The 13 Most Mouthwatering Places To Eat In Washington’s Food Capital
No matter how you feel about Seattle, you must admit one thing: The Emerald City has some seriously delicious places to eat. And since it’s our largest and most diverse place, it should come as no surprise that Thrillist listed Seattle as Washington’s food capital.
We could never hope to try every eatery in Seattle, and votes for the best places to grab a bite will always be subject to various tastes and experiences. However, according to popular opinion, these are are 13 of the most mouthwatering restaurants in the city.
1. Lark, 952 E Seneca St.
Chef John Sundstrom has created a menu of local, seasonal delicacies, including organic cheese and veggies, sustainable meats, and amazing entrees.
2. Westward, 2501 N. Northlake Way
In a city that's full of delicious seafood, it's tough to stand out in the crowd. But Westward manages to do so with their incredible views, seasonal outdoor dining, and tasty family-style menu.
3. Sushi Kashiba, 86 Pine St. #1
Sushi restaurants are a bit like Starbucks in Seattle in the sense that they're everywhere. But Sushi Kashiba/s Pike Place location makes it easy to get the freshest fish, and the chef, Shiro Kashiba, is incredibly talented.
4. Li'l Woody's Burgers & Shakes, multiple locations
Fine dining is, well, fine. But when you just need a big, juicy burger, you'll find plenty of places in Seattle -- but none quite as perfect as Li'l Woody's.
5. Rn74, 1433 4th Ave.
Chef Michael Mina’s restaurants are second to none, and Seattle is lucky to have RN74, a French-American bistro with an unbelievable wine list. The food isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny.
6. Agrodolce, 709 N 35th St.
Agrodolce’s menu focuses on the cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily in a casual but elegant setting. Their handmade pasta is to die for.
7. Portage Bay Cafe, multiple locations
When you walk into Portage Bay Cafe and see the toppings bar for the pancakes and waffles, you know that this is a place that takes brunch seriously (but not too seriously, of course). Maybe that's why they're one of the most popular places in the city, despite Seattle filled with options for a quality morning meal.
8. The Walrus and the Carpenter, 4743 Ballard Ave. NW
If you ask 20 Seattleites where to go for oysters in the city, you're likely to get 20 different answers. But this classy little oyster bar in Ballard has such an impressive selection (and a regular menu for those who prefer their food cooked), people will often wait for several hours to dine there.
9. Windy City Pie, 1417 Elliott Ave W.
It's hard to find good Chicago-style pizza outside of, well, Chicago, but the team at Windy City Pie has mastered it. They've been extremely popular since they were selling to-go pies from a commercial kitchen (and everyone is thrilled that they finally have their own space).
10. Stateside, 300 E Pike St, Ste 1200
At Stateside, the cuisine is global, inspired mainly by Vietnam and France. And while that might seem a little odd, this place proves that it really, really works.
11. Fonda La Catrina, 5905 Airport Way S.
Some people will smugly tell you that there's no good Mexican food in Seattle. Send those people straight to Fonda La Catrina in Georgetown.
12. JuneBaby, 2122 NE 65th St.
JuneBaby opened earlier this year, promptly becoming one of the hottest restaurants in the city. Chef Edouardo Jordan has stuck with the Southern theme, perfecting dishes like fried catfish and smoked quail.
13. Tavolata, 2323 2nd Ave.
Once you've had handmade pasta, it's difficult to go back to the boxed stuff. And once you've tried the handmade pasta at this Ethan Stowell eatery, it's basically impossible.
Considering this list barely scratches the surface of all of the delicious Seattle eateries, it’s easy to see why the Emerald City was named Washington’s food capital. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience,
splurge on a meal at Canlis.
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