When in Bellingham be certain visit the quaint Fairhaven district (travel west on State Street). Fairhaven Fish & Chips (and soft serve ice cream) appears to be very popular amongst the locals. We opted for the yummy clam chowder (wonderfully delicious with more than an adequate portion of clams) and the cod & chips (the chips were soft and meaty on the inside with a nice crumch on the outside and the cod was very fresh and perfectly deep fried). One cannot help but notice that most patrons who appeared to be locals were making a beeline for this operation which was operated by two females who appeared to be very happy with their work. Seating however is somewhat rustic. Parking was not an issue as street parking (gratis) is plentiful. We'll certainly return especially if the weather is sunny.