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Avenue Bread & Deli

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1313 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-4722
+1 360-715-3354
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pala, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went in first time think just another deli "wrong answer" this place is fantastic very efficient, great ingredients, breads are very tasty, we went back for times the salads, soup, french dip, club sandwiches all were great if you are in Bellingham WA check it out you won't be disappointed...

Thank Pete D
Bellingham, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

So popular locally for fab artisan breads and good meals it has expanded to James St and Fairhaven. A favorite casual place to eat or wonderful for picking up wonderful bread to accompany a meal at home.

Thank myrtlek492
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Bellingham and Lynden branches and both are family friendly cafes serving sumptuous meals at reasonable prices. To me and my family, the sandwiches are the most popular choice; but choosing the best among the best on a chalkboard menu is a wonderful challenge! It's like tasting the ingredients while reading it. I keep mine to... More 

Thank Susan S
Gig Harbor, Washington
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I have stopped her for lunch several times. The service is fast and friendly. The sandwiches have been excellent and their bread options are just exceptional

Thank GigSn3
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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

Can't miss with their bread or sandwiches, but I wish they had better coffee. The Eggenue is a great breakfast!

Thank G3292AYjanep
Whidbey Island, Washington
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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Have been to the ones on James St. & in Fairhaven, & love them both! One of my favorite sandwiches is their BLT&T - bacon, lettuce, tomato & turkey. Excellent sandwiches, & for most they'll make halves, and good soup. Haven't tried their breakfasts yet - need to do that. My only not-so-excellent comments -- the chips that come with... More 

Thank Denise70
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I love going here for lunch. Two of us had sandwiches (chips and pickle included) and drinks for $23. I like the Avenue Club sandwich. The place has indoor seating and outdoor patio seating along the sidewalk. Decor is nice and wheelchair accessible. Parking is along the street and can be difficult. I really like the place and the food.... More 

Thank Explorer1904
Bellingham, Washington
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

I visited this location one early weekday morning. I couldn't believe it, there was no one there! Never saw the place when it wasn't packed. I had a potato combo breakfast dish that was more than filling and the coffee was great. The order taker person was very upbeat, helpful and accommodating. I will have to try the Fairhaven location... More 

Thank Roseventures
Bellingham, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

My husband and I went there for breakfast this Saturday. I ordered a country egg sandwich that was supposed to come with sausage, cheddar, red onion and tomato. When the waitress came to our table with two sandwiches she kept on double checking the orders and slips of paper she had in her hand. I told her I ordered a... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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189 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

This is one of those places with the huge blackboard full of specialty sandwiches and combinations. For the first timer it's a little confusing. Felt like everyone else was a regular. But, the food is prepared fresh , it's good and they bring it to your table.

Thank Richard M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-4722
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-715-3354
We've been voted Bellingham's Best Sandwich for over ten years in a row, and there's good reason for this. We start with our fresh-baked bread (Focaccia, Rosemary, Mulitigrain, Ciabatta, just to name a few...), Add lots of tasty veggies, and all-natural meats (if you're into that sort of thing- if not, we have lots of vegetarian options), finish with great homemade spreads, and present you a gourmet sandwich fit for royalty. Special to our Railroad cafe are our flats, our take on pizza, and our grinders.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?