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Rhododendron Cafe

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5521 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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White Rock, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little jewel in the middle of nowhere! The options for our luncheon were many, and all around the same price of $13. The food was incredibly fresh and beautifully plated. It looked like a plate from a high class restaurant in Seattle or Vancouver. The flavours were exceptional. Will definitely come back, and have already told my... More 

Thank Jxtwo
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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160 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

A bit over priced and small portioned - was it good - yes - expect to pay $60+ for a drink / appy / main and desert - fresh menu though and good service -

2 Thank gdubwoolley
Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We were kept standing in line for a good 10 minutes even though there were plenty of tables available. No apologies, no explanations. Then they were out of the dish I wanted and other dishes too. When my breakfast was presented there was a skimpy amount of jam and no butter for my toast. I've been going to this place... More 

1 Thank yeahsw
Camano Island, Washington
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

My husband and i ended up eating breakfast here because you could use a credit card and you couldn't next door. We ordered one of the specials and split the order. We had a scramble with shitake, bacon and cheese and spinach. It was good, service was quick and with a smile but i make just as good if not... More 

Thank Wklstoywife
Everett, Washington
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The best job ever of ruining a good oyster from an Oyster farm (very fresh) nearby. People who do not like oysters should not be allowed to cook them. They did give me 1/2 off of the the cost of the oysters, however..... after no breakfast, I was hungry enough to eat some of them at 1PM (gag) so it... More 

1 Thank skipnrobin
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138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

After reading about the Rhododendron Cafe over the years we made a day trip from Seattle to have lunch and were very happy we did. The drive across from I-5 is very pretty and the towns of Bow and Edison great finds. Located in a beautiful setting with charming buildings you will find wonderful surprises. There is a lovely selection... More 

Thank LynnSeattle
Tumwater, Washington
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We were in the are for the Tulip festival and we were staying just up the hill and the Skagit Ridge Hotel. We had reviewed the options on Tripadvisor and had made reservations based on the reviews. We had reservations for 7pm and were seated promptly They had a fairly large wine list by the glass or the bottle. They... More 

Thank AIsunandfun
Newark,DE United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Venture out of Bellingham to Bow. Nothing fancy here, no great views But the best meal you could wish for. Simple, unpretentious. We went with fish dishes Halibut with grapefruit Mussels Great beet salad Phenomenal dinner, thank you.

1 Thank Barbara H
Charlottetown, Canada
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Cute little restaurant nestled out in the country. The atmosphere is comfy and the place feels homey. Our waitress was friendly and very helpful. The food was excellent. My wife and daughter split gnocci and a green salad and I had a hearty Mexican stew which overflowed with flavour. Prices are very modest and the food is organic and produced... More 

1 Thank Desmond C
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a large business dinner (14 people). The restaurant does not show off and looks very informal. The food and the chef are top-notch. Very friendly service. We spent a good 2 hours amazed by all the food we got - the coconut milk soup is an absolute must!

Thank Mihai D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5521 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bow
  • Phone Number: 360-766-6667

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