Winners of our Best Restaurants Readers’ Choice Poll

We asked and you voted: Reader picks for the best in the city

By Seattle magazine staff, with reporting by Jennifer Meyers April 6, 2016


This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
Porkchop & Co.
Ballard, 5451 Leary Ave. NW; 206.257.5761;

Best Eastside Restaurant
Café Juanita

Kirkland, 9702 NE 120th Place; 425.823.1505;

Best Splurge Restaurant

Queen Anne, 2576 Aurora Ave. N; 206.283.3313;
Best Cheap-eats Place
Dick’s Drive-In  

Multiple locations;

Best Brunch
Six Seven Restaurant

Belltown, at The Edgewater Hotel, 2411 Alaskan Way; 206.269.4575;

Best Independent Coffee Shop

Lower Queen Anne, 706 Taylor Ave. N; 206.284.1015;

Best View
Salty’s at Alki

Alki, 1936 Harbor Ave. SW; 206.937.1600;

Best Place for Outdoor Dining
Ray’s Boathouse

Ballard, 6049 Seaview Ave. NW; 206.789.3770;

Best Restaurant for a Date
Serafina Osteria & Enoteca

Eastlake, 2043 Eastlake Ave. E; 206.323.0807;

Best Place to Dine Alone
Oddfellows Cafe and Bar

Capitol Hill, 1525 10th Ave.; 206.325.0807;

Best Restaurant for Kids
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

Multiple locations;

Best Late-night Dining
Ba Bar Restaurant

Central District, 550 12th Ave.; 206.328.2030;

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Best Waitstaff/Service

Queen Anne, 2576 Aurora Ave. N; 206.283.3313;

Best Sandwich
Paseo Caribbean Restaurant
Fremont, 4225 Fremont Ave. N; 206.545.7440;

Best Salad (TIE)

Queen Anne, 2576 Aurora Ave. N; 206.283.3313;

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Bellevue, 205 108th Ave. NE; 425.456.0010;

Best Takeout
Kedai Makan

Capitol Hill, 1802 Bellevue Ave.; 206.556.2560;

Best Burgers
Red Mill Burgers

Phinney Ridge, 312 N 67th St., 206.783.6362,; Interbay, 1613 W Dravus St., 206.284.6363,

Best Barbecue
Bitterroot BBQ

Ballard, 5239 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.588.1577;

Best Pizza
Pagliacci Pizza

Multiple locations;

Best Raw Bar/Oyster Bar
The Walrus and the Carpent
Ballard, 4743 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.395.9227;

Best Seafood (TIE)
Ray’s Boathouse

Ballard, 6049 Seaview Ave. NW; 206.789.3770;


Fremont, 4300 Fremont Ave. N; 206.557.7532;

Best Steak
John Howie Steak Restaurant

Bellevue, The Shops at The Bravern, 11111 NE Eighth St., No. 125; 425.440.0880;

Best Fries
Dick’s Drive-In

Multiple locations;

Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Cafe Flora

Madison Valley, 2901 E Madison St.; 206.325.9100;

Best Chinese Food
Din Tai Fung

University District, 2621 NE 46th St., 206.525.0958; Bellevue, 700 Bellevue Way NE, No. 280, 425.698.1095,

Best Thai Food
Thai Tom

University District, 4543 University Way NE; 206.548.9548

Best Indian Food
Taste of India

University District, 5517 Roosevelt Way NE; 206.528.1575;

Best Vietnamese Food
Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant

Chinatown/International District, 418 Eighth Ave. S, 206.340.1388; Belltown, 2800 First Ave., 206.448.3318,

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Best Pho
Pho Than Brothers

Multiple locations;

Best Sushi
Sushi Kappo Tamura

Eastlake, 2968 Eastlake Ave. E; 206.547.0937;

Best French Food
Le Pichet

Pike Place Market, 1933 First Ave.; 206.256.1499;

Best Italian Food

Capitol Hill, 1531 14th Ave.; 206.251.7673;

Best Mexican Food
Little Water Cantina

Eastlake, 2865 Eastlake Ave. E; 206.397.4940;

Best Food Truck
Crisp Creperie


Best Ice Cream/Gelato Shop
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

Multiple locations;

Best Bakery
Bakery Nouveau

Capitol Hill, 137 15th Ave. E, 206.858.6957; West Seattle Junction, 4737 California Ave. SW, 206.923.0534,

Best Doughnut Shop
Top Pot Doughnuts

Multiple locations;

Best Dessert
Hot Cakes

Ballard, 5427 Ballard Ave. NW, 206.453.3792; Capitol Hill, 1650 E Olive Way, 206.258.2591;

Best Cupcake Shop
Cupcake Royale

Multiple locations;

Best Cocktail Bar

Central District, 928 12th Ave.; 206.552.9755;

Best Happy Hour
Six Seven Restaurant

Waterfront, The Edgewater Hotel, 2411 Alaskan Way; 206.269.4575;

Best Neighborhood Pub
Elliott Bay Brewing

Multiple locations;

Best Local Brewery
Fremont Brewing  

Fremont, 3409 Woodland Park Ave. N; 206.420.2407;

Best Dive Bar
Hattie’s Hat

Ballard, 5231 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.784.0175;

Best Sports Bar
Sport Restaurant  

KOMO Plaza, 140 Fourth Ave. N, No. 130; 206.404.7767;

Best Cookies
Hello Robin Cookies

Capitol Hill, 522 19th Ave. E; 206.735.7970;

Best Washington Wine to Splurge on at Dinner
Quilceda Creek Vintners

Best New Restaurant
Goldfinch Tavern

Downtown, Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union St.; 206.749.7070;
Best Pop-up Restaurant
Parchment Bake Shop

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Best Local Tasting Room
Charles Smith Wines Jet City

Georgetown, 1136 S Albro Place; 206.745.7456;


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