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Best Restaurants in Bellingham Near WWU
Monterra Apartments residents know that there are lots of pros of living near Western Washington University: among them, a bustling nightlife scene, a vibrant arts community, convenient public transportation, and quick commutes to and from the university for students and others. Another benefit is the culinary creativity and diversity that abound.

Around nearly every turn, there are options that will hit the spot when heating up the stove at home just isn’t on the menu. While there are lots of opportunities for on-the-go meals that will satisfy both your appetite and your wallet, perfect for after a long day of classes if you’re craving a night out with your special someone or a group of friends, you can also treat yourself to award-winning cuisine without traveling too far from home.

Within blocks of Monterra Apartments are a number of restaurants that take advantage of Bellingham’s prime location, using farm-fresh ingredients and serving up the freshest catch. Living near Western Washington University likely means you are often tied up with school, work or a combination of the two—and may be in need of treating yourself! Dirty Dan Harris Steakhouse is the place to be when you want a savory meal after a stressful week of finals or a hectic day at the office. The longtime local favorite is known for its steaks, fresh seafood, and award-winning wines. For another upscale experience for those with international tastes is Busara, which serves a wide range of Thai cuisine in a cozy, authentic atmosphere.

For those days when you’re on the go, you can swing by Colophon Café, a local staple for nearly 35 years that features locally sourced soups, salads, sandwiches, and more, all while giving visitors a taste of the local arts and culture scene. Zane Burger is another popular spot for local students and others, with a diverse offering of burgers, fries, shakes, and more, both available in the shop and for pick-up and delivery. And for those times when you just need something to satisfy your sweet tooth, swing past Evolve Chocolate & Café for a delectable dessert.

Living near Western Washington University puts you right in the middle of it all—including in the heart of the region’s eclectic and always exciting culinary scene. Call us today to learn more or stop on in to view our available floor plans and tour our community.