Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Bellingham

Pepper Sisters

This cheerful, colorful restaurant serves innovative food that is hard to categorize – let's call it Mexican cuisine with a Northwestern twist. Try the grilled eggplant tostada, chipotle-and-pink-peppercorn enchilad…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Bellingham

Mallard

Bellingham's date-night central is a lurid 1950s-style ice-cream parlor with a zillion different flavors – many of them weirdly exotic. Come here before or after a show and sample the all-organic vanilla-and-pepper …
Italian in Bellingham

D'Anna's Café Italiano

Bellingham does a fine job of transporting you gastronomically to other parts of the world. For D'Anna's read Sicily, meaning fresh homemade pasta, authentic chicken marsala and a Mt Etna–like portion of linguini an…
Cafe in Bellingham

Old Town Cafe

Very popular for its casual, artsy atmosphere, this bohemian breakfast joint cooks up tasty dishes such as custom omelets, egg tortillas and whole-wheat French toast. There's also homemade granola, gluten-free hotca…
Breakfast in Bellingham

Mount Bakery

This is where you go on Sunday mornings with a Douglas fir–sized copy of the New York Times for Belgian waffles, crepes and organic eggs done any way you like. Plenty of gluten-free options. There's a second locatio…
Cafe in Bellingham

Colophon Cafe

Linked with Fairhaven's famous literary haven, Village Books, the Colophon is a multiethnic eatery for people who like to follow their panini with Proust. Renowned for its African peanut soup and chocolate brandy cr…
Deli in Bellingham

Avenue Bread

A cross between a deli and a cafe, this place with two Bellingham locations plus one in Fairhaven, serves up a mean grilled ham and Swiss (and many other sandwiches) on deliciously fresh baked bread. Or try one of i…
Southern US in Bellingham

Bayou on Bay

A Bellingham favorite, especially when the sun comes out and the dining area spills out onto the sidewalk. Start with breaded okra or frog legs, move on to anything from smoked pork ribs to a vegan jambalaya and was…
Steak in Bellingham

Dirty Dan Harris

Named after Fairhaven's notoriously unhygienic founder, Dirty Dan's has been knocking out excellent steaks, ribs and seafood from this historic Victorian tenement for more than 35 years.
Bakery in Bellingham

Lynden Dutch Bakery

An old-time shop selling amazing pie.