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“Great food with good beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-5007
+1 360-647-5593
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Ranked #29 of 388 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Boundary Bay Brewery opened in 1995 & we've been making great handcrafted beer and fresh, local food for the Bellingham community ever since! Our brewery houses a Tap Room and family-friendly Bistro, located in a restored historic 1922 warehouse in Downtown Bellingham, across from the Saturday Farmer's Market. We also have a great deck for outdoor dining and a Beer Garden where you can enjoy BBQ's and outdoor concerts in the Summer.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food with good beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Five people in my family went to the restaurant on a Friday night. We were told the wait would be 25 minutes and 15 minutes later we had a seat. Place was packed and service was ok. Beer was good and I must say everyone looked there food. Food came very fast. Would visit them again for food and drink.

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Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good Northwestern Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Good beer and pub food. Seats at the picnic benches leave a lot to be desired but this is a pub! Had the lamb burger, very good. Selection of beers was excellent.

  • Visited October 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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Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Fairplay with customers”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I visited this brewery the weekend of Bellingham´s marathon. Somebody recommended it to me and we stopped by. The food was good and also the atmosphere was nice but our surprise came up the day after when we realized that we were charged a 18% tip. Usually restaurants and bars charge automatically the tip in large groups but we were only 4 people so we didn´t expect the tip to be included so we tipped twice.
What really piss me off is that the server manipulated our order and she made the system believe that we were 5 people; doing so, the machine added automatically the tip without overcharging the bill.
Fairplay, my dear. Never come back again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Best Beer, go to Bayou for Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Been going here for a few years now and I can solidly say they have some of the best beer ive tasted. Love their new Irish stout also. But the scotch ale is always the go to.

Food is expensive and nothing special however. Their lamb burger is good and fairly inexpensive and the Pacific Northwest Pizza is tasty but overpriced.

Go here for the beer and live music. Best in town.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, NM
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“i don't know much, but i know i love you”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The early part of the evening I liked this place a lot, and especially their delicious beer. The later part of the evening... I didn't make it to the later part of the evening. I guess this attests to the go-back-quick-and-often-ability of the bar and the fast amazing service provided.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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