There's comfort food, and then there's Kingfish—no other cafe in town quite understands how much buttermilk coating a piece of fried chicken needs to be sufficiently garbed. Boasting an elegant Southern down-hominess, Kingfish buzzes with Capitol Hill devotees—one of the most racially integrated crowds anywhere in this city—who enjoy gumbo and catfish cakes and barbecue and myriad other soul-rich delights amid the owners' vintage sepia family portraits. The town's best fried green tomatoes have a home here—the spicy cornmeal coating never overwhelms the treat inside—and a side of roasted red yam fries is a must. A slice of red velvet cake for dessert will easily feed four. No reservations means there will be a line, which only adds to the neighborly conviviality.
602 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
- Mon–Thu 11:30–2, 5:30–9:30; Fri 11:30–2, 5:30–10:30; Sat 10–2, 5:30–10:30; Sun 10–2, 5:30–9:30
Please Note: Before making plans, please call ahead with the establishment to verify that this information is still accurate.
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