An Oyster Lover's Dream
Locally and Nationally sourced Seafood
Seafood and oysters are the mainstay. The menu consistently reflects the passion of the Rock and Rye kitchen, creating food that the staff and management find new and interesting while channeling inspiration from classics and modern cuisine, such as in-house cured meats. General Manager Harrison Gilbert works tirelessly to put out the best product there is on every single plate.
Our kitchen team brings experience from many popular restaurants in Bellingham including our sister restaurant Bayou on Bay, as well as from outside the area. Chef de Cuisine Jacob Grisham and Sous Chef Dan Powell bring skill and culinary creativity to Rock and Rye, crafting seasonally-inspired dishes.
Being surrounded by water, oysters from local providers are a staple in the selection Rock and Rye offers, along with showcasing oysters from around the country, bringing in varietals that are tough to come by in the Pacific Northwest. Rock and Rye is a true oyster lovers oasis.
Hand Crafted Cocktails
Exquisite Beer and Wine
Hand-crafted cocktails are the only way at Rock and Rye. The finest ingredients prepared with attention to detail. This results in stellar flavor profiles and seasonal offerings that are sure to make you pause and appreciate the spirit at hand. Lead by Bar Manager Dennis Schafer, the bartenders cultivate cocktails with a quality classic nature and modern twists that make Rock and Rye a key player in the cocktail culture of Bellingham. The Captain’s List of spirits rivals for the largest north of Seattle with an extensive whiskey collection to catch anyone’s eye.
Beer in Bellingham is not to be taken lightly. Rock and Rye rotates the beer selection with 12 taps. From local breweries, including Wander and Chuckanut, to far off, including Guinness, the selection is always a constant rotation of delicious and coveted brews. The ever-expanding wine list features by the glass and bottles from around the globe.