Ballard Restaurants

Updated 1/23/18

With many of the best restaurants and bars in Seattle, Ballard is a foodie’s paradise. Big-name chefs like Ethan Stowell and Renee Erickson have created popular destinations — many in Old Ballard — but countless gems abound around the neighborhood.

Instead of creating an exhaustive guide like Google or Yelp, we’ve assembled a short list of some of the best, ranked by readers of My Ballard. Locals know the local spots best.

To vote, click the restaurant and then the stars. If you feel we’re making a terrible omission, please leave a comment below the list…

[Ranked list still under construction]

Post / Page Order By:  Most Rated | Highest Rated
Olaf's

[Total:74    Average 4.4]
Gather Kitchen & Bar

[Total:44    Average 3.4]
Cafe Besalu

[Total:36    Average 4.5]
Señor Moose

[Total:33    Average 4.5]
The Fat Hen

[Total:32    Average 4.5]
Un Bien

[Total:30    Average 4.4]
Brimmer & Heeltap

[Total:30    Average 3.7]
Stoneburner

[Total:30    Average 3.5]
Rosellini’s

[Total:29    Average 4.6]
San Fermo

[Total:28    Average 4.3]
La Carta de Oaxaca

[Total:27    Average 4.2]
Biscuit & Bean

[Total:27    Average 4.1]
No Bones Beach Club

[Total:26    Average 4.4]
Ray's Boathouse

[Total:25    Average 3.8]
Delancey

[Total:24    Average 4.5]
Asadero

[Total:23    Average 4.5]
Copine

[Total:23    Average 4.3]
Bitterroot BBQ

[Total:23    Average 4.2]
Pestle Rock

[Total:23    Average 4.1]
Staple & Fancy

[Total:22    Average 4.4]
Arashi Ramen

[Total:21    Average 4.3]
Brunswick & Hunt

[Total:21    Average 4.3]
Hattie's Hat

[Total:21    Average 3]
The Walrus & the Carpenter

[Total:20    Average 4.3]
Bastille

[Total:20    Average 4.1]
El Borracho

[Total:20    Average 3.7]
Porkchop and Co.

[Total:19    Average 4]
Billy Beach Sushi

[Total:17    Average 4.1]
Kiss Cafe

[Total:16    Average 4.6]
Kimchi House

[Total:16    Average 4.5]
Bramling Cross

[Total:15    Average 3.7]
Ocho

[Total:14    Average 4.1]
Essex

[Total:13    Average 4.3]
Geo's Cuban & Creole

[Total:11    Average 4.2]
Ballard Annex Oyster House

[Total:11    Average 4]
Tarsan i Jane

[Total:10    Average 4.3]
Shiku Sushi

[Total:9    Average 4.4]
Jones Brothers

[Total:9    Average 4.3]
Barnacle

[Total:9    Average 4.2]
Sen Noodle Bar

[Total:9    Average 4.1]
Marine Hardware

[Total:9    Average 3.7]
Joli

[Total:7    Average 3.6]
Moshi Moshi Sushi

[Total:5    Average 4]
Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai

[Total:5    Average 4]
Post / Page Order By:   Most Rated | Highest Rated
Rosellini’s

[Total:29    Average 4.6]
Kiss Cafe

[Total:16    Average 4.6]
Señor Moose

[Total:33    Average 4.5]
Kimchi House

[Total:16    Average 4.5]
Asadero

[Total:23    Average 4.5]
Cafe Besalu

[Total:36    Average 4.5]
The Fat Hen

[Total:32    Average 4.5]
Delancey

[Total:24    Average 4.5]
Shiku Sushi

[Total:9    Average 4.4]
Olaf's

[Total:74    Average 4.4]
Staple & Fancy

[Total:22    Average 4.4]
Un Bien

[Total:30    Average 4.4]
No Bones Beach Club

[Total:26    Average 4.4]
Jones Brothers

[Total:9    Average 4.3]
Arashi Ramen

[Total:21    Average 4.3]
Essex

[Total:13    Average 4.3]
Copine

[Total:23    Average 4.3]
Tarsan i Jane

[Total:10    Average 4.3]
The Walrus & the Carpenter

[Total:20    Average 4.3]
Brunswick & Hunt

[Total:21    Average 4.3]
San Fermo

[Total:28    Average 4.3]
Barnacle

[Total:9    Average 4.2]
Bitterroot BBQ

[Total:23    Average 4.2]
La Carta de Oaxaca

[Total:27    Average 4.2]
Geo's Cuban & Creole

[Total:11    Average 4.2]
Billy Beach Sushi

[Total:17    Average 4.1]
Biscuit & Bean

[Total:27    Average 4.1]
Sen Noodle Bar

[Total:9    Average 4.1]
Pestle Rock

[Total:23    Average 4.1]
Ocho

[Total:14    Average 4.1]
Bastille

[Total:20    Average 4.1]
Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai

[Total:5    Average 4]
Moshi Moshi Sushi

[Total:5    Average 4]
Ballard Annex Oyster House

[Total:11    Average 4]
Porkchop and Co.

[Total:19    Average 4]
Ray's Boathouse

[Total:25    Average 3.8]
Bramling Cross

[Total:15    Average 3.7]
Brimmer & Heeltap

[Total:30    Average 3.7]
Marine Hardware

[Total:9    Average 3.7]
El Borracho

[Total:20    Average 3.7]
Joli

[Total:7    Average 3.6]
Stoneburner

[Total:30    Average 3.5]
Gather Kitchen & Bar

[Total:44    Average 3.4]
Hattie's Hat

[Total:21    Average 3]

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Missa
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Missa

Ballard Oyster House and Arashi Ramen are two of my favorites.

Damon
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Damon

Kimchi House!

Shawn
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Shawn

Billy Beach is our favorite happy hour destination

Toby
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Toby

I’d love to see Annex, Moshi Moshi, Bramling Cross, and El Borracho included

Susanne
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Susanne

Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai, Kiss Cafe

Mona
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Mona

The Jones Brothers is great. Go there for happy hour once week

Steve C
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Steve C

Try Geo’s Cuban Cuisine on Seaview near the former Anthony’s restaurant.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

The food and the service is outstanding at Geo’s!
FYI- it’s the old Purple Cow location.

Katie
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Katie

Redmill totem house

Damon
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Damon

Is Tropicos Breeze not on the list, or did it just not make the cut? They’re new but pretty great.

sunset hill
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sunset hill

Ristorante Picolinos in Sunset Hill

jorgebob
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jorgebob

Cafe Munir is very good.

Nicole
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Nicole

Plaka Estiatorio is one of my favorite spots!

Emily
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Emily

Yes please add in Tropicos Breeze! They have amazing dinner AND Brunch!

rufus455
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rufus455

The list is really missing a lot of places

LF
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LF

The Sloop Tavern will make your belly happy!

Desentupimentos Malveira
Guest

Ballard itself is a food paradise. It’s fantastic.

desentupimentos Coimbra
Guest

Ballard Restaurants is the best, let’s vote there.

Larry Kirkwood
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Larry Kirkwood

Tropicos Breeze definitely needs to be included in this list; their menu goes where no other Ballard restaurant and the same goes for their beer list and most of their specialty drinks.

Terry Pratt
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Terry Pratt

I like Dicks Hamburgers. Still affordable. But I don’t have any Tats, nose rings or 3 dogs either

John B
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John B

Don’t forget Mike’s Chili Parlor, an institution in Ballard.

Evan Addington
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Evan Addington

What happen to “Esperanza” Mexican restaurant
At NW 85th St. & Loyal Way NW it was our favorite Mexican food

Sharon
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Sharon

Mod for great pizza and love THIER salad ,both build your own

Terry Pratt
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Terry Pratt

the Totem house is the only one i can afford.