22 Best American Restaurants in Bellingham

Rock and Rye Oyster House Seafood • $$
1145 N State St, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Roasted Beet Salad Plate
1 2 Dozen Raw Oysters
Oysters Rockefeller
Pan Fried Oysters
Oysters Mousseline
Seared Scallops
Shishito Peppers
Albacore Tataki
Beef Carpaccio
Chocolate Torte

“Love their cooking and size of the dish.“

4.7 Superb85 Reviews
Holly's Meat Pies American • $
4073 Hannegan Rd suite j, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

All the Vegetarian Pasties

“I love picking up a bag of frozen pastries and having them in my freezer for a quick and easy dinner. They are so delicious! Always a treat. Grab a bottle of the pasty sauce for the complete experience!“

4.8 Superb44 Reviews
Arlis's Restaurant American • $
1525 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Biscuits and Gravy Bacon and Eggs
Country Fried Steak & Eggs
Jumbo Breakfast Burrito
Corned Beef Hash & Eggs
Taco Potatoes
Eggs Benedict
Crab Benedict
Kids Pancake
Taco Omelet
Home Fries

“The service is great the food is the delicious and it’s my home away from home!“

4.6 Superb70 Reviews


Carnal American • $$$
1234 N State St, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Slow Cooked Bone-In Beef Short Rib
24 Hour Beef Short Rib
Butter Poached Halibut
Roasted Hanger Steak
Vanilla Panna Cotta
Fried Chicken Wings
Grilled Broccolini
Marinated Avocado
Duck Fat Potatoes
Braised Beet Salad

“My wife and I had a fabulous experience last Friday. We've been to many restaurants in our 30+ years of world travel and Carnal is with the best of them. Our server Renee and all the staff were pitch perfect.“

4.3 Superb307 Reviews
The Black Cat American • $$
1200 Harris Ave STE 310, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Dungeness Crab Mac & Cheese
Beer Battered Fish Tacos
Bacon Balsamic Brussels
True Cod Fish and Chips
Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Tempura Green Beans
Gouda Pesto Chicken
French Onion Soup
Nana's Pot Roast
Crab Mac N Cheese

“This is my favorite restaurant in Washington. From the atmosphere to the food, everything is perfect“

4.3 Superb166 Reviews
Fresh Grill American • $
1 Bellis Fair Pkwy, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Build Your Own Stir Fry
Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Chow Mein
Sesame Balls

“I think this is the best food option at the mall with a nice selection of fresh ingredients that you can customize as you like and the friendliest service.

Vegetarian options: You can choose your own veggies from a nice variety, with protein from tofu, peanuts or eggs. Or there's a veggie option.

Kid-friendliness: Kids can choose just what they want.“

4.5 Superb25 Reviews
Fat Shack American • $
8180, 414 W Bakerview Rd # 112, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

The Single Burger and Fries with Cheese
Fat Doobie and Onion Rings
Mozzarella Sticks
3 Deep-Fried Oreos
Cheesecake Bites
Chicken Fingers
Honey Mustard
Fried Pickles
Burger Bundle
Cheese Bites

“I had the fat maverick and oh my it was very delicious“

4.1 Good84 Reviews
Horseshoe Cafe American • $
113 E Holly St, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Old Fashioned Breakfast
Chicken Strips & Fries
Chicken Fried Chicken
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Chicken and Waffles
Biscuits and Gravy
Breakfast Burrito
Bavarian Pretzels
Western Burger
Eggs Benedict

“Great place for old style breakfast food, served all day with a counter and a cocktail lounge for fun evenings. It's been a classic Bellingham location since 1886! The food, especially the chicken, waffles, gravy, pretzels, and pesto breakfast sandwiches, are amazing! They have friendly and attentive service. Great spot!

Parking: There's plenty of spots on the street.“

4 Good104 Reviews
Our Diner Diner • $
5962 Guide Meridian Rd, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Country Fried Steak and Eggs
Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
Eggs and Hashbrowns
Hashbrown Sandwich
Biscuits and Gravy
Bacon and Eggs
Pancake Combo
Eggs Benedict
Buddy Holly
2 Pancakes

“One of my favorite places to go for breakfast! Friendly service, big portions, HOT food and reasonable prices! Best breakfast burritos ever!“

4.8 Superb83 Reviews
Luna's Bistro American • $
3004 Cinema Pl, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Sliders Dine in: Yes Outdoor seating: Yes Takeout: Yes Delivery: Yes Curbside pickup: Yes
Halibut Fish and Chips
Truffle Parmesan Fries
French Dip Full
Eggs Benedict
French Fries

“We've been wanting to try this place out for over a year now and it seems like we always came here on Mondays when it's closed. Went out on a Sunday afternoon and the place wasn't too busy and the service was prompt and the food was prompt an excellent. Will definitely come back here to try more dishes but so far the seafood puttanesca and cheddar burger as well as the mushroom Swiss burger were excellent. Their garlic fries and sweet potato fries are really good. Try the cream brulee! Definitely more on the menu to look forward to and try out for the next few visits.“

3.9 Good58 Reviews
Northwater Restaurant American • $$
4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Northwater Breakfast
Spicy Catfish Tacos
Happy Hour Poutine
Chicken Wings
Bison Burger

“Food was goodBar server was fantasticShe (name started with J) (I called her Courtney?) was simply fantasticVery good at this job, took great care of us and had a few laughsBreakfast was also pretty good, Tuesday breakfast server was fantastic, Wednesday breakfast server was there...but other 2 gals made up for her lack of service with exceptional serviceCourtney aka (don't remember) had a guy helping her on TuesdayHe was also good serverRooms were perfectBeds amazingClean as a whistleCheck in on Monday night was perfect Tony lil gal with dark hair...she busted us thru the check process very quickly and gave us a complete run down of hotel and servicesLike she knew we were going on 15 hrs of work...Check out was also a positive experienceFunnySpent a week at a Sheraton in WaikikiThis place in Bellingham had better food, way better service from staff and hands down 100% nice rooms and bedsThank you all so much“

3.9 Good68 Reviews
Brandywine Kitchen American • $
1317 Commercial St, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Philly Cheese Steak
Brandywine Burger
Banh MI Sandwich
Hand-Cut Fries
Dipping Sauce
Fish & Chips
Fish Tacos
French Dip

“Y'all. Not only is this place cute AF inside, but the Korean Chicken Burger was *transformative*. I can't tell you how many delighted expletives I muttered between sumptuous gooey bites. I'm from North of the line and I love Bellingham anyway, but I would come back across the border just to have another go with that burger. Don't sleep on It. (Suggested drink pairing: cucumber lime cider from Bellingham Cider Co.) ?

Dietary restrictions: Husband is Celiac and they have great options for folks who avoid gluten!“

3.8 Good69 Reviews
Hilltop Restaurant & Catering American • $
5645 Guide Meridian Rd, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Buttermilk Hotcakes with 2 Eggs Sunnyside Up
Biscuits and Gravy with Eggs and Bacon
2 Cake Combo with Eggs Sunnyside Up
Country Fried Steak and Eggs
Country Friend Steak
Chicken Fried Steak
French Toast Combo
Eggs Benedict
Pecan Waffle
French Dip

“Good portion sizes, great service, and a great atmosphere make this place a good experience. I had the biscuits and gravy 2 hard eggs, bacon and a pancake. The biscuits were soft and fresh, the country gravy was good but the sausage in it was basically bland and tasteless it was so mild. The eggs cooked to perfection and the pancake was large and filling. My favorite part was the maple syrup... it was rich and buttery rather than overly sweet like so many maple syrups can be. The server was smiling and energetic though busy. She was attentive and prompt. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful in an open floor plan with a bar in the center. I recommend this place. I want to go back and try the lunch menu next.“

3.8 Good83 Reviews
Anthony's Hearthfire Grill, Bellingham Steak House • $$
7 Bellwether Way, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Steak & Barbecued Garlic Prawns
Garlic Herb Rotisserie Chicken
Wild Alaska True Cod and Chips
Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
Garlic Buttered Flatbread
Chargrilled Wild Salmon
Thick Cut Pork Chop
Mashed Potatoes
Crispy Calamari
Shrimp Cocktail

“Great service, view, and food. My party of 7 enjoyed our meals! I had the Cobb salad with poppyseed vinaigrette and it was absolutely delicious! I split the crème brûlée with someone and it was the perfect end to the meal. Overall, a wonderful meal with family!“

4.4 Superb247 Reviews
JUXT Taphouse Bar • $$
119 W Holly St, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Juxt Loaded Nachos Shareable
Grilled Flat Iron Steak
Chipotle BBQ Chicken
Fried Cheese Curds
Mushroom Poutine
Cocktail Flight
Truffle Fries
House Fries
Fish Tacos
Juxt Char

“Went for our oldest sons birthday!! Enjoyed the drinks and food!! The staff was so helpful and accommodating!! We will be back !!!“

4.6 Superb78 Reviews
Applebee's Grill + Bar American • $
1069 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Four Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Kids Grilled Chicken Alfredo
Applebee's Riblets Platter
The People’S Margherita
Artichoke and Spinach Dip
White Queso Dip & Chips
Bourbon Street Steak
Double Crunch Shrimp
Whisky Bacon Burger

“The employes there are giving their best, making their best and thriving for the best. They're as good as they can be which was a great job for me. Great service, great food, great atmosphere, very clean, well spaced area to enjoy company and food. Thanks guys and girls.

Parking: It's shared with a fast food and another little restaurant. Parking was full.

Kid-friendliness: Tablet games, crayons, they were set.

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes.“

3.8 Good121 Reviews
Nicki's Bella Marina Seafood • $$
2615 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Mushroom Cheeseburger with Double Raw Onions
Bacon Mushroom Cheese Burger and Fries
Red White and Blue Cheese Burger
New York Steak Baked Potato
Ranch Burger and Fries
Clam and Shrimp Combo
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Fish Tacos and Fries
Cod Fish and Chips
Deep Fried Pickles

“Mine and my daughters first time.. The food was plentiful and delicious. I got a chocolate martini (yummy) me and my mom shared a 2 piece fish n chips and my daughter got a kids fish n chips. We brought home a whole piece of fish and ff. The servers (both the ladies who were working Thursday afternoon about 2ish) were awesome and interacted with my 4 year old, made the experience extra special!! Thank you so much!

Kid-friendliness: They had a cheap kids menu, crayons and coloring page and they also gave my daughter extra cherries in her Shirley Temple because they didn't have root beer ❤“

4.5 Superb108 Reviews
Extremes Sports Grill & Pizzeria Sports Bar • $
4156 Meridian St, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Fried Sweet Pickles with Bacon
Rubin and Home Made Chips
Smoked Brisket Sandwich
Chili Chaase Fry Basket
Personal Cheese Pizza
Bacon Wrapped Pickles
Frozen Peach Bellini
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Loaded Potato Fries
Whiskey Crab Soup

“Updated 4/28/24: Kevin yet again was the ultimate host. This evening we enjoyed the GF wings (meaty & tender), the Bacon Wrapped Sweet Pickles ? (purchased a jar of the ? this go round), and the Smoked Turkey Sandwich (the sandwich could have used some “punch” to it, maybe some pickled red onions, toasted Avenue Bread Rosemary Sourdough & maybe a nice pesto spread, it was just a bit bland even with the BBQ sauce on the side. Otherwise our dinner was once again outstanding! Initial Review: BEYOND IMPRESSED! Between Kevin’s attention to detail behind the bar & the REALLY GOOD food made fresh in the back, Extreme’s is the REAL DEAL! I didn’t expect much initially but my impression changed immediately upon entering and meeting Kevin. Service was top notch, and it was in lock-step with the delicious food from the Chefs in the kitchen. From the Bacon Wrapped Sweet Pickles to the Mac Daddy Burger with Shoestring Fries, it really doesn’t get much better than this. The burger was moist and perfectly cooked, the fries are the best in town, the blend of the bacon/pickle/honey mustard appy was perfection! So pleasantly surprised so I am already planning a return visit! Thank you once again Kevin for taking such good care of me. (Oh, and $5.25 for a seriously “decent” glass of Chardonnay, and that’s NOT HH pricing, what more can I say?)

Kid-friendliness: Kids are welcomed within the restaurant portion of the space. A great place to watch sports, eat amazing food, have great service, and have fun!“

4.5 Superb91 Reviews
Nelson's Market Breakfast • $
514 Potter St, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Country Fried Steak & Eggs
French Dip Sandwich
Chicken Fried Steak
Buttermilk Waffle
Classic Breakfast
Breakfast Burrito
Corned Beef Hash
Chicken & Waffle
Fish and Chips
Eggs Benedict

“For folks of a certain age (or any age) you would get a total kick out of this place. An old timely/childhood memory corner grocer. However, this place serves up some fantastic grub! Just wish I had one more day to get the breakfast. Great prices, and great food in a great environment is a recipe for a MUST VISIT!!Chatted with Suzie for abit and had a great time/experience. Please stop in and give them your money!! Parking on site but also anywhere in neighborhood is always available. In fact, after you done with a delicious meal, walk around the neighborhood and take in the architecture and people.“

4.5 Superb91 Reviews
Fireside Martini and Wine Bar Bar • $
416 W Bakerview Rd, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Flatbread Trio and Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Spinach Artichoke Dip
The Royaltini
Lemon Drop

“They are wonderfully talented and all around nice guys! Everyone had a blast listening to them play in Belize!“

4.7 Superb40 Reviews
Bellingham Cider Company Brewpubs • $$
205 Prospect St STE A-105, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Buttermilk Brined Chicken & Waffle
Cascadia Mushroom Risotto
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Chicken and Waffles
Cherry and Pineapple
Braised Pork Belly
Kale Caesar Salad
Flight of Cider
Crab Spaghetti
Truffle Fries

“We sat outside, a party of six. The imperial cider was delicious! When the rest of our party arrived, it was a bit tight on the picnic table, but we were a happy bunch. We ordered two apps, brussel sprouts and mushrooms on bread, delicious. Pork tenderloin was ordered, and strangely mono tone in color. It was good, a little salty. Three of us had burgers, overcooked for the temp given. It would not have been as dry if there was more fat in the beef. Chowder and a chicken kale salad were eaten up! Overall a nice experience with a great setting and view.“

4.4 Superb97 Reviews
Old Town Cafe Breakfast • $
316 W Holly St, Bellingham

Customers` Favorites

Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy
Black Beans and Potatoes
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
French Toast Combo
Huevos Rancheros
Biscuit & Gravy
Southwest Tofu
Scrambled Tofu
Eggs Benedict
Coffee Cake

“Don’t eat here unless you want your phone stolen by a waitress!“

4.4 Superb91 Reviews