BBQ Restaurants in Portage Bay

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2026 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle,
WA
US

Even in its 60th year of business, Dick’s Drive-In is still doing things the old-fashioned way, serving all-natural beef patties, hand-cut fries, hand-dipped milkshakes, and root-beer floats. Its glowing orange sign is so iconic that Washington-bred rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis recently shot a music video on the Broadway location’s rooftop.

4426 2nd Ave NE
Seattle,
WA
US

210 NE 45th St
Seattle,
WA
US

Po Dog: A User’s Guide

Internationally Inspired Dogs | Unexpected Toppings | Locally Procured Ingredients | First Hill and Ballard Locations

Sample Selections

  • Hot dog: Po Roll, a panko-crusted deep-fried dog served with wasabi aioli
  • Side: deep-fried pickles
  • Sweets: ginger molasses cookies
  • Beverage: mandarin Jarritos

Inside Tips

  • If you’re of age, you can pair your dog with a Red Stripe or Dos Equis Lager.
  • Vegetarians can swap out the beef for an apple-sage veggie dog.
  • You can satisfy late-night cravings until 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Vocab Lesson
Chicago-style hot dog: a regional favorite, it’s topped with relish, tomatoes, chopped white onions, sport peppers, a dill pickle spear, and a dash of celery salt.

From the Press

  • “Po Dog's dogs are undeniably sexy.” — Seattle Weekly
  • “I wish I had invented the Wasabi Egg Roll Dog, blanketed in a crisp, nicely fried egg roll wrapper—like a stickless corn dog—and served on a bed of tangy slaw.“ — Seattle Magazine
  • “The place is gorgeous, so eat in, and make sure to try the perfectly delicious fries.” — The Stranger

4736 University Way Northeast
Seattle,
WA
US

In Focus: Hawaii BBQ Restaurant

  • Specialty: traditional Hawaiian foods
  • Ingredients: fresh produce and premium, healthy meats
  • Sample Hawaiian dish: Kalua pig and cabbage
  • BBQ dishes: Chicken, beef, and beef short ribs
  • Dessert: Hawaiian shaved ice
  • Best way to fool your friends into thinking you actually flew to Hawaii for lunch: take a selfie against the giant wall-sized photograph of an idyllic Hawaiian beach
  • Maximum price for an item: $10

5016 University Way Northeast
Seattle,
WA
US

At The Iron Bull Sports Bar and Grill, patrons keep one eye on their plates and the other on any of the thirteen big-screen and two projection televisions. Although it’s chiefly known as the area’s unofficial home for Chicago Bears expats, the bar claims to carry “every sports package imaginable,” showing games and matches from the NFL, UFC, NBA, and NCAA. Bites ordered from the pub’s menu keep fans fueled up no matter what’s on, with hand-pressed burgers and sandwiches that also double as erasers for plays diagrammed using ketchup.

2121 N 45th St
Seattle,
WA
US