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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 17 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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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 13 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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10 reviews
6 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 25 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
Mercer Island, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Stopped in tonight for dinner and a couple drinks. Keep this short, the bill came, 63 bucks with tax and some change plus a mandated gratuity of 12%+, total was 75 bucks plus a little change... Then if you don't look at the actual bill, the signed receipt again asked for a tip. Now folks, an automatic gratuity is ILLEGAL... More 

Thank G628GEtom
Seattle, Washington, United States
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were there for Sunday noon. We had a very nice window booth, which we chose. The server and assistants were nice, friendly and attentive... after sitting about 10 minutes at the table. My bowl of clam chowder was good, though smaller than anticipated by the price, and came about 15 minutes after ordered, with my wife's eggs (she thought... More 

1 Thank Summitseekerray
Mercer Island, Washington
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

BUT I just don't. Service is sketchy and so is the food. This restaurant ahs definitely taken a turn for the worse since it reinvented itself from the fun sports bar that it used to be in its old location to something that was a bit more upscale in its new location. Menu stayed the same but the service has... More 

1 Thank LaurenOnTheIsland
Mercer Island, Washington
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

After many visits during happy hour I've decided that there is absolutely nothing enticing about The Islander's hideous happy hour. Awful food, indifferent and sullen waitress who is simply inattentive. I don't care that happy hour is cheap, or that it's on the island, and we have very limited choices for food here, nothing will get me back into happy... More 

1 Thank Stealth10x

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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?