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“great choice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Billy McHale's Restaurant - CLOSED

Billy McHale's Restaurant
4301 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226
360 647 7763
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Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Comox
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Had a great meal early march 2013, but warning not a good choice for those concerned about fat, calories, sodium for the night.

I had the Bbq chicken, it was tender and came on a bed of deep fried onions.....A half od a huge twiced baked potatoe, nice a crisp steamed fresh veggies.

Friend had steak and prawns, with the same side dishes, niether of us could finish the meal.
Early bird special includes dessert, I had the raspberry cheese cake... awesome, light and not overly sweet.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Never disappointed when we bring the family here. The ribs have been a favorite for years. In fact, they had been voted "best ribs on the pipeline" by a pipeline maintenance crew who frequented Billy's after training exercises. The burgers are always good, the early bird special is also a great value.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“We love this place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We laughed about the restaurant in the parking lot of the Bellingham Costco for years. Then one day a friend of ours said we had to try it, so we did and we love it.

It's an old fashioned steak house that feels like the Keg did 30 years ago. The service is friendly and happy. The tables are comfy and the restaurant is relaxing. There is a train that runs overhead with Birthday Wishes.

The menu offers a great variety of items - our favourites are the Steaks and the Fish Tacos. Almost all entrees come with either a salad or soup and everything is priced really reasonably.

For us to have dinner (two adults, three kids) two or three cocktails and kids drinks typically runs us about $60, that's with two great steaks!! The same meal in Vancouver BC (if you could find it) would be about $200.

Great family restaurant or a place to watch the game (bar side).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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British Columbia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Variety on the Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Our family of 4 adults was traveling in the evening of New Years Day. We were in a great mood setting off on a mini getaway with our kids. We ordered too much food but we were able to share it among ourselves and nothing went to waste. My clam chowder was delicious and my pear roquefort salad was a wonderful mix of textures and flavours. I like the choices of side dishes. However they really need someone who knows how to make cornbread.
Our server was pleasant and helpful with ordering and very attentive.
The washrooms were clean, however someone was smoking just outside the women's washroom which didn't impress me. The Hostess could have shown some enthusiasm. Overall our experience was very good and we'll be back when we're in Bellingham.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Chain restaurant poor quality food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is a national chain of processed, salty, frozen food of not great quality. Service was so so. I won't return.

Visited February 2012
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