Scotty Browns

Written by on September 9, 2016 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Barkley Village area of Bellingham, Washington

Scotty Browns Entry

How I heard of this place: When the area began growing, new businesses were sprouting up left and right, taking the place of old ones, and setting up shop in new buildings. This is one that just popped up one summer, and it took a friend’s recommendation to get me there.

Scotty Browns Parking Lot Planters

Type of cuisine: Our sole purpose: to provide simple foods using the freshest ingredients possible. And as we grow, the menu continues to reinvent itself and transform in order to seek customer approval. It’s a self-esteem thing! It is our goal to have people leave, addicted to the atmosphere and ambiance as well as the unique flavors we provide.

A hodge-podge combination of Tex-Mex and Chinese take-away, the fare is anything but consistent, though may offer a little something for every taste bud.

Ambiance: Dark and loud, the space lends itself to bar-quality socializing from the moment one enters it’s large, heavy doors.

Scotty Browns Entry & Bar

The bar, mostly empty at our early 5:00 dinner, quickly filled up as the hour progressed.

Scotty Browns Bar

The kitchen, only minimally hidden behind the stone wall inside, offered an interesting and cool ambiance as we made our way towards the dining area.

Scotty Browns Kitchen

Large, expansive, the space seems to accommodate hundreds without seeming so, as the half-walls separate spaces nicely, feeling open and spacious, yet intimate and more manageable.

Scotty Browns Seating

Dining options include cozy, leather-bound chairs at tables for two,

Scotty Browns More Seating

as well as booth seating, found throughout the establishment.


Despite the brightness of the summer (almost autumn) outside, the interior maintains a sombre setting.

Scotty Browns Booth Seating

What I ordered: Just in time to partake of happy hour, we stuck to the more limited menu and ordered a little of everything, starting with Salt & Pepper Dry Ribs ($10.75).

Scotty Browns Dry Ribs

We also shared two orders of the Crunchy Spicy Tuna Tacos ($11.50) at my dining companion’s excitement,

Scotty Browns Spicy Tuna Tacos

General Tao’s Chicken ($11.25),

Scotty Browns General Tao's Chicken

and a half-order of Nachos ($9.75) with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.

Scotty Browns Nachos

We ended our meal with two desserts, including one Housemade Key Lime Pie ($6.75) served with fresh whipped cream,

Scotty Browns Key Lime Pie

and our server’s choice: Chef’s Homemade Warm Brownie ($9): vanilla ice cream, salted walnuts, hand cut milk chocolate, caramel sauce.

Scotty Browns Brownie Sundae

What I loved: The desserts. Each one. Both. Yum.

Why I loved it: A number of options for every eater, picky or not, simply served with nice presentation, and friendly service.

Scotty Browns Nachos Close-Up

Cost: Average ($12.25 – $17 per entrée)

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