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

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still great a year later

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
AngusDad
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Seattle
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172 reviews 172 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hadn't gone to this cafe in more than a decade, but decided to try it today. New owners took over about a year ago. The meal was a delight! Perfectly cooked duck breast with what looked like fresh Washington cherries, plus sauteed spatzle! Yummy! My partner was very happy with his fried oysters. We split a dessert of fresh cherry... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A gem! I love these little roadside places off the beaten track. Definitely worth stopping here for a bite. The food was delicious, the service friendly. It was the perfect place to eat after enjoying a drive on Chuckanut.

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Big Timber, Montana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I moved out of state several years ago & missed the fellowship & good food at the Rhoddie; I was sorry to hear it changed owners--but now I'm happy again! On a visit to the area to see tulips, I made a point to have dinner mid-week here partly because I wanted to try it again and also because the... More 

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seattle
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were in the area because tulips were in season. Slept at the casino. Separate review. Read about the cafe and went after visiting a local cheese creamery. Mrs had a club sandwich and a brew. I tried the Senegalese Peanut soup. Neither of which was gourmet but tasty enough. Service was good. Sandwich came with potato chips or white... More 

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Victoria, BC
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200 reviews 200 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Getting lost on a road trip isn’t always a bad thing. We missed a turn somewhere in our attempt to find Chuckanut Drive. As we puzzled over our inadequate map, a passing cyclist stopped and gave us directions. He also recommended we stop at this café or the adjoining bakery. That was a stroke of luck, as we might otherwise... More 

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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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