9 Bellingham Restaurants You Simply MUST Try!
This fun cafe, open since 2012, has been called the best breakfast joint in Bellingham. They feature clown décor and even though it is a small diner, everyone says it is well worth any wait you might have. They serve classic breakfast food plus some memorable dishes such as the homeskillet with home fries, The Cure burrito, cinnamon roll french toast and homeskillet poutine. This local restaurant is well known to be incredibly popular and is a small space but that just adds to the experience. They have also recently announced that they are opening a mimosa garden and takeout window.
D’anna’s Cafe Italiano
D’anna’s started in the early 90’s with a wholesale pasta business in Seattle, Washington. They made various hand-made ravioli and pasta products and sold them to many upscale restaurants throughout the area. They were getting such rave reviews for their products that they decided to open a café. Fresh handmade pasta, gnocchi, ravioli, home-made bread and many other favorites are prepared from scratch daily and they claim to use only the freshest and finest ingredients. They feature classic Italian dishes such as ravioli, lasagna, spaghetti, manicotti and more.
Giuseppe’s Al Porto
Giuseppe’s Al Porto boasts a spectacular view of Squalicum Marina at Bellingham Bay. It is a higher end restaurant with gourmet italian fare, featuring dishes such as lobster ravioli, fettucine giardini naxos and pollo alla parmigiana. They also have a full bar as well as a wine room that you can rent for events and large parties. This restaurant has great reviews and delicious food and Giuseppe’s newest location captures the best of this beautiful waterfront location while still maintaining the charm and warmth of Italy.
La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza
In 1998, Dan and Ken Bothman created La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza. An immediate sensation, Dan and Ken’s restaurant was showered with acclaim, winning the Best New Business and Bellingham’s Best Pizza awards, as well as garnering two Best Recipe awards in the National Association of Pizza Operators International Recipe Contest. The stylish décor and vibrant atmosphere make this restaurant a fun place to go for adults and kids alike. You can witness the display of a pizza’s progression through the kitchen or you can relax in the heated outdoor dining area. La Fiamma has many different varieties of pizza, including vegetarian, seafood, omnivorous and classic.
Skylarks Hidden Cafe
Historically stylish, featuring handcrafted woodwork and the deep hues and golden accents of the Victorian era. Meals are cooked from scratch with original recipes using local vendors and products, this restaurant blends classic favorites with contemporary trends. One of the main features in this restaurant is the large old fashioned bar in the main dining room as well as all the vintage portraits and mirrors and local art hung on the walls. They have a wide variety of American food including burgers, seafood, hot and cold sandwiches and steak dinners. After finishing your meal, you can choose from their delicious dessert menu that includes classic crème brulee and a rich decadent espresso cheesecake.
Anthony’s Seafood and Hearthfire Grill
Anthony’s has two different locations in Bellingham, Anthony’s Seafood Restaurant and Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill. Both are located at Squalicum Harbor in Bellwether on the Bay and offers spectacular views of the San Juan Islands and an impressive view of the sunset year round. Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill, offering guests premier Northwest designer beef and fresh Northwest seafood, this high-end restaurant specializes in hearthfire cooking. They have several different cuts of steak including filet mignon and their famous Double R Ranch Signature Rib Eye Steak, and afterward you can make a choice from their delicious dessert menu. Anthony’s Seafood Restaurant offers a few beef dishes but focuses mainly on local seafood from a seafood company they operate themselves to ensure the finest quality
Fat Pie Pizza
Voted the Best Pizza in Bellingham and nestled in the historic Fairhaven district in Bellingham is this delicious pizza restaurant. At Fat Pie Pizza, they use fresh ingredients to make all their food and they have an entire delicious menu including salads, bison burgers, sandwiches, pastas and more. They have 3 stories of seating, including 2 outdoor locations with an amazing view of Bellingham and Fairhaven. At Fat Pie, you will get a unique dining experience in a relaxed and fun environment.
Boundary Bay Brewery
This brewery specializes in award-winning craft beer and delicious food made from local ingredients. It is locally owned and located in a renovated 1922 warehouse. There are always several different house-made beers on tap and they even have their very own house-made root beer for those under 21. This brewery is family friendly and diners of all ages are welcome in the bistro and beer garden until 10 PM. Their food menu features delicious options such as burgers, sandwiches, mac and cheese, nachos, traditional pub fare and a variety of decadent desserts, they even have a kids menu.
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