Anthony's at Squalicum Harbor Bellingham

4.4
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262 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Anthony's at Squalicum Harbor is located just off the I-5 corridor on Squalicum Harbor in Bellwether on the Bay and offers spectacular views of the San Juan Islands and an impressive view of the sunset year round. Anthony's at Squalicum Harbor is also located near Zuanich Park, a bay side park that is among many pleasure yachts and fishing vessels.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Farm-to-table
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(360) 647-5588
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Parking Details
Complimentary parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 262 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very loud group next to us at some points couldn’t hear each other kinna frustrating

T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

I feel like when you make a reservation you shouldn’t have to wait for over 15 min to get seated

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I knew Valentine's day would be a busy night which is why I made the reservation well in advance. Once we got there, we waited 25 minutes before we were shown to our table. The kitchen was really fast but they clearly overbooked the night.

V
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The dinner was fabulous, the service was awesome. The place was packed, so it was a bit noisey, but understandable.

f
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Service started slow with a longer than usual wait for someone to come to our table - wanted to start evening with a champagne for the birthday girl and had to wait. Food was OK - my rockfish was very thin; thinner than usual. Had a fishy taste so must have left on the 'graying' underneath. All in all OK but not great.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Great place, but very loud. Hard to hear the person across from you.

HJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner out with my boyfriend. Our server was so lively and kind. Super upfront about timing for different dishes and what to expected. He really was ahead of what we wanted and needed which was outstanding. The food was EXCELLENT! Crab fettuccine and the sword fish dinners are what we ordered. Then dessert was amazing also. Just prompt, happy, helpful service. We waited a little after the reservation time to be seated but honestly if you don’t expect that on a busy night that’s on you not them. Would recommend using Open Table and would recommend Anthony’s to everyone! Really outstanding service.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

I have been going here for years and usually I give it a better rating but the last few times I have found it to very average meal for the price. And I have to say the waiter was not that friendly and rushed us through our meals. I specially asked them not to rush us. The calamari was so salty and over cooked.
On the bright side it is a lovely view

PM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

David is our ALL TIME favorite waiter!! He even makes the food and wine taste better!
The salmon was cooked to perfection.

CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anthony's is a restaurant we can count on. Superb quality, gracious service, stunning location, and great value all add up to a wonderful experience for customers.

L
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I made my reservations online and put a note on there that it was my birthday and would like a seat by the window. We did have to wait 15 or so mins for a table when we got there, then an extra couple minutes for one by the window. The hosts were nice and acknowledged the birthday note. It would have been nice if the server had got the memo that it was one of our birthdays, though. I got skipped over when we were ordering and went last.
I'm gluten free and I couldn't eat the bread that was served, but I ordered the NW seasonal salad which didn't have any berries on it and was not particularly good and not worth $10. However I was glad to be able to eat something before my food came.
I got the scallops and they were delicious! I was very pleased. I also got a basil pomegranate mocktail that was very good.
But after our food came and a quick once over, we didn't see our server again, so it was hard to order another drink. And when I did, it felt hurried and like I couldn't ask any questions about it. I wound up getting a drink that was way too strong.
The desert menu only had two gluten free things on it - ice cream and burnt cream. Even the mousse wasn't gluten-free. I was going to ask if there was a free desert for birthdays, but I didn't want the GF options they had, so I didn't bother. And our server didn't seem to have time for me to ask either. So we just went elsewhere for desert.
I initially have this review 4 stars across the board because I overall had a pleasant evening with my SO and family, however, after breaking down the evening, there were a lot of things that didn't go so well.

RG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very clean and welcoming atmosphere. Excellent view of the water. Accommodating of the wheelchair we had including a nice ramp. The ramp does have some landscaping byshes that needs to be clipped back. Professional, kind, smiling and courteous employees. We will be back!

GP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

It seems they don't have enough employees to handle the crowd. We had a reservation through OpenTable, arrived 5 minutes early. We were 'checked in', and noticed that there were several other couples 'checked in' and complaining of their wait. A few minutes survey of the dining room indicated very few people being served, and after 20 minutes of waiting to be seated, with several people still ahead of us, and the hostess not addressing the problem, it was obvious they were not keeping up with reservations or able to handle the crowd efficiently, or even offer to explain the hold-up. We left without being seated and ended up another great establishment where we were seated immediately.

c
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's the place we go to when we are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion because we know we will have a great meal.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place to celebrate a birthday, fabulous place for a 2nd date. We spent lots of time chatting before even looking at the menu and the waiter handled it well - he checked in but didn't push. Food was yummy!

D
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The server and busboy were attentive but not overly present and both were extremely polite and professional. The food was to everyone's liking and was really something folks were raving about. I would not hesitate to recommend Anthony's at Squalicum Harbor Bellingham to a friend and was very happy with our dining experience.

The kitchen kept things timed properly so at no time were there multiple courses served at the same time, which paced the meal well.

W
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

What I will remember was my own experience, not that of the other three dinners.
I read over the menu carefully, trying to find dishes that were not shell fish, as I have an allergy to
it. I believed I ordered sliced raw tuna, but received a poke bowl of cooked through tuna pieces! Sad I didn't complain at that point. My entree, the cod special, was undercooked! By then it was too.late to complain. My husband's meal was good, as apparently was everyone elses! I will not go back anytime soon.

Z
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking for a good seafood restaurant in Bellingham while we were visiting there and we found it. The restaurant sits right by the ocean so am sure on a clear night it would be stunning unfortunately it was raining and foggy during our visit. The food was excellent, the service was prompt and friendly. We were there on a Monday night and it was full - highly recommend reservations.

C
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Our waiter initially was great, but must have had too many tables. We had to wait a long time before he returned so that we could ask a question. Also we would have appreciated coffee or tea with our dessert but we got tired of waiting!

DG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The view of the harbor from our window seats was nice. The lighting at nice was comfortable. Our cups never went low. The 3 course meal was a good deal. We enjoyed our visit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took friends for an anniversary dinner on a Friday evening. We had the 3-course dinner, before dinner cocktails and wine with dinner. Dinner was so filling that we took our desserts home. We all had a great time. Oh, we ran into 5 other couples that we know in 3 other groups. They seemed to be enjoying themselves too.

k
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The $25 dinner special was a very good value. The three courses were well prepared and served well. The selection was broad. The size of the entrees were a bit smaller than full cost platters; however, the preparation and flavors were excellent. After the three courses, we were well satisfied.

KG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary & my husband's birthday & the evening went excellent! We were seated right away. Our server, Mark H., was awesome! He offered great customer service, he greeted us with a smile, he was kind, & one of the best servers we have had at this establishment. He even offered us a salad to split while we waited for our meals which was a first. We ordered our usual dinner favorites which were top notch. We will continue to return here and we always send our friends & family here for the best seafood in town. Thank you for making our evening extra special!

AK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was good, and consistent as usual. Service was mostly good, but we felt as though the server was in a hurry to close out our bill, and it turns out it was likely as she was at the end of her shift. Anyway, it felt a little rushed, even a little pressured, but still, a very positive dining experience.

RM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third time dining at this location. We have not been disappointed! Thank you. Will definitely be back.

D
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

New Year's Eve at Squalicum Anthony's was great. Always a bit noisy when busy, but the food and service was very good.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service amazing seafood options

CH
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Being a Bellingham resident I have eaten at this location many times. The only thing I dread is the initial meeting with the hostess; they are usually gruff, rude and not very friendly. The rest of the staff however, is awesome. I have always had friendly, courteous and accommodating servers. The food is good I’ll be at a little overpriced. Lastly, the sign of a restaurant that appreciates you is when you are thanked by the hostess for eating at the restaurant before you exit; in the last six visits I have yet for this to happen. There are many new fresh restaurants in town where all staff are very happy to see me and look after my needs; I will be expanding my food circle to enjoy these

CF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Upon arrival there were two hostesses chatting, one was calling to a guest waiting in the lobby. The hostess call to the guest several times from the hostess desk about 14 feet away?You could see the frustration on her face when she had to walk over to talk to the guest.

We were seated right away across from the kitchen and the light it was out at our table.

The service could’ve been better, it was probably still too early and not enough for the server to do which sometimes leads to lack of attention.

The food was just so-so and for the price point my sense is Anthony’s needs to reevaluate and assess value for lack of quality.

KT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was good and the service was good. Only problem was I made a reservation for a table for 2 at 6:15. We arrived at 6:10 and weren't seated until about 6:50.

R
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy it here. They do a great happy hour and dinner was also really good. Love the fried oysters. Staff is very friendly and accommodated us with our seating request.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant when we are in this area. We always feel so welcome. Service is awesome and the food is delicious as is the presentation. Definitely a great dining experience.

DG
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anthony's is my family's go-to place for fancy occasions, and going when the Xmas decorations are out is an added bonus.

SO
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anthony's in western Washington Never disappoint! The food, the views, the ambiance, the servers. Always the best!

ST
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice and relaxed atmosphere and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful clam chowder and great sourdough bread.

SH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Too noisy for easy conversation - otherwise outstanding service and food.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Refreshing,

KZ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the lobster special...a nice place to spend time with a friend who is going south for the winter!!!

S
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The November special, Steak and Lobster, was fabulous!!! Everything was cooked perfectly, will definitely try to go back again before it's gone!! And the best Caramel Appletini ever! Service was top notch, don't change a thing! (I've also had their Sunday Brunch....amazing!)