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Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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2578 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232-8567
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Restricted menu but can suit most pallets. Impressive wine list. A bit on the pricy side but well worth it for a special occasion. The food was very well presented. A bit disappointed with the 'cup' of smoke chowder. One clam, one small scallop and the rest was potatoes. But the risotto was spectacular and more than made up for... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I've been to the Oyster Bar. My brother lives in Bellingham and it's just a short scenic drive from town. I come here for their oysters. They are fresh, sweet and delicious on the half shell. My favorites are the Kusshi (tiny and very sweet) and the Kumamoto (small creamy and sweet, slightly more briny... More 

Thank Elise W
Marietta, GA
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant find right on the water. The seafood was prepared perfectly. The chowder and salads were splendid.

Thank jbwMarietta
San Diego
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful evening. The Oyster Bar squeezed us in with no reservations and gave us a beautiful table at the window with gorgeous views of Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. The waiters were wonderful and went out of their way to help us with wine and food recommendations and even finding us a map when we asked what... More 

Thank Tyleraggie
San Diego
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an extraordinary dinner complemented by a fabulous sunset. As best we could see, every table has a birds eye view, literally! I had an assortment of raw oysters with asparagus soup and a really delightful summer melon salad. My wife had almond crusted halibut which was also delish! Service was top notch. Dressed casual.

Thank IslandGuySanDiego
Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to eat here as I have biked past it. Spectacular view from the upper restaurant. Of course the raw Kumamoto oysters were outstanding as were the fried variety. There is outdoor seating below...just ask. The food was very good with the saffron infused scallop heirloom tomato gazpacho being outstanding.

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

Seasonally and locally inspired lunch, dinner and dessert menus. Come for the fresh seafood and stay for the stunning views Everyone loves the baked oysters It is like going backwards in time The views are spectacular The wine menu amazing Very fun place and/or very romantic setting with excellent food and good service

Thank MagicintheWoods77
woodinville, wa
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant, perched on the cliff over the water on Chuckanut Drive, the scenic road between Bellingham and Skagit Valley, is always first class. Recently we stopped for lunch and were delighted with the number of choices, most featuring seafood lightly and perfectly prepared or generous sized luncheon salads. Lovely wine choices, good desserts, good service. Great view from most... More 

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five stars for food, service, and ambience. Our second visit. Must say one of our top restaurant experiences.

Thank janegmorgan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Killer view, nice ambiance, skip the local oysters cause they really do taste like they come from badly polluted waters.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $35
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2578 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232-8567
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bow
  • Phone Number: 360-766-6185

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