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“Best bus lunch I've ever had” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fairhaven Fish & Chips

Fairhaven Fish & Chips
1020 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Formerly Jacci's Fish & Chips)
(360) 733-5021
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Ranked #58 of 388 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Seafood
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Best bus lunch I've ever had”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Hubby and I enjoyed a Dover Sole sandwich, fried cod, fries and slaw at this unique establishment. The fish was just perfect, and the fries were cooked to perfection. Quite a busy, popular eatery in downtown Bellingham--and I can see why!

  • 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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Boulder
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“The BEST fish 'n chips!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Quick stop in Bellingham on drive from Seattle to Vancouver - wandering around looking for a good spot for lunch and a local said we absolutely had to try this place. It is a little funky - on a street corner with only random outdoor seating (couple of tables, few stools at a bar, and a picnic table) - but the fish 'n chips were the best ever. I'm usually not a huge fan of fried food but made an exception because of all the rave reviews, and it was worth it...fish literally melted in your mouth and the outside coating was light and crispy. Down side is the seating, and lack of restroom facilities. If you can get past this, I would highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Good fish and chips. Chips are wedges, crisp. Fish was lightly battered and tasty. Shrimp on the special small but OK.
Only NO beer to go with the fish. No public restroom so no liquor licenses.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food from the old double decker bus- not fast food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

the food was great, but they need more seating and some improved tables. It was very hot waiting in the sun on this July day with little shade.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best fish and chips.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I would have to say I have not had fish that good in a very long time. Seating is all outside. Right in the middle of downtown Fairhaven. People watching was interesting. I would go back again. Was there with my wife who also enjoyed hers. She got me a BlackBerry Italian soda. Very good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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