• Lunch Daily: Sorry Closed
  • Dinner Daily: Due to Covid

Fish: A Cure for the Winter Blues

Fish Helps with Seasonal Affective Disorder It is estimated that about 14% of the US population report feeling a little down and lethargic during the winter months, and an additional 6% suffer from the more acute Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Bellingham tops out the list of cities in the continental United States with populations of…

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Supporting Our Working Waterfront

The Value of Bellingham’s Waterfront At the end of September and Start of October, our staff had the distinct pleasure of attending the inaugural Bellingham Seafest, a celebration of our “legacy maritime heritage, bustling working waterfront, internationally-renowned fishing & seafood industries and unsurpassed culinary bounty.” Needless to say, we owe a great deal of our…

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Ivory Salmon Special

Ivory Salmon We recently posted on social media that we were serving a special treat, white (or ivory) salmon. We wanted to take some time to pass along more info on what makes this salmon unique and gives it the flavor profile you’ll come to love. The iconic pinkish-orange to deep red color, which is…

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New Gift Cards!

Oyster Bar Gift Cards The Oyster Bar now has gift cards! These are not your standard restaurant gift cards (read: over-sized and on card-stock). Easy to use, these credit card style gift cards are the ideal gift for the foodie on your list. Perfect to entice your friends from the Seattle area to skip town…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY (Nov 23rd), THURSDAY (24th) AND FRIDAY (25th) Featuring Quince Sorbet Intermezzo Pumpkin Souffle Cider Sage Butter Fresh Roasted Turkey Breast Fresh Samish Bay Oyster and Sausage Stuffing Maple Glazed Butternut Squash Roasted Parsnip Mashed Potatoes French Green Beans with Toasted Pecans and a Sherry Vinaigrette

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The History and Types of Oysters in the PNW

The History of PNW Oysters Seafood, and oysters in particular, are the cornerstone upon which our establishment is built. The Pacific Northwest has always been known for its relationship with the Sea, with the native peoples of the area consuming and utilizing oysters in particular for over 4000 years. With the arrival of European-American settlers…

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5 reasons YOU should visit the Chuckanut Oyster Bar

Visit Chuckanut Oyster Bar In July of 2016, our little restaurant was featured in a Seattle PI piece “Washington’s Best Road Trip Restaurants.” We were selected as a part of a readers poll which asked: where do you go to eat on your way to Canada, Oregon, Idaho or your favorite hiking spot? While we’re…

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New Salad and New Soup for Fall

A reflection of the weather, we’ve got some new fall-flavored items on the menu.   Butternut Squash Soup Made with locally foraged Golden Chanterelle Mushrooms and roasted butternut squash, this soup is garnished with a toasted almond pesto and creme fraiche. It will warm you up and delight your taste-buds! Golden Chanterelles (cantharellus cibarius) can…

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Bellingham SeaFeast

Bellingham SeaFest You may have noticed our tweet, regarding the Oyster Shucking competition at Bellingham’s Inaugural Seafeast celebration this year. Two of our chefs, Joey and Chris, placed 2nd and 3rd in the competition. Seafeast, “a festival filled with world-renowned seafood, boat rides, demonstrations, and the arts in an authentic maritime environment” happened at Bellingham’s…

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Chuckanut Drive is now 100 Years Old

In the 1890’s, Chuckanut Drive, aka Highway 11,  was nothing more then a rugged logging road.  Today it’s a well traveled scenic drive that’s considered by many to be the most beautiful road in the great Northwest. It wasn’t until 1905 that work began to make improvements to the drive from Bellingham.  Convicts started the…

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Make a Reservation

Warm up by our fireplace. Call ahead to reserve your seat at the table! 360-766-6185

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For Your Favorite Foodies

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Featured Wine: Woodward Canyon 2016 Nelms Road Cabernet Sauvignon

Enticing aromas of black currant, olive, spices, tobacco, and lead pencil. Deep red in color. In the mouth the wine offers savory blueberry fruit, mature tannins, beautiful texture and a long generous finish.

+ Closing times may vary seasonally so please call for a reservation if wishing to dine after 8pm.

+ It is our policy not to seat parties with children under 9 years of age unless our downstairs dining room is unoccupied.



Re-Opening Feb 4th

Feb 4th is our new target opening date. Due to the new Covid-19 lockdown in Washington, our in-person services are closed. Get ahead of the crowd and make your future reservation today by calling 360-223-5811.


Gift Cards Available
A Gift Card is the perfect gift for any foodie. Call 360-223-5811 or email info@theoysterbar.net and we mail it to you or the recipient.