1. KEENAN’S AT THE PIER                                                                                                                             

One of the best views in Bellingham — a full, panoramic display of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands—is a sight both locals and tourists admire. Keenan’s at the Pier is a place to witness (and savor) that. While your eyes take in the view, ll your core with fresh, local, Northwest-style cuisine. Dinner dishes, such as the sea scallops, featuring a Southwest corn and black bean succotash, crispy shallots, and chipotle aioli, taste even better while gazing toward a glowing sunset on the water.

804 10th St., Bellingham

360.392.5510 | thechrysalisinn.com

 

    2. CHRISTOPHER’S ON WHIDBEY

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf’s quote on this eatery’s website complements a place with more than 30 years’ experience. Daily specials are in uenced by local products, so make a reservation. It’s worth it.

103 NW Coveland St., Coupeville

360.678.5480

christophersonwhidbey.com

3. LA CONNER WATERFRONT CAFE

Place yourself in La Conner’s best waterfront view. Choose a casual meal (clam strips, a lightly seasoned handful of surfer clams, with fries or slaw, are a local favorite), use the banquet room, or rent the entire place. Whatever you do, that priceless view is yours.

128 S. 1st St., La Conner

360.466.1579

waterfrontcafelaconner.com

4. DOWNRIGGERS

Their tagline — food, views, drinks—is wonderfully simple and accurate, emphasis on views. On the water at Friday Harbor, see ferries, wildlife, and spectacular sunsets while enjoying the return of a restaurant that reopened two years ago following a massive 2013 fire.

10 Front St., Friday Harbor

360.378.2700

downriggerssanjuan.com

5. THE LATITUDE KITCHEN AND BAR

Also known as The Loft at Latitude Forty Eight Five, a name change doesn’t mean a change in setting at their Squalicum Marina location. Indoor and outdoor seating includes a deck that hangs over the bay. Enjoy daily bar happy hour deals and fresh, seasonal dishes. It’s a sweet place to experience just-caught seafood.

1801 Roeder Ave., Bellingham

360.306.5668 | theloftbellingham.com