10 Seattle Restaurants to Add to Your List

Are you looking for a place to eat in Seattle? Whether you’re flying into Seattle for a long weekend or are a local looking for a new spot to eat, here are 10 Seattle restaurants I recommend checking out.

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As a fashion/lifestyle blogger, I love looking for new places to eat and revisiting my favorite restaurants around the city. There are so many great places to eat in Seattle. Each neighborhood has great restaurants and coffee shops. The 10 Seattle restaurants I’m sharing on this list are tried and true places – and some of my favorites in the city.

But, if you want more foodie recommendations, I recommend checking out some of the Seattle foodie bloggers. My friend Annie from @annieeatsfood, Monica from @monmon.eats, and Teena from @teena_thatch all share great restaurant recommendations around the Greater Seattle Area.

Cactus in South Lake Union – Dinner

Address: 350 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98109

Cactus is one of my go-to spots for dinner in South Lake Union. If you’re looking for Mexican and Spanish inspired cuisine, I recommend heading to Cactus. Cactus has multiple locations in the Greater Seattle area so if you can also find this restaurant in West Seattle, Bellevue Square, and Kirkland.

Portage Bay in University District – Brunch

Address: 4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Like Cactus, Portage Bay has multiple locations around the city. The very first Portage Bay I went to was in the University District. I personally always love egg benedicts and the pancakes.  

List in Belltown – Happy Hour

Address: 2226 1st Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

List has one of the best happy hours in the city. From 9pm-10pm, all day Sundays and Mondays, and Tuesday-Saturday from 4:00-6:30pm, everything on the menu is half off. My friends and I recently stopped by list for happy hour after not being able to get a table in Momiji in South Lake Union. It was less than a 10-minute walk from SLU to Belltown and the food was totally worth it.

BaBar in University District – Happy Hour or Dinner

Address: 2685 NE 46th Street Seattle, Wa 98105

BaBar is one of my go-to happy hour spots in the U-district. The food is always delicious, and on a nice day, I always opt to eat out on the patio. I recommend getting the chicken wings, vermicelli noodles, and the pho. BaBar is under the Saigon Siblings restaurant group. If you’ve ever eaten at Monsoon Bellevue or Monsoon Seattle (I also recommend these restaurants), you’ve eaten at the Saigon Siblings restaurants.

Sabine in Ballard – Brunch

Address: 5307 Ballard Ave. NW Seattle, Wa 98107

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If you’re looking for an Instagram worthy brunch spot in Seattle, I recommend checking out Sabine in Ballard. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating. I grabbed the avocado toast here. Next time I visit, I’d like to try the shakshuka and the cinnamon roll.

Ciudad in Georgetown – Lunch or Dinner

Address: 6118 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

If you’re looking for a spot to mix and match small plates, meats, and sauces, I recommend checking out Ciudad in Georgetown. I’ve gone here for lunch multiple times and the food and flavors are always amazing. I recommend getting the cauliflower (it’s incredible) and flatbread and dip for appetizers. You can order quarter pound, to half pound, to a full pound of meat. I recommend ordering smaller portions of the meat from the grill but trying a variety of meats.

Sisi Kay Thai Eatery & Bar in Wallingford – Lunch or Dinner

Address: 1612 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

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Sisi Kay Thai Eatery & Bar invited me for dinner recently. I decided to take my two girlfriends and we were blown away by the dishes. We ordered red snapper, the Tom Yum Pizza (thai pizza), and so much more. This was probably one of the best thai restaurants I’ve eaten at in the city.

45th Stop N Shop & Poke Bar in Wallingford – Lunch

Address:  2323 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

If you’re looking for the best poke bowl in the city (in my opinion), I recommend going to 45th Stop & Shop in Wallingford. This poke shop is in a convenience store so there’s very little indoor seating. I always pick up poke bowls to go for me and Brandon if I’m going through Wallingford. My personal favorite is the salmon bowl with two scoops of salmon.

Bahn Town in Greenwood – Lunch or Dinner

Address: 10414 Holman Rd N, Seattle, WA 98133

If you’re looking for a local Vietnamese restaurant, I recommend checking out Bahn Town. They have banh mi sandwiches, pho, vermicelli bowls, and even quail egg poppers. The restaurant is owned by my friend Anthony’s family and the food is delicious. Right now, they’re only doing pick up and to-go orders so there is no in person dining.

Di Fiora in Capitol Hill – Lunch or Dinner

Address: 1320 University St suite 1, Seattle, WA 98101

If you’re looking for an Instagram worthy restaurant in Seattle, I recommend checking out Di Fiora in Capitol Hill. The aesthetic and the food are great. We decided to come here during our staycation in the Fairmont Olympic in Downtown Seattle for a late lunch. We ordered the lychee cosmo, chicken wings, and Dungeness crab fried rice.

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Have you tried any of these 10 Seattle restaurants? What other Seattle restaurants would you recommend?

Thank you for reading!

Love,

Emma

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