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Rhododendron Cafe

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5521 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232-9212
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The meal was to die for. The pasta I had was so awesome and the Alfredo sauce was a dream. Salad dressing was the best, but then what do you expect when it is made fresh. Service was outstanding. Pricey, but very good.

Thank 898lissa
Bellingham, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came with two girlfriends for a birthday lunch. The place is cute, a little rough around the edges, but the food was fresh and good. The drive here is so worth it. We made a day of it, walking at Bayview and having epic ice cream cones at the Snow Goose on the way to Conway. Nothing spectacular, but... More 

Thank utopiagurl
Western Shore, Canada
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has stood the test of time - just a great eatery with good basic home cooking amazing deserts and the friendliest atmosphere ever

Thank MagicintheWoods77
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's out in the middle of nowhere but has survived because of its incredible food. Low key intimate atmosphere in what was once a house. They have expanded now and changed hands from the original owners but has maintained its draw. Still our first pick for a fine dining experience.

Thank pan-d-man
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 June 27, 2016

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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161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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139 reviews
55 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

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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, Serves Alcohol
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 98232-9212
  • 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?