Readers' Choice: Best Restaurants in Seattle

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PHO SURE: Pho Bac Sup Shop’s signature dish is this short rib pho, paired with a glass of natural red wine

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Best New Restaurant
Pho Bac Sup Shop
Chinatown–International District; thephobac.com

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
Ma‘ono Fried Chicken & Whiskey
West Seattle; maonoseattle.com

Best Pop-up Restaurant
Surrell
Pop-up; surrellseattle.com

Best Eastside Restaurant
Cafe Juanita
Kirkland; cafejuanita.com

Best Cheap-eats Place
Mr. Gyros
Multiple locations; mrgyroseattle.com

Best Gluten-free Dining Options
Cafe Flora
Madison Park; cafeflora.com

Best Vegetarian Dining Options
Cafe Flora
Madison Park; cafeflora.com

Best Juice/Smoothie Bar
Pressed Juicery
Multiple locations; pressedjuicery.com

Best Brunch
Portage Bay Cafe
Multiple locations; portagebaycafe.com

Best Independent Coffee Shop
Caffe Vita 
Multiple locations; caffevita.com

Best View
Ray’s Boathouse 
Ballard; rays.com

Best Place for Outdoor Dining
Westward 
Lake Union; westwardseattle.com

Best Place to Dine Alone
Oddfellows 
Capitol Hill; oddfellowscafe.com

Best Restaurant for Kids
Tutta Bella 
Multiple locations; tuttabella.com

Best Late-night Dining
13 Coins 
Multiple locations; 13coins.com

Best Diner
Hattie’s Hat 
Ballard; hatties-hat.com

Best Splurge Restaurant
Canlis 
Queen Anne; canlis.com

Best Tasting Menu
The Herbfarm
Woodinville; theherbfarm.com

Best Sandwich
HoneyHole Sandwiches
Capitol Hill; thehoneyhole.com

Best Salads
Evergreens 
Multiple locations; evergreens.com

Best Takeout
Biscuit Bitch 
Multiple locations; biscuitbitch.com

Best Burgers
Dick’s Drive-In 
Multiple locations; ddir.com

Best Barbecue
Jack’s BBQ 
Georgetown; jacksbbq.com

Best Pizza
Serious Pie 
Downtown and South Lake Union; seriouspieseattle.com

Best Oyster Bar
The Walrus and the Carpenter 
Ballard; thewalrusbar.com

Best Seafood 
RockCreek Seafood and Spirits
Fremont; rockcreekseattle.com

Best Sushi
Shiro’s Sushi 
Belltown; shiros.com

Best Poke/Hawaiian
45th Stop N Shop & Poke Bar
Wallingford; Facebook, “45th Stop N Shop & Poke Bar”

Best Steak
Metropolitan Grill 
Downtown; themetropolitangrill.com

Best Korean Food
Revel 
South Lake Union; relayrestaurantgroup.com/restaurants/revel

Best Chinese Food
Din Tai Fung 
Multiple locations; dintaifungusa.com

Best Ramen
Kizuki Ramen 
Multiple locations; kizuki.com

Best Pho
Pho Bac 
Multiple locations; thephobac.com

Best Thai Food
Thai Tom 
University District; Facebook, “Thai Tom”

Best Indian Food
Nirmal’s
Pioneer Square; nirmalseattle.com

Best Middle Eastern Food
Mamnoon
Capitol Hill; mamnoonrestaurant.com

Best Vietnamese Food
Ba Bar 
Multiple locations; babarseattle.com

Best French Food
Le Pichet 
Downtown; lepichetseattle.com

Best Italian Food
Spinasse
Capitol Hill; spinasse.com

Best Mexican Food
La Carta de Oaxaca 
Ballard; lacartadeoaxaca.com

Best Food Truck
El Camión 
Multiple locations; elcamionseattle.com

Best Ice Cream/Gelato Shop
Molly Moon’s 
Multiple locations; mollymoon.com

Baked Goods: A twice-baked almond croissant from Bakery Nouveau is an essential Seattle treat. Photo by Alex Crook

Best Bakery
Bakery Nouveau 
Multiple locations; bakerynouveau.com

Best Doughnut Shop
Top Pot 
Multiple locations; toppotdoughnuts.com

Best Dessert
Hot Cakes 
Ballard and Capitol Hill; getyourhotcakes.com

Best Cupcakes
Cupcake Royale 
Multiple locations; cupcakeroyale.com

Best Cookies
Hello Robin 
Capitol Hill; hellorobincookies.com

Best Cocktail Bar
Canon 
Capitol Hill; canonseattle.com

Best Happy Hour
Toulouse Petit
Lower Queen Anne; toulousepetit.com

Best Neighborhood Pub
Chuck’s Hop Shop 
Central District and Greenwood; chuckshopshop.com

Best Dive Bar
Linda’s Tavern 
Capitol Hill; lindastavern.com

Best Sports Bar
Rhein Haus 
Capitol Hill; rheinhausseattle.com

Best Local Brewery/Tasting Room
Fremont Brewing Company 
Fremont; fremontbrewing.com

Best Local Winery/Tasting Room
Chateau Ste. Michelle 
Woodinville; ste-michelle.com

Best Local Distillery/Tasting Room
Woodinville Whiskey Co.
Woodinville; woodinvillewhiskeyco.com

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