Three Places to Refuel after a Day at Mount Baker

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Refuel at one of these restaurants following a busy day on the Mount Baker slopes. Photo credit: Emily Barket.

Winter, spring, summer or fall – Mount Baker beckons all outdoorsy Whatcom County residents.

You’ve read the Mount Baker snow report and now you and your skis or snowboard are headed up up up. Or, the sun is shining and the temperatures have soared and you’re ready for a day hike, rafting or kayaking.

Whether it’s Mount Baker’s powder or stunning warmer-weather views that are at their peak, so is your appetite. Lucky for you, there’s a wide array of restaurants that dot the Mt. Baker Highway, serving up scrumptious, hearty fare to help you replenish after a hard, fun day.

Looking for fuel of the higher-octane (i.e., alcoholic) sort? These eateries can help you out there too.

ilcafferifugio1Il Caffe Rifugio
5415 Mount Baker Highway
Deming, WA 98224

Open Thursday through Sunday, Il Caffe Rifugio serves up classic Italian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What used to be a dark diner is now a lovely, bright, open place with sandwiches, salads, and delicious, inspired lunch and dinner items, from delicious Panini sandwiches and seafood stew to wild Yellowfin tuna and seafood stew.

Chair 9 Woodstone Pizza & Bar
10459 Mount Baker Highway
Glacier, WA 98244

The last stop on your way up to the mountain means it’s your first stop on the way down. Chair 9 Woodstone Pizza & Bar offers appetizers aplenty, gourmet Woodstone pizza, steaks, buffalo burgers, a blackened chicken sandwich and more – as well as a full bar.

Enjoy hearty eats like pizza, steaks, burgers and more at Chair 9 Woodstone Pizza and Bar.

Opened in 2010, Chair 9 is a great place to catch a game with a crowd of friends or hit the upstairs game room if you still have energy to burn after a long day on the mountain.

The North Fork Brewery
6186 Mount Baker Highway
Deming, WA 98244

It’s a restaurant, a brewery, a chapel and a beer shrine. The North Fork Brewery serves up delicious food, its own impressive microbrews, a cavalcade of beer-related memorabilia and, yes, even wedding ceremonies, if you happen to be in the market for one.

North Fork’s pizza – with beer as an ingredient in its thin, hand-tossed, tasty crust – is the star on North Fork’s menu, but they do lots of other things just as well. Try the spicy ale steamer clams, a meat or veggie grinder, or the house lasagna. You’ll feel revived from your day on the slopes in short order.


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