Restaurants in Seattle

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

Seattle Center South Lake Union

$51 $27

(372)

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

(45)

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

Up to 51% Off Dine-In or Take-Out Barbecue from Jones Barbeque

West Seattle

$25 $12.50

Barbecue joint featured on Food Network's BBQ with Bobby Flay pairs signature brisket, pork ribs, and hot links with hearty sides and pie

Up to 50% Off Globally Inspired Lunches at On Safari Foods

Seattle

$20 $11

(14)

Sandwiches and wraps include Cuban beef with citrus marinated flank steak and cilantro, and a caprese sandwich with chiffonade of basil

Up to 52% Off Bosnian Cuisine at Sarajevo Lounge

Belltown

$30 $15

(35)

Authentic, homemade Bosnian cuisine served alongside American classics in a chic lounge that turns into a dance party in the evening

Half Off at Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant

Ballard

$36 $18

(199)

Moroccan dishes, such as roasted lamb in a saffron, onion, and garlic sauce or spiced chicken with prunes

Half Off Subs from The Buffalo Deli

Belltown

$9.50 $4.75

(64)

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

(81)

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

(129)

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

(82)

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

46% Off at Alberona's Pizza & Pasta

Adams

$24 $13

Italian and Greek flavors converge within 20 specialty pizzas sporting alfredo sauce, grilled chicken, feta cheese, and gyro meat

40% Off Indian Cuisine

Pioneer Square

$20 $12

Dine on traditional Indian favorites such as lamb vindaloo, tandoori chicken, garlic naan, and mango lassi

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

Up to 45% Off Bistro Food at Thurston's Bistro and Lounge

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

Simple, well-executed bistro fare includes lobster and crab mac n' cheese, orange glazed pork belly, or fried alligator and collard greens

Half Off at Jewel of India

University District

$22 $11

Entrees include spicy lamb vindaloo with potatoes and mango veggie curry with sautéed vegetables, mango chutney, and a bit of cream

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

Ballard

$40 $20

(120)

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

Half Off Italian Dinners at Bellini Italian Bistro

Belltown

$30 $15

(18)

Southern Italian-inspired dishes such as fresh pastas and seafood dishes made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients

Up to 54% Off Fish 'n' Chips Meal

Ballard

$22.98 $11

(285)

Baskets of North Pacific cod filets are panko-breaded and fried along with crispy fries then paired with choice of beverages

45% Off at Amante Pizza and Pasta

Green Lake

$20 $11

(7)

Italian staples include house-made pizzas topped with more than 50 ingredients, sauce-slathered pastas, and low-carb chicken options

Plum in Seattle Center – Up to 45% Off Vegan Food

Seattle

$25 $14

Vegan takes on American favorites, such as organic "tofustrami" reubens

Up to 49% Off Ethiopian Meal at Hana's Kitchen

Seattle

$42.85 $22

Traditional Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine showcasing vegetarian specialties and flavorful meat dishes

Half Off at Cafe Bengodi

Central Business District

$40 $20

(215)

Family-style dishes include antipasto, penne with prawns, pizza, and chicken parmigiana

50% Off at Smash Wine Bar & Bistro

Wallingford

$50 $25

(264)

Forty-five international wine selections pair with bistro plates including duck-and-shiitake spring rolls

Up to 52% Off at Acquabar Bistro and Lounge

Belltown

$25 $12

(76)

Regional ingredients star in dishes such as fish and chips or grilled salmon, and inventive cocktails spotlight fresh juices

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

Eastlake

$30 $17

(13)

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

Up to 67% Off at COA Mexican Eatery & Tequileria

Roosevelt

$66 $22

(102)

Three samples of 100% agave tequila wash down contemporary Mexican-style appetizers

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

Lower Queen Anne

$25 $14

(132)

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

52% Off at Qazi's Indian Curry House & Mediterranean Cuisine

FREMONT

$25 $12

(213)

Dozens of dishes from all over the Indian subcontinent and some from the Mediterranean

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

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Branzino

Belltown

$40 $20

(244)

Local produce, seafood, and meats transform into Italian dishes including oven-roasted branzino, wood-fired pizzas, and winter risotto

Up to 50% Off Italian Food at Pritty Boys Family Pizzeria

Seattle

$20 $11

Gluten-free and specialty pies, selection of gelato and sorbet, and fresh gnocchi; free video games, WiFi, and kids' play area

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 38% Off at Mondello Italian Restaurant

Southeast Magnolia

$50 $31

(345)

Sicilian dishes of fresh seafood, pesto, and gnocchi served amid decor reminiscent of a seaside village

Up to 43% Off at The Lodge Sports Grille

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

(150)

Half-pound handcrafted burgers, fish and chips, and aged steaks accompany more than 70 draught beers–all served in a rustic lodge setting

Up to 50% Off at La Vita E Bella Cafe

Belltown

$40 $21

(211)

Cuisine includes penne al pesto with homemade pesto sauce, parmigiana pizza with eggplant and fresh mozzarella, and fresh made pasta

Up to 60% Off at Dahlak Eritrean Cuisine

North Beacon Hill

$45.75 $21

(85)

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

(136)

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

(26)

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

Half Off Chinese Dinner at Genghis Khan

Pike Place Market

$25 $12.50

(119)

Culinary traditions from both North and South China inform a menu of classic Chinese-American cuisine; happy hour lasts all evening

Up to 60% Off at Pizzeria Credo

Seattle

$15 $6

(18)

Wood-fired grill made in Naples churns out crispy, bubbly pies covered in San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, handmade sausage, and seafood

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Marcello Ristorante

Roosevelt

$34 $17

(138)

Aromatic cuts of seared veal mingle with roasted garlic and rosemary, fresh-made pastas toss with creamy sauces and Italian meats

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

Wallingford

$20 $9.99

(37)

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

Half Off at Memo's Mexican Food 

University District

$10 $5

(180)

Jumbo burritos stuffed with top sirloin steak; carne asada fries crowned with sour cream and cheese; filling chiles rellenos

42% Off Brazilian Steak-House Cuisine at The Grill from Ipanema

Belltown

$60 $35

(37)

Brazilian passadores, or carvers, offer all-you-can-eat meats with the rodízio experience, along with traditional Brazilian dishes

50% Off at Thai Fusion

North Queen Anne

$25 $12.50

(141)

Authentic Thai recipes from across the country include pad thai, grilled chicken curry, roasted duck, and crab-cake sliders

50% Off Korean Food at Shilla Restaurant

Belltown

$50 $25

(173)

Sear slices of bulgogi beef and Pacific seafood at tabletop grills, or let chefs roll maki varieties and assemble bibimbap bowls

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

Auntie Anne's Seattle – Half Off a Pretzel Field Trip

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

(19)

On an Auntie Anne's field trip, groups learn the history of pretzels, hand-roll their own, and munch on the golden-brown knots

Half Off Italian Food at Pizzeria Guido & Wine Bar

Crossroads

$30 $15

(77)

Tuscan-style pizzas made with imported Italian ingredients, cooked in a wood-fired brick oven, and paired with fine European wines

45% Off at Firenze Ristorante Italiano

Bellevue

$40 $22

(58)

Marinated quail, red snapper, and homemade gnocchi prepared with fresh basil and tomato sauce

Up to 50% Off Brunch at Bar Code

Downtown Bellevue

$20 $11

Cocktail lounge with lauded mixologist serves up sliders, pasta, and flatbreads at brunch on weekends

44% Off Japanese Food at ricenroll

Enatai

$24 $13.50

Inventive sushi rolls, Japanese rice bowls, and sweet bubble teas

Up to 50% Off Moe Town Espresso

Kingsgate

$6 $3

Baristas knit steamy foam caps to place atop creamy lattes & chocolaty mochas delivered from express drive-thru stand windows

43% Off at bin on the lake

Lakeview

$30 $17

Locally-sourced ingredients are highlighted in a menu centered around Northwestern cuisine with Mediterranean influences

50% Off Seafood, Burgers, and Tacos at Beach Cafe

Lakeview

$22 $11

(178)

From jerk spiced chicken wings with roasted habanero ranch for dipping to globally inspired salmon plates

$15 Off at Bison Creek Pizza & Pub

Burien

$30 $15

Amid the saloon ambiance of the historic Burien Theatre, enjoy gourmet pizzas, spaghetti with housemade meatballs, and pulled-pork grinders

44% Off Punch Card for Six Meals at Zoopa

Tukwila Urban Center

$53.94 $29.99

Fill a ToGo box or lunch on soups, baked goods, and fresh veggies from an all-you-can-eat salad bar

Half Off Vietnamese Cuisine for Dinner at Le's Phở Tái

Shoreline

$10 $6

(26)

Chefs simmer pho broth for more than 20 hours to procure impeccable flavor and craft bahn mi sandwiches with locally sourced ingredients

50% Off at Royale Cafe & Bakery

Renton

$4.80 $2.40

Classic European pastries, cafe sandwiches, and fresh salads served with espresso and coffee drinks

50% Off Mediterranean Food at Gyros House

Renton

$16 $8

Kosher and halal lamb, chicken, and beef carved for gyros topped with housemade tzatziki sauce

Up to 50% Off Vietnamese Food at Pho Good

Renton

$10 $5

Large soup bowls pile delicately cooked meat into a flavorful broth that gets a tang from lime juice and is perfumed with cilantro

50% Off Gluten-Free Food at Hugo's Restaurant

Downtown Redmond

$30 $15

Pear bruschetta, grass-fed beef tenderloin, and organic veggies in dishes made without common allergens such as gluten, cow milk, or soy

50% Off Prepared Foods or Butchered Meat at Butcher Shop Café

Kenmore

$20 $10

(50)

Prepared food and smoked meats, such as spare ribs, wagyu-beef tri tips, and pork chops, plus butchered meats

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

At Ship Canal Grill, chefs give a nod to local cuisine with a menu largely composed of seafood from the Pacific Northwest. Though plates such as the salmon pesto and honey-walnut prawns dominate a good chunk of the menu, according to Thrillist(http://gr.pn/MKhCeh), turf-based dishes such as the Overboard lamb sliders with caramelized onions and aioli “pack a punch." The eclectic fare also encompasses petite pizzettas and Mediterranean dishes, which pair neatly with the creative cocktails or wines from a huge drink menu. But the eatery's decor inspires just as much intrigue as the edibles.

Bare light bulbs and rotund pipes hang overhead in homage to an industrial design, complemented by 20th-century construction-era photos from the Museum of History and Industry. An open loft looks out over the main dining area, aglow with candlelight and ringed with tan and periwinkle. At the lower-level bar, a bridge of wrought iron holds miniature vehicles over a marble countertop as light seeps in from tall windows.

In the loft, flat-screen TVs and one large projection screen broadcast games, and the billiards room hosts good-natured competition, as patrons unwind over a game of pool, darts, or dodge-darts. A steady string of events keeps other customers entertained: trivia on Tuesday, standup comedy on Wednesday, and live bands on Friday.

3218 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle,
WA
US

In the kitchen of Fainting Goat Gelato, batches of dense, velvety goodness are churning slowly. Organic milk from Fresh Breeze Farms absorbs organic sugar, thickening as it gets colder, before Yalcin folds in the flavor. He infuses one vat of his low-fat treat with local berries and another vat with Turkish hazelnuts. Maybe later he'll make use of some pistachios from Sicily. He uses local ingredients whenever he can but recognizes that sometimes nuts grow better across the Atlantic, and more than anything he wants to make his gelato sing with rich, full, true flavors.

By using such prime ingredients, the gelato that Yalcin and his wife make in Fainting Goat Gelato takes guests on a journey as expansive as their own. The husband and wife moved to Seattle from Turkey in 1997 and subsequently focused on raising their daughters, but after their youngest started applying to college, they wanted to begin a new adventure. Today they keep their shop stocked with 18 flavors at all times, creating an ever-rotating menu that at any time might include fig-vanilla, honey-lavender, or Nutella gelato. Cups of Turkish coffee, espresso, and tea help round out the experience and thaw tongues chilled from licking a scoop of strawberry or lips frozen from kissing a snowman.

1903 N 45th 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

Decked out in retro kitsch ranging from vintage lunchboxes to video-game memorabilia, Lunchbox Laboratory celebrates the art of burgers and the culture of nerds in equal measure. Its meat-based creations have inspired both devotion and hyperbole: Seattle Times' Providence Cicero described one dish, the Burger of the Gods, as a "double-fistful of deliciousness"—a fitting descriptor for the gargantuan blend of sirloin, rib eye, and prime rib slathered in gorgonzola sauce.

True to its name, the restaurant also loves to experiment with ingredients. Another burger, the Dork, takes its name from its blend of duck and pork—Seattle Magazine calls its "one of the most satisfying burgers in the city." The burgers are backed up by signature dishes, including Hong Kong–style buffalo wings and Goldfish mac and cheese. A range of milkshakes, such as the liquor-infused Drunken Elvis, are served in laboratory beakers stolen from sleeping chemists.

Across its three locations, Lunchbox keeps diners entertained with bowling lanes, billiards, and classic '80s video games. At the 5,000-square-foot South-Lake Union location, an experimental cocktail bar serves as a centerpiece.

1253 Thomas St
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

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