Bellingham 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 New Mexican cuisine with a Northwestern twist. Try the grilled eggplant tostada, chipotle-and-pink-peppercorn ench…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Bellingham


Bellingham's date-night central is a lurid 1950s-style ice-cream parlor with a zillion different flavors – from super-vanilla to green tea, honey-tahini to black sesame. Come here before or after a show and sample t…
Deli in Bellingham

Community Food Coop

Bellingham's long-standing community food co-op has a deli and hot food bar that sells fresh, organic, fair-trade and guilt-free food. Vegetarian- and vegan-friendly dishes like tofu scrambles, chimichurri yams and …
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 bakery, 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…
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 hushpuppies (savory deep-fried cornmeal balls), and move on to anything from smok…
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 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 location in Fairhaven.
Italian in Bellingham

D'Anna's Café Italiano

D'Anna's transports you to Sicily with its fresh homemade pastas, authentic chicken marsala and a Mt Etna–like portion of linguini and clams. The wine list mixes Italian favorites with up-and-coming Washington reds.
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.