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The Black Cat

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1200 Harris Ave, Suite 310, Bellingham, WA 98225-7149
+1 360 733-6136
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Pedro, Belize
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Black Cat had a great atmosphere and a special charm you don't find in most restaurants around. Food was really, really good, and there were new and unusual choices you don't find just anywhere. Loved the old fashioned pot roast! One thing I was put off by was the mural in the bar. Embarrassing and inappropriate for a cool... More 

Thank JaH0
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have enjoyed lunch at the Black Cat twice. They have great drink choices and our lunches were excellent. It has been remodeled and is much different than the old Black Cat.

Thank 3616ng
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I was super impressed with this restaurant. It had a great view and I ordered the Poke salad special that was the best I've ever had! Really loved the flavors and it was SO fresh.

Thank barbazon
Birch Bay, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

First time for their Happy Hour - OMG -fantastic!!! let me start with the wine - wasn't sure which red to try so the waitress had the bartender let me try a few - not many places will do that - very impressive - found a new favorite red - the food on the Happy Hour Menu was amazing -... More 

Thank niefiarn
Custer, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

First time there to meet up with my Ladies lunch group. We like to try different restaurants. We were all very pleasantly surprised, Super cool location in a historical building in the Fairhaven area, up on the 3rd floor so we had a nice view as well. Server was great especially as we all came in sporadically. Food came out... More 

Thank Monica C
Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Had a fun evening with a beautiful view of the sunset over Bellingham Bay. Casual, well-priced menu and delicious food and cocktails. We were very impressed with the way Aaron muddled the lime in our gin & tonics! :)

Thank phlashphelps
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Really like the atmosphere, and some of the tables offer a view of the bay. The food is usually very good. Great service!

Thank G3292AYjanep
Issaquah, Washington
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Went to The Black Cat based on TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. It's located on the third floor of a building and was pretty busy at lunch time. I had falafel with pita and my husband had the corned beef sandwich. Both were good -- lots of food! Nice location in the fun Fairhaven district.

Thank Mary H
Bellingham, WA
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

What a fine burger in a great atmosphere at a fabulous price. At Happy Hour, the burger + fries is $5.00. Good service and great views of the bay. Lots of beers on tap. A must do!

Thank Bellingham_WAEater
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Black Cat has been around for a long time, and is one of the few restaurants in Fairhaven with an ocean view. Located in a beautiful historic building, they have a great happy hour and dependable food & drinks. A great spot for cocktails with friends, or a date night.

Thank LDarian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $27
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Harris Ave, Suite 310, Bellingham, WA 98225-7149
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360 733-6136

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?