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!
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.
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.
🏠 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, Washington
Visit The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive for a high-class dining experience with a romantic ambiance and a locally sourced seafood menu.
🏠 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.
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.
🏠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.
🏠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 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.
🏠 685 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine, Washington