The Best Fish and Chips in Whatcom County

Fish and chips is the ultimate comfort food, a Washingtonian's go-to that promises ocean-fresh flavors coupled with the satisfying crunch of a decadently deep-fried fries. And where better to enjoy it than Whatcom County? Perched on the Pacific Northwest, we have the ocean lapping at our beaches. You couldn’t find seafood fresher than ours if you tried!

Whether you’re looking for tide-tumbled oysters, crispy tacos bursting with flavor, crab, rockfish, salmon, cod or the delicate, white flesh of halibut, the county’s large selection of seafood restaurants is guaranteed to meet your craving – whether you prefer to dine in or eat out.

1. Anthony’s at Squalicum Harbor

Anthony’s at Squalicum Harbor has been a longtime institution in Bellingham and a trusted source for seafood for many years. Their menu reflects the most diverse seafood offering anywhere, with crab, prawns, clams, oysters, shrimp, salmon, halibut and calamari, to name a few.

Anthony’s offers indoor and outdoor dining with views of the marina, and also has curbside pickup options.

📞 (360) 647-5588

🏠 22 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

2. B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar

B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar, located in the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, offers Alaskan cod and chips as well as salmon burgers.

Their outdoor patio is the perfect place for outdoor dining, especially during the winter months, thanks to their heat lamps and outdoor fire pit.

📞 (360) 392-6520

🏠 714 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, Washington

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3. Black Cat

The Black Cat in Fairhaven features beer-battered cod or prawn tacos a Dungeness crab mac & cheese, cod fish and chips, wild sockeye salmon and a crab cake entrée. 

📞 (360) 733-6136

🏠 1200 Harris Ave #310, Bellingham, Washington

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4. Twin Sisters Brewing Company

For a more casual dining experience try Twin Sisters Brewing Company, who is open with in-person dining inside and in their backyard beer garden featuring picnic tables, outdoor games, and a huge fire pit. Their food menu features classics like fish and chips or blackened salmon tacos and both go down perfectly with a Twin Sisters brew.

📞 (360) 922-6700

🏠 500 Carolina St, Bellingham, Washington

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5. Packers Kitchen + Bar

For tables with an exceptional view try Packers Kitchen + Bar at Semiahmoo Resort & Spa in Blaine. Their seafood chowder, a personal favorite, is packed with clams, salmon and cod. The rest of the menu includes a variety of seafood like fish tacos, cioppino, steamer clams or mussels, beer-battered seafood, fish and chips, halibut and salmon.

Head to Semihamoo to share some fried calamari, Dungeness crab cakes, peel ’n eat shrimp or oysters on the half-shell as you look over the whitecaps on the ocean.]

📞 (360) 318-2090

🏠 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, Washington

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6. Brandywine Kitchen

Brandywine Kitchen has two gluten-free fish options: tacos and fish and chips. Both are substantial portions and deliver on crunch, freshness and flavor.

📞 (360) 734-1071

🏠 1317 Commercial St, Bellingham, Washington

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7. Web Locker

The Web Locker is located in Squalicum Harbor with views of boats coming in and out of Bellingham Bay. Their menu features a large array of seafood items including clam chowder, shrimp, calamari, fish and chips, oysters, cod burgers, clam rolls and oyster burgers.  

📞 (360) 676-0512

🏠 734 Coho Way, Bellingham, Washington

Bonus Spot! Boundary Bay Brewery

Boundary Bay Brewery’s classic Fryday Fish Fry is back! On Friday, customers can stop by for 2- or 3-piece Fish & Chips, Calamari or Shrimp & Chips! Dine-in is available or you can drive through Boundary's drive-thru, located in Cedar Dust Alley behind Boundary Bay from E. Maple Street.

📞 (360) 647-5593

🏠 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, Washington

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Best Places to Eat Oysters

Another treat for seafood lovers is the Oyster Bar. This fine-dining seafood restaurant, also located off of Chuckanut Drive, offers spectacular views, serves up gravlax, baked oysters, steamed mussels, halibut chowder, crab cakes, halibut tacos, Alaskan halibut and bouillabaisse. The Oyster Bar has been open since the 1940s and is a peaceful eatery that has an outstanding reputation for its seafood selection, presentation and ambiance.

📞 (360) 766-6185

🏠 2578 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, Washington

If you’re in Blaine, don’t leave without a stop at Drayton Harbor Oyster Company for raw, fried or grilled pacific oysters, oyster stew, a po’boy oyster style, or a taco with oysters, cod or shrimp. Located at 685 Peace Portal Drive, this small eatery features farm-to-table flavors with new outdoor seating available overlooking Drayton Harbor.

📞 (360) 656-5958

🏠 685 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine, Washington

Another oyster favorite is Taylor Shellfish Farms, just off Chuckanut Drive, where sunshine brings seafood lovers to the Samish oyster bar and shellfish market. The shellfish market offers takeout oysters and the farm has outdoor seating a few steps from the water. It's an idyllic place to enjoy the view, the birds, the deep silence and the flavors of the sea.

📞 (360) 766-6002

🏠 2182 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, Washington

Introducing Bellingham Dockside Market

Exciting breaking news from the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County and the Port of Bellingham: The Bellingham Dockside Market has come to our shores! Starting in 2020, local fishermen will be selling their catch directly to local consumers, either dockside off their boats or from land-based stalls near the docks in Squalicum Harbor.

While some fishermen already sell from their boats, this is the first coordinated effort to "connect our community with local fishermen, create relationships to help our community understand this dynamic vital industry, and learn how to handle and cook delicious, nutritious seafood," said the Working Waterfront.

The world of commercial fishing is unlike anything else and Bellingham Dockside Market will reflect the circumstances that our fishermen navigate. For the most up to date information on the Bellingham Dockside Market, including the seafood that will be available at the market, visit the Dockside's Facebook.

        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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