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“Wonderful Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Billy McHale's Restaurant - CLOSED

Billy McHale's Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
United States
Level Contributor
176 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Wonderful Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Needed a quick dinner as we were returning to the USA through Bellingham. Rainy and cold night and just wanted to get into our motel. Stopped at 5:30 and immediately was advised that we could take advantage of the "Early Hour" specials. Our server was a pleasant woman who has worked there for 13 years. She couldn't have been more friendly or helpful.

We watched her serve another table and offer to turn off the overhead fan for their comfort (it was breezy) and she was a nice addition to our experience.
Soup was good and my Taco salad was huge and flavorful. In and out in 45 minutes. No complaints. Certainly enough choices on the menu to please everyone.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank nancywim
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
196 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Just so so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We've eaten at this Billy McHale's a few times in the past and its been average, in that there are some things it scores high on and some things it scores low on; getting an average score from me. This time we were able to find a menu selection that suited us and the food was pretty good, although the coffee was terrible; Luke warm and tasted like yesterday's. We sat in the bar and that area was being serviced by two young ladies who seemed either overwhelmed or too distracted to pay attention to details. An average result.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank John N
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Stopped off for breakfasts while traveling ! Food average ! Coffee couldn't descube how bad it was ! Service slow ! Wouldn't return x

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank bellamac7
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Green Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Happy Hour & Early Dinner Specials”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We enjoy coming here for happy hour and a meal. The earlybird menu includes dessert. Prices are reasonable and the servers are friendly. We have not had a bad experience here. The halibut tacos are our favorite.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank x4ster
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Blaine, Washington
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“One of the best places in Bellingham to eat for great food everytime.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Their ribs and hamburgers are awesome everytime you eat there. Make sure you ask for their BQ sauce to dip your burger and fries in.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank KathyBirchBayBlaine3
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