Rock & Rye Oyster House
1145 N. State St., Bellingham | 360.746.6130
Pork tacos, poutine, mussels, chowder and, of course, oysters. There are many delicious options for your palate to explore at Rock and Rye. The oysters they serve are rotated to reflect the best and freshest available.
Mussels, oysters, salad, poutine
Tasca Del Tinto
111 W. Holly St., Bellingham | 360.927.6236
The Iberian tapas bar in downtown Bellingham is a great place to grab a small bite or get a bunch of dishes to share among loved (or even just liked) ones. They have all sorts of combinations from the flavors of Spain and Portugal, be it fish, meat, or cheese.
Traditional Spanish and Portuguese tapas with premium imported beer and wine
Tapas Sampler—potatoes, almonds, cheese, chorizo
714 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham | 360.392.6520
In the need for a quick bite? B-Town Kitchen and Raw Bar has you covered with everything from clams to chicken wings on their small-plate menu. Try their Dungeness crab cakes for something “PNW,” or the almond-dusted calamari for something fun and new.
Raw bar, Dungeness crab cakes, Brussels sprouts
Penn Cove Savory Blue Clams
120 W. Holly St., Bellingham | 360.656.6817
The heart of Vinostrology is wine. Everything from the name to the decor on the walls to its handpicked selection of rotating wines on tap shows a devotion to it. But it’s also a great spot to grab a small bite – meats, cheeses, olives, or even their specially seasoned popcorn.
Wine bar, hors d’oeuvres tailored to enhance the 20 wines on tap
Castelvetrano—buttery, green Italian olives
Salt & Vine
913 6th St., Anacortes | 369.293.2222
Salt & Vine is a laid-back wine bar with a delicious selection of eats. Nosh on a Cheese Board, Charcuterie Board, Ploughman’s Board, or Petite Board, or create your own.
Wine, cheese & meats
Ploughman’s Board (meat and cheeses)
249 Prune Alley, Eastsound | 360.622.2675
With a rotating menu that includes everything from grilled cheese with local island mushrooms to sushi, and always includes The Fisherman’s Friend, this is the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail.
Hand-crafted cocktails and locally sourced small bites
Fisherman’s Friend—smoked fish,crackers and olives
5th Street Bistro
419 Commercial Ave., Anacortes | 360.299.1400
Created seasonally and with as many local ingredients as possible, the menu at the 5th Street Bistro & Lounge is full of goodies. They’re always offering a seasonal slider, several salads, and even a burger. Anything that includes Guemes Island mushrooms is a must!
Happy hour daily 3–6 p.m., Fri and Sat 9 p.m.–Midnight
Compressed watermelon salad
8292 Orcas Rd. (at the Orcas Ferry dock) | 360.472.0092
A sweet little spot on Orcas Island with an unbeatable wine menu and tasty snacks like smoked oysters, homemade popcorn, olives, nuts, and pork rinds. You’re already in the ferry line, so stop by.
An exotic wine list and tasty snacks
Homemade popcorn with spices
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