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“Creative menu, pretty good food.” 4 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 #8 of 389 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Volcano, California
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“Creative menu, pretty good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The decor and menu are interesting and creative, with a touch of elegance. The wine list is adequate (no full bar) and the food quality ranges from good to very good. Service is excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, IL
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Creative cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This was the best meal we had in two weeks of very special eating in the Pacific Northwest. The Fork is worth the drive a little outside Bellingham--we stopped (you can also call ahead if you don't want to wait) and made a reservation for an hour and a half later. That gave us time to do a little hiking along the north shore of the spectacular Lake Whatcom. The decor at Fork is simple and elegant, not pretentious in any way. They concentrate on their cooking! It's so imaginative. Everything is local, sustainable, healthy, and delicious. I had a pasta dish with pappardelle, fiddleheads (the tender small ends of the gorgeous ferns that grow all over the area), mascarpone with a hint of lemon (but not sweet), gourmet mushrooms and other interesting veggies. They feature local wines, which are very pleasing. (But you can get some non-Washington state vintages as well.) While you're on the north shore of Lake Whatcom, check out the Mount Baker Winery as a prelude, just a short drive from the Fork. All in all, a great afternoon!

  • Visited May 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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“A Gem in Bellingham”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Don't ever think just big cities have great food. This place is a gem in a very scenic part of Bellingham.
Right up there with either Vancouver or Seattle. The portobello sandwich and burger were outstanding
and the halibut saltimboca was outrageous. Great wine list too. Well worth the 20 minute drive around
Lake Whatcom.

Visited May 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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“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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“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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