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“Great Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fork at Agate Bay

The Fork at Agate Bay
2530 North Shore Road, Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 733-1126
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Ranked #14 of 389 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Bellingham, Washington
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We often meet friends at the Fork at Agate Bay for a relaxing and friendly meal. It's a little off the beaten track for travelers passing through town but the local's love it. Great upscale menu and great wine selection.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent grits and shrimp....think you are in new orleans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Excellent .......you will return ...the hamburg.er was unheard of....tried 3 dishes....all excellent....the Drive out around lake was beatiful

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not your standard fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Fork has two very nice qualities; small, intimate atmosphere, and good food. It is a bit of a drive to get there, but quite scenic. The shrimp and grits is my favorite dish and never disappoints. They have a small but excellent wine list and some great tasting beers on tap. We recently went there with some friends and everyone enjoyed their entree. They have a good selection of "Firebread"pizzas.. Very tasty.
One recommendation for the restaurant would be to change out their entree menu at least every six months or so. Frequent diners would probably enjoy some new taste sensations, like a seared duck breast with a "to die for"sauce!!
It is a small establishment and sometimes it appears there is not enough wait staff to cover, but they do seem to try to do their best. I would go for the shrimp and grits if everything else was lackluster!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A favorite spot, worth the drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The Fork is always a favorite place for us. The service is smart and friendly, but the food is the reason to come: superior presentation, creative flavor combinations, high quality ingredients, appropriate quantities, and overall a joyful dance in your mouth. I also love that the tables are spacious, the chairs comfortable, the lighting just right, and the bathrooms nice. Everything is just right here. We come here for special occasions, when we're feeling down and want to feel better, and when we need to juice up our own cooking, for the inspiration. As foodies, we love this place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“so cute!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Loved the ambiance, the food, the people!! A great place to dine and drink! You owe it to yourself to check it out. It will become one of your favorites.

Visited February 2013
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