to the left and to the right is an area that is a... More 

Thank Susan O
Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

being a local this is the place to go for local fish and chips & brew. its a dark little bar that is half filled with fisherman, and travelers. The staff is kind, and the food is the best quick bite to eat and a very good deal. This is the first place i want to visit when i am... More 

Thank hannahhakes
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I never come to Anacortes without stopping here for a burger. Great, friendly crowd and wonderful staff at the bar. This is the kind of place you can come by yourself and feel totally comfortable enjoying a meal at the bar with a book or your laptop. The people who live in this town are very welcoming, and the folks... More 

Thank kathryn v
fidalgo island
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This place has been here "forever" and it's known for good food and service. Attentive staff, friendly. I ordered a BLT extra crispy bacon add avocado slices. It was perfect, on a fresh ciabatta bun. I didn't drink anything but lemonade, and it was served in a tall glass with ice and a lemon slice, straws. The water was served... More 

Thank second2none
Gearhart, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What a fun and funky bar/restaurant! Huge menu and great beer choices. The Dang was for the Caesar salad I ordered...a large...it should have said huge! It was fabulous, shaved Parmesan and two chunks or toasty garlic bread. The place was hopping with people having fun and being animated and lively. This would be a regular for us if we... More 

Thank shieldscfi
Bothell, Washington
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stopped in Sunday afternoon for lunch. Lots of TV's to watch the football games, friendly service, comfortable pub atmosphere. Delicious crab and corn chowder, the best I've ever had. We also ordered the grilled cheese sandwich, which had a couple kinds of tasty cheese and was served on hot, crispy, garlicky toast-yum! Nothing fancy, just solid good comfort food... More 

Thank kristieshannon

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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
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?