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1308 11TH St Ste B, Bellingham, WA 98225-7081
(360) 715-3642
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Skylarks Hidden Cafe is a good place to eat. I came here with my wife for a Sunday night dinner. When we arrived at 8 pm it was mostly empty and we got to pick and choose our table. We decided to sit down stairs in the back. If you are looking for a quite place to eat i suggest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2014
MrWikstrom
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Burlington, Washington
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Arvada, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We popped into Skylarks for breakfast on a quiet Monday morning. Standard breakfast menu- the food was good, but nothing unique or creative. The coffee was great, as were the fresh berries that came with breakfast. There is a patio out back that would be very nice in good weather.

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Burlington, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Skylarks Hidden Cafe is a good place to eat. I came here with my wife for a Sunday night dinner. When we arrived at 8 pm it was mostly empty and we got to pick and choose our table. We decided to sit down stairs in the back. If you are looking for a quite place to eat i suggest... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Skylarks has always been our hangout with friends after a night of theatre. A nice place to visit for a nightcap and post-theatre discussion. We had not been there for an actual meal in years. We gave it a try March 21st and had a wonderful meal. We arrived around 5pm and the place was just about empty. Patrons started... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Skylarks serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and it is all good, but I really love their breakfasts. During the week they have breakfast specials at a reduced price. Their portions are just right, the food is fresh and they have a great selection to pick from. I love the wood décor and the cozy atmosphere as well.

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Don W, Owner at Skylarks Hidden Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! and thank you for your kind words. I am very pleased you enjoyed your breakfast at Skylark's. We will continue to do our best to provide consistent service and food. More 

Bellingham, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had a friend from Canada come down to visiting yes I had been in this restaurant two times before but late nite for drink and music my lady friend she is artist (singer) not at skylarks. when my friend came down I decided to bring him there for dinner. Yes I heard this restaurant is gay friendly so I... More 

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Don W, Owner at Skylarks Hidden Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for bringing your friend to Skylark's for dinner. I am truly sorry you felt slighted by your server. My servers are trained to check in with guests after serving meals and again after clearing plates. We want to be sure that everyone enjoys their meal and has everything they want. Sometimes when it is busy, a server... More 

Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This cafe has been a staple for eating out in Bellingham. The owner is a true innkeeper with a daily hand in everything. Soups have long been excellent. Breakfast always a treat. Reasonable prices, good service and what else do you want?

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Don W, Owner at Skylarks Hidden Cafe, responded to this review

Hello. Sounds like you are a regular. Thank you very much. You are correct, I have my hand in most of what happens here at Skylark's. Still, it sometimes isn't enough. You thoughtful praise is well received. Thank you. More 

Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Dinners are a little pricey at Skylark's but completely worth it. The garlic herb roasted chicken meal is one of the best I've ever had and makes me almost cry every time I eat it, it's so good! No idea how they get the chicken that tender but wow. The ambiance also makes it perfect for a romantic evening -... More 

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Don W, Owner at Skylarks Hidden Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for the very nice review. It is so nice to hear that the cooks are getting the garlic rosemary chicken cooked just right. Chicken turns to rubber if you let it go too long. I hope we always get it right for you! Please say hello next time you are in. Sincerely, Don White, owner. More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Bellingham this weekend for a romantic Valentines weekend and we had and amazing time! But by far, the best part of our stay was this little cafe!! We arrived around 8:30 am yesterday 2/15/14. We were seated by the window near the gorgeous bar! This place goes far beyond the definition of charming!!! My... More 

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Don W, Owner at Skylarks Hidden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for being so thoughtful. I know everyone at Skylark's tries their best to provide good service and delicious food. I will share your review with the staff and especially with Deborah. I agree, she is truly wonderful. Next time you visit, please ask for me so I can say hello. Sincerely, Don White, owner. More 

Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

While waiting for the ferry north, we went to the Skylark. Out of the chilly weather, the restaurant was what we were looking for - comfortable surroundings, friendly, efficient server, tasty food. The experience was a good send off.

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Don W, Owner at Skylarks Hidden Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us. I will share your comments with my employees and let them know they did a good job. Please don't hesitate to contact me next time you visit. I would love to say hello in person. More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Advertised as the 'Hidden Cafe' but unfortunately we found it! Service mediocre, food even worse, very bland and one of the meals even came with hair! The salmon used in the Grilled Salmon Burger is supposedly wild salmon but it tasted more like a tin of poor salmon from a cheap grocery store. The pasta dish we ordered was swimming... More 

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Don W, Owner at Skylarks Hidden Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, I am so sorry you did not enjoy your visit to my restaurant! The historic theme I chose for the dining room was to compliment the historic neighborhood we are located in. I understand that some people do not enjoy this type of atmosphere. I am sorry. I would like to know more about your meal so I can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 11TH St Ste B, Bellingham, WA 98225-7081
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 715-3642

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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