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“Great breakfast place”
Review of The Fountain Bistro - CLOSED

The Fountain Bistro
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Location was the former Kentucky Fried Chicken in the Fountain District in Bellingham, WA.
Corpus Christi, Texas
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147 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great breakfast place”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Very pleased with our food and the service. Just popped in while looking for a place to eat. Not at all consistent with other reviews. Many families & couples coming in after church who appeared to be repeat customers. The building is a former KFC, which is unrecognizable as such. Nice interior redesign. Pleasant seating outdoors when weather permits.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank C_J_CCTx
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34 reviews from our community

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English first
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“3rd try is not a charm”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We keep giving this place a chance but guess we should have checked trip advisor before going this morning. The reviews are spot on. Nice decor and menu but servers that seem frazzled and kitchen that is inconsistent. Arrived for breakfast, on Mother's Day, and promptly seated. We were able to order quickly. Our orders arrived, one crepes with ricotta and fruit and one eggs Benedict without the Hollandaise. We were told the Hollandaise would be out in a minute so waited. After about 10 minutes and no Hollandaise we returned the eggs Benedict as they were becoming cold. We ate the crepes which were good but cold by that time. They kindly brought a cinnamon bun while awaiting the Benedict but we had finished everything else and still no Benedict so decided to leave. Glad to say they comped our meal and the staff was apologetic. We've tried this place two other times in the past year and also had either food issues or staff attitude issues. Too bad, 3 tries and you're out.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Sylvie d
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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Inconsistent...”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

I went to the Fountain with friends for Happy Hour we had the meat and cheese plate and were very happy with all the good things they put on it.

I went back less than a week with another friend (raving about the meat and cheese plate) when it came I was surprised! It was hardly worth the $21... it had way less on it than the week before! We had to ask for pickles (which it says comes with)

I want to love you Fountain Bistro but I just can't ...

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Pat G
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Canada
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230 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A real treat!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We went to the Fountain Bistro at the end of a day of shopping and had a great time. The decor is sort of retro-50's combined with modern. Very relaxing all the way around. Our server was extremely attentive without being over bearing and the food was excellent. I had the meatloaf with fried brussel sprouts. I was a little uncertain, but was very impressed once it arrived. The prices were reasonable, service was fast and the food was delicious. We will certainly be going again!!

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4 Thank jsimmill
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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lunch is Okay - Dinner Lacking”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our last visit was for dinner. The food was lousey and the place was so packed you had other diners on your lap!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Susan E
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