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“Busy but good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Ranked #3 of 429 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Boundary Bay Brewery opened in 1995 & we've been making great handcrafted beer and fresh, local food for the Bellingham community ever since! Our brewery houses a Tap Room and family-friendly Bistro, located in a restored historic 1922 warehouse in Downtown Bellingham, across from the Saturday Farmer's Market. We also have a great deck for outdoor dining and a Beer Garden where you can enjoy BBQ's and outdoor concerts in the Summer.
Spokane, Washington
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Busy but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Saturday afternoon at Boundary Bay was packed but they gave us a buzzer so we were able to walk across the street and enjoy the farmer's market while we waited. The beer was a little hoppy for me but my husband loves IPA's so he was happy. My burger was good and it's served on a pretzel bun which was interesting and tasty. Our server was a super nice kid who really did a nice job despite the place being packed. They had forgotten to put our son's pizza in the oven and they comped us the cost of his pizza when the bill arrived. That was nice. They seem to aim to please which is nice.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Walking the street you can see the hops, growing on a fence. Thats actually how we found it.

great food and great beers.

food was the perfect amount and outdoor seating was a nice addition to a lovely day

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lunch delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Stopped on our way to Vancouver for a quick lunch. Found it in trip advisor. It is a few miles off the highway in the downtown area. Sit inside or out, seat yourself. Nice menu choices, gluten free beer and pizza are options. Nice sized meals for lunch. Worth the trip.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank cwitham2012
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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a cool place next to the bay. We wanted to try out the brewery since my husband has started to make his own brew at home as a hobby. The staff was very accommodating since we didn't have a reservation for a party of 12. We had two tables side to side outside that worked out well. Loved the music and atmosphere. The food was good. The kids had a good time. Beers were really good. Will come back again when visiting in bellingham.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Maribel L
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Talent, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent smoked salmon chowder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My husband and I went to the Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro in Bellingham Washington yesterday for lunch at the suggestion of a worker at the Hampton Inn where we were staying in Burlington. Everything about it was outstanding! The atmosphere is casual and the staff and patrons were very friendly. We had the smoked salmon chowder...it was delicious! Also had fish tacos that were out of this world! Wish we had a place like this in our town!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Sherri M
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