As the name implies, you can look out one of the windows at the facility across the driveway and see the beer being made right there in the brewery. The beer brewed here has won a few awards over the years. However, the food served here is also part of the attraction.
Check the specials board for whatever happens to be on special.
Since eating here, I have heard great things about the Meatloaf Sandwich but unfortunately that isn't what I had - instead opting for the more traditional BLT. It was good, certainly, but not worthy of the significant positive reviews that I have now heard about the meatloaf sandwich, so that is what I plan to get next time.
While Holly Street is a reasonably busy road, it isn't as unpleasantly busy as a number of other streets, so the outdoor patio isn't necessarily an unpleasant place. Be prepared for the occasional train, however.
The art seen on the walls is for sale for the most part.
The Colophon in Fairhaven serves delicious hearty simple food, with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Sandwiches, soups, quiches and more. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. They have an ice cream counter and cafe upstairs where you can order anything off the menu and bus your own table, or go downstairs to be served in the restaurant. Great desserts as well. The first Bellingham restaurant I ever came to back when I visited over 15 years ago.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is their vegetarian pot pie. So filling and tasty. Affordable too.
A friend me for dinner here on a Sunday after camping near Mount Baker. I had the Mediterranean pizza and it was sensational! Even now, as I eat left overs, the slices still are delicious.
There was a slight line-up (20 minutes), but it was worth it. Try the home-brewed rootbeer too!
Found this quaint place online. It is located in a strip mall off the I-5 highway. Never would have tried this restaurant on passing it by.
The restaurant has all kinds of original, creative and delicious sushi rolls. My personal favourites are the Hawaiian and Belligham. I was eager to try others, but the two of us were full after sharing 3 rolls.
Service was gracious and friendly. I will definitely go back!
If you can't tell already, I'm definitely a connoisseur for Thai. Busara is definitely the best place to go for cheap Thai. It has a very pleasant interior, with large and small tables to accommodate different group sizes.
Favorite Dish: Gang Gai curry - red curry with coconut milk, red and green peppers with (here comes the best part) bamboo shoots. MM! I've been known to eat there several times a week its so good. Order some Thai Iced Coffee with it too!
Mallards is a local favorite for fresh, crazy ice cream. This shop has anything from the classics to super chocolate (dark chocolate), cardamom, jalepeno, nectarine, lavendar, rose, green tea and MORE! Almost everytime you go there they've rotated flavors and you've got something new to try.
They've recently moved from their old small location for bigger & hipper. Late nights often prove to be packed with college kids out for some sweet fixes but the lines go fast. You can stay and play games too.
Favorite Dish: My personal favorite is super vanilla with cookies and cream but their flavors change so often that I always try something new and exciting!
They also serve local Moka Joe coffee and different soups. They now also have Mallards shirts!
Phad Thai is a pretty nice Thai restaraunt, with a sushi bar. Just one step inside and you can already smell the great spices and hear the cooks making dinners. The waiting staff is great and really helpful.
Favorite Dish: When ever I go out for Thai I always order Panang Curry or Pad Thai, and I've had both here. If this is your first time, the menu recommends that you order it a little less spicy than you might somewhere else because their spices are a little hotter than you might expect, and I can hold witness to that!
The Panang is really great, except you have to order rice as a side (unlike anywhere else I've been) and you also don't get a very large portion, but trust me, its quality. Most of the time I even take some home because its just soo good! The Pad Thai is also great, its made with red noodles instead of the clear ones like you'll get most of the time around town.
They have a special where if you come in the first 10-15 min of opening (I think they open at 3 on weekdays) you get 15-20% off on your order (this might be limited to take out). I'd call ahead and ask. This place runs a little high on price but its definitly worth it!
Coconut Kenny's is a little restaraunt, about 10 talbes, not far from the freeway. Here you can order different styles of pizza and sandwiches. The owner set the interior up to make you fee like your in Hawaii, even with a little cabana inside.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the Killed BBQ Pork Sandwich, and it was like lu'au pork all over again. SOO DELICIOUS! The owner said that its a customer favorite, and you really can't go wrong with it. It runs about $6, but is the size of a dinner plate. I really was only able to eat about a quarter of it at the time, and just took it home and have been wittling away since. ;)
I also ordered the cheese balls, which I was under the impression that these were going to be deep fried goodness. These actually ended up being bread-stick balls covered in cheese and baked, you get about a dozen. A unique idea and really good, but I wouldn't order them again. These ran $3.99 I think.
Tony's is a local roaster in Bellingham. They feature local artists and have their paintings up and change them pretty often. I go there about once a month and see new art everytime.
They also feature their own teas, which are great!
Favorite Dish: I really like the moraccan mocha, which is unsweetened chocolate in a latte. Their pumkin spice cookies are DELICIOUS and are sold year round, for $1.50 a piece. The only tea that I don't reccomend is the lapsang suchong, which is smoky green tea. It tastes like a campfire.
Boomers is a 50's style drive in, with a huge menu. They've got a fireplace inside and the waitresses are great. Between Feb-March it's their anniversary and always cut prices down to any burger for $1.49!
Favorite Dish: I always just get the Combo #1 (boomer burger, fries and a hard ice cream shake, always banana), wich runs about $6.50. All of their other burgers are great too! The waffle fries are awesome, and seasoned with lawry's salt. mmmm mmm!!
This restaurant is a Bellingham institution and sells the best bagels i have ever had. In addition to a variety of bagels and spreads, they sell sandwiches, salads and soups. There is always a line of people waiting for a fresh, warm bagel right out of the oven. This place is a gem.
Favorite Dish: My favorite item on the menu is the sourdough bagel with cream cheese, especially when it is right out of the oven.
TAPAS BAR ELEGANT SPANISH CUISINE.
THERE IS A MEXICAN RESTAURANT SERVING THE USUAL TEX MEX CUISINE.
THE GENERIC STEAK HOUSE SERVING THE USUAL CUTS OF STEAK.
ARCHERS BREW SERVING VARIOUS BREWS AND FINGER FOODS WHICH IS OPEN UNTIL LATE
ALL THIS WITHIN ONE BLOCK OF DOWNTOWN
Favorite Dish: BELLINGHAM IS A LOVELY PLACE TO BE. I AM MORE THAN IMPRESSED BY THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE. THE BOOKSTORE AND THE COFFEE SHOP EVERYWHERE THEY WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS..
Lately there have been this proliferation of pseudo mongolian restaurants all over small towns in the usa.. usually run by either chinese or vietnamese or koreans.. offering a superficial presentation of mongolian food but a good stirfry with some nice sauces.
it is a buffet thus americans love it.. but the quality of the food is at best mediocre..
Favorite Dish: I had vegetables with teriyaki sauce sauteed in the hotplate which took no more than two minutes and then some cooked chinese dishes.. the restaurant is cheerful, a ten minute drive from the centre of bellingham..
Pepper Sisters is a fun hip restaurant that gives a sort of Northwest take on Southwestern food. Very delicious and warm atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: It was a special, so I'm not sure how often they serve it, but I really enjoyed their quiche.
La Vie En Rose is my favorite local bakery. Not only do they make delicious pastries, cakes and scones, but they have a deli case and very affordable lunch items. Everything is made from scratch in their Anacortes bakery, and they also offer catering. Visit their website for menu ideas.
Favorite Dish: My mouth waters whenever I see their stuffed roll. It's more like a mini calzone than a roll, but you can eat it cold and it is amazing.