Keenan's at the Pier - Bellingham

4.6
129 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Casual yet elegant, Keenan's at the Pier features fresh local Northwest cuisine

and a full bar. Our Executive Chef and her culinary staff highlight the beauty

and style of the Pacific Northwest with creative twists on your favorite dishes. Enjoy a panoramic view of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands while sipping a crafted cocktail or glass of wine from our extensive list. Seasonal outside dining too

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 129 people are saying
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Oakspring
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfectly cooked and displayed. Service staff were attentive and professional.

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diningdiva
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting to watch the sunset over Bellingham Bay! Food was excellent as well as its presentation. Mango prawns were spicy with a wonderful balsamic. Mussels were fresh, though the Parmesan cheese on the Caesar salad was not. Still, service was perfect, a nice wine list, and quiet enough to have an intimate conversation with my partner. Pretty sweet!

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LizH
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Came here for a nice lunch and we certainly had that. It is a beautiful setting. The service is very nice. I had fish and chips. It wasn't the best I have had but not the worst either. The breading nice and light but it was overcooked and the fish inside didn't have a good texture. It seemed like the fish was frozen and not thawed properly???? It was weepy, tough and yet jelly like. Anyway, just not a great piece of fish. The fries were good if you like shoe strings. They are all about the crunch but never have much flavor in my opinion. None the less I ate every one of them. The coleslaw that came with it was nondescript. My guest had the gyro. She liked it but had a hard time eating it. The lamb is in the form of a meatball so when she tried to bite down it rolled right out. Maybe a flatter meatball would work better.
Would I recommend this place to a friend? For sure. It was good. It just wasn't great.

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BillS
Boise
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food. Warm and welcoming environment.

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worksofwisdom
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot with amazing safe outdoor seating overlooking bay. Trains passing are loud, but fun

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vipCCBacchus
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner, excellent food locally sourced, beautifully presented, charming outside space safely separately and heated, great wine list. Can't wait to go back.

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vipmacjack
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dropping our son off at colllege for the first time, we had a special dinner and it was amazing. Every dish was delicious and we watched the sunset over the water. Great server, too!

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vipIMHUNGRY
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal & outstanding service. From the greeti g at the door until we left 2 hours later, everything was outstanding.
Drink orders taken & delivered promptly. We split the crab cakes (delish!) & the house salad ( a tad underdressed but nothing tragic. Still outstanding).
My dining companion has the sockeye salmon with the pea risotto. The salmon was perfect. I had the halibut with the miso caramel. The miso sauce was to die for & the halibut was spot on perfection.
I am celiac & I could hear the chefs audibly discussing being cautious as well as watching them change gloves each time any portion of any course of my meal was prepped. Outstanding.
I can say that this meal was one of the top three meals I have EVER had at a restaurant in over 40 years. I urge them to keep this halibut dish on their menu as a signature dish. I'll drive from anywhere to get this again.
As for service, Emily was perfect, friendly and timed each course exactly right. Just excellent.
The only downside had nothing to do with the restaurant at all. I had to move due to a nearby guest who had so much perfume on, it was overwhelming our food.
A+ to Keenans and to Emily.

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Welfy
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy reservation system (Open Table), lovely view, polite and helpful servers. We wanted a nice evening out and that's what we got. The food was innovative and delicious. Mango panna cotta? Yes, please. It was accompanied by a chia cream and a quail egg yolk. Very pretty and tasty. I loved the view from the window and even when another party took the outdoor table in front of us, the chairs were arranged so we could still see the bay. Nice job. Our server was a delight and went back to the kitchen twice to get answers to a couple of questions we had about the food. We chose from a reasonable wine list and weren't rushed to finish our meal. Thanks Keenan's. We'll come back soon.

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viprick
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great lunch. Great menu. Beautiful view. In a very nice hotel.

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DavidS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific views across the bay to Lummi Island. Very pleasant ambiance. Food and service was great although the menu is a bit limited. Will return again for breakfast or maybe cocktails and sun down.

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, amazing cocktails, and the view of the water is stunning!

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vipEricS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lemon Meringue dessert was awful !
Weird bitter poor concept !

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JosieS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious, better than expected! Our waitresss checked on us not too frequently and our food came out quick.

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Pdavis
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, we had a wonderful time at keenan’s. Already planning on going back.

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MarilynG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Staff were kind and courteous.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome. The halibut dish may be the best I have had. The scallops were excellent as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! Great food, lovely service and beautiful setting.

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Darlinlilly56
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were no specials and the menu hasn’t changed but the food is always good. We were outside which was very nice and all staff had on masks. We did not feel at risk thanks to Keenan’s protocols and set up. They didn’t rush us through our lunch and I felt somewhat bad sitting for a long time and talking over lunch. But, the server said they did not need the table. Keenan’s is always consistently good and I highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful breakfast with nice view table. Couldn’t ask for more.

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christopheh
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food as usual. A bit less attention to detail than usual (no bread before, no ice with the oysters....little things that make the difference the first time)

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vipJackie
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food ranged from decent (soup) to lousy (burger) and inedible (tapenade). Nice view, though! Wouldn’t return.

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CherylW
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great views and good menu options if you’re a seafood lover. I’m a vegetarian and my options were limited. But the scenery more than made up for it.

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DekaW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good and the views are gorgeous. I think this may be my new favorite restaurant in Bellingham.

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vipMonsieurBongout1
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good view and food and mostly attentive service. I would go back.

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vipJosephH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in out party of 10 was very pleased with their dinner. I consider myself a fairly accomplished amateur chef and am disappointed when a meal isn’t at least as good as I could prepare. Wasn’t the case with Keenan’s. Everything looked beautiful and tasted great. Two of us had the Salmon which was perfectly cooked and we both loved the risotto. My wife is allergic to garlic which is in the sauce that comes with the scallops, so they made an alternate sauce with no garlic. Great service and a great overall experience! We were celebrating a special occasion and Keenans served up very special meals to all of us

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from the east coast and wanted a great meal on the water. It was a great experience.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is quite good and the prices very reasonable. Even though we hung out well past time to get up and make the table available, no one pestered us.

Very appreciated.

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Ginger
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a romantic date night! Our server was great & the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked outside dinning just for the amazing sunset view at the pier! It’s a must! Staff very friendly, server very knowledgeable and fun. Good and drinks were wonderful!

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birthdaygirl
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Service was very slow and my food was over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at keenan”s. We had a great meal, and really great service! We will definitely come back probably many times.

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vipVanessaW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, good food for the price. outside seating the best spot in the place.

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Seattlenerd
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Original reserved "outdoor" table was disappointing, tucked away from the water view next to a server station and set of doors. But the server quickly took us to the bar area deck and set us up by the railing and a beautiful view. Excellent service and food, and made for a very nice anniversary dinner.

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SusannaK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So worth the trip up to Bellingham! Amazing food and service. And the view! Would visit again.

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LynnY
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I reserved for a business lunch. Everyone's first time at Keenan's, the food was great, service was excellent from the moment I walked in. The view was just perfect and so were the crab cakes!! Will definately return! Thanks Keenan's!

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GaryP
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! What a wonderful find.
Food, ambiance and service outstanding. This will definitely be a go to place when visiting the Bellingham area.
Reservations are a must even for lunch.

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LORINEN
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Asked for eggs "fried very over-hard". The outer edges were perfect, the yolks were over-easy.

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xcleeglee
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tuesday a friend and I arrived for lunch. Luckily, we had reservations as the restaurant was very, very busy. I had fish and chips, which were very good in spite of not being very warm. My lunch partner ordered the Island Salad. The server had said the mango chutney was not spicy. She would not have agreed...it was very spiced and it felt like her tongue was burning. She was not able to eat it. Her salad was supposed to have included pineapple, which it did not. It would have been nice to have the salad served with some sort of bread, without having to ask for it. Overall, some good food and some misses. We would go back, just to hope for a well balanced meal.

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Pooka
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The covered outdoor setting was wonderful, the server was wonderful, and the food was wonderful. I had the fried chicken Cesar salad wrap--my first wrap--and loved it. Plus the best fries I've had in Bellingham. Pricey, but worth it.

FAQs

Keenan's at the Pier - Bellingham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 392-5510.

Keenan's at the Pier - Bellingham is rated 4.6 stars by 129 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.