Readers’ Choice Poll Winners 2021

The best Washington state has to offer

By Seattle Mag December 9, 2021


This article appeared in the November-December issue of Seattle magazine. Visit

Food and Drink
Best New Restaurant

Best Neighborhood Restaurant

Best Take-out

Best Bakery
Bakery Nouveau

Best Seafood
Ray’s Boathouse

Best Food Truck
Sunny Up

Best Pizza Place

Best Burger Joint
Red Mill Burgers

Best Cheap Lunch
Dicks Drive-in

Best Sushi Restaurant

Best Dim Sum
Din Tai Fung

Best Ramen Restaurant

Best Pho Restaurant
Tie: Ba Bar & Pho Bac

Best Coffee Shop

Best Farmers Market

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

Best Wine Bar

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

Best Local Distillery
Oola and Westland

Best Happy Hour
Ba Bar

Best Gay Bar

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

Best Northwest Resort

Best In-City Hotel
Four Seasons

Best Boutique Hotel
Hotel Ballard

Best Mountain/Ski Resort
Crystal Mountain Resort

Best Northwest Beach Town

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

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

Best Boutique

Best Local Designer
Luly Yang

Best Shoe Store

Best Shopping Center
University Village

Best Jewelry Shop

Best Optical Shop
Eyes on Fremont

Best Luxury Shop

Best Sale Rack
Nordstrom Rack

Best Consignment Store
Ballard Consignment

Best Kids’ Clothing Store
Childish Things

Best Children’s Toy Shop

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

Best Furniture Store
Tie: Retrofit Home & Ballard Consignment

Best Place to Get Fan Gear
The Pro Shop

Best Outdoor Clothing Store
REI Co-op

Best Blowout
Factory Hair Seattle

Best Salon for Color
Fix Salon

Best Salon for Cuts
Fix Salon

Best Brow Bar/
Lash Extensions

Best Waxing/Sugaring
Sugar Sugar

Best Men’s Salon
Steele Barber Ballard

Best Manicure

Best Pedicure

Best Spa
Yuan Spa

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

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
Dog Yard Bar

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