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Cliff House - CLOSED

331 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5325
+1 360-734-8660
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
13 Nov 2018
“For That Special Evening”
28 Oct 2016
“Great Chef, View and Atmosphere!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
€€ - €€€
331 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5325
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

I have been eating at the Cliff House for many years and wanted to share this secret with all of you. First, the view is unmatched and with good weather the deck can hold plenty of people. Great romantic place to watch the sunset with...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Had a drink and appetizers on the deck...good beer, wine, cocktails selection. Appetizers and dessert were good. Try the whiskey crab soup! Menu is mostly seafood. Gorgeous view. Place is small and decor is nothing special. Service was good. Near WWU. Felt the outdoor deck...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank BO-1500
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We finally had a chance to stop by this classic Bellingham spot for happy hour, on our way back from a shopping trip to Seattle. The setting (between Fairhaven and downtown) is interesting - as the name implies, it is on a bit of a...More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

My favorite place to meet friends when I'm visiting friends in Bellingham! Great views, great food, and always great service! The happy Hour menu a great deal, otherwise dinner can be high. Whiskey Crab Bisque is the best!

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Danettedotcom
Reviewed 23 July 2015

A group of 8 of us had dinner here. I was a bit tentative given some of the reviews, but our experience was very good. Food was great, service was fast and friendly, and the view was excellent. I will definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank BPhillips149
Reviewed 22 June 2015

This restaurant was just what I was looking for. I wanted a great seafood restaurant to soak in the water and sunshine in Bellingham over father's day weekend. Our food was excellent. Get the seafood sample for an appetizer. Friendly staff, great view and delicious...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank duckgrl
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Our daughter chose this restaurant for the family to gather to celebrate her birthday. The view of Bellingham Bay is outstanding. The deck has no shade nor umbrellas and it was a hot, sunny day. We sat inside by the windows and just about melted....More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank haptravlr
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

2.5 really, based on the atmosphere and limitations of the menu. I was hoping for a nice family fish house but there wasn't a single fish item on the kids menu. Lots of kids like fish! Mine do and weren't interested in the very bland...More

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Great food and great service with a great view ! Been here many times over the years and out of 5 I'd give the Cliff House a solid 3.4 for the food, a 4.0 on the service and the prices are moderate. The more expensive...More

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank Eric M
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We were looking for a place with a good view and found Cliff House through TripAdvisor. The view was excellent, but the decor is somewhat lacking. It has formica tables with chairs that might have come from a Denny's. The food was pretty good, although...More

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank 787williama
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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
03:30 - 09:30
03:30 - 09:30
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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