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“Pretty Typical of Brewpubs” 3 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 #22 of 389 Restaurants in Bellingham
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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.
Yorktown, Virginia
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“Pretty Typical of Brewpubs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had an enjoyable family lunch before heading to the San Juans. We are something of Brewpub seekers during our travels. Have to rate this one middle of the road. Food and beer are fine, just not exceptional. Service pretty middle of the road. It's likely the best in Bellingham, yet in the shadows of some Seattle area brethren.

Limited outdoor seating that does not quite take advantage of the view of Bellingham Bay.

Might go again if we're in town.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Local brew pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great local award-winning beers and good food in downtown Bellingham. Always busy tells you how popular this place is. Every September they host the annual not-to-miss cribbage tournament!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hilo, Hawaii
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great beer and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was a return trip here. Last visit was 4 years ago when I brought my son to attend Western Washington University. He just graduated and I wanted our farewell meal to be at Boundary Bay. The beer was excellent. I like darker beer so I ordered their stout and ended with several glasses of their dark ale(?). Both were delicious. With a large group of 9, we tried to make a reservation but they do not take same day reservations. We took a chance and went there at 6:45 p.m. on a Wednesday night and was seated within 20 minutes. Dishes that my group raved about were the mac & cheese, big stew, lamb sandwich and BLAT (their version of the BLT). My pesto salmon sandwich was okay but nothing out of the ordinary. They have four desserts, brownie with ice cream, vanilla bean creme brule, red velvet cheese cake and strawberry shortcake. The creme brule was okay, brownie / ice cream decadent and the cheese cake huge and on the heavier side but delicious. The bulk of the menu items were between $8.99 and $20.00 with the dinner entrees a little higher. Evening parking is free and plentiful, a public parking lot is located across of the street. All in all, this is a great restaurant and I highly recommend it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lillooet, Canada
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“Friendly Staff and Fresh Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My niece planned a gathering for relatives and friends at the Boundary Bay Brewery. We had the use of the outdoor area. It was a beautiful day which was great as we could sit in the sun or under the shelter. The fresh beer was exceptional and we were able to taste the various types before deciding on which pint to pour. Lunch was nice with cold cuts and different types of bread as well as a varied salad serving. The staff members were friendly and helpful. The manager noticed my brother's Minnesota Twins cap and came over to chat as he was previously from the Twin Cities. We had a beautiful afternoon at Boundary Bay Brewery and will definitely be back when we return to Bellingham.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Always good beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Always visit the brewery when in Bellingham. I usually drink the IPA but this time tried the stout which was nearly 9% abv - another good ale. It's nice to sit outside on a sunny day. A good atmosphere and good beer.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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