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5521 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232
360-766-6667
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A true gem

Made reservations for dinner as we were staying close by on Samish island. My husband had fish that they surprised him and the chef brought it out to show him how fresh it was! I had the pan fried oysters that were excellent. We were treated as if we were family. Everyone was so friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
chichiSouthCarolina
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south carolina
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south carolina
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353 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Made reservations for dinner as we were staying close by on Samish island. My husband had fish that they surprised him and the chef brought it out to show him how fresh it was! I had the pan fried oysters that were excellent. We were treated as if we were family. Everyone was so friendly and superb service. Food was... More 

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Kent, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Rhododendron Cafe is a great place for lunch or dinner while exploring scenic Chuckanut. The burger and salads here are great. We were impressed by the quality of the ingredients, flavors and service. We will definitely come back.

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kent, wa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We are up here for our anniversary and saw the menu online. It did not disappoint. I had the steak and my husband had the king salmon special with some awesome berry cobbler for dessert.

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Bellingham,Washington
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

As part of a day trip to Bow, my husband and I wanted to see what the Rhododendron Cafe was offering under its (relatively) new owners, so we went there for lunch. I opted for the panfried oysters with roasted potatoes and side salad from the "specials" board, while my husband chose the local, grass-fed beef hamburger with salad off... More 

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Sayalita
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have eaten at the Rhodadendron Cafe many times over the years, and the quality and quantity has declined a bit. Their menu is small. Their food is good but spendy for what you get. The service is great and it is a sweet little place. The desserts are yummy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I reviewed this restaurant last year and gave it five stars. Even better this year. I had the chicken saltimbocca which was served with an extra cheesy polenta and green beans. My wife had duck breast served with a lovely spaetzle and some huckleberries. Shortbread with a pecan caramel topping for dessert. Fabulous. The decor is simple but honest and... More 

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Bow, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very nice place, that you find in the country, but easy to get to. Taste the local crops and quaint setting. Great wine list to go with your meal.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stopped in here during an afternoon of bird watching. In fact, saw two eagles right across the road from the place. The time was 11:30, so we had a choice of breakfast or lunch. My husband chose the biscuits and gravy. What a surprise to see and smell it when it was delivered. The saffron colored it and made for... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Food prepared with a professional flare. Jim Kowalski is a trained chef and knows what he is doing in the kitchen. The Salmon, pan seared with tequila lime sauce was excellent last night.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We drove down Chuckanut Drive on a beautiful summer evening tonight. We passed the restaurants with a very bright sunny view toward the west, but with food as the secondary feature. . We headed to the Rhodendron Cafe in Edison at the south end of the drive. Here we came for the food. Excellent pan fried oysters from up the... More 

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Additional Information about Rhododendron Cafe

Address: 5521 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232
Phone Number: 360-766-6667
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bow
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5521 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bow
  • Phone Number: 360-766-6667
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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