2120 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221


48.504490400379, -122.61316163095


11:00 am – 10:00 pm


11:00 am – 10:00 pm


11:00 am – 10:00 pm


11:00 am – 10:00 pm


11:00 am – 11:00 pm


11:00 am – 11:00 pm


11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Vagabond Station

Chicken Restaurant in Anacortes, WA


64 reviews for “Vagabond Station

  1. John Kurtz

    Family fun and great food, but still an Adult bar as well

  2. sky

    One of the best burger joints in anacortes!
    Amazing atmosphere and staff. Even though it’s a bar it’s great kids and for a family dinner.

  3. akr 619

    Great atmosphere and location, very accomodating and great customer service. I came in late night.. deep fryers were already closed sp they offered and gave me a delicious mashed potato.

  4. Susan Geyer

    Rachel is a great server. Food was awesome

  5. Jacki Mayo | The Mayo Home Team

    Great family place.

  6. Jessica Kimbrell

    Great place to stop with the kids for grub and arcade games!

  7. KP HVAC

    Awesome burgers and fried chicken!! I think they have the best burger in Anacortes. I love the M4 Sir spicy burger. The wiscuit side dish with honey butter is also great. They have a good selection of drinks at the bar. The only thing I don’t like are the french fries, they are kind of soggy.

  8. Jonathan Meeh

    The chicken wings are to die for! Super tender and flavorful

  9. Jo McMinn

    Vagabond has the best burgers and fries anywhere! I’ve had them all the way from here to Texas and back. Nobody beats Vagabond! And they have great draft beers and cider.

  10. Sean Kiaer

    Great food great service a bit on the high side price wise.
    I would have given 5⭐️’s but was a bit pricey for what we had.
    But if that’s not a worry for you, I highly recommend it. Food was great, Service was fast and friendly and the waiter was very attentive to his customers.
    Very Well Done

  11. K. O'Halloran

    Love the Maple BBQ dipping sauce.

  12. Rob Wingard

    Great food and drinks. The chicken is what they are rightfully known for.

  13. John Burkholder

    Funky place. Food was on point. My girlfriend is a sweet tea connoisseur and she said their 50/50 sweet tea is the best

  14. Jeremiah Harju

    Great food, great service. Our server Rachael was very helpful and kind.

  15. chris jolibois

    Excellent food.

  16. Austin

    Ordered a cheese burger with lettuce and tomato. Asked for the mayo to be subbed for ketchup and mustard. Burger arrived with a ludicrous helping of shredded lettuce and two pale, flavorless tomato slices, but no condiments. I would have taken the mayo over nothing at all. Patty was bland, dry, and a little tough. Several pieces of decor were off-putting and seemed to indicate a lack of care or respect for customers (e.g. “Our staff is used to stupid questions” and so on). Service was fine. Not worth the price; won’t be returning.

  17. Nicole Geleynse

    We had the kimchi burger tonight and damn, was it DELICIOUS! Garlic parmesan fries were amazing and you have to try the BBQ sauce…… So yummy! Our waitress was the best, as always!

  18. Norm Samuelson

    This was my first visit to Vagabond Station, but it won’t be my last. I ordered the Bird Dog. I think it was the best chicken sandwich I have ever had.

  19. Max W

    The au jus had a slight hint of mop water.

  20. Wyyld

    Taking away a couple stars on this one. Food was average tasting at best and my to go was put in these small boxes with no napkins or silverware and that’s not taking care of your customer imo. Wouldn’t go back.

  21. Chase

    Blt& fries 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  22. Scottish Favs Basnar

    Very friendly neighborhood restaurant with excellent third and especially great service by Rachel.

  23. Alley Cat Antiques

    Consistently perfect!

  24. Sharon McMahan

    Great food. Barrens Burner is excellent. Service is awesome.

  25. jonah swanson

    Locally owned and operated, this place offers an amazing meal. The service is excellent and the Buffalo chicken Caesar salad is a most try!

  26. Ryan

    Awesome Buffalo chicken Salad and cool vive and decor!!

  27. Joe Harbaugh

    My wife and I have lived in this area for five and a half to six years now and we’ve driven past this little hole in the wall Restaurant many times thinking it’s very small not much to look at an old Church’s Chicken so finally today we decided to try it for dinner walk in it’s like the Tardis from Doctor Who much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside which is great yeah and has attitude she’ll get it right back at you highly recommend the garlic fries then we ordered our main course which was the dip sandwiches excellent meat excellent sandwiches and excellent salads we will be back we enjoyed ourselves greatly laid back atmosphere nice people if you’re feeling down you can have a good beer there and feel like you’re around family!

  28. Uncle JBob

    Awesome fried chicken sandwich served w/chile between a cornbread bun. Brilliant

  29. derek lahti

    Best food ever 😋 Mac n cheese never fails to satisfy amazingly awesome. Great drinks also

  30. Melissa Pearson

    Such a great place! It’s certainly a must try dare I say Anacortes secret? New favorite place!

  31. Anthony Frisina

    Great food in a fun atmosphere. Service was top notch.

  32. Chrissie Clardy

    So good, and there’s something cool to look at literally everywhere, even the ceiling. I definitely want to come back. Affordable for a heaping plate of food.

  33. Jacob Kelly

    Okay. So we just moved from OK and we are trying to try out all the restaurants. We normally stick to Dad’s and Wheelhouse but tonight we searched “Cheese Burgers” and ended up at Vagabond. And let me tell you, THIS will be our burger/chicken place from now on! The service was quick and friendly even though I wanted to try ALL the sauces. And the food?? WOW! The chicken tenders I ordered are fresh and HUGE chicken patties. The Garlic Parm fries were so interesting and I don’t know if I can ever enjoy plain fries again. I also really loved the vibe. It’s friendly enough for my teenager but I also could see us having a good night at the bar on date night. 10/10 Recommend! We will be back this weekend for sure!

  34. Sean Noronha

    There’s so much to appreciate about this place! Simple eats, great drinks, and an arcade to boot! Always worth the visit

  35. Kerisa McCarn

    Love this place every time we visit Anacortes! Don’t forget to order Whiskits. Yum-my! I got the BLT with a side salad. Holy, oleo. It was enough food to feed three regular people, and so good, I had a hard time finishing the entire dinner. So good! 5-STARS

  36. Bart Moody

    Way over price, Good food nice staff but way way too expensive

  37. Tyler Burch

    Vagabond is our favorite family restaurant in town, and they serve food until MIDNIGHT!
    It’s so fantastic! The wait staff and owners are incredible and extremely helpful. The arcade is a great place for kids and it’s one of the few pool tables in town! Don’t think twice…come grab a seat! Try anything with chicken…you won’t be dissapointed!

  38. Chris Son

    Food is mid. Service is terrible. First time coming her and had to change fries option once back and forth, and blonde hair lady acted really rude and annoyed. When I was paying for the bill, I saw the bill jump up by 8 bucks all the sudden, then I questioned her. She didnt answer, but showed itemized receipt. There was 20 percent gratuity added without even asking or telling us. Never coming back again. People would only go here because this is the only local burger place in town.

  39. Jean Campbell

    Had the poutine (without the cheese curds – my choice, so fries with gravy really). Take out.

    Excellent!!! My compliments to the chef. Thoroughly enjoyed this guilty pleasure.

  40. Jordan L.

    The Mr. Pickles Chicken Sandwich tasted good but the bread quality dropped off significantly recently. The old bread could stand alone and be fine just dunking it in blue cheese. Now they $skimp and use a Safeway/Franz type bread that just serves as a vehicle for the chicken:(

  41. korelinlakes

    Update: Fries fixed! Apparently they fixed this a long time ago, but we stopped going, so we didn’t know. Changed review to 5 stars. Great place to eat.
    Original review:
    We’ve eaten here a few times. The yardbird and chicken and waffles are really good. The fries are overcooked every time. If you look through the reviews you’ll see most of the complaints are about the fries.

  42. Elizabeth

    A good place to stop for a warm bite and a beer. The chicken tenders were incredibly tender and generous in portion. The chicken wings were actually tenders in wing sauce. The garlic parmesan fries were heavily garlic and barely any parmesan.
    The food came quickly and the servers were attentive even though they claimed to be short staffed.

  43. Brandon Groberg

    Food is awesome and so is the staff!

  44. Neil Berg

    Loved stopping in for their “Level up” fried chicken sandwich. It was amazing with excellent flavor on the pretzel bun.

  45. Anne Herzeg

    Good food, nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Enjoyed the burgers and parkway fries, though wish the fries had m I re garlic and parmesan!

  46. Moondance

    Placed an order to go over the phone, stopped in on the way to work (10) hr shift with no chance to leave the facility during my shift. Food was burnt so bad I couldn’t eat it, fries were burnt and greasy/floppy, ranch dressing was just mayonnaise. See my review on Yelp under CO for photos.

  47. Crystal McCaslin

    My favorite place!

  48. Sheri Muntean

    Fun spot with superb food. They have the BEST fried chicken, moist and crispy. This is a local favorite.

  49. Mary Quintrall

    Great beer selection! Fries and salad were good. Poutine was very salty, not my favorite poutine. Burgers were tasty but buns got soggy fast. They made a couple minor mistakes on our order but they really seemed to care about getting it right. They probably would’ve got me another burger but i don’t send food back, as a rule. Looks like they prefer cash but they took our card no problem. I’ll try the chicken next time. Nice family business. Support local!

  50. Patrick Gastineau

    This place is awesome. food is fantastic.

  51. Lia Blum

    Had the turkey with pepper jack on pretzel bun. Turkey was actually roasted, not processed. Very good 👍😊

  52. Ernie Hayden

    Excellent French fries

  53. Joseph Reinhold

    Always have the best time here drinks are amazing and the food is amazing

  54. Dane Durocher

    I wouldn’t feed it to the homeless

  55. Travis Avery

    Best chicken and fries in town

  56. derek lahti

    Best food ever 😋 Mac n cheese never fails to satisfy amazingly awesome. Great drinks also. Love Vagabond Station and the staff. Soooo happy your back to open for lunch 7 days a week. Great service every time even with new staff. Lunch was great today watching the game and playing pinball. 😋 😀

  57. Elizabeth S.

    The server was very nice, but there was just one waitress for the whole restaurant. The food was terrible, undercooked, and arrived literally cold. The server was so busy that she never checked on me, so I couldn’t tell her the issue with the food until I had to leave. The owner needs to hire more people, and he needs to speak with his cooks about food safety.

  58. Archie Oxner

    Dude the food 😂😂😂 No Bueno! Excellent Service from the staff. Ordered the sampler. No Marinara sauce. It was supposed to includes three wings instead I received these huge “tenders”.. 🤮
    Let’s not even discuss the spinach dip… hell to the Nah! 😂😂😂

  59. Terry Tran

    Great atmosphere at this joint. Probably the best burgers you’ll find in Anacortes. Friendly and attentive servers and awesome cooks. Food quality is amazing and fresh. Thanks Reae and Charyse for taking care of me 🤙

  60. John Almgren

    Great burger and fries. Our group was ornery and waitress did not disappoint. Not sure the name of the burger but the one I got was either a knife and fork or shower after type burger, absolutely worth it and what fell off was great on the fries.

  61. Robert Mador

    I listen to KISM FM 92.9 and one day they featured a restaurant in neighboring Anacortes named Vagabond Station.

    Today I finally had the opportunity to check it out and see if they were as good as the radio made them out to be.

    I was disappointed that there was almost no parking. They have a tiny parking lot that fits 5 cars with one of those spots being handicapped only. The street parking is only 3 or 4 spots.

    Luckily I chose to visit at 6:00 pm and there was a coffee shop across the street that had a nice sized parking lot not being used.

    I was pleased to see that the inside of Vagabond Station was quite eclectic with license plates on the walls and dollar bills on the ceiling. It immediately reminded me of some fun places I used to frequent when I was overseas.

    The back of the restaurant has a small game room with a pinball machine and some other games.

    After reading over the menu I made the difficult decision of ordering only one appetizer and one hamburger. There were so many choices I wanted to order, but I had to limit myself to just one of each category.

    I chose the Whisket (biscuit dough fried in a waffle maker with honey butter) for my appetizer and the Holy Guacamole burger for my sandwich.

    The biscuit is sliced in quarters and served in pairs. (See photo) and tastes faintly of the honey butter. It is both pillowy soft in the center and crunchy on the edges.

    The Holy Guacamole is a 4oz patty with pepper jack cheese, several slices of crispy bacon, guacamole, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and a MINI TACO! On a sesame seed bun. I really enjoyed that burger!

    For my drink I chose the Arnold Palmer. Served in a one quart mason jar and with the option of either unsweetened or sweetened tea.

    My one less than awesome experience was the shoestring fries. Unfortunately, they were not crispy and a bit soggy.

    I will return soon to try some of the other menu items that I had to pass over on this visit.

    The staff were very pleasant, polite and professional.

  62. Kate Stone

    Great food, staff was efficient and worked together, but they were clearly understaffed. My only issue was the very loud parody one hit wonder type music, while sitting at the bar (I was on my own) was bombastic and didn’t contribute to my meal experience.

  63. James Cameron

    The sandwiches and chicken are amazing, fries came cold and not very well seasoned. Game area and first table we sat at was quite dirty but after moving tables had an overall good experience.

  64. Sarah Clevenger

    We have been eyeballing this place for years saying we need to try it someday. We finally did and we are sad we never made it in sooner. The food was absolutely incredible and the waitress April is an amazing asset to this establishment. We will be back soon! You will not be sorry you went!

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