If you’re a local here or have visited recently, you’ll notice that Lynden has drastically stepped it’s game up on the places available to grab a bite to eat! There are now over six restaurants located right on Front Street and even more less than a mile from downtown!
First up is The Mill Restaurant. As you can probably guess, The Mill is located inside the historical Windmill Building right downtown on Front Street. The Mill offers a bistro menu featuring gourmet flatbreads, generously sized salads, and cheese platters. The atmosphere at The Mill is cozy and intimate without being overly fancy, so it’s great for date night or family dinner as well. Grab a nice dinner or go sample the wines and cheeses – both great options!
Next on the list is the classic Lynden Dutch Bakery. Although this shop isn’t on the list of new spots in town, they continue to serve the community delicious Dutch favorites including homemade pies, Oliebollen, and almond sticks. They also offer a well rounded lunch menu full of soups, salads, and sandwiches. TIP: berry season is an optimal time to visit the Dutch Bakery when local berry ingredients are at their prime!
For Asian inspired cuisine, there are a couple restaurants in Lynden to put on your list! If you’re craving Thai food, be prepared for the Chandara House to instantly become your new local favorite. The menu offers all kinds of different homemade curries, rice dishes, and other flavorful appetizers. Chandara is also located inside the Windmill Building with a forest-like atmosphere among plants and a koi pond.
For the sushi lovers, Nami Asian Bistro is your spot. Nami is a Japanese-style restaurant with tons of different sushi rolls, teriyaki and bento combos. Sit down and watch the chef in action or order take-out and enjoy in the comfort of your home!
Also well-worth mentioning:
Steakhouse9 Bistro – Located right on the Homestead Golf Course and offers a great happy hour menu and fun atmosphere! Best time to visit is during the summer when the patio opens up and the views are incredible.
Burnt Ends BBQ – For authentic southern style BBQ located off the Guide Meridian next to Rite Aid and Starbucks.
Avenue Bread – With locations all over Whatcom County, Avenue is the spot for fresh and generously sized sandwiches, soups, and salads. They’re famous for their bread, so take home a loaf of your favorite kind next time you stop in!
JoFish Seafood and Grill – Family owned and operated, serving mouth-watering fish n’ chips, homemade clam chowder, and juicy burgers! Also a Front St favorite.
Inspired by an article written by Whatcom Talk: Taste of Lynden: A Downtown Restaurant Round-Up