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The Real McCoy

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American, Bar, Pub
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114 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4402
16:00 - 23:00
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West Linn, Oregon
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230 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed two incredible meals, the braised oxtail with quinoa and the beef sliders with whiskey soaked onions! Of all the drinks I have ever ordered, I had never had an Old-Fashioned! The one they make here is custom-mixed in a barrel…Yes, it's on tap and served on a rock--an iced rock! Wow, I have a new favorite cocktail! Our... More 

Thank TeamRealMcCoy
Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My husband and I decided to stop by this place for a cocktail before heading out to dinner. What a treasure! We hated to leave. We were greeted quite kindly by the bartender (and I am assuming owner). He took great care and finesse when creating our cocktails. I ordered the fold fashioned, and it was LOVELY! My husband ordered... More 

Thank KikiBham
Bellingham, Washington
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We've been coming here since it opened upon the recommendation of friends who, like us, like a good drink and want well-prepared, interesting food to go with it. What we have found for several years now is a relatively cozy place (the bar seats around 9, the comfortable room another 30 or so) that consistently attracts a wide clientele from... More 

Thank Joseph C
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

When I go out for a drink I like to enjoy the subtler aspects of the evening. As a business owner in a college town I spend some evenings around noise, but when I go somewhere alone or with a small group I always end up at the Real McCoy. The bartenders here are impeccable, consistent, professional, and thoughtful. This... More 

Thank Luke B
Billings, Montana
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

My daughter and I had a fun meal with sharing several tapas. We each enjoyed a fruity local craft cocktail that was delicious. The service was timely and perfect.

Thank Jeanie L
Prague, Czech Republic
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Sure, it is a great place. Good food, Pleasant atmosphere. etc. But there is one really good reason to go here. They have Sheepdip. A blended whisky. If you never have had it, life is incomplete. And only they seem to stock it in Bellingham. Perhaps in WA.

2 Thank Kygelia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

A bellinghamster recommended us this restaurant/cocktail bar and we were more than supprised by the great food and cocktails served. We had the whole Valentines special menu with fresh oysters, pate with toast, deliciously tender lamb chops and a cheesecake to top it all off. All courses were served with excellent recommended wines, cocktails and digesteves. Only thing missing was... More 

Thank Roosje Kay V
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We prefer eating early, rather than late, and are fans of happy hour dining. The Real McCoy, recommended to us by friends, fit the bill perfectly. Arriving on the early side of happy hour, we settled in with our drinks and decided to try the Braised Painted Hill Oxtail and the Painted Hills Beef Slider from the happy hour menu,... More 

1 Thank LocalFoodLoverNW
Bellingham, Washington
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Finally got around to trying this place and am sorry we didn't go sooner. Excellent selection of specialty cocktails and some interesting appetizers to choose from. Only gave it four stars because it is very expensive for the drinks and the food. At least $9 for a cocktail and most of the food was in the same price range for... More 

Thank gpc1
Des Moines, Washington
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We went for a drink and small bite before a show. Friends we were visiting suggested The Real McCoy, I wasn't to impressed with the menu, though what we ordered was very good. The salad was fresh with a light spritz of dressing. Being a Saturday night, they were very busy and it was extremely loud, hard to carry on... More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
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Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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  • Address: 114 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?