Oysters and Seafood Itinerary

If you're in Bellingham and Whatcom County, that means you're in easy reach of some of the country's best oysters and 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 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 Hotel Bellwether for more seafood options at Lighthouse Grill. For a night out on the town, head to Rock and Rye Oyster House in downtown Bellingham.

Take a scenic drive! Chuckanut Drive is one of Washington State’s original scenic byways and is a great option for driving north into 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. If you need to stretch your feed, pull off at Larrabee State Park (the first state park in Washington!) and enjoy more epic ocean views. 

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

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

📞 360-766-6185

🏠 2578 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, Washington

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.

📞 360-392-3100

🏠1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

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

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 in oyster chowder.

📞 360-656-595

🏠 685 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine, Washington

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.

📞 (360) 647-5588

🏠 25 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 

Lombardi's is on a mission to bring friends and family together over Italian food, stellar wine & exceptional hospitality. Enjoy made from scratch sauces, salad dressings & desserts, along with imported Italian staples such as pizza flour, cheeses, Barilla pasta, & olive oils. Lombardi’s is also committed to sourcing local products whenever feasible. When it comes to seafood, you'll find dishes featuring fresh clams, calamari, salmon, shrimp, and more. 

📞 (360) 714-8412

🏠 21 Bellwether Way Ste 112, Bellingham, WA

The Bellingham Dockside Market serves as the hub for local fishermen in and out of Squalicum Harbor to sell their catch and harvest directly to you! Markets are the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.

Visit the dock early to ensure the best selection of seafood options, and head home with dinner - from the dock to your table! Details of participating vendors and products will be posted 24 hours ahead of sale days. Check the most up-to-date product and sale information on the Bellingham Dockside Facebook page.

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