Dirty Dan Harris'
1211 11th Street
Every day 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dirty Dan Harris' Restaurant is a steak and seafood house located in Fairhaven. The restaurant takes its name from the founder of Fairhaven whose Grand Hotel burned down not more then a block away from the restaurant. Not known for his manners, Dirty Dan was reputed to be a man of poor personal hygiene and unpleasant demeanor. It is surprising that one of Bellingham's finest restaurants is named after one of its most unkempt characters.
Dirty Dan's is everything that you would expect from a fine dining establishment, choice cuts of meat, fine seafood, served with cloth napkins and several sets of silverware. They don't have fancy sauces nor vegetables you don't know the names of. What they do have is their specialty, choice cuts of charbroiled prime rib, New York steaks, and tenderloin. The prime rib is excellent. Year round they serve salmon, Alaskan lobster and Alaskan king crab plus seasonal specials.
The close quarters, low lighting levels and a split-level structure lend to the elegant ambiance. The main level is generally for the see-and-be-seen while the bottom floor is for more intimate dining. The top floor has a full bar. Be aware of the prices: unless you are celebrating another decade of living or can afford a house in the Edgemoor area you probably won't be able to dine here very often.
You will need to make reservations ahead of time for Dirty Dan's. The restaurant opens only for dinner and is usually very busy. If you have to wait, browsing around historical Fairhaven is a perfect way to pass the time.
Dirty Dans Harris' is across the street from Village Books in Fairhaven
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