Winners of our Best Restaurants Readers’ Choice Poll

We asked and you voted: Reader picks for the best in the city

By Seattle magazine staff, with reporting by Jennifer Meyers April 6, 2016

A dining room with wine racks and people sitting at a table.

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of Seattle magazine.

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
Porkchop & Co.
Ballard, 5451 Leary Ave. NW; 206.257.5761;

Best Eastside Restaurant
Café Juanita

Kirkland, 9702 NE 120th Place; 425.823.1505;

Best Splurge Restaurant

Queen Anne, 2576 Aurora Ave. N; 206.283.3313;
Best Cheap-eats Place
Dick’s Drive-In  

Multiple locations;

Best Brunch
Six Seven Restaurant

Belltown, at The Edgewater Hotel, 2411 Alaskan Way; 206.269.4575;

Best Independent Coffee Shop

Lower Queen Anne, 706 Taylor Ave. N; 206.284.1015;

Best View
Salty’s at Alki

Alki, 1936 Harbor Ave. SW; 206.937.1600;

Best Place for Outdoor Dining
Ray’s Boathouse

Ballard, 6049 Seaview Ave. NW; 206.789.3770;

Best Restaurant for a Date
Serafina Osteria & Enoteca

Eastlake, 2043 Eastlake Ave. E; 206.323.0807;

Best Place to Dine Alone
Oddfellows Cafe and Bar

Capitol Hill, 1525 10th Ave.; 206.325.0807;

Best Restaurant for Kids
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

Multiple locations;

Best Late-night Dining
Ba Bar Restaurant

Central District, 550 12th Ave.; 206.328.2030;

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Best Waitstaff/Service

Queen Anne, 2576 Aurora Ave. N; 206.283.3313;

Best Sandwich
Paseo Caribbean Restaurant
Fremont, 4225 Fremont Ave. N; 206.545.7440;

Best Salad (TIE)

Queen Anne, 2576 Aurora Ave. N; 206.283.3313;

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Bellevue, 205 108th Ave. NE; 425.456.0010;

Best Takeout
Kedai Makan

Capitol Hill, 1802 Bellevue Ave.; 206.556.2560;

Best Burgers
Red Mill Burgers

Phinney Ridge, 312 N 67th St., 206.783.6362,; Interbay, 1613 W Dravus St., 206.284.6363,

Best Barbecue
Bitterroot BBQ

Ballard, 5239 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.588.1577;

Best Pizza
Pagliacci Pizza

Multiple locations;

Best Raw Bar/Oyster Bar
The Walrus and the Carpent
Ballard, 4743 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.395.9227;

Best Seafood (TIE)
Ray’s Boathouse

Ballard, 6049 Seaview Ave. NW; 206.789.3770;


Fremont, 4300 Fremont Ave. N; 206.557.7532;

Best Steak
John Howie Steak Restaurant

Bellevue, The Shops at The Bravern, 11111 NE Eighth St., No. 125; 425.440.0880;

Best Fries
Dick’s Drive-In

Multiple locations;

Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Cafe Flora

Madison Valley, 2901 E Madison St.; 206.325.9100;

Best Chinese Food
Din Tai Fung

University District, 2621 NE 46th St., 206.525.0958; Bellevue, 700 Bellevue Way NE, No. 280, 425.698.1095,

Best Thai Food
Thai Tom

University District, 4543 University Way NE; 206.548.9548

Best Indian Food
Taste of India

University District, 5517 Roosevelt Way NE; 206.528.1575;

Best Vietnamese Food
Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant

Chinatown/International District, 418 Eighth Ave. S, 206.340.1388; Belltown, 2800 First Ave., 206.448.3318,

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Best Pho
Pho Than Brothers

Multiple locations;

Best Sushi
Sushi Kappo Tamura

Eastlake, 2968 Eastlake Ave. E; 206.547.0937;

Best French Food
Le Pichet

Pike Place Market, 1933 First Ave.; 206.256.1499;

Best Italian Food

Capitol Hill, 1531 14th Ave.; 206.251.7673;

Best Mexican Food
Little Water Cantina

Eastlake, 2865 Eastlake Ave. E; 206.397.4940;

Best Food Truck
Crisp Creperie


Best Ice Cream/Gelato Shop
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

Multiple locations;

Best Bakery
Bakery Nouveau

Capitol Hill, 137 15th Ave. E, 206.858.6957; West Seattle Junction, 4737 California Ave. SW, 206.923.0534,

Best Doughnut Shop
Top Pot Doughnuts

Multiple locations;

Best Dessert
Hot Cakes

Ballard, 5427 Ballard Ave. NW, 206.453.3792; Capitol Hill, 1650 E Olive Way, 206.258.2591;

Best Cupcake Shop
Cupcake Royale

Multiple locations;

Best Cocktail Bar

Central District, 928 12th Ave.; 206.552.9755;

Best Happy Hour
Six Seven Restaurant

Waterfront, The Edgewater Hotel, 2411 Alaskan Way; 206.269.4575;

Best Neighborhood Pub
Elliott Bay Brewing

Multiple locations;

Best Local Brewery
Fremont Brewing  

Fremont, 3409 Woodland Park Ave. N; 206.420.2407;

Best Dive Bar
Hattie’s Hat

Ballard, 5231 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.784.0175;

Best Sports Bar
Sport Restaurant  

KOMO Plaza, 140 Fourth Ave. N, No. 130; 206.404.7767;

Best Cookies
Hello Robin Cookies

Capitol Hill, 522 19th Ave. E; 206.735.7970;

Best Washington Wine to Splurge on at Dinner
Quilceda Creek Vintners

Best New Restaurant
Goldfinch Tavern

Downtown, Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union St.; 206.749.7070;
Best Pop-up Restaurant
Parchment Bake Shop

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Best Local Tasting Room
Charles Smith Wines Jet City

Georgetown, 1136 S Albro Place; 206.745.7456;


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