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Suzanne Smith Wright
· August 14, 2017
We just moved to Bellingham. Found this totally by accident.. What a great find. We both had lunch-I had a special salad which was excellent and my husband had the pastrami on rye with fries. His comm...ent was.. Now this is how pastrami on rye should be. Good portions, fair prices, friendly service.. What's not to like??!! See More
Cathy Stockham Myers
· November 4, 2017
Loved it from the moment we walked in. Food is AWESOME! Great Staff and Service. Hidden Gem this place is. Treat yourself to a visit. You will definitely return.
Michelle Bowen
· April 9, 2017
We love this place. Not pretentious at all. Very good food. Employees are friendly and service is quick. It's just a small place in what looks like an old gas station with an old fashioned convenience... store in half of it's building, but it delivers like a large only in portion size but in flavor. Highly recommend. See More
Catharine Eleey
· June 19, 2016
Usually the food here is pretty good, but I'm not sure we'll be back after our last experience. We went for a Father's Day brunch today with our 1.5 year old. We settled her into the highchair and sa...t there waiting... And waiting... And waiting... Tables around us who arrived after us began to get served, and no servers even made eye contact with us. With a hungry toddler, we sat there for at least 20 minutes without any contact with staff. Our daughter was very well-behaved (fortunately), but as the minutes ticked by, we knew it wouldn't last, so we packed up and left. The staff made no indication that they noticed we were leaving. We headed home without any food (or even drinks), but with a ruined Father's Day morning. I would not recommend going with children or if you are in need of prompt service. This is honestly the worst I have ever been treated at a restaurant--and this is the first time I am ever posting a review for anything because we felt so disrespected. See More
Jonathan Bowen
· April 9, 2017
Great local place to eat. Not a huge seating area, so arrive early if possible. Staff there are very friendly and kind. Food is really good, almost like not being in Bham. You can even get Chicken and... Waffles if so inclined. Good convenience store with an old-fashioned general store feel is well stocked. Our family loves this place! See More
Maggie McDonald
· July 6, 2017
Best breakfast place in town! The boyfriend loves the biscuits and gravy and the potatoes are my favorite. Also plenty of sweeter options like fresh fruit and pancakes!
Jean Ridenhour Vuckel
· May 22, 2017
Cozy, quaint and great food! Bacon cheese burger is awesome and the garlic fries are the best!
Lisa Renee Rusting
· August 11, 2016
The bomber burger is the bomb,barely could finish the burger,hardly put dent in the fries but they were fresh and delicious as well
Stephanie Stargell
· May 9, 2016
Wanted to treat my daughter to breakfast after a doctors appt. marlin's was the best breakfast we have had in a long time!
Jim Skerjanc
· March 27, 2017
We like this place, great food in an old 1930s style place.
Ana Cecilia Dominguez Jackson
· October 3, 2015
Cute place, a niche in the York neighborhood that holds the traditional ice cream shop style. Lovely decor
Barbara Jan Lewis
· March 10, 2017
Amazing food, fast service, nostalgic history!!! A winner all around! I will return anytime I'm back in Bellingham!
Casey Bowers
· December 11, 2016
Funky, unexpected venue with friendly, helpful, busy servers. Good food and great vibe at breakfast.
Larry Nicholas
· November 26, 2016
Great food and selection of market items. Nice to patronize a family owned business.
Mary Elliott
· October 31, 2016
We love this little gem of a restaurant. Always delicious, friendly quick service, cute atmosphere.
Frank James
· April 14, 2013
I want to tell everyone it it terrible so that the lines don't become like the ones at the Old Town. I only tell very good friends about this place.
David Morton
· December 21, 2016
Best breakfast in the Pacific Northwest. Great classic lunch counter.
Jess Cisneros
· December 23, 2013
Try the corn beef and hash! I have hated it all my life but Marlins changed all that!
Pamela Fox Perez
· June 20, 2015
Always great food. The specials they offer daily are always delicious. Our favorite weekend spot.
Kristina M Richner
· June 26, 2015
I love this place!! Lots of memories made here!!!
Knut Christiansen
· January 11, 2016
Nelson's is a Bellingham landmark and rightfully so.
James Meintel
· March 5, 2015
Great food, service, atmosphere. The whole 9 Yards.
Tom Day
· December 29, 2014
Had the nacho burger Sat....MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Good
Josh Adams
· February 4, 2014
Definately the people!
Aryon Robbins Kwiatkowski
· May 26, 2014
Very good
Neil McCrea
June 13, 2017
Chicken & waffles with sausage gravy. The work day promises to be ugly, but my breakfast doesn't have to be.
Michelle Easton-Hayes
July 20, 2016
Bay Shrimp Bisque and Pork Loin in Almond Cream Sauce... Anticipation!
Christopher Ditto
January 15, 2014
Beef Ravioli with Onions & Peppers, Mixed Field Greens and Garlic Bread - It's what's for dinner, come on down!!!!
Open today at 8am. Apple Cup on at 12:30.

Chicken Lickin’ good. Two broasted pieces + mashed and gravy + choice of salad or soup (clam chowder or Hungarian mushroom), $14.50

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Broasted Chicken Special 2 pieces thigh & leg w/fries 11.50