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Black Forest Steak House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
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1263 Barkley Blvd, Bellingham, WA 98226-3556
+1 360-733-9185
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bellingham, Washington
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We went out on Friday night with friends. We have been here several times in the last year. Most of the time we go to the bar. The last two times we went to the restaurant. Our last visit was not pleasant and as I look back they have been getting worse. We wanted prime rib but they were sold... More 

Thank TimeIVFamily
Friday Haror
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We asked the front desk for a good recommendation for a steak house. Glad we tried it. Great neighborhood restaurant, had a good vibe. Service was excellent, husband had steak and baked potato, just exactly what he wanted, I had the mushroom/swiss burger, to do for! Plus the fries were fantastic, crispy and delicious. Cold beer and good prices. Will... More 

Thank gardenia02
Bellingham, Washington
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

One of the worst steaks I have ever had. I asked for Ribeye with Cajun seasoning and I will swear that what I got was no Ribeye. There was absolutely no marbling in an overly thick cut piece of meat that had the characteristic gristle band next to the fat just like you would expect a NY Striploin. I work... More 

Thank bebekbesar2003
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

I was nervous after reading other reviews since we had not been here in awhile. We have had hit and miss meals here too. Last night was a good experience. Our server was friendly and attentive. We all had burgers and they were all good. It would be nice if they had some local beers on tap. Their location is... More 

Thank ali22jas
British Columbia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

My 16 oz rib-eye steak was cooked to medium, I ordered med rare but it was still OK For $29 I expected it to be larger than it was, didn't look like 16 oz. I expected better than OK They did have a reasonably priced bottle of wine, a nice atmosphere and service was good

Thank WallyBritishColumbia
Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

I've been to Black Forest several times and have had really good meals there and really bad ones. I don't know why the inconsistency, but when we are bringing friends or family it's very embarrassing when it's a "miss" evening and the food is subpar. For example, steaks can be amazing or tough and fatty - you never know what... More 

Thank BellinghamFunnyFarm
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Have only been to the Black Forest for happy hour one time. Never tried their dinning room for dinner because I have not heard the best reviews. The crab cakes on happy hour were $9 regular $11. They were not worth $6 Restaurant was clean but staff seemed to have free reign of uniform and of the store. Terrible rap... More 

Thank Jeff R
Bellingham, Washington
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our favorite steak house in town is closed on Sundays for we went searching for another. We decided on the Black Forest. The food was descent but a bit on the pricey side. Also Prime Rib (which is what we would have had at our favorite place) was not available on Sundays. We did have steak and were happy with... More 

Thank wolfcall2
Sumas, Washington
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

We enjoy going to the Black Forest because the food and drinks are always excellent as well as the service. Our Server Nelly did not let us down. She was very friendly and efficient.

Thank zippy833
Bellingham, Washington
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195 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

We usually eat in the lounge. I have their bar steak and although it is not a New York Strip like when they first opened it is still a great sirloin and a great value.

Thank John N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1263 Barkley Blvd, Bellingham, WA 98226-3556
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-733-9185

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?