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The Islander

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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7440 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2729
+1 206-232-6676
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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308 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came around 8pm and ordered some wine, supposed to be half price wine on Wednesdays but that didn't seem reflected based on the prices we paid. We shared some apps, spicy shrimp which was really good, and crab/artichoke dip, also good. However they close really early and before we knew it we were the only ones there and they... More 

Thank Maria B
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We went in for happy hour and when we arrived the barman acknowledged us but we werent quite ready to order, we were ready within a couple minutes of when we sat down but he having a personal conversation with another guy that worked there who was in to watch a football game. He finally asked us what we wanter... More 

Thank Charlotte R
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us went for food. One order the chicken salad turned up with no chicken. We finally got the servers attention and let her know we were missing the chicken, she then took orders at 2 others tables before chasing up the chicken. About 10 minutes later I asked again about the chicken. A total of 15 minutes later... More 

Thank Steven S
Mercer Island, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

At the old location they had a wonderful view, and always had dinner specials, usually one with fish. I miss those. There are many of the same things on the menu, but the food just isn't as good. They have a big bar area now which was crowded when we went. The bench seats in the dining room have virtually... More 

Thank Ruth R
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Should be called "Gordon Food Service Restaurant". Very disappointing quality of food at very high price.

Thank Dms0891
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great sandwich that we shared in the bar area. 1:30 pm they have $2 off drafts. great service too👍

Thank ads123
Everett, Washington
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I had no expectations for this restaurant on the island, but it was one of the best dinners I had had in a while. I tried the veggie saute with lemon chicken and the flavors were outstanding. The server was new, but had a great personality and was helpful, even brought me hot lemon water when she realized I was... More 

Thank terry j
Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice bar and restaurant. The bartender, Mike, will take good care of you and give honest recommendations. Food variety and quality make this a top Mercer option.

Thank Snakehandler666
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I've eaten late lunch here twice with friends. Both times everyone enjoyed their meal. The Kobe burgers were the # 1 pick. Salads and fish and chips were appreciated as well. Our only complaint is the hard straight hard booths. Fortunately they have some tables & chairs. The decor is all hard services, so heads up conversation would be difficult... More 

Thank Bev L
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Breakfast, lunch and dinner... all good. I really like the steamed clams! The service is alway good... but we are early diners.

Thank Susan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7440 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040-2729
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mercer Island
  • Phone Number: +1 206-232-6676

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