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.

What’s available

Mussels, oysters, salad, poutine

Try their

Pan-fried oysters

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.

What’s available

Traditional Spanish and Portuguese tapas with premium imported beer and wine

Try their

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.

What’s available

Raw bar, Dungeness crab cakes, Brussels sprouts

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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.

What’s available

Wine bar, hors d’oeuvres tailored to enhance the 20 wines on tap

Try their

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.

What’s available

Wine, cheese & meats

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Ploughman’s Board (meat and cheeses)

The Barnacle

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.

What’s available

Hand-crafted cocktails and locally sourced small bites

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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!

What’s available

Happy hour daily 3–6 p.m., Fri and Sat 9 p.m.–Midnight

Try their

Compressed watermelon salad

Champagne Champagne

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.

What’s available

An exotic wine list and tasty snacks

Try their

Homemade popcorn with spices

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