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Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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2578 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This long time landmark is along the scenic Chuckanut Drive in Bow, south of Bellingham. We dined on a Saturday night around 7PM- not too crowded. Seated by a window with gorgeous view. Despite it's renown for seafood, I had steak, and my girlfriend had steak and lobster. Gnocchi starter was great. Steaks were incredible- I ordered medium steak with... More 

Thank dub5188
Bellevue, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been about twenty years since my last visit, and the Oyster Bar is still as good as ever. We had a long drive ahead of us, so did not order wine. Lunches ordered by the 4 of us were trout, oysters and soup, skate special and shrimp. All were fantastic. Preparation and presentation were perfect. And the view!... More 

Thank Wjt425
Newton, MA
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here with wife on a Tuesday afternoon in July after hiking the oyster dome trail nearby. We ordered tuna special and the rainbow trout with a side of salad. One drink each. Came to $90. The food was very good. But not $45 per person good. The view to puget sound from the outdoor deck made it worthwhile... More 

Thank reza5240
Mount Shasta, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the freedom to just relax while visiting the area. I arrived about 2 pm, looked at the posted menu and specials outside, good prices! On entering the Host greeted me and I asked for a table for one, outside. She took me outside and I choose the corner table on the right, setting for two but it was... More 

Thank HerbaMac69
Vancouver, Canada
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to the Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive is itself worth the destination; there aren't many Pacific NorthWest drives with as many twisties and gear-changes as Chuckanut. But with its own dedicated oyster beds within view of the dining terrace, it is little wonder that the Oyster Bar has oysters as excellent as it does. Matched with a very... More 

Rochester, New York
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in LaConner and sight seeing in the area, we were very pleased to enjoy dinner at the Oyster Bar. Delicious and very unique meal. Amazing location and fantastic service.

Thank Enjoying_the_day
Ferndale, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

been trying to eat here for years, finally made it this mothers day. Food was fantastic! service was off the chart. One reason we took so long to get in was parking is crazy!! The place sits literally on the edge of a cliff, and the road is very narrow with almost no shoulder. But this is where the service... More 

Thank paulsingram
Snohomish, Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was some of the best I've ever had. Had a sirloin which was cooked perfectly. My husband had oysters which were perfect. All of the courses were delicious. The view is spectacular; sit on the deck if possible-each seat is provided with a blanket in case it's coolish outside. Service was great. Will definitely go again. It is... More 

Thank LeeAnn S
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Oyster Bar is a beautiful restaurant - it almost feels like being on a ship due to the wood ceiling and ocean view. It's expensive but the price is worth it - delicious food and generous portions. Lots of local food and wine and beer on the menu. The servers were friendly answered our questions about the history of... More 

Thank Laura J
Franklin, Tennessee
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141 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

It is about a half an hour drive from downtown Bellingham to this beautiful setting where the restaurant is located - one drives along the meandering coast road for an easy drive. The restaurant is somewhat unique as there is nothing like it in the area. The menu and wine list were solid and we enjoyed our time there.

Thank jimmclendon

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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, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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
  • 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?