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Cliff House - CLOSED

331 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5325
+1 360-734-8660
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
28 Oct 2016
“Great Chef, View and Atmosphere!”
30 Sep 2016
“Decidedly Disappointing Downhill Decline”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
€€ - €€€
331 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5325
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Showcases the jewel of Bellingham. Great local scene and well thought out menu. This restaurant is one of a kind in Bellingham.

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

For 40+ years the Cliff House has been THE go-to restaurant in Bellingham (with the best steaks and selection in town) to celebrate special occasions, treat out of town guests or impress clients. Not so much on our last visit. We had reservations, and it...More

4  Thank luasch
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a delightful dinner with friends at the Cliff House. Our reservation was for "sunset" - and what a sunset it was. It was the color of salmon, and salmon was one of the fish specials for that night. It was served with mango...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We did not have reservations, and we were fortunate to get a seat on the deck. A couple of the daily specials were sold out, and the seafood we ordered was okay. The dining experience was mostly about the view. If the atmosphere is more...More

1  Thank globalexplorer1
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Stopped for some apples and a local beer. Unfortunately very limited local beer selection. Had pan fried oysters and salmon cakes. Ok but not memorable. A bit pricey but a nice view. Friendly service. Chose to eat dinner downtown.

Thank ADog2
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been going here for years and I really like the place and the views but is has slipped under new ownership. You are greeted by a torn sign that was partially removed leaving some behind. For a $10 glass of house red wine,...More

1  Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We loved the whiskey crab soup so much, we went back the next day for two bowls to go. I had the prawns and polenta cakes. Also really good. Pleasant atmosphere and good views from outside patio.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Cliff House overlooking Bellingham Bay is a delightful place. The quality of the food is excellent. I had the Scampi. My son & his wife had the big thick pork chop and the chicken. Each dish was beautifully presented and seasoned just right. The...More

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Took another couple there for dinner. The waiter was very enthusiastic about the halibut and local king salmon that he said were fresh and caught locally. Sounded great so we ordered both. Big mistake. They had been sitting around for so long they were a...More

Thank Turnstile
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We have been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. Went back on a trip home and couldn't wait to go to The Cliff House again. Totally disappointed! It was hot, no AC and the wait staff has an attitude that was disgusting. Tables...More

Thank jan o
Jas B, Manager at Cliff House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

We apologize that your visit here was not as nostalgic as it has been in the past. We are working to make our food local and to use freshest ingredients that we can obtain. This building we work in is over 100 years old, therefore...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
03:30 - 09:30
03:30 - 09:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5325
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-734-8660
  • E-mail
We will be CLOSING our doors at the end of 2016 to do some major renovations. The 31st will be our LAST DAY OPEN until further notice! Owned by the same family for 45 years. We strive to use only LOCAL ingredients as well as serve the farm to table standards !
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