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“OK, but not really special” 3 of 5 stars
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Nuthouse Grill
8874 Bender Rd, Ste 109, Lynden, WA 98264-8550
+1 360-318-0588
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Ranked #32 of 53 Restaurants in Lynden
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Lynden, Washington
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“OK, but not really special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have eaten here many times over the years. The menu seems somewhat limited and the prices have climbed considerably and seem high for what you get. The service has generally been good, but the food quality has been erratic, sometimes great and sometimes not very good. It appears that the steaks are the best when the owner was cooking. Ordering a medium steak can result in anything from rare to dry and overcooked. Sometimes the steaks have seemed like they have been mechanically tenderized until there is no moisture left in them so they seem dry and tasteless. They serve peanuts in the shell at the tables to snack on and the hot buns are generally very good.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Lynden, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Average Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The food at the Nuthouse Grill is quite average while the price is a little high. We had to wait quite a long time for service. Definitely not our favorite place.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Thanksgiving Buffet - Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Our most recent visit here was for their reasonably priced Thanksgiving Buffet, with young-adult relatives from Canada. The peanuts-on-the-floor theme was appropriately absent for the occasion (although we find it kind of fun & not "dusty" as one reviewer mentioned). Food selection was varied, delectable and beautifully home-cooked; and someone had gone to the trouble of putting up some autumn leaf-type decorations which helped make the atmosphere warmer and more inviting than is the norm here. Customer service was noticeably friendlier than usual; and we appreciated the obvious effort in that regard. If they could sustain that level of service on a day-to-day basis, what a difference it would make! One suggestion: feature the white meat first and dark meat a little further along, so the latter can last longer. (I saw only the dark at first, so that's what I took, even though I'd have been content with the white). Lastly, we appreciated the fact of the buffet; and sincerely thank most especially the cook -- but all of the staff -- for helping make our Thanksgiving Day very pleasant! 5 stars for all of you; and we hope you'll do the same next Thanksgiving!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lynden, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Can't go wrong!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Such a fun place to bring the family, and EXCELLENT food. Their 'theme' is peanuts and you get to throw the shells on the ground. It's a crunchy walk to the table, but kids LOVE it and they're good about sweeping throughout the day (so it isn't unclean). Their steaks are incredible and their mashed potatoes are mouth watering!

Visited February 2012
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Lynden, Washington
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Terrible Service, and so-so food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

My wife and I have been here twice, and can say without reservation that IF you decide to go, eat in the bar rather than the restaurant. The service was pathetic! We were not greeted at all when we arrived, and once we were seated it took a very long time to be waited on and the place was practically empty. After we ordered, it took forty-five minutes for our meal to be delivered, and it was not prepared even close to the way we asked. There was no indication on the part of the wait staff that there was any issue with the long wait. I have no idea WHY it took so long.

For whatever reason, we chose to go back and give them another shot. This time we ate in the bar, and ordered a meal that was difficult to mess up on. The bar staff was very friendly and gave us good service.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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