Keenan's at the Pier - Bellingham

4.7
66 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 66 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant to dine in. They could use a little bit better signage when first walking in. The ambience was gorgeous, as we were seated right next to the window and could watch the sunset.
We ordered cocktails, appetizers, and of course dinner. We also received bread and specialty butter while we waited.
The only “complaint“ that I would give is the cocktail. I ordered a standard mai tai. Nothing special about it. And there was a distinct lack of education in creating a mai tai. I ordered three of them just to see if there was any changes, and sad to say there was not. They could definitely send their bartender to mixology school. For a high-end restaurant, one expects a higher quality mixed drink.
We were well cared for and the customer service was outstanding!
We were able to eat at a leisurely pace, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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foodiegirl
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed with my dinner at Keenan's yesterday, which was the first time I've eaten there. The scallops were fabulous, as was the flourless chocolate torte. The Northwest Garden Salad was original, tasty, and very fresh. Everything was prepared and plated perfectly--a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Special callout to my excellent waiter, Grant, though all of the staff were friendly and efficient. The view can't be beat. We will be back many times!

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Ldr115
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing view, great food! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and the food was amazing!!!

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JennieM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful return to dining. No rush and nice and quiet

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louisewa
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great environment, the two entrees we ordered (new york steak and ribeye steak) seemed a little underwhelming for price point. Would absolutely go back for drinks and appetizers but skip dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and view - I would recommend it for the beautiful view alone.

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ChristineR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is heavenly to sit on the covered deck with heaters, dividers between tables, and the most wonderful view. Servers know the right balance of being attentive to diners' needs while also staying allowing diners privacy and time to enjoy the meal and each other.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service and the food was good but not great. I will come back as there were other things on the menu that sound good. I hope they’re as good as they sound.

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CarolynH
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very enjoyable experience. Lovely view of the bay and comfortable seats

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Heidih
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Breakfast: needs more interesting choices

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Steve
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed Keenan's. It's a small restaurant with a limited menu but the food was good and the service was great. Very good for a hotel restaurant.

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DianaV
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience with outside dining. The setting was beautiful and service was great!! Felt very comfortable with covid precautions...thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner at Keenan’s for our anniversary. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was gourmet and fresh, especially the ono. The chowder and salad were also wonderful and the flourless chocolate torte amazing. A couple of trains passed by, but we didn’t mind them. The patio dining was separated by plexiglass walls for COVID and the heater did a good job on a cool day.

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viprick
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the ahi tuna and the crab cakes. It was some of the best ahi I have ever had. Very fresh and not overcooked. The crab cakes were wonderful.

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ChristineR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the heated patio was wonderful. Server was there when needed, but let us have our time to decide and chat. No pressure to hurry.

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vipLuv2eat79
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and view. It was our first time and we’d def go back

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Carol
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positively delightful in every aspect. This was our first time dining there since moving to Bellingham last summer. It exceeded our expectations. Thank you.

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Harriet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch on the deck, well-protected from other patrons, and well-timed service. Their blackened fish tacos are terrific and plenty of food for lunch or dinner. Thin French fries also just crispy enough. Favorite go-to spot on nice or even mezzo days for the view.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The only thing that would have made the experience better would have been to not be seated directly across from the kitchen with its perfectly understandable high level of noise and activity.

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JoselinR
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is actually worth the price ! Each plate I got did not disappoint and it tasted delicious. And with a view of the ocean! Totally recommend this place! Our waitress was very nice as well and made our first time their very enjoyable

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Eggs Benedict I've eaten in years. The coffee was strong, hot, and freshly brewed. We'll be back!

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Da12mon
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast if staying at the hotel or if you are looking for a yummy place to go.

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Vinn
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Keenan's was amazing! You could order almost anything and it will be delicious. I had the sockeye with pesto risotto and it was phenomenal, fresh, and yummy. My mother had the lamb chops with mint chutney, it was tender and sweet. We finished it off with the Creme Brulee which was sweet, but not too sweet. Overall, a wonderful experience. The coffee was the only thing lacking. It was a bit weak.

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GaryM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The lamb chops were well seasoned but a little tougher than we would have expected. Everything else was excellent.

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RandallS
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The halibut was tremendously overcooked and very dry. The other three entrees at our table were just fine just very disappointed in the way that halibut was prepared. Our server was excellent and a fantastic view of the water.

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RobinB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The salads were fresh and had the right amount of dressings. The kitchen was slow.

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Holly
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All during the winter of the pandemic, I was missing going out to Keenan's. Finally on Mother's Day I got my wish and it was as good as I remembered. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day and loved the experience. Beautiful view on the patio; didn’t get cold because of the heaters and blankets provided by the staff. Our waitress made excellent recommendations and all of the food was delicious.

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ScottA
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The poor service distracted from the great food. Our waitress seemed to have a chip on her shoulder and went out of her way to make rude comments a few times. Pretty bizarre.

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Megan
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as always -- Keenan's doesn't ever disappoint! Thank you for the lovely environment, friendly service and exceptional food!

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JanetC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Keenan's at the Pier for a birthday and our first foray after we were fully vaccinated. It was indeed very special; the food, the view and the service was exceptional. We will definitely be coming back for more!

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Sandy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made the reservation for a birthday luncheon several days prior to the date. Since the reason for lunch was noted on the form I thought we would be seated at a nice table. Instead we were seated in the far corner and the south view was stacked extra tubs and carts stored on the deck. It was a lovely day but we could see very little of a water view. The service and food were good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and view and menu! Everything was great!

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JamesB
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always have a delicious meal and great service. Glad we had reservations, it was busy.

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vipalecs
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific spot

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BetsyB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed COVID safe dining on the deck overlooking the bay. Heat lamps made it comfortable. Partitions separated us from other diners. Very enjoyable experience for the first time at a restaurant in a long time.

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Greg
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keenans is my regular Sunday morning stop for a great breakfast.
I took a great live 3 sec. picture while eating inside, its posted on Instagram under
#cheersGreg I really like it It is also tagged to #Keenansatthepier
Sorry I was unable to upload the live 3sec. photo.
Keep up the good work
Greg J

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vipalecs
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere

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HeatherA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fabulous wait staff. Had a wonderful time out on the patio in the evening sun.

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 4.7 stars by 66 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.