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Dining in Bellingham

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Columbus, Ohio
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Dining in Bellingham

I will be flying into Bellingham in early September and need some suggestions on where to eat. I will arrive early on a Sunday morning and drive directly to Seattle. Any suggestions for good breakfast/brunches that are on the way would be appreciated.

I also will be returning this way. I want to check out the Fairhaven area.

Is there a restaurant here that should not be missed? (this would be for dinner)


Bellingham, WA
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1. Re: Dining in Bellingham

I have always liked Bob Burgers and Brew for a Sunday Brunch.

http://www.bobsburgersandbrew.com/index.htm They have a few locations in Bellingham, the closest to the airport is either the downtown one or the Barkley one. I know the Barkley has a brunch, not sure about downtown. Or you could stop off at the Burlington Bob's, right off the Freeway 360-757-9097 for information as far as which exit.

Also downtown is Giuseppesitalian. http://www.giuseppesitalian.com/ I am pretty certain that they have a Sunday brunch.

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2. Re: Dining in Bellingham

I have a friend who had a cabin on Lummi near B'ham until recently and we always used to go have breakfast/brunch on Sundays at this great place in Fairhaven that I can never remember the name of! It might be Tony's Coffee--it's right on a corner on the main drag and has big windows and two connecting rooms (like it used to be two separate places next door to each other). If you're walking around the main part of Fairhaven you can't really miss it or maybe someone in B'ham can chime in with the name.

As for dinner, if you want something informal I always enjoyed stopping for dinner at the Boundary Bay Brewery pub on Railroad Ave.

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3. Re: Dining in Bellingham

the buffet at the Skagit River Casino is also very good for lunch or dinner. Not as Kitchy as whats been mentioned but good nevertheless.

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4. Re: Dining in Bellingham

The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive is a longtime favorite that doesn't dissappoint.


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5. Re: Dining in Bellingham

nothwestwanderer - I think you are thinking of Tony's

My favorite breakfast place is Skylark's - also in Fairhaven

For dinner -

Italian: Giuseppe's (downtown) kinda spendy but totaly worth it

or Mambo's (Fairhaven) this is my fave but it is a little noisy

Thai: On Rice (Samish Way or Barkley) is my fave - but I can't think of a single bad Thai restaurant in town

Sushi: Tokyo House (near WWU) - they have sushi happy hour on Tues

Mexican: Jalapenos (downtown) or Sol de Mexico (Lakeway Dr.)

There is also Dos Padres (Fairhaven) - but they had a fire and I don't know if they will be open by Sept.

My personal recommendation is (downtown)to go to an early dinner at Giuseppe's then walk a few blocks to the building across from the Mt. Baker Theatre and go up to Nimbus for a drink in the Cloud bar - lovely views of the bay at sunset. (Fairhaven) go to Mambos for dinner then up to the Black Cat for a drink for a view of Fairhaven and the bay.

We are a casual lot around here so no need to get too gussied up for dinner unless you want to.

Have fun checking out Fairhaven - bring an extra empty suitcase if you are a book lover - the two best bookstores in town are there.

Hope that helps.

Columbus, Ohio
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6. Re: Dining in Bellingham

Thank you for all your suggestions. It sounds like finding good food should not be a problem. I've marked these on my map and that way I can choose depending exactly where I am and what I am in the mood for.

Thanks again.

7. Re: Dining in Bellingham

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