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The Brown Lantern Ale House

) #8 of 67 Restaurants in Anacortes $$ - $$$ American, ,
412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1519
+1 360-293-2544
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1519
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I would spend my $16 on something else. The deep fried meal was SO greasy. It came with fries, fish, shrimp and 2 oysters. The oysters were mushy. It cost an additional $2.50 to switch onion rings for fries. We did not have any beer...More

Thank slittle13
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved The Brown Lantern the first time, when going thru Anacortes to Orcas, that we ate there again during our return trip home. The food portions are generous, the food is tasty, and the happy hour pricing is great too. The fish tacos can't...More

Thank bluedarterfarm
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dropped in for a quick beer and burger and were not disappointed! Friendly pub atmosphere and large menu. We sat at the bar and were offered a few tasters that were on tap. Food came out quickly and was good. My...More

Thank sara k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long walk on the Tommy Thompson trail we came here for a burger and a beer. The wheat beer is very nice. The bacon cheese burger is awesome! Lots of smoked bacon, cheese and the bun is very good. Father in law had...More

Thank Rettey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late lunch here so there were not many people here so the service by the barkeep was very good. I had the Monster Chili Cheese Burger which was very filling with the fries that came with it. My wife had the fish...More

Thank WesOrmond
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent fish and chips prepared with a light beer batter or pan seared. The Captains Plate with cod, oysters, and shrimp is also excellent. Good selection of beers and wines. Comfortable laid back setting in historic downtown Anacortes. Good service and friendly people.

Thank Dooglas
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This is a comfortable place to hang out. They also serve a nice variety of dishes. You can get anything from fish and chips to a salad, and all the other things that you would expect to find a local tavern. It always seems to...More

Thank TotalFoodSnob
Reviewed 10 June 2017

You cannot go wrong at The Brown Lantern. The people working there are fantastic, the pub fare is good, and you ALWAYS feel welcome. It is a classic "locals" place, and we send everybody there when they come to town.

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with the quality of the food as well as the service, and all for a reasonable price. I got the Fidalgo Whaler, which was basically beer battered cod on a bun with outstanding tartar sauce. The fish was fresh, making all other fish...More

1  Thank Monte H
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We came here to celebrate a friend's birthday. The place was very busy and loud, as is,expected on a Friday evening. However, from the 'greeter' at the door, to the servers that careened through the place, the service can only be described as "gruff" at...More

Thank Krystal H
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13 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Susan A | Reviewed this property |
3-6 every day, 9-close Monday thru Thursday and all day Sunday
13 August 2016|
Response from rusty_fwg | Reviewed this property |
3-6pm and then reverse 9-close. I think all day Sunday has specials if I remember correctly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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