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The Ultimate Guide to The Best Restaurants in Seattle
By: Coral ~ 4/15/2018


The Ultimate Guide to The Best Restaurants in Seattle

Getting ready for your move to Seattle? You're probably wondering about the culinary scene! Click here to learn the best restaurants in Seattle.

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So you're planning on making your way to Seattle? A stay in one of the greatest cities in the world requires you to know all the best places to shop, hang out, and of course, eat.

Out of these three, food definitely takes top priority. But how are you supposed to know the best restaurants in Seattle to chow down?

No need to worry any longer. We've put together a list that we think will help solve all of your problems.

The Top Nine Best Restaurants in Seattle

We've hand-picked what we believe to be some of the best restaurants that Seattle can offer. Check it out and see which one vibes with you.


This neat little pizzeria in Bainbridge Island specializes in Neapolitan style pies, but they also hit you with grilled side dishes, antipasti and gelati, so your taste buds will be satisfied no matter what you pick on the menu.

Your meals are served with wine, beer, or cocktails (your choice) and you get a view of the wood-fired oven from any angle in the spacious yet intimate dining room.

You can seat up to 20 at a table, but there are high tops and bar seatings for smaller groups.


If you want a restaurant that goes for a more zesty appeal, Copine is your place. This eating spot specializes in combining classic French cooking techniques with Pacific Northwest ingredients.

This restaurant is known for its bright atmosphere, and it carries over into the food with fun dishes like the summer tomato salad and the seared halibut.

Of course, it wouldn't be complete without the wine, and there are plenty to choose from. All of this in a cheerful atmosphere makes this a go-to spot for any outing.

Tavolata Capitol Hill

Are you all about the pasta life? Then you should check out Tavolata.

This eatery does all things pasta, and they're constantly coming up with new ways to make their dishes better. You can customize your order, and even combo multiple pasta dishes to make up your own special meal.

This is also a great place for the young crowd to hang out, so your teenager would definitely enjoy the industrial-style setting for after school downtime with friends.


This neat restaurant is located downtown (and who doesn't like downtown?) inside the Hotel Monaco and specializes in making global dishes.

The Outlier has everything from spicy Italian to Greek dishes to their popular Bossam Korean meal. In other words, there's bound to be something for everyone.

Their impressive spin on classic cocktails is also a pretty big deal, and to top things off, they have an outdoor patio for you to relax on those warm summer evenings.

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

Just want to skip the meal and go straight for the drinks? Then the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar is worth your time.

At this restaurant, the dishes are centered around the wine. You can order small plates of food to compliment your drink and let your taste buds enjoy the experience.

The funky atmosphere is welcoming to all ages, and although the wine is strictly for those over 21, there are beverages for the younger audience to enjoy, so everyone leaves happy.


If you love all things Mexico, then you will absolutely love Zcalo. They are an authentic Mexican restaurant, and their dishes include handmade tortillas, spit-roasted meats, and organically grown vegetables.

They even take it one step further by giving you classic Mexican drinks and specialty cocktails - because if you're going to be authentic, you've got to go all the way.

All the fun happens in a massive room with beautiful wooden tables and an expansive copper-topped bar, so take a trip to Z?calo and make some new friends.

Westman's Bagel and Coffee

Westman's Bagel and Coffee is the place to go to get your morning fix...or if you just really like bagels and coffee.

This restaurant is located in Capital Hill and sports a walk-up window (sounds pretty chic, right?), and specializes in making New York style bagels topped with lox and schmears.

What something other than a bagel? Don't worry, they've got you covered. Westman's also has a selection of egg sandwiches and challah that you can order instead.

And of course, all meals come with a serving of coffee.

Jerk Shack

This food-truck-turned-official-restaurant is located in Belltown, and unlike those fancy schmancy French places, these guys will feed you the most massive meals possible.

The Jerk Shack specializes in serving jerk chicken (hence the name) and they make meals that are supposed to be shared between two or more people.

Think of it as a way of connecting the world through food.

You can grab a bowl full of chicken or seafood and have it stuffed with Caribbean slaw, and you can throw in some plantains if you're feeling lucky.

And if things couldn't get any better, you can have your meal with an island-inspired cocktail and some coconut milk caramel bread pudding for dessert.

Oh, yum.

Salt & Straw

"What about the ice cream shops? Surely Seattle has to have an ice cream shop!"

Calm down, we've got you covered.

The Salt and Straw is one of the most popular joints in Ballard, and all they do is ice cream.

Of course, they have all of the classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate, but they're constantly revamping the menu with new items and rotating flavors depending on the time of year.

Oh yeah, and did I mention they have shakes too?

Plus, they make their ice cream using locally-sourced materials, so what Seattle gives to them, they give back.

Like we've said, this place is popular, so be prepared to wait in a long line, especially during the summer months. That being said, their ice cream is well worth the wait.

Like what you see? Of course, this list only boasts a few of the restaurants in the region, and there are many more eateries here that will satisfy your appetite.

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