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“Delightful little restaurant whether you sit outside or inside.”

Skylarks Hidden Cafe
Ranked #12 of 444 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Portland, Oregon
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374 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Delightful little restaurant whether you sit outside or inside.”
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Their salads at lunch time are filling and rich in ingredients. It is a nice quiet place to be and share a meal with friends. I had the Tuscan Salad which was served with good bakery bread. Very satisfying.

  • Visited August 2013
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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Little lunch”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stopped in for lunch and a beer for my husband. The food was simple, yet delicious. Overheard a group at another table who had eaten there two days in a row because it was so good!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Aggiemom2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Loved the chowder”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We had a light lunch of clam chowder. It was delicious. Other lunches looked good also. We would eat here again.

Visited July 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
“Great atmosphere, average food”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

SHC has some of the best ambiance for a place to eat in Bellingham. It is quite lovely with wonderful woodworking and great decor. But this is an eating establishment and in such a grand place one would expect food with outstanding quality. We go for the clam chowder...some of the best ever eaten and certainly the best in this immediate area. My husband and I had breakfast there last week and it was disappointing. I have been 2 other times for breakfast and both times the food was just ok. We had pancakes this last time and they were like lead and cold. Had to send them back.the second batch came back hot, but still like lead. The griddle needs to be hot to make good pancakes.
Service is off and on as I think the food is as well. Too bad, because this could be a must on anyone's list with some improvement in the quality of food prepared. Go for the clam chowder.It won't disappoint. And I have to agree with another reviewer about the French bread. It tasted very stale. Too bad again, because there is nothing better than a great bowl of clam chowder and a nice, warm crusty piece of French bread!. As the saying goes, it is so easy to turn bread and water into tea and toast....it is so easy to make little changes that will turn a so -so dining experience into a memorable one. You're half way there with an AMAZING atmosphere..go all the way with amazing food!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jude3147
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Canada
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Subpar food”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

The setting was nice, and I expected more because there was a Tripadvisor recommendation at the front. But the food was definitely subpar and not a good value for money. I had smoked salmon pasta and it wasn't completely hot. The sauce looked unappetizing and tasted bland. There was hardly any cheese. The French bread served with the meal wasn't that great either.

The washroom also had an odd odor. Overall, it was a disappointment on many levels.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank lowerstreet
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