Restaurants in Seattle

This "modern American diner" has a split personality. Skillet Street Food, the Airstream trailer/food truck, has been roving Seattle since 2007, offering chef Josh Henderson's seasonal lunches, while the brick-and-mortar restaurant opened in 2011 in Capitol Hill.

Savor real-southern fried catfish, corn cakes, okra, and candied yams.

Though vegetarians are plentiful in Olympia, shellfish fans are, too; find them slurping Fanny Bays, from next-door Puget Sound, at the Oyster House.

This Capitol Hill gastropub attracts an afterwork-drinks crowd, as well as dinner-seeking locals.

A pioneer of small plate dining in Seattle, James Beard Award-winning chef John Sundstrom established this New American restaurant in 2003.

Ballard hosts the one-two punch of hot noodle house Thaiku, and its late-night, apothecary-style bar, Fu Kun Wu Lounge. Thaiku’s regional Thai cuisine is doled out in an antiques-filled space that was once the location of a notorious opium den.

Chef John Sundstrom (who made his name with sister institution - and next-door neighbor - Lark) serves smoked white-been tartine and tuna crudo with lemon.

Situated on the Lake Washington Ship Canal, this Queen Anne restaurant is known for its panoramic views of the Fremont and Aurora bridges.

BOKA is located near the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry terminal and half-way between Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market, an address that makes it a popular late night stop for the Uptown bar crowd—serving breakfast throughout the day helps, too.


ART Restaurant and Lounge, situated within the Four Seasons Hotel, provides diners with dramatic views of Elliott Bay through floor to ceiling windows.

Handmade doughnuts and fine coffee are an heirloom craft at Top Pot, which now boasts six cafés in the greater Puget Sound area.

At this Tacoma tavern, the experience is as much about the beefy bundles of joy as it is about the cold brews. It's like Cheers, only better—a watering hole with some of the most delicious and inventive red hots (another name for your regulation wiener).