The Best of 2017 Readers’ Choice Winners

The people have spoken and these are the restaurants, shops and more they loved this year.

By Seattle Mag

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December 6, 2017

This article originally appeared in the December 2017 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Dining & Drinking

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Junebaby
Ravenna
junebabyseattle.com

BEST BAKERY
Bakery Nouveau
Capitol Hill
bakerynouveau.com

BEST SEAFOOD
RockCreek
Fremont
rockcreekseattle.com

BEST SALAD BAR
Whole Foods Market
Multiple locations
wholefoodsmarket.com

BEST FOOD TRUCK (Tie)
Marination
Multiple locations
marinationmobile.com

El Camión
Multiple locations
elcamionseattle.com

Wood Shop BBQ
Central District
thewoodshopbbq.com

BEST PIZZA PLACE
Ballard Pizza Company
Ballard
ballardpizzacompany.com

BEST BURGER JOINT
8oz Burger & Company
Pike/Pine
8ozburgerandco.com

BEST CHEAP LUNCH
Dueminuti Healthy Pasta
Capitol Hill
dueminutipasta.com

BEST NEW BAR
Mbar
South Lake Union
mbarseattle.com

BEST COCKTAIL BAR
Foreign National
Pike/Pine
foreignnationalbar.com

BEST HOTEL BAR
The Nest at Thompson Seattle
Downtown
thompsonhotels.com

BEST ROOFTOP BAR
Mbar
South Lake Union
mbarseattle.com

BEST LOCAL MICROBREW (Tie)
Cloudburst Brewing
Belltown
cloudburstbrew.com

Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Queen Anne
holymountainbrewing.com

BEST BREWPUB
Optimism Brewing Company
First Hill
optimismbrewing.com

BEST TAPROOM
Beer Star
White Center
beerstarusa.com

BEST BARTENDER
Anu and Chris Elford of Rob Roy (and other bars)
Belltown
robroyseattle.com

BEST WINE BAR
Le Caviste
Downtown
lecavisteseattle.com

BEST HAPPY HOUR
Momiji
Pike/Pine
momijiseattle.com

BEST TAKEOUT
The Halal Guys 
Pioneer Square
thehalalguys.com

BEST COFFEE SHOP
Caffe Vita
Multiple locations
caffevita.com

BEST FARMERS’ MARKET
Ballard Farmers Market
Ballard
sfmamarkets.com

BEST OUTDOOR DINING
Marination
Downtown
marinationmobile.com

Terra Plata
Pike/Pine
terraplata.com

BEST ICE CREAM SHOP
Molly Moon’s
Multiple locations
mollymoon.com

BEST CUPCAKE SHOP
Cupcake Royale
Multiple locations
cupcakeroyale.com

BEST PIE SHOP
A la Mode
Multiple locations
alamodeseattle.com

BEST FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE (Tie)
Caviar
Multiple locations
trycaviar.com 

UberEats
Multiple locations
ubereats.com

ENTERTAINMENT

BEST CASINO
Tulalip Resort Casino
Tulalip
tulalipresortcasino.com

BEST GAMING VENUE
Mox Boarding House
Ballard
moxbh.com

BEST KARAOKE 
New Luck Toy
West Seattle
newlucktoy.bar

BEST BOWLING ALLEY
Garage
First Hill
garagebilliards.com

BEST BILLIARDS
Temple Billiards
Pioneer Square
templebilliards.com

BEST PUB
Elliott Bay Brewing Company
Multiple locations
elliottbaybrewing.com

BEST GAY BAR
Neighbours 
Nightclub
Pike/Pine
neighboursnightclub.com

BEST DANCE CLUB
Havana Social Club 
Pike/Pine
havanasocial.com

BEST LIVE-MUSIC VENUE
The Showbox at the Market  
Downtown
showboxpresents.com

BEST MOVIE THEATER
Cinerama
Belltown
cinerama.com

BEST COMEDY CLUB
Parlor Live in Bellevue 
Bellevue
parlorbellevue.com

BEST KIDS’ ATTRACTION
Woodland Park Zoo
Phinney Ridge
zoo.org

BEST OUT-OF-THE-BOX ENTERTAINMENT
Puzzle Break
First Hill
puzzlebreak.us

THEATER & ARTS

BEST ART GALLERY
Vermillion Art 
Gallery and Bar
Pike/Pine
vermillionseattle.com

BEST PERFORMANCE VENUE
Paramount Theatre
Downtown
stgpresents.org

BEST THEATER COMPANY (Tie)
ACT – A Contemporary Theatre 
Downtown
acttheatre.org

Seattle Repertory Theatre
Lower Queen Anne
seattlerep.org

BEST DANCE ENSEMBLE
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Seattle Center
pnb.org

BEST ART WALK
First Thursday Art Walk
Pioneer Square 
pioneersquare.org

BEST OUTDOOR CONCERT VENUE
Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center  
Lower Queen Anne
seattlecenter.com

BEST MUSIC FEST
Upstream 
Pioneer Square
upstreammusicfest.com

TRAVEL

BEST NORTHWEST RESORT
Alderbrook Union, on Hood Canal
alderbrookresort.com

BEST IN-CITY HOTEL
Inn at the Market
Downtown
innatthemarket.com

BEST MOUNTAIN RESORT
Sleeping Lady
Leavenworth
sleepinglady.com

BEST NORTHWEST BEACH
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park
nps.gov

BEST OF WINE COUNTRY RESORT
Inn at Cave B
Quincy
cavebinn.com

BEST SAN JUAN ISLANDS RESORT
Roche Harbor 
San Juan Island
rocheharbor.com

BEST DAY TRIP OUTSIDE THE CITY
Leavenworth
leavenworth.org

FITNESS & OUTDOOR

BEST FITNESS CLUB
Pro Sports Club
Multiple locations
proclub.com

BEST PARK
Discovery Park
Magnolia
seattle.gov

BEST YOGA STUDIO
8 Limbs
Multiple locations
8limbsyoga.com

BEST BOOT CAMP
Power Lab Fitness 
Green Lake
powerlabseattle.com

BEST BARRE STUDIO
Barre3 
Multiple locations
barre3.com

BEST PILATES STUDIO
Metropolitan Pilates 
University District
metropolitanpilates.com

BEST SPIN STUDIO/CLASS
SoulCycle
Bellevue
soul-cycle.com

BEST GOLF COURSE
Chambers Bay
University Place
chambersbaygolf.com

BEST OUTDOOR/SPORTING GOODS STORE
REI
Multiple locations
rei.com

BEST BOATING SUPPLY STORE
West Marine
Multiple locations
westmarine.com

BEST BIKE SHOP
Gregg’s Cycle
Multiple locations
greggscycles.com

BEST SKI SHOP
Bothell Ski and Bike
Kenmore
bikesale.com

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Heidi Mills