Fodor's Expert Review Chuckanut Manor

$$$ Bellingham American

The old-fashioned, glassed-in dining room and bar overlook the mouth of the Samish River, Samish Bay, and the mudflats, where great blue herons hang out. It's a popular spot for sunset- and bird-watching: bird feeders outside the bar's picture windows attract finches, chickadees, red-winged blackbirds, and other songbirds. Occasionally bald eagles can be seen gliding past. Besides the view, folks come here for classic American fare with an emphasis on steak and fresh seafood—the mac-and-Jack-battered halibut is a novel take on fish-and-chips. There's also a very popular Sunday champagne brunch.

American Views Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$

Quick Facts

3056 Chuckanut Dr.
Bow, Washington  98232, USA

360-766–6191

www.chuckanutmanor.com

Known For:
  • Sunday champagne brunch
  • Sunset views of Samish Bay
  • Dungeness crab–and–bay shrimp salad
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch Sat., Closed Mon. No lunch Tues.–Thurs.

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