Readers’ Choice Poll Winners 2021

By Seattle Mag

December 9, 2021

The best Washington state has to offer

Majestic-Bay
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Hayley Young


This article appeared in the November-December issue of Seattle magazine. Visit Seattlemag.com/subscribe.

Food and Drink
Best New Restaurant
Taku

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
Monsoon

Best Take-out
Taku

Best Bakery
Bakery Nouveau

Best Seafood
Ray’s Boathouse

Best Food Truck
Sunny Up

Best Pizza Place
Delancey

Best Burger Joint
Red Mill Burgers

Best Cheap Lunch
Dicks Drive-in

Best Sushi Restaurant
Japonessa

Best Dim Sum
Din Tai Fung

Best Ramen Restaurant
Kizuki

Best Pho Restaurant
Tie: Ba Bar & Pho Bac

Best Coffee Shop
Vivace

Best Farmers Market
Ballard

Best Outdoor Dining
Ray’s Boathouse

Best Ice Cream Shop
Salt & Straw

Best Cake/Cupcake Shop
Cupcake Royale

Best Doughnut Shop
Top Pot

Best Pop-up Restaurant
Coping Cookies

Best Grocery Store
Metropolitan Market

Best Cocktail Bar
Ba Bar

Best Rooftop Bar
The Mountaineering Club

Best Brewpub
Chuck’s Hop Shop

Best Brewery
Stoup

Best Wine Bar
Surrell

Best Wine-tasting Room
Tie: DeLille Cellars Winery & Elsom Cellars

Best Local Distillery
Oola and Westland

Best Happy Hour
Ba Bar

Best Gay Bar
Pony

Arts
Best Museum
Seattle Art Museum

Best Art Gallery
Seattle Art Museum

Best Theater Company
Seattle Repertory Theatre

Best Dance Ensemble
Tie: Northwest Tap Connection, Spectrum, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Best Art Walk
Pioneer Square

Travel
Best Northwest Resort
Seabrook

Best In-City Hotel
Four Seasons

Best Boutique Hotel
Hotel Ballard

Best Mountain/Ski Resort
Crystal Mountain Resort

Best Northwest Beach Town
Seabrook

Best Wine Country Resort
Willows Lodge

Best Northwest Wine-Tasting Region
Walla Walla

Best San Juan Islands Resort
Tie: Doe Bay &
Roche Harbor

Best Day Trip
Outside the City
Whidbey Island

Entertainment
Best Movie Theater
Majestic Bay

Best Movie Drive-in
Rodeo Drive-In Theatre

Best Concert Venue
Tie: The Gorge & Showbox

Best Sports Venue
T-Mobile Park

Best Bowling Alley
West Seattle Bowl

Best Northwest Golf Course
Chambers Bay

Best Casino
Snoqualmie Casino

Shopping
Best Boutique
Alair

Best Local Designer
Luly Yang

Best Shoe Store
Nordstrom

Best Shopping Center
University Village

Best Jewelry Shop
Twist

Best Optical Shop
Eyes on Fremont

Best Luxury Shop
Mario’s

Best Sale Rack
Nordstrom Rack

Best Consignment Store
Ballard Consignment

Best Kids’ Clothing Store
Childish Things

Best Children’s Toy Shop
Snapdoodle

Best Gardening Store
Swansons Nursery

Best Bookstore
The Elliott Bay Book Co.

Best Record Store
Easy Street Records

Best Housewares Store
Tie: City People’s Mercantile & Sur La Table

Best Gift and Card Shop
Alair

Best Furniture Store
Tie: Retrofit Home & Ballard Consignment

Best Place to Get Fan Gear
The Pro Shop

Best Outdoor Clothing Store
REI Co-op

Beauty
Best Blowout
Factory Hair Seattle

Best Salon for Color
Fix Salon

Best Salon for Cuts
Fix Salon

Best Brow Bar/
Lash Extensions
Kailash

Best Waxing/Sugaring
Sugar Sugar

Best Men’s Salon
Steele Barber Ballard

Best Manicure
Varnish

Best Pedicure
Varnish

Best Spa
Yuan Spa

Outdoors
Best Bike Shop
Gregg’s Cycles

Best Park
Discovery Park

Best Hike
Discovery Park

Best Outdoor/Sporting Goods Store
REI Co-op

Best Local Ski Area
Stevens Pass

Petcare
Best Doggy Day Care
Lazy Dog Crazy Dog

Best Dog Groomer
Tie: Dog Star & Floof

Best Veterinary Clinic
Ballard Animal Hospital

Best Pet Shop
Mud Bay

Best Dog Park
Marymoor Dog Park

Best Pet Boarding
Lazy Dog Crazy Dog

Best Dog-friendly
Bar/Restaurant
Dog Yard Bar

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