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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Food, Great Atmosphere

My husband and I visited the Cliff House restaurant at the recommendation of some friends, and we are so glad we did. We had the sampler appetizer to start. The pan fried oysters were the best my husband has ever had, and he's done some traveling (and lots of eating) in his time. The smoked salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
slogrande
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the Cliff House restaurant at the recommendation of some friends, and we are so glad we did. We had the sampler appetizer to start. The pan fried oysters were the best my husband has ever had, and he's done some traveling (and lots of eating) in his time. The smoked salmon was delicious as well.... More 

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McKinleyville, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We got to the condo later than we expected, saw the Cliff House next door and walked over, just to get some food...nothing special anticipated. From the hostess station to the end of the meal, it was special. The server engaged my granddaughter and helped her make choices in a way that was age appropriate. We have a range of... More 

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Lynden, Washington
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158 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is one of the more upscale dinner venues in the County. Window tables provide a great view of Bellingham at night. The menu is not extensive, but the food is tasty and my steak was cooked perfectly. My wife tried their Seafood Medley and found it tasty too. Service was not particularly speedy, but OK. The choices with the... More 

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Thank Lynden-Tom
Bellingham, Washington
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We were there for our usual - Whiskey Crab Soup. The bar featured a Muddled Cranberry cocktail for $12. I was a skeptical, so the bartender, Kate, who was also our waitress, gave me a sample. Wise on her part, like when Costco gives you samples, then your hooked! Only downside is that it is seasonal offering, so I suggest... More 

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Thank CharleneLP P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

On a business trip that required travel from Seattle to Vancouver, we stopped in Bellingham WA and did a quick search of restaurants. The Cliff House appealed to us because of the view. Glad we stopped! Well worth getting off the beaten path. It was only about 2 miles off the interstate. The four of us business colleagues all enjoyed... More 

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Thank Dean W
Bellingham, Washington
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Great spot for showing off Bellingham Bay and sunsets! Was treated to dinner and enjoyed it. Haven't been back yet. Sort of a special occasion place.

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Thank Roseventures
Sao Paulo
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323 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had a late lunch with our son who now lives with his family up here.The view was fantastic. I had a sea food medley, my wife King Salmon and my son Chicken Dungeness.All very good The wine list was adequate however, I must admit, I am not very knowledgeable of wines from here. Notwithstanding we had a very good dry... More 

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Thank peter_glazier
Bellingham, Washington
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I always like this place great food always busy but worth it love the crab soup and special make bread salad bar is always fresh and tasty vegie main dishes never disappointed great chef

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Bellingham, Washington
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415 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Cliff House is old school. They know how to make a cocktail, they have a good wine list, and they offer the best grilled fresh salmon in town. Steaks, etc, are fine too. But it's dated. It's a 'hunk of meat' restaurant wherein everyone gets the same choice of sides, and the same option of soup or salad. There's... More 

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Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Blaine, Washington
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This restaurant used to be the place to go in Bellingham. The food is good. I think that salad bars belong in like a Denny's or Shari's type restaurant, not this restaurant. The decor is a bit dated and could use a sprucing up. They take advantage of the view with tables on their deck. I had a seafood dish... 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 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?