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.
Anthony's at Squalicum Harbor
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
Chinuk - Flavors of the Northwest features a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available as well.
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
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
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 rowâ€¦and counting!
Diamond Jim's Grill
2400 Meridian Street, Bellingham
American style diner serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Known for generous portions especially the 10â€ť 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
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.
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.
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 youâ€™ll love all of our pizzas as much as we do!
Grace Cafe, The
1065 Sunset Drive, Bellingham
Handcrafted, made-from-scratch baked goods (bagels, muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls, cookies, pies). Breakfast Bagels, Made to Order Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Espresso Drinks using Locally Roasted Tony's Coffee. VEGAN Options. Outdoor and Indoor Seating. Drive Thru.
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.
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.
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 Countyâ€™s finest dining experiences. Infusion Cuisine offers dinner and lunch menus, appetizers, salads, desserts, and fine wine.
Jake's Western Grill
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
804 10th Street, Bellingham
Featuring water views from every table, Keenanâ€™s at the Pier serves breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner daily highlighting fresh, seasonal menus.
Kuru Kuru Sushi
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
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.
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
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
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.
Over Easy Restaurant
| (360) 656-6585
2430 James Street, Bellingham
Over Easy featured on the Food Networkâ€™s, Diners, Drive Ins and Dives , was voted the â€śBest Breakfast in Phoenix.â€ť Bellingham is now home of the first Over Easy outside of Arizona, locally-owned and operated. Right next to Trader Joeâ€™s.
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.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits
100 W Telegraph Road, Bellingham
At Red Robin, we treat you like a guest. Itâ€™s just how we do business. Every meal is freshly prepared and made to order. Red Robinâ€¦insanely delicious burgers and so much more!
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.
Skylark's Hidden Cafe
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 Skylarkâ€™s should be an oasis from the pressures of life.
Steak House 9 Bistro & Lounge
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.
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
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". â€śFish, forage, and farmâ€“only here, only nowâ€ť provides the foundation on which the Willows Inn team works for you.
Zachary Dean's Family Italian Restaurant
| (360) 922-7162
410 W Bakerview Road, Bellingham
Authentic East Coast Italian dishes made from local Northwest ingredients. Enjoy homemade pasta, hot subs, classic entrees and pizza in a relaxed setting all at a price which lets you come back time and time again. Be sure to save room for a cannoli!
1311 Railroad Ave, Bellingham
4390 Meridian Street, Bellingham
Auntie Anne's Pretzels
1 Bellis Fair Parkway #434, Bellingham
1313 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
Avenue Bread - James Street
2307 James Street, Bellingham
Avenue Bread Downtown Cafe'
1135 11th Street, Bellingham
Bay Cafe @ Birch Bay
7608 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine
Blue Mountain Grill
974 Valley Hwy (SR 9), Acme
Cafe Rumba Sangucheria
1140 N State Street, Bellingham
CJ's Beach House Restaurant
7878 A Birch Bay Drive, Blaine
1151 N. State Street, Bellingham
Dickey's Barbecue Pit - Ferndale
2054 Main Street, Ferndale
Dickey's Barbecue Pit - Lynden
8082 Guide Meridian Suite 103, Lynden
Diego's Authentic Mexican Grill & Take Out
300 N Samish Way, Bellingham
Drizzle Olive Oil & Tasting Room - Lynden
444 Front Street, Lynden
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
Fairhaven Fish & Chips
1020 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
1307 11th Street, Bellingham
1309 Railroad Ave, Bellingham
Filling Station - A Burger Joint
1138 Finnegan Way, Bellingham
Goat Mountain Pizza Co.
215 W Holly St Suite 101, Bellingham
Good-To-Go Meat Pies
128 W. Main Street, Everson
5305 Northwest Drive, Bellingham
521 Kentucky Street, Bellingham
IL Caffe Rifugio Restorante
5415 Mount Baker Highway, Deming
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
3004 Cinema Place, Bellingham
MNami Asian Bistro
8862 Bender Road, Lynden
Nicki's Bella Marina
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham
NYP Bar & Grill
8874 Bender Road Suite 101, Lynden
Our Place Cafe
4920 Rural Avenue, Ferndale
OVN Wood Fire Pizza
1148 10th Street, Bellingham
Paso del Norte
758 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine
Peace Arch City Cafe
321 H Street, Blaine
Pizza'zza - Fairhaven
1501 12th Street, Bellingham
Pizza'zza Alabama Hill
2418 Alabama Street, Bellingham
Rock and Rye Oyster House
1145 N. State Street, Bellingham
1232 North State Street, Bellingham
232 36th Street, Bellingham
Shirlee Bird Cafe
1200 Harris Street, Bellingham
7848 Birch Bay Dr, Blaine
Various Locations, Bellingham
110 Sable Drive, Everson
The Comics Place
221 W. Holly St. , Bellingham
The Daisy Cafe
114 W. Magnolia St., Ste. #102, Bellingham
1155 East Sunset Drive # 105, Bellingham
The Horseshoe Cafe
113 E Holly St, Bellingham
The Loft at Latitude 485 Restaurant
1801 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham
Tony's Just a Bite Restaurant
679 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine
119 N Commercial Avenue, Bellingham
Via Bay Cafe @ Birch Bay
7608 Birch Bay Dr, Blaine
Via Birchbay Cafe and Bistro
7829 Birch Bay dr, Blaine
Wassef Family Deli
112 Front St, Lynden
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