Looking for a place to grab a bite on the way up to the ski area at Mount Baker? Or looking for dinner after a day in the mountains summer or winter? Here are some options near Mount Baker and on the way to and from Bellingham on the Mount Baker Highway.
Its a good list to look at if your planning to stay overnight near Baker so you can choose where to eat and determine your favorite options.
Let us know your thoughts below or let us know your favorite place to eat!
5465 Potter Road off Highway 9 in Van Zandt
This delightful, eclectic store features a wide array of gourmet meats, specialty cheeses and fine wines, many of which are locally made. Also check out their great selection of clothing, books, and also the artwork.
The Historic Rome Grocery Store
2908 Mt. Baker Highway just out of Bellingham
This local store has been around since 1915 and serves a locally inspired menu. Gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads, pizza, 100% grass fed hamburgers, as well as daily specials. Finish this off with espresso, ice cream cones or fresh baked goods. You’ll also find beer, wine, and cider.
Rifugio’s Country Italian Cuisine
5415 Mt. Baker Highway in Deming
Gourmet full-service menu with wine, beer, and also espresso – all at reasonable prices. It’s about 15 minutes out of Bellingham and features a drive-up bar. They also have live music and events. Open Thursday through Sunday.
The North Fork Brewery and Beer Shrine
6186 Mt. Baker Highway near Demming
One of the historic places to check out in Whatcom County, you’ll find the perfect combination of fresh ale and hand-tossed pizza. It’s a pizzeria, brewery, wedding chapel, and beer museum all wrapped up in one destination. Check it out during the annual Mt. Baker Banked Slalom and you likely see some famous faces enjoying a pint or two.
5565 Mount Baker Highway near Demming
The Welcome Grocery is brand new and you can either eat in or take out. Fresh-made home-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pastries, deli sandwiches, rotisserie chicken and more. It’s also the largest bottle shop in the region.
Chair 9 Woodstone Pizza and Bar
10459 Mt Baker Highway near Glacier
Chair 9 is a great place to enjoy a family meal or a cold brew after a day on the mountain. Bands play on the weekends, and there is lots of space for dancing. What is really nice is that you can get the pizza toppings on corn chips – perfect if you are looking for gluten free options. Open for lunch and dinner. Dine in or take out. They have a Chair 9 facebook page with their music events.
9989 Mt. Baker Highway in Glacier
Have a seet at the legendary bar and sample the rotating selections of fine craft beers, wine, and ciders. Serving fresh rustic pub fare with some great daily specials. Breakfast is available on weekends.
9990 Mt. Baker Highway in Glacier
Open for 27 years, Milano’s has been a long time landmark in the Mount Baker foothills. Now under new ownership since 2015 they have improved traditional Italian recipes plus they have daily specials.
Two restaurants in one. Milano’s, 27 years of great Italian food with an amazing wine list; and Bar Veneto, a craft bar with a high end and unique taco menu.
Wake ‘N Bakery
6903 Bourne Street in Glacier
Open in the morning till late afternoon, Wake ‘N Bakery serves breakfast burritos, quiche, soup, lunch wraps, and freshly baked goods. They have both savory and sweet gluten-free options as well as organic espresso and coffee. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating. Take out is also available.