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
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
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
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