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“Great Food and Extra helpful staff” 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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Salmon Arm, BC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Food and Extra helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is my second time at this restaurant. I didn't post. Review of my first time because sometimes food and service changes! But this was not the case for this restaurant. The food was delicious. This is not a fancy place, just a good solid restaurant where people can bring their family and expect good food for a good price. If it isn't good they take it back with no questions and an apology to make it right! This staff was super busy and lots of kids and yet they were all cheerful and helpful! I would go back again!

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  • English first
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English first
Abbotsford, Canada
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Highly overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This place is so overrated, it's not funny. The food is sloppy, mushy and not tasty. I guess it's still open for the crowd who likes a bar scene type of restaurant, kind if pub style with a country western feel. Not for me.

Visited December 2012
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Emmett, Idaho
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great steakhouse in Bellingham!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Went to Billy McHale's with some co-workers and we were hungry. We all ordered the Ribeye Steak and were pleasantly surprised. The quality and amount of food was beyond our expectation. The atmosphere in the lounge area was bright and friendly with big screens showing Monday Night football. Although almost every seat was filled, we did not feel crowded in any way. Service was great and we never had an empty glass. I'll be back to Billy McHale's on another trip to Bellingham.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
48 helpful votes 48 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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Bellingham, Washington
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
26 helpful votes 26 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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