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The Fork at Agate Bay

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2530 North Shore Road, Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 733-1126
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Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Love it!

Been meaning to go forever (from Bellingham). Finally got the family there and it certainly lived up to expectations. Great menu, service and reasonable prices plus awesome breakfast served until 2pm. I bit of a drive out of town but worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
washington state (via Hawaii!)
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
washington state (via Hawaii!)
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Been meaning to go forever (from Bellingham). Finally got the family there and it certainly lived up to expectations. Great menu, service and reasonable prices plus awesome breakfast served until 2pm. I bit of a drive out of town but worth it!

Thank eloahu
White Rock, Canada
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We stopped on the way to a lovely walk along Whatcom Lake. I had the burger with grilled onions and goat cheese. It included a very good garnish of pickles, lettuce and tomato - as well as excellent fries. It was all very good! My wife had the portobello sandwich with an excellent side of salad and garnish. She was... More 

Thank David U
Discovery Bay, California
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

What a gem hidden off in a land far, far away. Great service & interesting, unique menu. The shrimp & grits is the best I've had away from the Georgia/South Carolina coast. And the lamb "lollipops" finally gave be license to gnaw tasty meat off the bone. I'll be back next time I'm in B'ham.

1 Thank Steven C
Bellingham, WA
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Agate Bay hides this gem of a spot to eat. We enjoy it for breakfast on the weekends or evening dinners. Great for a date or a group. They fill growlers too. Take a walk at North Lake Whatcom trail, then have a great meal. The shrimp and grits are a favorite. Sit in front of a Wood Stone oven... More 

1 Thank Wade B
Ferndale, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Made reservation for 6:00pm, arrived at 5:55, hostess couldn't find reservation, it was in the book for the next day, (a couple who came in shortly after us also had made a reservation that morning which was screwed up) waited 15 minutes and she found a table in the bar section. She seated us and we waited 10 minutes for... More 

Thank Tony s
Bellingham, Washington
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good food in an odd location. It's pretty much all by itself a long way out on the north shore of Lake Whatcom. Good value for the price. Not cheap, but the quality of the food justifies the price.

Thank Andrew S
Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a lovely place near Lake Whatcom. We’ve eaten outside on the patio before, but this time, since the weather was cool, we ate inside. Though the entrée menu is not that extensive, it was hard to choose what to order. The ingredients they use are fresh and creative—and locally sourced, organic and free-range where possible. Last time I... More 

Thank Fancyfree99
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My family lives in Bellingham and this is one of their favorite spots which they treated me to tonight for my first time. The milk braised pork was something of legends. Unique, fresh ingredients, melt in your mouth delicious, and healthy. We'll absolutely be back.

Thank Christine O
Seattle, Washington
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133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A bit pricey for it's setting, but the food is high quality. They could use some curtains or something to help curb the echo chamber effect in the dining areas.

2 Thank mblam7
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A little bit of a drive out, but we started our Saturday early & enjoyed the pretty drive around the lake to find this place and have a nice breakfast. I think we arrived just after they opened. The ratings were good & after our visit I would say the definitely deserve it. The service was friendly & made you... More 

Thank David F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2530 North Shore Road, Bellingham, WA 98226
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 733-1126

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic


Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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