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“Wonderful Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Billy McHale's Restaurant

Billy McHale's Restaurant
4301 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226
360 647 7763
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Ranked #63 of 383 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Wonderful Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Needed a quick dinner as we were returning to the USA through Bellingham. Rainy and cold night and just wanted to get into our motel. Stopped at 5:30 and immediately was advised that we could take advantage of the "Early Hour" specials. Our server was a pleasant woman who has worked there for 13 years. She couldn't have been more friendly or helpful.

We watched her serve another table and offer to turn off the overhead fan for their comfort (it was breezy) and she was a nice addition to our experience.
Soup was good and my Taco salad was huge and flavorful. In and out in 45 minutes. No complaints. Certainly enough choices on the menu to please everyone.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bellingham, Washington
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Just so so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We've eaten at this Billy McHale's a few times in the past and its been average, in that there are some things it scores high on and some things it scores low on; getting an average score from me. This time we were able to find a menu selection that suited us and the food was pretty good, although the coffee was terrible; Luke warm and tasted like yesterday's. We sat in the bar and that area was being serviced by two young ladies who seemed either overwhelmed or too distracted to pay attention to details. An average result.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Stopped off for breakfasts while traveling ! Food average ! Coffee couldn't descube how bad it was ! Service slow ! Wouldn't return x

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Green Valley, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Happy Hour & Early Dinner Specials”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We enjoy coming here for happy hour and a meal. The earlybird menu includes dessert. Prices are reasonable and the servers are friendly. We have not had a bad experience here. The halibut tacos are our favorite.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Blaine, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“One of the best places in Bellingham to eat for great food everytime.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Their ribs and hamburgers are awesome everytime you eat there. Make sure you ask for their BQ sauce to dip your burger and fries in.

  • Visited September 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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