Where to Eat in Seattle

This list is not meant to be comprehensive.  I am relatively new to town and these are places I have found and checked out and found worthy of mention.  I will add more as I find more.  Feel free to suggest more and better places.

611 Supreme - Delicious crepes at a reasonable price with a laid back atmosphere
611 East Pine Street (Capitol Hill)

Bluebird Microcreamery - Amazing ice cream.  I think it is better than the other, more famous, ice cream maker on the hill
1205 E Pike Street (Capitol Hill)

Bottleneck Lounge - Neighborhood bar and grill.  Good paninis.
2328 Madison (Capitol Hill)

Cartona Cafe - Simply good waffles and coffee.  They also serve beer and wine, but they close at 7:00 pm
2425 East Union Street (Central District)

Cure - If you are a fan of cured meat products (and I am), then this is the place for you.  They serve fine platters of meat and cheese and bread with tasty little accompaniments.  Functional, but cool atmosphere.  I hesitate to recommend the place because it is small and I still want to be able to get a seat here.
1641 Nagle Place (Capitol Hill)


Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant - Just good.
418 8th Avenue South (International District)

Hot Mamas Pizza - Good New York Style Pizza (if you are into that sort of thing).  By the slice or pie, they offer standards, plus things like pesto and garlic chicken.
700 East Pine Street (Capitol Hill)

 Katy's Cafe -Warm and friendly neighborhood coffee shop.  Katy is often there with her son and both will make you smile.  They have a tiny menu, but each sandwich is prepared with care.  I love the turkey sandwich.  They make baked goods in house.
2000 East Union (Central District)

La Spiga - Tasty Northern Italian food for reasonable price in an inspiring atmosphere.  They use fresh pasta and good ingredients.  (full review in past blog post)
1429 12th Avenue (Capitol Hill)


Luc -Neighborhood-y French cafe and bar.  Warm atmosphere and friendly, famous, James Beard award-winning chef, Thierry Rautureau.  I have only been for Sunday brunch, but it was great.
2800 East Madison (Madison Valley)

Mirch Masala - Very friendly service and fresh tasting Indian food
213 Broadway Avenue East (Capitol Hill)
Norm's Eatery and Ale House - Decent food and very dog friendly.
460 North 36th Street (Fremont)

Panevino - Got the Lorenzo (local Italian guy) seal of approval.  Very good Italian food.  The space is small and energetic.
416 Broadway East (Capitol Hill)
Paseo - The most amazing pork sandwich you will ever have.  Seriously.
4225 Fremont Avenue (Fremont) or
6226 Seaview Avenue NW (Ballard) watch the surfers nearby


Pike Street FIsh Fry - Just damn good fish and chips.  You also get little surprises like the choice of different sauces and the fried lemon slice.  Open late.
925 East Pike Street, though it is actually on 10th Avenue (Capitol Hill)

Poppy - A bit on the pricey side, but worth it.  They serve Thali's.  This is an Indian inspired way of eating with a bunch of different small dishes on a tray, but the food is not necessarily Indian.  The cuisine is "northwestern" using fresh and seasonal ingredients, including an on-sight herb garden.  Jerry Traunfeld, the chef, became famous as the chef of Herbfarm.
622 Broadway East (Capitol Hill)

Post Restaurant and Lounge - Located on Post Alley, this quaint spot has a warm interior for winter and a great view of the Puget Sound from the outdoor seating.  Their fresh seasonal food uses ingredients from the nearby Pike Place Market
1914 Post Alley (Pike Place Market area)

Sweet Iron - A variety of scrumptious Belgian waffles with a sugary crust.
1200 3rd Avenue (Downtown - also in the U District)


Thai Curry Simple - Amazing Thai food.  Cheap al fresco dining or take out.  Very small menu, but excellent.  Lunch only.
1122 East Madison Street (Capitol Hill)


Theo Chocolate - This is no restaurant, but a retail store.  They are generous with their samples, and they make amazing chocolates in a wide variety of flavors and styles.  I have tried coconut curry chocolate bars and basil cream stuffed chocolates.  Their drinking chocolate is amazing.  Sign up for a factory tour.
3400 Phinney Avenue North (Fremont)

Two Shoe Barbeque -  Banging smoked meat with barbeque sauce.  That is it, but it is all you need.  Though located in and around an Airstream trailer, it manages to have atmosphere as well.  They are open Wednesday and Sunday, 11:00 am until they run out.
Georgetown Trailer Park Mall (Georgetown)



Uptown China - The best Chinese I have had in Seattle.  The atmosphere is not exciting, but the food is a step above ordinary Chinese.  Yu-Mei Wang is the hostess who presides over the dining room making everyone feel at home.
600 Queen Anne Avenue N (Queen Anne)

Uwajimaya - Comprehensive and amazing Asian supermarket.  If you love food, particularly Asian, you will love just wandering around this place.  They have a food court with all sorts of Asian food and Bead Papa, with really good cream puffs.
600 5th Avenue South (International District)


Via Tribunali - Great wood fired pizzas and antipasti with a great atmosphere.  Understated, but perfect.
913 East Pike Street (Capitol Hill and Georgetown, and other locations I have not visited)