This quaint Inn near the island's ferry dock is a pit stop for visitors and locals alike.. The Scene Working stiffs and millionaires stop off at this residential location for a Blue Paddle and some friendly ambiance. The Inn has been around for almost 100 years, long before Mercer Island became some of the priciest real estate in the Northwest. In early days it reportedly hosted dancing girls and prohibition-era drinking, but now it's simply a warm and friendly place, with a toasty fire going on cold nights.
The Draw The back room lacks a bit of the main room's charm, but it's the perfect place to grab a meal in a lively, smoke-free setting. The food ranges from Wings of Fire (which truly are) to rib-eye steaks served with baked potato. Salads, sandwiches and daily dinner specials are all on the menu but it's the Mexican food that's worth a try.
Roanoke on Sunday afternoon.
This is a great spot in the summer. You can sit in either the "beer garden" or on the porch. The owners have done a great job of preserving a "taven-like" feel with a Yuppie group of customers. Service can be slow but is friendly and energetic. Are applying for a liquor permit