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Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive

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2578 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232
360-766-6185
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Thursday afternoon sightseeing

We stopped in on a Sunny Thursday afternoon. Four of us had a late lunch. Our server Mark was amazing. He had a very good sense of the specials and all their ingredients. His descriptions encouraged us to the appetizers. The oysters were delicious, cold and sweet. The heirloom tomato salad with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Sparkie2003
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Abbotsford
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Abbotsford
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunny Thursday afternoon. Four of us had a late lunch. Our server Mark was amazing. He had a very good sense of the specials and all their ingredients. His descriptions encouraged us to the appetizers. The oysters were delicious, cold and sweet. The heirloom tomato salad with crab was refreshing and just the right size... More 

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Birch Bay, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The view is amazing; the service impecable. The food is delicious. We Have been here many times never had a bad time. The food is so good it is art not only to eat but to look at.

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seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The oysters come from the bottom of the hill. And are expertly prepared. Great wine list. Terrific view of the Sound. Nice place to end the day exploring Skagit Valley.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My brother had driven past this restaurant over the years but never stopped... we all went down to Washington from BC on a whim and stopped for lunch on a Sunday. Even though we didn't have reservations (the place was packed), they managed to find us a seat with a view. I tried the fish tacos and they were excellent.... More 

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Calgary
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206 reviews 206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were seated at a table with a great view of the Sound, overlooking the bay where oysters are harvested; in fact we could observe an oyster trawler at work. The restaurant is in a beautiful old building, with wood paneling, a spiral staircase and picture windows. There is a wonderful selection of oysters, not inexpensive at $3 to $4... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I've eaten at this beautiful spot quite a few times in the past decade, but it seems a bit pretentious and overpriced to me now. Sure, the oysters are excellent (can't get much fresher, Taylor's Shellfish right close); prawns a bit overcooked, but something about the atmosphere the past two visits has bothered me and my companions from the moment... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Have wanted to try this for years and just never got around to it until yesterday. I wish we had done this years ago. We arrived about 330 for a late lunch and the place was still 3/4 full. Despite it's tiny size (maybe 15 tables) we got a table right away and I must say i don't think there... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Gorgeous view, gorgeous drive down from Bellingham and GORGEOUS food. We nibbled on appetisers and white wine. So good. The steamed mussels were perfect and the broth was exquisite. The calamari was beautifully tender and the aleoli was lovely. Excellent service lovely afternoon.

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Lakewood
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had read amazing reviews about the Oyster Bar and was really looking forward to our Sunday lunch there. My husband really loves raw oysters so he was very excited. View was good of the water peaking through tall pines growing on the steep slope below the restaurant. But I don't think the view justified the steep prices. Each raw... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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357 reviews 357 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We came here for a birthday lunch, thus had to take the weather as it presented itself: rainy and misty, but it added a bit of special atmosphere to the view over Samish Bay and the nearby islands. We will definitely return another day when the weather shows its best side and the view is clear. The restaurant has a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2578 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bow
  • Phone Number: 360-766-6185

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?