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Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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$30 and under
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Brewery

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham, Washington is independently owned and operated. Since 1995, this eatery and brewery has gained popularity by serving fresh beer and food made from local ingredients. Adding to its character is the fact that Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro is housed inside a historic warehouse that was built in 1922. During nice weather, the deck is open and there is also a beer garden that is used for barbequing and enjoying outdoor concerts.

Aside from the amazing beer at Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, the food here is great too. There is hummus, chips and salsa, Bavarian pretzels, three different kinds of nachos and an incredible pulled pork sandwich.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 87 people are saying
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WayneI
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The wait wasn't long to order or receive our meal. The food was
excellent. The server frequently came by to ask how everything was. I will come back again.

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Snookfish
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beer and margaritas were excellent. Sandwiches were so-so. I had a BLT with all of the tomatoes on one side for some reason, and the bacon was way overcooked. Roasted potatoes were really good! We also had a Cuban, which was just okay. I thought the food was a bit pricey for the quality, or maybe the kitchen was just off their game on that evening. Staff seemed a little confused about which tables to use. We ended up eating outside, and that was nice. I would definitely go back and try other items on the menu.

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Mike
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious comfort food with tasty beer and cocktails! Same old Boundary quality.

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richbham
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff, good beer...smallish menu but they do it well. Recommend the gumbo, salmon chowder, and fish tacos.

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SherylS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My guest’s food was very good and she liked both of her drinks. My dinner was disappointing. The first plate of my enchiladas was obviously burnt. The 2nd enchiladas were prepared as they should be. I admit they weren’t to my taste, but that’s not your fault. My first drink was disappointing, but I loved my second, a pear margarita. I do not think that food and drinks, plus tip, was worth $100.

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Frisko
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not your average pub fare. The salmon and meatloaf are terrific and the beer is unmatched. Support this amazing local eatery and brewery because they are awesome!

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Kate
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very pleased with the entire experience. I was able to reserve a table outside. The staff had strict covid rules which they followed and I appreciate that we were working to keep the servers healthy.

The food was excellent, beer tasty and we were glad that our dogs could join us on the patio. Great time!

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Megs
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! So glad I chose Bbay for safely dining out with the fam.

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SQbham
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for a table outside in the beer garden. Tables are spread far apart. Boundary Bay doing an excellent job following Covid Guidelines. Our server was attentive and food great.

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BillK
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the specials for the day. My grilled Brie and pear sandwich was delicious. Also got the baked chicken which went fast!

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Spicer
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Boundary Bay Brewery for dependably good food, but they've begun serving meals in low-grade metal baking pans, lined with a sheet of paper, burger-basket style. This does not work for salads, the paper becomes soggy and falls apart into the salad. I bake a lot at home and sorry, but baking pans are baking pans, not plates. Plus, low grade metal and aluminum are toxic. My cup of chowder came in a standard restaurant quality Buffalo china, so I figure they still have some real dishes. When I go next time, I am going to request my meal be served on real dishes, not bakeware.

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi there! Thanks so much for the feedback. We completely agree that plates used pre-pandemic were much more ideal & welcoming. Our GM spent a lot of time researching the safest way to serve food during this time (for both customers & our dishwashing staff), and this came as a top recommendation. Sounds like we need to look further into the other possible dangers of this option. Every aspect of your safety is important to us - so we will absolutely be looking into this. Thank you for speaking up!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to tofu banh mi. Smoked salmon chowder is amazing. Food quality is always top notch.

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JanetW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe during social distancing. Food excellent as always, wait staff quick, courteous. Great place

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vipkadidiac
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was really good, for the most part with generous portions. All staff was super friendly and helpful. Service was slow though - which may be ok if you just go to have a beer and hang out but is annoying when you’re hungry

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MichelleM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boundary Bay Brewery was an exceptional dining experience. Great ambience, attentive server and the food was exceptional. We were extremely impressed. Would definitely eat there again.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fish Fryday selections were tasty and generous, gumbo had a nice kick, and service was very attentive. We sat outdoors, and were very comfortable with the spacing and quiet dining experience.

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Squito2
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food hit the spot, super chill vibe--thank you!

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MsHeatherNW
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beer were fantastic! Service and atmosphere wonderful. Never disappoints.

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OlyMan
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Indoor and outdoor seating is available. A late summer dinner on the outdoor balcony with tables widely separated and servers masked felt Covid-safe.

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DarcyR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, surprisingly so compared to what you get at most brewpubs.
They’re taking covid regulations very seriously, I felt very safe.
Most outdoor seating is beautiful, the new tables outside of the bar aren’t as lovely of a setting but still good. Deck seating is ideal.

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KeltzFamily
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were expecting something different for Brunch but our server was so helpful to suggest we stick around for the lunch menu! So glad we did because the food was delicious. I had pulled pork and coleslaw, hubbby had serloin and salad and we both were in heaven with all the flavor! Definitely will be back 🤩

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects were great! Covid precautions obviously taken seriously. Our waiter Dan was absolutely fantastic.

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SharonB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the sun was out but we were in the shade. Food was great as usual.

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Shelbert
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I ordered the Blackberry Thyme cocktail. It was fairly small, no a lot of flavor and $9. I asked the server is she has had the Yam Enchiladas and she said, "Oh yes, that's one of my favorites!" I ordered that, and my husband ordered the sirloin steak. His plate came with a small piece of meat, some broccoli and mashed potatoes, definitely not worth $25. My dinner came and smelled odd. I looked further in it and it was the chicken enchiladas. My husband waved down our server and let her know that I did not receive the Yam and she said, "Ohmygosh, I'm sorry, I'll get that fixed right away." She brought me my plate and left. My husband was already done with his dinner at this point. I cut into one of the enchiladas, took a bite and it tasted like baby food. I opened the enchiladas up and it looked like mashed sweet potatoes, and that was it. There were no caramelized onions, cheese, etc. Our server did not check on us, not once. We got up, went to the front to pay. We let the gal know about our experience and she got our server and my meal was taken off the bill. This is not how I remember Boundary Bay in the past.

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vipChris
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

End of a long bike ride; food and beer were DELICIOUS but food was slow to arrive. Our server was excellent, though.

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vipDragonfly
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our server was very courteous and attentive. We both had the fish tacos which were delicious. I had a summer cocktail “Our Maiden Voyage” that was refreshing and hit the spot. This restaurant has both indoor outdoor seating options and is taking all the necessary safety precautions. Dining there is always a pleasure.

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dianak
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Thanks Madison!

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ParkerZ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing and so friendly, but safe by selling guests to keep their masks on when joe eating/drinking. The food was very average, but the drinks were awesome! I would definitely go back, maybe try something else. Our waitress was super sweet and kept checking in on us, with speedy service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall and our server, Dan T. was absolutely fantastic.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Well distanced. Comfortably social with our two couples.

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SusanT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was good but not great. Very nice outdoor seating area, that we thoroughly enjoyed. Had a fantastic time celebrating the birthday girl. Thank you Boundary Bay!

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RobF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fish tacos and they were amazing! So so so good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service an food. Great feeling over all an nice to feel safe too eat out during the covid-19 times

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and great time at Boundary Bay Brewery yesterday. We enjoyed Hazy Day IPA with soup and salads. Service was really good as well. We had our dog, who was very welcomed! He had his own water dish with ice. He loves ice. Great lower patio area, which was setting up for their Friday night fish fry. Being from Wisconsin, what’s not to like?!? We will be back for sure.

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EduardoL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boundary Bay Brewery is always a terrific place in terms of atmosphere, service, food and of course, brews. :D Even with COVID-19 in place they were able to accommodate our group of cyclists incredibly well while adhering to health & safety guidelines. Thank you all so much from BBB 😊

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auntiec
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor seating was wonderful. The staff was careful to follow all protocols in time of pandemic. Food is always good...I had the French Dip with grilled onions, yum! Server was attentive and gracious.

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jimk
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their preparation for Covid-19 is outstanding. Felt very comfortable and safe eating out there.

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MissMel
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food I've had has been amazing. But my favorite is their homemade root beer. That is my all-time favorite and the first thing that I recommend to anyone I take or recommend that they go here.

Also, I love their local art on the walls. ENJOY!

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the nitro stout was really smooth with great flavor. The loaded nachos (my son ordered as a meal) were huge and came with very good salsa and guacamole. Bangers and mash were a little unique compared to Irish pubs I’ve had them at before, but the flavor was great and the mashed potatoes and gravy went perfect with it (also the added mashed peas were different but very good). My other son got the Mac and. Cheese which was very creamy and had lots of depth with multiple cheeses. Prices were much cheaper than expected to include very reasonable growler fill prices.

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AngelaL
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing food and fantastic service. Highly recommend the yam enchiladas and peanut butter cheesecake!

FAQs

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 647-5593.

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.