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“A Gem in Bellingham”

The Fork at Agate Bay
Ranked #20 of 444 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Angeles
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Gem in Bellingham”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Don't ever think just big cities have great food. This place is a gem in a very scenic part of Bellingham.
Right up there with either Vancouver or Seattle. The portobello sandwich and burger were outstanding
and the halibut saltimboca was outrageous. Great wine list too. Well worth the 20 minute drive around
Lake Whatcom.

Visited May 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

We often meet friends at the Fork at Agate Bay for a relaxing and friendly meal. It's a little off the beaten track for travelers passing through town but the local's love it. Great upscale menu and great wine selection.

  • Visited April 2013
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nc
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6 reviews
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“Excellent grits and shrimp....think you are in new orleans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Excellent .......you will return ...the hamburg.er was unheard of....tried 3 dishes....all excellent....the Drive out around lake was beatiful

  • Visited April 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not your standard fare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Fork has two very nice qualities; small, intimate atmosphere, and good food. It is a bit of a drive to get there, but quite scenic. The shrimp and grits is my favorite dish and never disappoints. They have a small but excellent wine list and some great tasting beers on tap. We recently went there with some friends and everyone enjoyed their entree. They have a good selection of "Firebread"pizzas.. Very tasty.
One recommendation for the restaurant would be to change out their entree menu at least every six months or so. Frequent diners would probably enjoy some new taste sensations, like a seared duck breast with a "to die for"sauce!!
It is a small establishment and sometimes it appears there is not enough wait staff to cover, but they do seem to try to do their best. I would go for the shrimp and grits if everything else was lackluster!

  • Visited April 2013
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12 reviews
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“A favorite spot, worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

The Fork is always a favorite place for us. The service is smart and friendly, but the food is the reason to come: superior presentation, creative flavor combinations, high quality ingredients, appropriate quantities, and overall a joyful dance in your mouth. I also love that the tables are spacious, the chairs comfortable, the lighting just right, and the bathrooms nice. Everything is just right here. We come here for special occasions, when we're feeling down and want to feel better, and when we need to juice up our own cooking, for the inspiration. As foodies, we love this place.

  • Visited March 2013
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