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 decadently deep-fried fries. And where better to enjoy it than Whatcom County? Perched in 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 another guaranteed way to meet your craving – whether you prefer to dine in or take it to go.

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.

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

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 pits.

📞 (360) 392-6520

🏠 714 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham, Washington

The Black Cat

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

📞 (360) 733-6136

🏠 1200 Harris Ave. #310, Bellingham, Washington

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

Nicki's Bella Marina

Nicki's Bella Marina's award-winning fish is always cooked-to-order and is hand cut up to four times a day. Each piece is fried in a delicious tempura-style batter that's been winning over crowds for more than 25 years. The pieces are also BIG (and served with bottomless steak fries) so you'll always leave satisfied. Enjoy your meal on the restaurant's outdoor patio with views of the marina and Squalicum Harbor.

📞 (360) 332-2505

🏠 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr., Bellingham, Washington

Port Fairhaven Fish N Chips

Watch ships come and go from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal as you feast on a basket of freshly fried fish and chips. Choose from cod or halibut or sample a little bit of everything in the Captain's Platter. The restaurant also offers lighter fare, like a salmon Caesar salad. All meals come with house-made tartar sauce and coleslaw. 

📞 (360) 922-3443

🏠 Inside the Bellingham Cruise Terminal - 355 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225

Twin Sisters Brewing Company

For a more casual dining experience, try Twin Sisters Brewing Company. Enjoy both indoor dining and outdoor seating in their large backyard beer garden that features picnic tables, outdoor games, and a huge fire pit. Their food menu has 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

Packers Kitchen + Bar

For tables with an exceptional view, try Packers Kitchen + Bar at Semiahmoo Resort & Spa in Blaine. Their seafood chowder 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.

📞 (360) 318-2090

🏠 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, Washington

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Brandywine Kitchen

Brandywine Kitchen in Downtown Bellingham 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

Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive

This fine-dining seafood restaurant located off of Chuckanut Drive offers spectacular views and 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

Drayton Harbor Oyster Company

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 on Peace Portal Drive, this small eatery features farm-to-table flavors and outdoor seating overlooking Drayton Harbor.

📞 (360) 656-5958

🏠 685 Peace Portal Dr., Blaine, Washington

Taylor Shellfish Farms

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, and the flavors of the sea.

📞 (360) 766-6002

🏠 2182 Chuckanut Dr., Bow, Washington

For a fresh-catch experience, make sure to stop by the Bellingham Dockside Market, where you can buy fish directly from local fishermen. Sales happen either dockside off their fishing boats or from land-based stalls near the docks in Squalicum Harbor.

While some fishermen already sell from their boats, the Bellingham Dockside Market is a 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 page.

        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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