The Oldest Restaurant In Washington Has A Truly Incredible History

You’ll find Washington’s oldest continuously operating cafe and cocktail lounge in the heart of Bellingham. The Horseshoe Cafe has been serving the locals since 1886. That means it has survived Prohibition, two world wars and many owners. It has also moved locations, though it has been in the same spot since 1958.

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Some of our oldest restaurants are also our most charming. Here’s a list of more historic places to eat in Washington.