Time Tested

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

From Italian pasta in Pike Place Market to Mexican street tacos in Capitol Hill, here are the best restaurants open in Seattle right now.

11/02/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Our Very Favorite Chinese Restaurants

Where to get dim sum, Sichuan dishes, Cantonese noodles, barbecue, dumplings, and more regional Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine in Edmonds, Kent, and beyond.

09/14/2022 By Hsiao-Ching Chou With Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Great Tacos and Mexican Restaurants

Maíz in Pike Place, Ballard's El Moose, Tacos Chukís—these restaurants bring the mole, fresh tortillas, and mezcal cocktails that love them.

06/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Burgers in Seattle

Smash-burgers, classic cheeseburgers, and vegetarian options abound in our roundup of Seattle's greatest burgers.

06/28/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Sushi in Seattle

From Maneki in Japantown to Momiji in Capitol Hill, these spots serve up stunning sashimi, creative rolls, and impeccable nigiri—some via robot

03/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Sound Decisions

The Best Seafood in Seattle

Where to find the oysters, the crab rolls, and the sustainably sourced delicacies that define our waterbound town.

12/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Biscuits in Seattle

These bakeries, from Morsel in the University District to Rachel's Bagels and Burritos in Ballard, focus on buttermilk biscuits and sandwiches thereof.

03/21/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

From Biscuits to Bagels

A Baker’s Dozen of Exceptional Breakfast Sandwiches

From vegan to chorizo, plus bagels, waffles, and so many english muffins.

12/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Lunch, No Rush

Seattle’s Best Lunch Spots

Our favorite sit-down lunch restaurants in Downtown, Capitol Hill, North Seattle, South Seattle, and Bellevue.

10/22/2021 Edited by Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Best Pizza by Neighborhood

A neighborhood guide to the best thin crust, deep dish, and by the slice, from Delancey in Ballard to Bar del Corso in Beacon Hill.

02/28/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Manual of Chicago Style

The Best Deep-Dish Pizza in Town

Chicago style, Detroit style, even tributes to Sicily, Rome, and New Jersey. Available for delivery, on a patio, or even by the slice.

02/01/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Italian Food in Seattle

From red sauce to ravioli, tasting menus to Tuscan cuisine, these are some of the best restaurants in Seattle for Italian food.

05/18/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle's Greatest Steak Houses: A Primer

Where to find a great steak dinner (from Wagyu to sustainable local grass-fed beef) near you, perfect for a special occasion meal. Or any occasion at all.

04/06/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Bone Up on Seattle’s Best Barbecue

The best barbecue joints for brisket, ribs, and smoked meat sandwiches, from Lil Red Takeout and Catering in Columbia City to Bitterroot in Ballard.

06/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Dinner Is Fire

A Meaty Guide to Seattle's Best Korean BBQ

Where to find the best grilled meats, along with a host of skillful banchan (side dishes), in Capitol Hill, Lynnwood, Shoreline, and beyond.

02/16/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by David Jaewon Oh Illustrations by Jungyeon Roh

XLB Dining Guide

The Best Soup Dumplings in Seattle

Local Chinese food restaurants, from Din Tai Fung to Ping's Dumpling House, serve takeout xiao long bao, and even make frozen soup dumplings for the home.

04/27/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Civic Staples

The Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle

Wondering where to eat Vietnamese food: Restaurants all over town serve up pho, banh mi, and many a great noodle soup in between.

09/28/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Vanilla? Not so much.

Seattle’s Best Ice Cream

A complete list, from Kryse in Beacon Hill to West Seattle's Husky Deli and Shug's of Pike Place Market.

08/02/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Swirl Crush

The Best Soft Serve in Seattle

A childhood classic, all grown-up and sprinkled around the city.

07/30/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Perfect Patios for Sunny Days

Seattle's best restaurant and bar patios for a sunny day, from Bangrak Market in Belltown to Linda's Tavern and Monsoon in Capitol Hill.

05/23/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Pours & Pulls

A Dozen Destination Coffee Shops

From Espresso Vivace to Boon Boona Coffee: The second wave pioneers, multi-roaster cafes, and geographic specialists that make Seattle’s coffee scene great.

09/29/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Boba's Best

16 Seattle Boba Shops Worth a Sip

Boba, bubble tea, milk tea, call it what you want. This is a sampler of some of Seattle's finest boba spots, including the Moo Bar and Atulea.

03/16/2022 By Ann Karneus

Hole Foods

Behold, the Best Doughnuts in Seattle

Sprinkled, glazed, and occasionally topped with bacon: These are the city’s most impressive practitioners of fried dough.

12/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Dining Guide

A Field Guide to Seattle Bagels

Griping about our city’s bagel scene is officially passe.

08/13/2020 By Adam H. Callaghan and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Carlton Canary

Celebratory Confections

8 Seattle Bakeries for One-of-a-Kind Birthday Cakes

Guava-filled, unicorn-themed, and everything in between.

09/24/2020 By Annette Maxon

LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE

Seattle Restaurants (and Bars) with Covered, Heated, and Tented Patios

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to weatherproof outdoor dining, from Ballard to Bellevue.

11/17/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

SEATTLE DINING GUIDE

A Guide to Seattle's Black-Owned Restaurants

Show support for our city's talented Black chefs, from the Central District to West Seattle, with fried chicken, porchetta, ice cream, and pie.

02/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Ho, Brah!

7 Seattle Destinations for Homestyle Hawaiian Food

September is Hawaiian History Month. Celebrate with saimin, poké, guava cake, or some Mike's Shave Ice.

09/21/2021 By Malia Alexander

Shopping List

A Guide to Seattle’s Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets

Tucked away in Pike Place Market, or existing purely online, these local purveyors make buying a steak a personalized experience.

06/30/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Hopped Up

Seattle's Best Breweries

From Reuben's in Ballard to Future Primitive in South Seattle, local beer abides.

08/20/2020 By Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Destination: Wine

Best Wineries in Lake Chelan

Cairdeas, Fielding Hills, and Nefarious Cellars are some of the best places to go wine tasting in Lake Chelan.

10/07/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Destination: Wine

The Best Wineries in Woodinville

The epicenter of Western Washington wine overflows with vintners. Here are the ones to try now.

07/02/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Tasting Notes

The Best Wineries to Visit in Walla Walla

From Sleight of Hand in the Southside District to tasting rooms downtown Walla Walla, here are our favorite places to experience Washington wine.

08/13/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Local Gems

Where to Eat in Yakima

The Central Washington town has everything from famous Mexican fare to well-crafted cocktails.

09/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Main Dish

Where to Eat in Walla Walla

From breakfast at Bacon and Eggs to dinner at the Kinglet, Max Petty's new tasting menu spot, fine wine is only part of the equation.

07/05/2022 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion

Wine Adjacent

Where to Eat in Woodinville

A bevy of brunches; even more seasonal menus.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Capitol Hill Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Capitol Hill

From Italian food to Thai food to restaurants with amazing drinks, here's where to eat on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

08/27/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

WALLINGFORD NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE

Where to Eat in Wallingford

This part of town doesn’t get nearly enough credit for all its great food.

02/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Beacon Hill Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) on Beacon Hill

This corner of the city takes tacos and pizza as seriously as its higher-end dining.

09/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Central District Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) in the Central District

A variety that reflects the neighborhood’s history.

12/02/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Kraken Week

Where to Eat and Drink Before a Kraken Game

Headed to a Kraken hockey game? Here’s where to meet up with friends for a beer or dinner before the puck drops.

09/27/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Pre-Game Guide

Best Restaurants and Bars Near Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park

Cheering on the Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners, or OL Reign? Here's where to eat and drink around Seattle's sports stadiums before and after the game.

09/06/2022 By Allecia Vermillion