Our Staff

Rock & Rye | Oyster House History

Opened in summer of 2014, Rock and Rye Oyster House has established itself in Bellingham’s restaurant scene as one of the primary seafood, cocktail and upscale dining locations. Rock and Rye is based in the historical Herald Building on State Street in downtown Bellingham. The cultivated historical building lays the perfect framework for the refined yet familiar restaurant. The exposed brick wall, high ceilings, schoolhouse lights and dark wood finishes all come together in a cozy atmosphere which encompasses the perfect ambience for sipping whiskey, indulging in a plate of fresh oysters, or partaking in a glass of wine. Whether you seek elaborate entrees or simple-but-delectable happy hour appetizers, there is something delicious for everyone.

Rock and Rye strives to be a contemporary casual restaurant which delivers a product of extreme quality, utilizing ingredients sourced locally through partnerships with farmers, fishermen, and shellfish farms. A vibrant city feel is integrated, while still honoring our small town roots and the community that supports us.

Our Staff

Lorraine Sullivan | Bar & Service Manager

Lorraine has been with Rock and Rye since the very beginning. She began her restaurant career at Bayou on Bay's Oyster Bar, not knowing the first thing about oysters but eager to learn everything she could! She helped open Rock and Rye in 2014, and has always been an instrumental part of our team. She is very passionate about hospitality, fostering community, and of course, delicious cocktails.

Stephen Crosier | Owner

The owner of Rock and Rye Oyster House in Bellingham, Washington, Stephen Crosier has been in the business for years. For more than 30 years, to be more specific. In his previous life, he managed nightclubs (including the infamous Doc Maynard’s) and the Seattle Underground Tours in the Pioneer Square neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.