Seafood cafe opens in Bellingham Cruise Terminal

Halibut Henry’s Cafe has opened in the Bellingham Cruise Terminal.

Owner Vicki Rogers plans to provide seafood and Northwest faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

On Fridays and Saturdays, when the Alaska State Ferry is in Bellingham, the cafe will remain open until 5 p.m.

Rogers also owns and operates the cruise terminal gift shop, the Fairhaven kitchen store Inside Passage, Pacific Chef and a Halibut Henry’s in the Bellingham International Airport.

Rogers’ gift shop was one of the first businesses in the cruise terminal when it opened 23 years ago. Rogers employs more than 30 people in her Bellingham businesses.

“As a longtime cruise terminal business owner, I have a strong understanding of what type of food people want to enjoy when they visit this great waterfront attraction,” Rogers said in a May 1 press release. “We developed a wild seafood menu that offers delicious informal food to customers to enjoy here or take with them.”

The menu features halibut and chips, crab melts, salmon sandwiches and clam chowder. Henry’s Halibut tacos are the cafes signature menu item.

Breakfast fare includes a variety of baked goods, yogurt parfaits and breakfast sandwiches. The cafe also will be offering espresso drinks.

Halibut Henry’s will only carry wild seafood products and will be offering boxed lunches and breakfasts for events.

“Vicki is an outstanding local businesswoman who already has demonstrated the quality of her cafe offerings,” Scott Walker, port commission president, said. “Now both local people and visitors can enjoy great food at a great waterfront location.”

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