Restaurants in Seattle

47% Off at SPORT Restaurant & Bar – A John Howie Restaurant

Seattle Center South Lake Union

$51 $27

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Chef John Howie's sports bar serves up hand-tossed flatbread pizzas alongside a shareable Ceasar salad and locally crafted brews

45% Off Made-from-Scratch Comfort Food at Highstrike Grill

West Seattle

$20 $11

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Grill builds nostalgic, decadent meals from scratching using ingredients from local shops and farmers

40% Off Murder Mystery Dinner

Seattle

$191.98 $116

Guests dig into appetizers and a 3-course meal while trying to solve an interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among the diners

Half Off Subs from The Buffalo Deli

Belltown

$9.50 $4.75

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Catered boxed lunches, or large subs, featuring Boars Head meats and fresh veggies and cheeses

Half Off at Bad Albert's Tap & Grill

Ballard

$30 $15

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Bar food classics, from ale-battered Alaskan cod to housemade veggie burgers, served amidst live blues and sports on 12 flat-screen TVs

Half Off Pub Food at The Dubliner

Fremont

$30 $15

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Old World Irish staples such as bangers and mash or shepherd’s pie join curry-flavored fries and bacon-wrapped bratwursts on the menu

45% Off Exotic Meats and Pub Food at Ed's Kort Haus

Phinney Ridge

$20 $11

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Pub-style restaurant serves 17 different types of exotic meat, such as ostrich and alligator, and poutine with two different kinds of gravy

Up to Half Off at Mac's Triangle Pub

Riverview

$20 $11

Extensive menu of American staples, such as cheeseburgers, patty melts, and bowls of homemade chili

Half Off Australian and New Zealand Cuisine at Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub

Ballard

$40 $20

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Hot and cold sandwiches, classic pub appetizers, and meat pies pair with Australian beers and New Zealand wines in a lively pub

Up to 53% Off Polish Cuisine at Sebi's Bistro

Eastlake

$30 $17

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Diners feast on Polish pierogis stuffed with meat or potatoes and cheese, sided with cream-cheese-filled crepes topped in chocolate

45% Off Hand-Tossed Pizza and Cocktails at NYP Restaurant & Bar

Lower Queen Anne

$25 $14

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Chefs quell cravings with apps such as Kobe sliders and baked formaggio and entrees such as smoked salmon linguine and hand-tossed pizzas

Up to 27% Off Lucy's Corner

Seattle

$11 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Gourmet Pub Cuisine at Maison Tavern

SoDo

$30 $15

Head chef Bryan Ogden uses locally-sourced ingredients and organic produce in a menu that includes meatball sliders and chicken skewers

Up to 60% Off at Dahlak Eritrean Cuisine

North Beacon Hill

$45.75 $21

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Traditional Eritrean and Ethiopian recipes feature cubes of spiced lamb, housemade injera bread, and well-seasoned vegetables

Up to Half Off 10 Gallons of Kangen Alkaline, Ionized Water

Thrive

$30 $14.99

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Ten 1-gallon fills of Kangen alkaline-filtered and ionized water; you must supply the container or opt for a 1-gallon glass jug

$10 for Cuban Food at Cafe Con Leche

SoDo

$20 $10

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Cuban eats such as flaky empanadas filled with beef or chicken, stacked Cubano sandwiches on traditional bread, and shredded flank steak

Half Off Pub Fare at The Iron Bull Sports Bar and Grill

Wallingford

$20 $9.99

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Sports bar welcomes fans with extensive television packages, loaded burgers, and frosty drinks

45% Off at The 5 Point Café

Seattle

$20 $11

Classic diner comfort food, cold beers, and cocktails served in an irreverent eatery that’s been open since 1929

45% Off American and Italian Food at Bill's On Greenwood

Seattle

$20 $11

(18)

Hearty sandwiches, bubbling pizzas, and pastas made with fresh ingredients in a laidback neighborhood setting

Seattle Restaurant Guide

Seattle restaurants do not get nearly enough credit for their quality, originality, and ability to appropriately represent regional cuisine. Being the closest big U.S. city to the rich fishing waters of Alaska, the seafood in Seattle is exceptional. Salmon, halibut, and king crab are just a few of the delicious species that make their way from the bountiful north Pacific into the kitchens of the city’s fine dining establishments. The shores of Washington yield some of the country’s finest oysters and Washington state’s productive farms provide high quality red and white meats, along with fresh organic produce.

Dining in Seattle is an incredibly rewarding culinary experience. From original and locally-sourced seafood spots like Matt’s on the Market in Downtown and the Walrus and Carpenter in Ballard to the Pacific Northwest-inspired Art of the Table in Wallingford, there are a plethora of praiseworthy fine dining establishments throughout town. The city also excels at cuisine from further afield, with the soul food from Kingfish on Capitol Hill and Ethiopian at Chef Cafe in the Central District. It’s also hard to beat some of the city’s comfort food, like sandwiches from Paseo in Fremont or pho from the multitude of Vietnamese food purveyors in the city.

Whether it’s choice Copper River salmon in an elegant waterfront restaurant or a hot dog with cream cheese and spicy peppers from a street vendor, eating in Seattle is an epicurean delight. The Seattle food scene is incredibly diverse and a lot of fun to explore. It is possible to locate almost any type of ethnic cuisine somewhere in town. It is also possible to find delicious eats from street-level all the way up to the best tablecloth and candlelight establishments. Seattle might not have the food reputation of New York or New Orleans, but that suits Seattleites just fine.

Whether it’s choice Copper River salmon in an elegant waterfront restaurant or a hot dog with cream cheese and spicy peppers from a street vendor, eating in Seattle is an epicurean delight.
 

Select Local Merchants

It all began with a chowder competition. Shortly after Larry Mellum and his business partner opened Charlestown Street Cafe, pretty much everyone in the kitchen was convinced they had the ultimate chowder recipe. So they decided to put each version to the test. Every Friday, they let customers sample a different chowder recipe and gave them the final say in which one made it to the menu. The smooth-as-silk winner––a creation of one of the kitchen's line cooks––became so popular, people from all across Seattle would come to wait in line just for a taste. Inspired, the restaurant decided to take the recipe on the road, entering (and winning) chowder competitions up and down the West Coast. But the real victory happened 3,500 miles away in Newport, Road Island. There, Mellum and company's chowder took home the grand prize at the Great Chowder Cook Off––the first non-New England contender to do so in the competition's 20-year history. After taking home the grand prize three years in a row, and being inducted into the chowder hall-of-fame, the recipe officially retired from competition and now spends the majority of its time watching golf. When it's not in the kitchen, that is. Today at Pike Place Chowder, guests can taste that award-winning chowder––made using freshly picked vegetables and herbs from Pike Place Market––or sample one of seven other chowders, including a smoked salmon chowder, seared scallop chowder, and a vegan chowder. For those who hit their chowder limit, there's also dungeness crab rolls flavored with top-secret seasonings and fresh salads topped with Oregon Bay shrimp, while a second location in Pacific Place Center has earned a following for its made-to-order fish 'n chips, made with either Pacific cod or wild salmon.

600 Pine St
Seattle,
WA
US

Paola Corsini taps into her Italian and Greek heritage and Turkish upbringing to create a menu of Mediterranean fare crafted with Turkish olive oils and produce sourced from the Pacific Northwest. In describing her restaurant's unique culinary fusion, Corsini states: "For generations, my family has been finding the best recipe from a variety of cultures. But, flavorful success often comes from combining them to reinvent the best."

Inside her kitchen, chefs prepare each entree from scratch, often following Corsini's generations-old family recipes. They crown grilled lamb with traditional Turkish accoutrements of mint and signature tzatiki sauce, and they toss Italian pastas with fresh pesto, sweet seafood, and seasonal vegetables. They also make every effort to accommodate guests with special diets by churning out vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, heart-healthy, and baklava-only options.

A mural of the Mediterranean Sea washes over the intimate dining room, and painted ceramic dishes and imported bottles of olive oil populate a massive wood shelf set against an exposed-brick wall. Next to the shelves, dinners sit at tables that are cloaked in red-checkered cloths and illuminated by delicate hanging light fixtures.

8516 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

Pintxo’s chefs commit to using food harvested locally, transforming ingredients into Spanish-inspired dishes flavored with herbs and spices. Until midnight each night, diners nibble on small plates such as baby octopus or bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese, the latter of which inspired the eatery’s annual eating contest of the sweet, savory, and creamy bites. Beyond tapas, the menu also boasts sandwiches and a brunch that opens weekend mornings with crab cakes and chorizo scrambles whether or not the sun shows up on time.

Perhaps more extensive than the menu is the drink list, which tops off a selection of domestic and international wines and beers with classic and specialty cocktails. The mixed drinks cull international flavors; raw sugar sweetens Brazilian caipirinhas, red wine mixes up with Mexican Coca-Cola, and crème de cassis infuses the eatery’s eponymous margaritas. On Wednesday nights, patrons clink their glasses while perfecting their one-hand clap during a live flamenco guitarist performance.

2207 2nd Ave
Seattle,
WA
US

As the founder of Seattle Food Tours, Michael Rogers couldn't have started a more perfect business for himself: as a former chef and frequent traveler, he appreciates the feeling of discovering new places. He's surrounded himself with a team of similarly knowledgeable tour guides, including a professional baker, a wine tasting expert, and an international tour guide.

Given the group's impressive backgrounds, it's not surprising that they operate top-notch excursions. They lead the curious through Pike Place Market, and even though it's one of the most visited culinary destinations in the country, their trip grants access to five spots not featured on any other market tour. A progressive dinner through Belltown Restaurants welcomes groups to sample libations from a nationally renowned cocktail bar, and taste the creations of a sushi chef who is a two-time James Beard nominee. Each outing can be amended for vegetarians or those with fork allergies, or reserved for private groups.

2234 1st Avenue
Seattle,
WA
US

Savor Seattle's founder, Angela Shen, heads a knowledgeable staff of devout gourmands, who pilot culinary walking excursions that have earned abundant accolades from the likes of Bon Appetit, USA Today, and Sunset magazine. The guides brandish Savor Seattle's signature pink umbrella during the informative tours, which grant anywhere from 12 to 16 pedestrians access to tastings of fresh, seasonal, and organic fare at up to nine local eateries. Neighborhood outings allow tour-goers to sample the flavors of favorite spots, such as Capitol Hill and Pike Place Market, without the hassle of going door-to-door asking for samples of homeowners' dinners. Themed jaunts spotlight specific culinary heavy hitters, such as gourmet restaurants and chocolatiers. At every pit stop, chefs and restaurateurs divulge behind-the-scenes stories and recipes, and can modify samples to fit dietary restrictions.

1916 Pike Pl
Seattle,
WA
US

In keeping with the rest of the Plum Restaurants family, Plum Burgers food truck has no meat products on board. Its burgers are entirely beef-free, organic, and vegan—but within these restrictions, the cooks have gotten more than a little creative. The Jerk + Yam burger piles yam and Jamaican-spiced grilled tofu with caramelized onions, whereas the 8-ounce Mediterranean burger layers mint-kissed seitan with pickled figs. Other patties incorporate lentils, portobello mushrooms, and panko-crusted tempeh as meat substitutes.

Also on the menu are a variety of sandwiches and sides, including the popular Mac & Yease, which is a vegan version of mac and cheese that can also go gluten-free upon request. Milkshakes made with vanilla coconut ice cream conclude meals with cool, sweet sips. To track the truck's location, customers can refer to its homepage. It even takes pickup orders via phone call, text, or really loud yelling from across town.

4106 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle,
WA
US

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