Nicki’s Bella Marina

Nicki’s Bella Marina (also known as Nicki’s Bar and Grill) has become a favorite among our readers for good reasons: great views of Bellingham’s Squalicum Harbor, massive portions and award-winning fish and chips.

Nicki’s began developing its reputation for quality burgers and seafood in 1992 as Nicki’s Diner in Blaine. In 2002, Nicki’s moved to the big city — Bellingham. Today, harborside visitors can grab a bite at Nicki’s or rent out their floor above for private events; both have spectacular views of Bellingham Bay.

Once you’ve had a chance to check out the water, take your first glance at the large menu. The burgers are big, juicy (there are even WetNaps on the table) and flavorful.

From the Quadruple Bypass to the lighter Caesar Salmon Burger, Nicki’s offers options for everyone. Still can’t locate the perfect burger? Nicki’s gives customers the chance to build their own 1/3 pound burger, starting at $6.99. From there, choose from a variety of sauces and toppings (just 50 cents to $2.50 extra).

If you’re looking for something beyond the burger, fish and chips is your next best option. Nicki’s classic fish and chips is made with two enormous pieces of cod, dipped in their famous tempura batter and served with unlimited steak fries and tartar sauce. For $16.99, you’ll have enough for two (or two meals). Fried options also include shrimp or clams, if cod isn’t your thing. To avoid the calories associated with the word “fried,” try the charbroiled salmon for $19.99 or the prawns for $18.99.

No matter what you order, Nicki’s has an at-home feel that warms your soul while you fill your stomach.

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2615 South Harbor Loop Dr., Bellingham
360.332.2505 |

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"No matter what you order, Nicki’s has an at-home feel that warms your soul while you fill your stomach."