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“Great food and service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Keenan's at the Pier

Keenan's at the Pier
Ranked #14 of 434 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Angeles
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Really nice restaurant with lovely view. Service was just wonderful...really a very friendly nice waitress. All around really good!

Visited June 2013
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English first
Vancouver, BC
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great breakfast; good prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed at the Chrysalis Hotel and thought the restaurant would be a fancy fared overpriced place to eat but instead the food was in-season, local and fresh. We had simple bacon and eggs as well as french toast. We were surprised at the value of the meals being quite affordable and comparable to any local restaurant. The view is a fabulous and service was excellent. We will definitely come back here to eat again.

Visited May 2013
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Thank BCConnie
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New York, NY
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582 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Delightful setting, excellent food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

I went with four other friends --- had outstanding steelhead trout (the fish special that day) but all of us were really pleased with the meal and the overall experience. The manager, the chef and the wait staff all stopped by to be sure we were enjoying ourselves. Reservatoins a "must" at this increasingly popular place. The view of Bellingham Bay and the islands is unobstructed and just adds to the experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trup
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washington
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Keen on Keenan's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

My wife and I recently had lunch at this beautiful restaurant located in the Chrysalis Hotel in Bellingham. We started with a glass of wine from their small but serviceable wine list while we took in the gorgeous bay view. My wife raved about the Caesar salad made with fresh greens, thinly sliced Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and a light and refreshing dressing. She also enjoyed a half Reuben sandwich and crispy thinly cut fries. But the real star of the show was my entree of sesame crusted halibut served with perfectly sauteed broccolini and rice, and a to-die-for ponzu sauce. The meal was topped off with a dreamy apple tart with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation at this gem on the bay.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
“Not so hot”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Had dinner last night @ Keenans and was very dissapointed. The service was very slow and indifferent... even had to wait 20 mins for cocktails. Reservation was for 7:15 didn't finish service til 10. I ordered the Wilted spinach salad and enjoyed it. Thbriaed short rib was another story however. Very small portion, flavorless sauce, soggy vegatbles and the mushroom bread pudding was burned and virtually inedible. Dinner partners found the Halibut overcooked, and I have never seen a thinner cut New York Steak. Over-priced; overcooked and underserved.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jrwally
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