Readers’ Choice 2019: Best Restaurants in Seattle

Nearly 9,000 Seattle magazine readers voted in this year’s annual best restaurants poll. Did your favorites make the cut?

By Seattle Magazine Staff


September 5, 2019

This article originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the September 2019 issue and is part of our Best New Restaurants cover story. Click here to subscribe.

Best new restaurant

Best neighborhood restaurant
Kedai Makan
Capitol Hill

Best pop-up restaurant
Wink Doughnuts
locations vary

Best Eastside restaurant
Cafe Juanita

Best lunch for about $10
Il Corvo
Pioneer Square

Best gluten-free dining
Cafe Flora
Madison Valley

Best vegetarian dining options
Cafe Flora
Madison Valley

Best brunch
Portage Bay Cafe
multiple locations

Best juice/smoothie bar
Capitol Hill

Best independent coffee shop
Caffe Vita
multiple locations

Best view
Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grills
multiple locations

Best place for outdoor dining
North Lake Union

Best place to dine alone
Capitol Hill

Best restaurant for kids
Tutta Bella
multiple locations

Best late-night dining
13 Coins
multiple locations

Best diner
Hattie’s Hat

Best splurge restaurant
Queen Anne

Best tasting menu
Capitol Hill

Best sandwich
Capitol Hill

Best salads
multiple locations

Best takeout
Biscuit Bitch
multiple locations

Best burger
Dick’s Drive-In
multiple locations

Best barbecue
Jack’s BBQ
multiple locations

Best pizza
multiple locations

Best oysters
Taylor Shellfish
multiple locations

Best seafood

Best sushi
Shiro’s Sushi Restaurant

Best poke/Hawaiian
Marination Ma Kai
West Seattle

Best steak
Metropolitan Grill

Best Korean food
South Lake Union

Best Chinese food
Din Tai Fung
multiple locations

Best ramen
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya
multiple locations

Best Pho
Pho Than Brothers
multiple locations

Best Thai food
Thai Tom
University District

Best Indian food
Pioneer Square

Best Middle Eastern food
Capitol Hill

Best Vietnamese food
Ba Bar
multiple locations

Best French food
Le Pichet

Best Italian food
Il Corvo
Pioneer Square

Best Mexican food
La Carta de Oaxaca

Best food truck
Off the Rez
locations vary

Best ice cream/gelato shop
Molly Moon’s
multiple locations

Best bakery
Bakery Nouveau
multiple locations

Best doughnut shop
Top Pot
multiple locations

Best dessert
Hot Cakes
Ballard and Capitol Hill

Best chocolates
Theo Chocolate

Best cupcakes
Cupcake Royale
multiple locations

Best cookies
Metropolitan Market
multiple locations

Best cocktail bar
Capitol Hill

Best happy hour
Toulouse Petit
Lower Queen Anne

Best neighborhood pub
Chuck’s Hop Shop
Greenwood and Central District

Best dive bar
Linda’s Tavern
Capitol Hill

Best sports bar
Rhein Haus
Capitol Hill

Best local brewery/tasting room
Fremont Brewing Company

Best local winery/tasting room
Chateau Ste. Michelle

Best local distillery/tasting room
Woodinville Whiskey Co.


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