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!

Local Restaurants

9 Restaurant at North Bellingham Golf Course | 326-398-8300
205 West Smith Road, Bellingham
9 Restaurant offers affordable scratch made food containing only fresh, local ingredients. Thirsty? We also have an expansive liquor and beer selection! |
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. |
B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar | 360-392-6520
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-Town’s dining room offers a familiar Northwest coastal vibe paired with a mouthwateringly mod twist. Fresh, fun, innovative featuring quality ocean to table cookery. |
Bagelry | 360-676-5288
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 | 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. |
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. |
El Agave Mexican Restaurant - Fairhaven | 360-733-9900
1111 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
Located in the Fairhaven Historical district. Offering fresh, authentic Mexican food in a comfortable family environment at an affordable price. All dishes prepared daily using only the freshest ingredients. Vegetarian plates available. Private event space. Daily Happy Hour. Catering and orders to go. |
El Agave Mexican Restaurant - Samish Way | 360-676-0340
207 N. Samish Way, Bellingham
Offering fresh, authentic Mexican food in a comfortable family environment at an affordable price. All dishes prepared daily using only the freshest ingredients. In addition to standard Mexican fare, vegetarian plates also available. Daily Happy Hour. Catering and orders to go. |
El Agave Mexican Restaurant - Sudden Valley | 360-393-3853
4 Club House Circle, Bellingham
Offering fresh, authentic Mexican food in a comfortable family environment at an affordable price. All dishes prepared daily using only the freshest ingredients. Vegetarian plates available. Karaoke on Friday. Large private event space. Daily Happy Hour. Catering and orders to go. |
Evolve Chocolate + Cafe | 360-220-1898
1200 11th Street, above Village Books, Bellingham
Indulge your palate and your mind in the new Evolve Chocolate + Cafe, perched deliciously above Village Books in the historic Fairhaven neighborhood in the city of subdued excitement, Bellingham, Washington. Professionally designed dishes totally beyond the standard and definably some of the best new taste in the city! |
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!
FireHouse Arts and Events Center/FireHouse Cafe | 360-305-9858
1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham
The Firehouse Arts and Events Center is a Local, Regional and National Venue for the Performing Arts. Located in a recently renovated Historic 1927 Fire Station The Firehouse Arts and Events Center is available for classes, workshops, meetings, and performances. Dedicated to Connecting the Community with The Arts The Firehouse is Home to many Fine Local Artists The Firehouse is: Classroom, Performance Space, Community Meeting Space, Theater, Art Gallery, Café, Neighborhood Park and Home to Healing Artists. |
Five Columns Restaurant | 360676-9900
1301 E Maple St, Bellingham
Five Columns Restaurant is a locally owned and operated restaurant for over 30 years. The Christopoulos family is delighted to bring their own family recipes and the authentic flavors of Greece to Bellingham, WA. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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! |
Good -To-Go Fresh Meat Pies | 360-778-1111
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.
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. |
Hundred North | 360-594-6000
100 North Commercial Street, Bellingham
We source 100% organic produce which is almost entirely from small local farms. Our fish is wild & sustainable, and land animals are responsibly raised. Our menu changes frequently with the seasons based on what is available locally. |
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. |
Jalapenos - Barkley | 360-778-2045
2945 Newmarket Plaza, Bellingham
Jalapeños uses only the freshest ingredients to bring you a truly delightful dining experience. Come enjoy great food and drinks, in a relaxing, festive Mexican atmosphere. As in Mexico, we celebrate life, family, and friends with the simple pleasures. |
Jalapenos - Downtown | 360-671-3099
501 W Holly St, Bellingham
Jalapeños uses only the freshest ingredients to bring you a truly delightful dining experience. Come enjoy great food and drinks, in a relaxing, festive Mexican atmosphere. As in Mexico, we celebrate life, family, and friends with the simple pleasures. |
Jalapenos - Fairhaven | 360-656-6600
1007 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
Jalapeños uses only the freshest ingredients to bring you a truly delightful dining experience. Come enjoy great food and drinks, in a relaxing, festive Mexican atmosphere. As in Mexico, we celebrate life, family, and friends with the simple pleasures. |
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
Luna's Bistro | 360-306-8676
3004 Cinema Place, Bellingham
Nice atmosphere, attentive wait staff and wonderful food. The prime rib on Thursday night has become a weekly favorite. Choose from a full and varied menu, wine list and bar selection. Daily Happy Hour. Locate right next to Royal Cinemas Barkley Village. |
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. |
Naan & Brew | 360-389-5493
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. |
northwater | 360-746-6844
4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham
Northwater restaurant and bar offers locally sourced and sustainable food and drink, along with a Pacific Northwest inspired atmosphere and passion for service. Additional meeting and catering space accommodates anything form large banquets to a family gathering or date night. |
Old Town Cafe | 360-671-4431
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 |
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. |
Pepper Sisters | 360-671-3414
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 | 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!
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 team on one of our many TVs in a vibrant atmosphere that includes a casino, poker room, family-friendly restaurant and sports bar. We have a great selection of beer on tap and a wide variety of delicious meals to choose from. Tell your friends to “Meet me at The Pitch!”
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 Birch Door Cafe | 360-306-8598
4192 Meridian Street, Bellingham
Best breakfast in Bellingham! Amazing food, big portions, and excellent service. Serving breakfast and lunch Tuesday – Sunday 7 am – 3 pm. |
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 Northwest’s fresh & local ingredients. |
The North Fork Brewery & Pizzeria | 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. |
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 Shakedown/The Racket | (360) 778-1067
1220 N State St., Bellingham
The Shakedown, and our attached bar, The Racket, has quality live music, a pinball lounge, authentic cheesesteaks and affordable cocktails. We serve food from 11 am to 11 pm and The Racket never has a cover. Check our website for show listings. |
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! |

Birch Bay Cafe
7608 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine
Bob's Burger and Brew Birch Bay
8120 Birch Bay Square Street, Blaine
Infusion Cuisine
6912 Hannegan Road, Lynden
Port of Subs
1068 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
Port of Subs
1235 W Bakerview Road, Bellingham
Valley Market and Deli
1945 Lake Whatcom Blvd., Bellingham
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