Washington’s restaurant industry has some of the freshest, most creative cuisines available, often coupled with a side of epic views. Even better, some of our top chefs have even opened new eateries or expanded their spaces recently. We think New Year’s resolutions should be fun, which is why we recommend resolving to try at least one bucket list restaurant every month of the year. Today, we’ve compiled 12 of the best restaurants in Washington to help inspire your foodie adventures this year… one for each month of 2023! That said, every spot on the list is delightful year-round, so feel free to try them when you happen to be in the area.

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While not a compete list of the best restaurants in Washington, we definitely think that these 12 eateries are must-visits this year. They’re also the perfect way to start exploring every type of cuisine that our state has to offer. What else is on your dining bucket list or Washington adventure bucket list this year?

And speaking of bucket list restaurants, how about dining at this totally unique, one-of-a-kind Bigfoot-themed restaurant in Washington? There’s nothing else like it!

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What are the most famous foods in Washington?

Washington is known for quite a few food items that are locally-grown, fresh-caught, and made-from-scratch. Here are some of Washington’s most famous foods:

  • Rainier Cherries
  • Theo’s Chocolate
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Apples
  • Aplets & Cotlets
  • Tim's Cascade Potato Chips
  • Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon
  • Fish & Chips
  • Apples
  • Red Raspberries
  • Huckleberries
  • Dick's Deluxe Burgers
  • Almond Roca
  • Walla Walla Onions
  • Starbucks Coffee

 

What are the most famous restaurants in Washington?

Washington's dining scene is world-renowned, due in part to the state's proximity to a wide variety of fresh ingredients. Many of Washington’s most famous restaurants have shot to fame due to television appearances, celebrity visits, and award-winning recipes. Here are some of Washington’s most iconic restaurants: