Readers' Choice 2013: Best Restaurants in Seattle

The results of our annual poll in which Seattle mag readers vote for the best Seattle restaurants.
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Best neighborhood restaurant
Daniel’s Broiler
Leschi

Best Eastside restaurant
Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar
Bellevue

Best splurge restaurant
Canlis

Queen Anne

Best cheap eats
Dick’s Drive-In

Multiple locations

Best bakery
Bakery Nouveau

West Seattle

Best brunch
Toulouse Petit

Queen Anne

Best independent coffee shop
Citizen

South Lake Union

Best view
Ray’s Boathouse

Ballard

Best place for outdoor dining
Six Seven

Downtown/Waterfront

Best restaurant for a date
Canlis

Queen Anne

Best place to dine alone
Oddfellows Cafe + Bar

Capitol Hill

Best restaurant for kids
Red Robin

Multiple locations

Best late-night dining
Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium

Capitol Hill

Best waitstaff/service
Canlis

Queen Anne

Best sandwich
Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

Multiple locations

Best salad
Cafe Flora

Madison Valley

Best takeout
Little Uncle

Capitol Hill

Best burgers
Red Mill Burgers

Multiple locations

Best barbecue
Bitterroot

Ballard

Best pizza (tie)
Delancey

Ballard

Pagliacci Pizza
Multiple locations

Best raw bar/oyster bar
The Walrus and the Carpenter

Ballard

Best seafood
Seastar Restaurant 
and Raw Bar

Multiple locations

Best steak
John Howie Steak

Bellevue

Best fries
Café Presse

Capitol Hill

Best vegetarian restaurant
Cafe Flora

Madison Valley

Best Chinese food
Din Tai Fung

Bellevue

Best Thai food
Thai Tom

University District

Best Indian food
Taste of India

University District

Best Vietnamese food
Green Leaf

Multiple locations

Best pho
Than Brothers

Multiple locations

Best sushi
Shiro’s Sushi Restaurant

Belltown

Best French food (tie)
Bastille Café & Bar

Ballard

Café Presse
Capitol Hill

Best Italian food
Spinasse

Capitol Hill

Best Mexican food
La Carta de Oaxaca

Ballard

Best food truck
Crisp Creperie

Best ice cream/gelato shop
Molly Moon’s 
Homemade Ice Cream
Multiple locations

Best dessert
Hot Cakes

Ballard

Best cupcake shop
Trophy Cupcakes and Party

Multiple locations

Best cocktail bar
Liberty Bar

Capitol Hill

Best happy hour
Matador

Multiple locations

Best wine bar
Purple Café and Wine Bar

Multiple locations

Restaurant with best selection of Washington state wines
Six Seven

Downtown/Waterfront

Best local winery
Chateau Ste. Michelle

Woodinville

Best neighborhood pub
Mulleady’s Irish 
Pub & Restaurant

Magnolia

Best local brewery
Georgetown 
Brewing Company

Georgetown

Best dive bar
The 5 Point Cafe

Belltown

Best sports bar
Sport 
Restaurant & Bar

Queen Anne

Best local distillery
Batch 206

Multiple locations

Store with best liquor selection
Total Wine & More

Multiple locations

Reporting by Christine Baldwin

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