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Seattle Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards 2022

Some old favorites and some surprises

By Seattle Mag December 2, 2022

Din Tai Fung

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2022 issue of Seattle magazine.

Food and Drink

Best Restaurant: Ray’s Boathouse

Best New Restaurant: Kobo

Best Neighborhood Restaurant: The Birdhouse

Best Outdoor Dining: Ray’s Boathouse

Best Seafood: Ray’s Boathouse

Best Takeout: Taku

Best Food Truck: Sunny Up

Best Pizza Place: Kobo

Best Burger Joint: Dick’s Drive-In

Best Barbecue: Wood Shop BBQ

Best Fried Chicken: Taku

Best Cheap Eats: Dick’s Drive-In 

Best Sushi Restaurant: Japonessa Sushi Cocina

Best Dim Sum: Din Tai Fung

Best Ramen Restaurant: Kizuki Ramen

Best Pho Restaurant: Phở Bắc

Best Coffee Shop: Monorail Espresso

Best Bakery: Bakery Nouveau

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream.

Courtesy of Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

Best Ice Cream Shop: Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

Best Cake/Cupcake Shop: Trophy Cupcakes

Best Cocktails: Canon

Best Happy Hour: Redhook Brewery

Best Gay Bar: Pony

Best Brewpub: Red Hook Brewery

Best Wine Bar: Surrell

Best Wine Tasting: DeLille Cellars

Best Distillery: Oola Distillery

Arts

Best Museum: Seattle Art Museum

Best Art Gallery: Seattle Art Museum

Best Theater: The 5th Avenue Theatre

Best Dance Ensemble: Pacific Northwest Ballet

Travel

Best Resort: Surfcrest Resort

Best City Hotel: Motif Seattle

Best Boutique Hotel: Motif Seattle

Best Wine Region (tie): Walla Walla; Woodinville

Best San Juan Islands Resort: Rosario Resort & Spa

Entertainment 

Best Concert Venue: Gorge Amphitheatre

Best Sports Venue: Climate Pledge Arena

Best Casino: Tulalip Resort Casino

Best Movie Theater: Majestic Bay

Shopping

Best Boutique Shop: Alair Gift Shop

Best Mall: University Village

Best Jewelry Store: Ben Bridge Jewelers

Best Consignment Store: Ballard Consignment Store

The Elliott Bay Book Co.

Brooke Fitts

Best Bookstore: The Elliott Bay Book Co.

Best Gardening Store: Swansons Nursery

Swansons Nursery

Courtesy of Swansons Nursery

Outdoors

Best Sporting Goods Store: REI

Best Bike Shop: Gregg’s Cycle

Best Park: Discovery Park

Best Hike: Rattlesnake Lake

Rattlesnake Lake

Brooke Fitts

Best Dog Park: Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Park

Best Ski Area: Crystal Mountain

Best Golf Course (tie:) Interbay Golf Center; Jefferson Park Golf Course; Ocean Shores Golf Course

Beauty

Best Salon: Rudy’s Barbershop

Best Mani/Pedi: Apollo Nails & Spa

Best Spa (tie:) The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle; Jill Bucy Skincare

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