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.
Birch Bay, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden and more
And other recommendations for other places near us!
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.
B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar
714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
Located in the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar evokes a fun, urban dining experience. True to its roots, B-Townâ€™s dining room offers a familiar Northwest coastal vibe paired with a mouthwateringly mod twist. Fresh, fun, innovative featuring quality ocean to table cookery.
1319 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
Since 1984, The Bagelry has been a landmark in Bellingham-the place to meet for breakfast, lunch, coffee, snacks. In-house pastries, locally roasted "Lotus" coffee and Boar's Head cold cuts.
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.
EAT Restaurant & Bar
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 youâ€™ll love all of our pizzas as much as we do!
Good -To-Go Fresh Meat Pies
305 Grover Street, Lynden
Opened in 2012, our handmade meat pies are keeping the traditional Cornish Pasty alive and well! Our commitment to sourcing locally and making delicious Farm-to-Table food using only the best ingredients has helped make us a popular destination place.
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
1114 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
lovitt restaurant is a farm to table restaurant in the heart of Fairhaven. Owners Kristen and Norman Six make everything from the bread to the ice cream from scratch. Specialty cocktails, local brews and wines, lounge area and kids play area.
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.
Naan & Brew
200 East Maple Street #101, Bellingham
Naan and Brew is family Indian restaurant proudly owned and operated by the Chana family. Open 7 days a week - Lunch buffet from 11 - 230 every day. Eight craft beers on tap. Generous portions with attentive staff make for an enjoyable lunch or dinner.
4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham
â€śConveniently located across from Bellingham International Airport, our hotel has easy access to all of Whatcom County. Located just off I-5, enjoy one of our 153 brand-new lodging rooms, 7800 square feet of meeting space, and northwater, a full-service restaurant.â€ť
Old Town Cafe
316 W Holly, Bellingham
Hip, cozy bistro offering a classic menu that draws heavily on all-natural products and organic produce from local providers. Breakfast (served all day) & lunch in rustic-cool digs. Open 7 days a week. Vegan/vegetarian and gluten free friendly
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.
1055 N. State Street, Bellingham
Where New Mexico meets the Pacific Northwest, enjoy the earthy, warm flavors of the American Southwest. A local favorite, Pepper Sisters has been rocking the house since 1988, serving scratch-made, traditional and interpretive foods of this unique regional cuisine.
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 Loft at Latitude 48.5 Restaurant
| (360) 306-5668
1801 Roeder Avenue Suite 120, Bellingham
Fresh is best! That is our philosophy. In a world of pre-packaged, preservative enhanced food, we strive to be the exception. Our scratch kitchen is the perfect environment to feature the best of the Pacific Northwestâ€™s fresh & local ingredients.
The North Fork Brewery & Pizzeria
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.
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.
| (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!
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