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Skylarks Hidden Cafe

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1308 11th St Ste B, Bellingham, WA 98225-7081
+1 360-715-3642
08:00 - 00:00
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Bellingham, Washington
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Skylark's is such a comfortable place. It's in the interesting and walkable Fairhaven neighborhood and there's always a warm greeting and friendly service from the staff. But the real star for me is the chowder. After seven years, it's still the best in Bellingham. Good chunks of clam and potatoes and a flavor that thankfully hasn't changed. Lunch here is... More 

Thank DeanpW
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The fish and chips meal was grwat, minus the fries. The fries,are tolerable when dipped into this restaurant's good taating tartar sauce. The fish and cole slaw alone are amazing! This entree would improve if they substituted gluten free garlic bread for the fries, IMO. And if you've got a sweet tooth, the macadamia nut mousse is a must! Good... More 

Thank Lancer F
Seattle, Washington
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205 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here again for the first time in nearly 15 years on a recent visit. Having once lived in Bellingham, Skylark's was at one point a favorite hidden gem for my friends and I to visit. However, these days the "Hidden Café" part is just a nod to what it once was. No longer hidden, it has nearly tripled... More 

Thank dansonman22
Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been a go to regular dining spot for many years. We love the place and always get a decent meal for very reasonable price. No fancy hoopla but clean, good service and a community winner

Thank emilhecht
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went there with another couple who are new friends. All of us had a great time, getting to know each other, and having good food at the same time.

Thank Ron B
New Westminster
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a reservation for 730 and when we showed up at 725 and gave our name, which was there written in ink in the book, we were told reservations were pushed back and we'd have to wait. There were two tables sitting empty but we were told they were for larger groups coming in. She wouldn't sit us at a... More 

Thank Jan A
Don W, Owner at Skylarks Hidden Cafe, responded to this review

Jan, I am so very sorry! You are absolutely right. A reservation is a reservation. The host should have had your table ready. I have never heard of such a thing as "pushing reservations back". It certainly is not my company's policy. I have told my dining room manager to bring the host in for a meeting with him and... More 

Bellingham, Washington, USA
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food & a great place for a casual evening of drinks & jazz. Intimate location. Excellent location for a date night or a a Sunday meal with friends.

Thank Martha1105
Colton, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's like stepping into another world- ambiance is cozy and relaxing. The food was great and the staff are very welcoming and do a great job!

Thank Sharon S
Somewhere In Wa
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is our traditional venue for Saint Patrick's Day when the offerings on hand include traditional Irish dishes like corned beef and cabbage. But this is a great place to go anytime, for lunch or dinner. In warmer weather, there is a nice outside terrace.

Thank Therese R
Bellingham, Washington
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My sister-in-law and I went here for dessert and coffee to celebrate, and everything was excellent! They even had live music going on that night. John is always there with a smile and makes D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S cocktails and drinks. He made me a custom coffee drink called a Warm Angel with espresso, Frangelico, Kahlua and some other things. Fabulous! Also, their... More 

Thank Rem M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 11th St Ste B, Bellingham, WA 98225-7081
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-715-3642

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?