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. Originally from New Jersey, he made his way to the Pacific Northwest and moved to Bellingham when his daughters, Serena and Raquel, lived here.
After relocating Steve opened Bayou on Bay, a Cajun/Creole restaurant in downtown Bellingham in 2007. You can find him washing dishes at Bayou on most any day. The restaurant has become a staple to locals and a destination among visitors. In 2009, Steve opened the Oyster Bar at Bayou on Bay and that was the beginning incarnation of Rock and Rye. Steve’s love for oysters was the main inspiration for creating the Oyster Bar at Bayou on Bay and that love continues at Rock and Rye.