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331 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5325
360-734-8660
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great soup and filet

Come here every once in awhile for happy hour. Good whiskey crab soup and cocktails. Nice happy hour menu. Their fillet was outstanding and compares to the ones I get in nice steak houses in Seattle for half price. Great views of bay. The patio is great in summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
chumsockeyesalmon
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A small town in Northwest Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
A small town in Northwest Washington
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Come here every once in awhile for happy hour. Good whiskey crab soup and cocktails. Nice happy hour menu. Their fillet was outstanding and compares to the ones I get in nice steak houses in Seattle for half price. Great views of bay. The patio is great in summer.

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Kansas City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Fresh seafood, great service, and amazing views. Go before dark, as the main feature of this restaurant is the view of Bellingham Bay. The dinner was topped off by one of the best Creme Brûlée dishes I've ever had.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The soup is gross! None of the food is worth the price. It's super over-priced. Can't even see the view at night. The atmosphere is a little awkward because the cooks/waitresses are just kinda looking at you as you eat. It's quiet. They even charge about $3 for the bread that they give you!!!! I was shocked!

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Bellville, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I arrived in Bellingham for a 3-night stay in a rental that just happened to be across the street from Cliff House. We had planned to drive around to the harbor area but, with sunset approaching, we decided to take an easy stroll to this restaurant for being convenient and well-perched atop a hill. Since it was... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice view in the day but nothing to see at night - the inside of the restaurant is otherwise very dated and not well kept. The salad bar was pitiful and the food was cold and not very impressive, especially when compared to the cost. We went there for a milestone birthday, my dad's 75th and the entire experience was... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went to the Cliff House for my daughter's birthday...as always all 3 of our meals were wonderful!! The best whiskey crab soup!!! My husband had the seafood medley which was fresh and wonderful seafood. My daughter had the coconut prawns and I had the crab topped chicken!! All three were delicious. The desserts were divine...and the service was, as... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to visit. However, my friends chose this location to meet for a re-union of sorts because of the view and great food. We were a group of eight women who haven't seen each other in a few years and needless to say, we were laughing and having a great time. We were not... More 

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Ladner, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was the second time we were there for dinner, and both times we were pleased with the experience. The food is great - and they have some excellent seafod dishes. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. The only downside is you can't reserve window seats, it's first come first serve, so even though we had made reservations in advance,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We loved a range of delectable specials last Sunday at The Cliff House. The mojitos were so refreshing along with yummy coconut prawns and fish tacos enjoyed with a spectacular sunset. We'll be back!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We've been looking for an upscale restaurant in B'ham for a while. Visited the Cliff House last night with my wife, my daughter and her bf. I have to say pretty much everything was really good and the view was spectacular thanks to the exceptional weather this weekend. Each dish was very good, the only minor disappointment was they ran... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 331 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5325
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-734-8660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?