Best Restaurants in Seattle 2013

The definitive guide to the best Seattle restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

By Allison Austin Scheff & Sara Dickerman


March 20, 2013

This article originally appeared in the April 2013 issue of Seattle Magazine.

What do vanilla French toast, wood-fired ovens, duck confit salad and the Pike Place fish-throwing guys have in common? They all make eating in Seattle these days a special treat. To help you navigate all this bounty, our team dined day and night in the name of crafting a one-stop, round-the-clock resource for adventurous eaters. The result? Delicious destinations for breakfast, lunch and dinner (plus—bonus!—a late meal at the bar). We’ve also rounded up the year’s hottest local trends (hint: everything old is new again), mapped out where Seattle restaurateurs are building their empires and boldly named names on our second annual Food Establishment list, a who’s who of influential folks in the local food business. So pull up a chair and tuck in to the best year for eating yet.

Best Restaurants for Breakfast and Brunch 2013

Best Restaurants for Lunch 2013

Best Restaurants for Dinner 2013

Raising the Bar: Best Bar Food in 2013

The New Rustic: Local Dining Trend in 2013

Mise en Place: Local Dining Trend in 2013

Earthenware: Local Dining Trend in 2013

Get more restaurant recommendations when you Search Restaurants at Our directory doesn’t list every Seattle restaurant in the phone book, mind you, just the good ones.