Oysters and Seafood Itinerary

If you're in Bellingham and Whatcom County that means lots of oysters & seafood! Stay in Whatcom County and immerse yourself in the taste of the Pacific Northwest and the Salish Sea with this two‐day culinary adventure!

Take a scenic drive down scenic Chuckanut Drive and shuck your own oysters at Taylor Shellfish or stop at the Oyster Bar for a premier dining experience. After, check-in at the iconic bayview Hotel Bellwether for more seafood options at Lighthouse Grill, or have an urban excursion at Rock and Rye Oyster House in downtown Bellingham.

Insider Tip: Fish and chips is the ultimate comfort food, and a Washingtonian’s classic go-to. Check out our list of the "The Best Fish and Chips in Whatcom County" for more!

1. Chuckanut Drive

Take a scenic drive! Chuckanut Drive is one of Washington State’s original scenic byway and the perfect way to get to Bellingham.

Also known as WA State Highway 11, Chuckanut Drive begins at 1-5 exit 231 in Burlington. Enjoy 20 miles of incredible views looking out to the San Juan Islands, Olympic Mountains and Lummi Island.

2. Taylor Shellfish Farm

As you drive down Chuckanut, check out Taylor Shellfish Farm for raw oysters, shucked, or shuck-your-own on their heated seaside patio!

Taylor Shellfish is also known for being the largest Manila clam producer in the United States and growing some of the largest oysters around.

📞 360-766-6002

🏠 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, Washington

3. The Oyster Bar

Visit The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive for a high-class dining experience with a romantic ambiance and a locally sourced seafood menu.

📞 360-766-6185

🏠 2578 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, Washington

4. Hotel Bellwether & Lighthouse Bar & Grill

Enjoy an iconic waterfront dining experience at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill, located inside Hotel Bellwether, with a bounty of local seafood & locally-inspired menu items.

Insider Tip: Hotel Bellwether is ready to serve! Whether it's for a staycation or road trip getaway, everything you need to know about Whatcom County's hotel cleaning standards HERE.

📞 360-392-3100

🏠1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

5. Rock and Rye Oyster House

Head to Downtown Bellingham, where Rock and Rye Oyster House serves up a delicious seafood menu, including fresh oysters. And their happy hour doesn't disappoint.

📞 360-746-6130

🏠1145 N State St, Bellingham, Washington

6. Drayton Harbor Oyster Co.

Last but certainly not least is Drayton Harbor Oyster Co. in Blaine. After you're done exploring Bellingham, hop in your car and head to this seaside town located right on the edge of the Canadian Border.

Drayton Harbor Oyster Co. farms their oysters less than three-quarters of a mile from their restaurant and serves them up daily. You can choose between cooked, raw or my personal favorites, in oyster chowder.

Insider Tip: Check out our blog "Drayton Harbor Oyster Company and a Fresh Oyster Experience in Blaine" for more information.

📞 360-656-595

🏠 685 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine, Washington

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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