Locally farmed and fished foods are a mainstay in the Bellingham region. Restaurants typically feature hyper-local menus prepared by creative chefs, using ingredients grown nearby.

Wild Pacific salmon, fresh shellfish, artisan cheeses, cow-to-cone ice cream, grass-fed meats, organic produce, craft breweries, and award-winning wines and spirits are all highlights here. Whatcom County also raises more than 65 percent of the nation’s red raspberries, and its dairy farms are the most productive in Washington State.

Our Food and Hidden Gems Insider Blog provides fun ideas about where to eat in Bellingham, Lynden, Ferndale, Blaine, Birch Bay, Mt. Baker foothills, Point Roberts, Lummi Island and throughout Whatcom County. Click on the links below to read more, or scroll down to view our full list of delicious restaurant options.


Local Restaurants

Anthony's at Squalicum Harbor | 360-647-5588
25 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Enjoy scenic waterfront dining overlooking Squalicum Harbor at Bellwether on the Bay. Anthony's HomePort features fresh Northwest seafood complimented by local seasonal produce, Washington wines and microbrews. |
Anthony's Hearthfire Grill | 360-527-3473
7 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Enjoy scenic waterfront dining overlooking Squalicum Harbor at Bellwether on the Bay. Anthony's Hearthfire Grill specializes in hearthfire and rotisserie cooking of local steaks and seafood. |
Aslan Brewing Co. | 360-778-2088
1330 N. Forest St, Bellingham
Our mission is to produce colorful and flavorful World street food with flare. We also distribute world-class 100% Organic ales, lagers, and soda-pop using local resources, sustainable and low-impact practices in order to promote a healthier, happier, and more environmentally conscious community. |
Boundary Bay Brewery/Bistro & Taproom | 360-647-5593
1107 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
Besides brewing bold NW beers, we're big on community & a sustainable Bellingham economy. We partner with local suppliers/farmers to create a menu of fresh Northwest pub food and support over 100 local non profits annually. Save the Ales! |
Busara Thai Cuisine | 360-734-8088
404 - 36th Street Sehome Village, Bellingham
Authentic Siamese cuisine prepared by experienced Thai chefs using only the freshest natural ingredients, and served in a contemporary atmosphere quite unlike any other. An inviting and special place to enjoy the best of Thai cuisine. We hope to serve you soon!
C Shop | 360-371-2070
4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay
Homemade Candy, Beach-side Treats, Fresh Baked Goods, Ice Cream, Old-fashioned Sodas, and Sundaes. Also serving pizza, and sandwiches made to order. We roast our own coffee! Open June through September |
Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant | 360-380-5820
5694 Third Avenue, Ferndale
Serving authentic Mexican cuisine since 1994. Our customers always find our dishes with great satisfaction for we have used our special recipes which have been handed down from many generations. So come and enjoy our food!
Chinuk - Flavors of the Northwest | 360-671-1011
714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
Chinuk - Flavors of the Northwest features a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available as well.
Colophon Cafe | 360-647-0092
1208-B 11th Street, Bellingham
Offering casual, healthful dining in the heart of the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham since 1985. Our diverse menu features homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, quiche, pot pies, and burgers with many gluten-free and vegetarian options. |
Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town | 360-746-6558
210 E. Chestnut St, Bellingham
The Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town is Bellingham's healthiest brew pub. Brewing organic Kombucha Tea and crafting fresh artisan food is our passion. Stop by for lunch, happy hour, specialty cocktails, and deliciously fresh local fare. Open 7 days a week. |
D'Anna's Cafe Italiano | 360-714-0188
1319 N State Street, Bellingham
Brick-walled cafe known for fresh pasta dishes, Sicilian fare, & a bevy of local & imported wines. In the D'Anna tradition, only the freshest and finest ingredients are used in our recipes. Voted BEST Italian Restaurant 11 years in a row…and counting! |
Diamond Jim's Grill | 360-734-8687
2400 Meridian Street, Bellingham
American style diner serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Known for generous portions especially the 10” pancakes and American fried potatoes. Staff super friendly and nice. Variety of small plates available for low prices, making budget breakfasts easy and variable. |
Dirty Dan Harris Steakhouse | 360-676-1011
1211 11th Street, Bellingham
For over 35 years in Historic Fairhaven, the 'Legendary' Dirty Dan Harris Restaurant has been serving up the area's finest custom-aged steaks, prime-rib, fresh seafood, premium spirits and award winning wines. This is what a steak and seafood restaurant should be. |
Dos Padres | 360-733-9900
1111 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
Since 1973, locals and tourists alike have enjoyed delicious home-cooked Mexican food in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Offering vegetarian and gluten-free options. Full bar with many specialty margaritas to quench your thirst while you dine with us. |
EAT Restaurant & Bar | 360-306-3917
1200 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham
"American Farm-to-Table Food with a French Twist!" Winner of the Best of the Northwest 2016. Master Chef Eric Truglas invites you to indulge your passion for food, wine, delicious cocktails and pastries. Open nightly for dinner. |
Fat Pie Pizza | (360) 366-8090
1015 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
Home of Chicago and Detroit Pan-Pizza! Authentic Pan-Pizzas are an exciting alternative to thin-crust pizzas. For thin-crust pizza fans, we are also serving a New York-style crust made light and tender. Each Fat Pie Pizza is a work of art. We hope you’ll love all of our pizzas as much as we do!
Giuseppe's Al Porto Ristorante Italiano | 360-714-8412
21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Waterfront dining, open, fresh atmosphere with two large outside patio's. Truly authentic regional Italian cusine prepared in an active open kitchen. A West coast destination restaurant! |
Herb Niemann's Steak House | (360) 966-2855
203 West Main Street, Everson
Herb Niemann's Steak and Schnitzel House offers a mouth-watering array of steaks, Bavarian specialties, seafood and desserts. |
Hilltop Restaurant | 360-398-2462
5645 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
Centrally located between Bellingham, Lynden and Ferndale on SR539 (Guide Meridian) they offer a great stopping place for travelers and meeting friends and family.
Hops 'N Heads | (360) 392-8506
3207 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham
The HnH features 30 award-winning craft beers on tap that consistently rotate. The menu sources local produce, artisan breads, soups and baked goods made fresh daily. |
India Grill | 360-714-0314
1215 1/2 Cornwall, Bellingham
With your budget in mind, we offer the highest quality food and sincere service balancing traditions and customs. Master of Northern Indian Cuisine, open daily for lunch and dinner. |
Infusion Cuisine | 360-778-1726
6912 Hannegan Rd Ste 101, Lynden
Infusion Cuisine features fine Mexican, Italian, and Asian cuisine in a family-style atmosphere. Located near Lynden, Washington, it offers one of Whatcom County’s finest dining experiences. Infusion Cuisine offers dinner and lunch menus, appetizers, salads, desserts, and fine wine. |
Jake's Western Grill | 360-354-5588
8114 Washington 539, Lynden
Specializing in smoked BBQ including baby back ribs. Offering heaping portions with a southern flair. Soups, salads, burgers, pulled pork, steaks, chicken and sides. Catering available.
Keenan's at the Pier | 360-392-5510
804 10th Street, Bellingham
Featuring water views from every table, Keenan’s at the Pier serves breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner daily highlighting fresh, seasonal menus.
Kuru Kuru Sushi | 360-392-8224
11 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Enjoy the best conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Bellingham with everyday low price starting from only $1.50 to $3.50 Lunch is from 11:30 till 2:30 and dinner is from 5 to 9pm. We are closed on Sunday
Lummi CDFI | 360-306-8554
4920 Rural Avenue, Ferndale
Lummi tribal businesses in the center include: Seafood Market, Arts & Crafts Gift Shop, Heritage Center, Totem/Canoe Carving Shed and a Cafe. |
Magdalena's Creperie | 360-483-8569
1200 10th Street, Bellingham
Celebrate the taste of Old World Europe in Historic Fairhaven. Magdalena's is a romantic European-style Cafe and Creperie, serving amazing sweet and savory crepes, handmade pierogis, fresh Polish soups, delicious desserts and Stumptown Coffee. Open for breakfast and lunch. |
McKay's TapHouse & Pizzeria | 360-647-3600
1118 E Maple Street, Bellingham
The best beer and the best pizza. All under one roof. Come see our selection of Brews from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Bring in the family, or order out for pizza delivery. We have something for you. |
North Fork Brewery & Pizzeria, The | 360-599-2337
6186 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming
Hand Tossed Pies, Wall to Wall Brewiana, British Style Ales, Belgian Style Sours, Lagers, Easy Vibe, Sassy Servers, Lively Locals, Beer to Go, Seasonal Specials and much more. |
Oyster Bar | 360-766-6185
2578 Chuckanut Drive, Bow
A premier dining destination spot with spectacular views of the San Juan Islands. Known for its food, award winning wine list and friendly and professional service. The menus and views reflect the seasons here in the Pacific Northwest. Wonderful lodge flavor compliments the surrounding water, fir trees and wildlife. |
Poppe's 360 Neighborhood Pub - Four Points by Sheraton | 360-392-6520
714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
Poppe's features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group. With over 36 martinis on the menu, there is a drink for every palate. |
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits | 360-734-9991
100 W Telegraph Road, Bellingham
At Red Robin, we treat you like a guest. It’s just how we do business. Every meal is freshly prepared and made to order. Red Robin…insanely delicious burgers and so much more!
Sadighi's | 360-647-1109
921 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
Family owned restaurant serving fine food since 1984. Menu prepared with an International, Creole and Cajun influence. Relaxed, peaceful dining room.
Scotty Browns | 360-306-8823
3101 Newmarket Street, Bellingham
Scotty Browns features a modern dining room, outstanding lounge and outdoor patio, complete with a fire pit. |
Skylark's Hidden Cafe | 360-715-3642
1308-B 11th Street, Bellingham
We believe in unpretentious food, pure flavors and quality ingredients served in an atmosphere that is stylish, approachable and comfortable. A meal at Skylark’s should be an oasis from the pressures of life. |
Slo Pitch Sports Grill & Casino | 360-733-2255
3720 Meridian Street, Bellingham
Watch your favorite sports on one of their many TVs in a vibrant atmosphere that includes a casino, poker room, restaurant and bar. |
Steak House 9 Bistro & Lounge | 360-778-2849
115 E. Homestead Blvd., Lynden
Offering an unparalleled dining experience by using the freshest ingredients and made from scratch recipes that will raise your dining favorites to a whole new level. Located on the picturesque Homestead Golf Course.
Taco Lobo | 360-756-0711
117 W. Magnolia, Bellingham
Made-from-scratch sauces, tamales and tortillas, surrounded by lively art and big picture window views that look out into the heart of downtown makes the Taco Lobo a great place for a quick lunch or dinner. Voted best Mexican restaurant 5 years in a row!
The Lighthouse Bar & Grill - Hotel Bellwether | 360-392-3100 or 877-411-1200
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
A water-front restaurant serving the finest Northwest cuisine, specializing in locally sourced seafood, meats and produce. Our menus reflect the passions and histories of our chefs, and respect food allergies and sensitivities while maintaining the standards our guests deserve. |
The Nuthouse Grill | (360) 318-0588
8874 Bender Road, Lynden
Serving the best baby back ribs in Whatcom County. The Nuthouse Grill makes incredible steaks, fantastic chicken and wonderful seafood. |
The Steak House at Silver Reef | 360-384-7070
4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale
The Steak House offers specially selected & naturally aged Prime Steaks for maximum tenderness & flavor. Broiled at 1800 degrees and basted with steak butter before serving, our steaks are sensational. We offer an extensive wine list and delectable desserts. Reservations recommended.
Willows Inn on Lummi Island | 360-758-2620 or 888-294-2620
2579 West Shore Drive, Lummi Island
The Willows Inn on Lummi Island was named by the NY Times as one of "10 Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride" and by Bon Appetit as the "#3 Hotel for Food Lovers". “Fish, forage, and farm–only here, only now” provides the foundation on which the Willows Inn team works for you. |
Zane Burger | (360) 734-5226
1315 12th Street, Bellingham
Serving terrific burgers n' fries, shakes and more. Recently remodeled, this 1950s type burger joint with booth seating features standard and deluxe burgers, cheeseburgers, chili burgers, fries , shakes with several flavors to choose from and AWESOME onion rings! |

AB Crepes
1311 Railroad Ave, Bellingham
Arby's Restaurant
4390 Meridian Street, Bellingham
Auntie Anne's Pretzels
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #434, Bellingham
Avenue Bread
1313 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
Avenue Bread - James Street
2307 James Street, Bellingham
Avenue Bread Downtown Cafe'
1135 11th Street, Bellingham
Birch Bay Cafe
7608 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine
Blue Mountain Grill
974 Valley Hwy (SR 9), Acme
(360) 595-2200
Bob's Burger and Brew Birch Bay
8120 Birch Bay Square Street, Blaine
Cafe Rumba Sangucheria
1140 N State Street, Bellingham
Chair 9 Woodstone Pizza & Bar
10459 Mt. Baker Highway, Glacier
Chandara House Authentic Thai Cuisine
655 Front St - Suite # 10, Lynden
CJ's Beach House Restaurant
7878 A Birch Bay Drive, Blaine
Cosmos Bistro
1151 N. State Street, Bellingham
Drizzle Olive Oil & Tasting Room - Lynden
444 Front Street, Lynden
(360) 366-8470
Drizzle Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Room
1208 11th Street, Bellingham
Dutch Treat Restaurant
206 3rd St, Lynden
El Agave Restaurant - Samish Way
207 N Samish Way, Bellingham
El Agave Restaurant - Sudden Valley
4 Clubhouse Circle, Bellingham
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant Ferndale
6104 Portal Way, Ferndale
El Nopal Mexican Restaurant Sumas
625 Cherry Street, Sumas
El Ranchito Mexican Family Restaurant
8138 Guide Meridian, Lynden
Electric Beet Juice Co.
1530 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham
Fairhaven Fish & Chips
1020 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
(360) 733-5021
Fairhaven Pizza
1307 11th Street, Bellingham
Fiamma Burger
1309 Railroad Ave, Bellingham
(360) 733-7374
Filling Station - A Burger Joint
1138 Finnegan Way, Bellingham
(350) 715-1839
Goat Mountain Pizza Co.
215 W Holly St Suite 101, Bellingham
Good -To-Go Fresh Meat Pies
305 Grover Street, Lynden
Good-To-Go Meat Pies
128 W. Main Street, Everson
Greene's Corner
5305 Northwest Drive, Bellingham
521 Kentucky Street, Bellingham
(360) 676-6218
Jalapenos - Barkley
2945 Newmarket Plaza, Bellingham
Jeckyl & Hyde Deli - Orchard Drive
709 W. Orchard Drive, Bellingham
Jimmy's Vietnamese Sandwich Bar
1323 11th St, Bellingham
JoFish Seafood & Grill
312 Front Street, Lynden
La Fiamma :: Wood Fire Pizza
200 E. Chestnut Street, Bellingham
(360) 647-0300
Luna's Bistro
3004 Cinema Place, Bellingham
(360) 306-8676
MNami Asian Bistro
8862 Bender Road, Lynden
(360) 392-8094
Mount Bakery Downtown Cafe
308C West Champion Street, Bellingham
Nicki's Bella Marina
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham
4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham
NYP Bar & Grill
8874 Bender Road Suite 101, Lynden
(360) 318-0580
Old Town Cafe
316 W Holly, Bellingham
Our Place Cafe
4920 Rural Avenue, Ferndale
Over Easy Restaurant
2430 James Street, Bellingham
(360) 656-6585
OVN Wood Fire Pizza
1148 10th Street, Bellingham
(360) 393-4327
Paso del Norte
758 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine
Peace Arch City Cafe
321 H Street, Blaine
Pizza Factory Blaine
738 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine
Pizza'zza - Fairhaven
1501 12th Street, Bellingham
(360) 756-9322
Pizza'zza Alabama Hill
2418 Alabama Street, Bellingham
(360) 610-9231
Pizza'zza Mobile
(360) 610-9231
Port of Subs
1068 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
Port of Subs
1235 W Bakerview Road, Bellingham
Rifugio’s Country Italian Cuisine
5415 Mount Baker Highway, Deming
Rock and Rye Oyster House
1145 N. State Street, Bellingham
Rudy's Pizza
1232 North State Street, Bellingham
(360) 647-7547
Sehome Diner
232 36th Street, Bellingham
(360) 738-3311
Shirlee Bird Cafe
1200 Harris Street, Bellingham
(360) 746-2288
Shores Restaurant
7848 Birch Bay Dr, Blaine
Streatfood-Ferry Terminal
355 Harris Ave, Bellingham
(360) 770-9052
Various Locations, Bellingham
(360) 927-0011
Street Dogz
110 Sable Drive, Everson
Tasca del tinto
111 Holly Street, Bellingham
The Comics Place
221 W. Holly St. , Bellingham
(360) 733-2224
The Daisy Cafe
114 W. Magnolia St., Ste. #102, Bellingham
The Grill
1155 East Sunset Drive # 105, Bellingham
(360) 306-8510
The Horseshoe Cafe
113 E Holly St, Bellingham
The Loft at Latitude 48.5 Restaurant
1801 Roeder Avenue Suite 120, Bellingham
(360) 306-5668
The Sandwich Odyssey
2001 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham
(360) 738-6919
Tony's Just a Bite Restaurant
679 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine
Torre Cafe
119 N Commercial Avenue, Bellingham
Valley Market and Deli
1945 Lake Whatcom Blvd., Bellingham
Wassef Family Deli
112 Front St, Lynden
Xing's Panda Palace
1415 East Sunset Drive, Bellingham
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