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:80    Average 4.4]
Gather Kitchen & Bar

[Total:49    Average 3.4]
Cafe Besalu

[Total:47    Average 4.5]
Señor Moose

[Total:45    Average 4.4]
Stoneburner

[Total:41    Average 3.6]
Rosellini’s

[Total:40    Average 4.5]
The Fat Hen

[Total:39    Average 4.2]
La Carta de Oaxaca

[Total:35    Average 4.3]
Brimmer & Heeltap

[Total:35    Average 3.9]
Hattie's Hat

[Total:35    Average 3.6]
Copine

[Total:34    Average 4.4]
Un Bien

[Total:34    Average 4.4]
No Bones Beach Club

[Total:34    Average 4.4]
San Fermo

[Total:33    Average 4.3]
Delancey

[Total:33    Average 4.2]
Ray's Boathouse

[Total:32    Average 3.8]
Arashi Ramen

[Total:31    Average 4.4]
Pestle Rock

[Total:31    Average 4.3]
Biscuit & Bean

[Total:31    Average 4.2]
Bastille

[Total:29    Average 4.1]
Porkchop and Co.

[Total:27    Average 4.3]
Asadero

[Total:27    Average 4.1]
Staple & Fancy

[Total:26    Average 4.4]
Bitterroot BBQ

[Total:26    Average 4.2]
The Walrus & the Carpenter

[Total:26    Average 4.2]
El Borracho

[Total:25    Average 3.7]
Kiss Cafe

[Total:23    Average 4.3]
Brunswick & Hunt

[Total:23    Average 4.2]
Kimchi House

[Total:22    Average 4.5]
Ocho

[Total:22    Average 4]
Billy Beach Sushi

[Total:18    Average 4.1]
Ballard Annex Oyster House

[Total:16    Average 3.9]
Bramling Cross

[Total:16    Average 3.8]
Geo's Cuban & Creole

[Total:15    Average 4.1]
Tarsan i Jane

[Total:14    Average 4.3]
Essex

[Total:14    Average 4.1]
Shiku Sushi

[Total:13    Average 4.2]
Joli

[Total:12    Average 3.8]
Sen Noodle Bar

[Total:11    Average 4.2]
Jones Brothers

[Total:11    Average 3.7]
Barnacle

[Total:10    Average 4.2]
Moshi Moshi Sushi

[Total:10    Average 4.1]
Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai

[Total:9    Average 4.2]
Marine Hardware

[Total:9    Average 3.7]
Post / Page Order By:   Most Rated | Highest Rated
Kimchi House

[Total:22    Average 4.5]
Cafe Besalu

[Total:47    Average 4.5]
Rosellini’s

[Total:40    Average 4.5]
Señor Moose

[Total:45    Average 4.4]
Copine

[Total:34    Average 4.4]
Olaf's

[Total:80    Average 4.4]
Un Bien

[Total:34    Average 4.4]
Arashi Ramen

[Total:31    Average 4.4]
Staple & Fancy

[Total:26    Average 4.4]
No Bones Beach Club

[Total:34    Average 4.4]
Porkchop and Co.

[Total:27    Average 4.3]
Pestle Rock

[Total:31    Average 4.3]
Tarsan i Jane

[Total:14    Average 4.3]
La Carta de Oaxaca

[Total:35    Average 4.3]
San Fermo

[Total:33    Average 4.3]
Kiss Cafe

[Total:23    Average 4.3]
The Fat Hen

[Total:39    Average 4.2]
Bitterroot BBQ

[Total:26    Average 4.2]
Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai

[Total:9    Average 4.2]
Barnacle

[Total:10    Average 4.2]
Biscuit & Bean

[Total:31    Average 4.2]
Sen Noodle Bar

[Total:11    Average 4.2]
Brunswick & Hunt

[Total:23    Average 4.2]
Shiku Sushi

[Total:13    Average 4.2]
The Walrus & the Carpenter

[Total:26    Average 4.2]
Delancey

[Total:33    Average 4.2]
Asadero

[Total:27    Average 4.1]
Essex

[Total:14    Average 4.1]
Geo's Cuban & Creole

[Total:15    Average 4.1]
Billy Beach Sushi

[Total:18    Average 4.1]
Moshi Moshi Sushi

[Total:10    Average 4.1]
Bastille

[Total:29    Average 4.1]
Ocho

[Total:22    Average 4]
Ballard Annex Oyster House

[Total:16    Average 3.9]
Brimmer & Heeltap

[Total:35    Average 3.9]
Joli

[Total:12    Average 3.8]
Bramling Cross

[Total:16    Average 3.8]
Ray's Boathouse

[Total:32    Average 3.8]
Jones Brothers

[Total:11    Average 3.7]
El Borracho

[Total:25    Average 3.7]
Marine Hardware

[Total:9    Average 3.7]
Hattie's Hat

[Total:35    Average 3.6]
Stoneburner

[Total:41    Average 3.6]
Gather Kitchen & Bar

[Total:49    Average 3.4]

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Missa
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Missa

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

Gurple
Member
Gurple

Kimchi House!

Marie
Member
Marie

Billy Beach is our favorite happy hour destination

Toby
Guest
Toby

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

Susanne
Guest
Susanne

Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai, Kiss Cafe

Mona
Guest
Mona

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

Steve C
Guest
Steve C

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

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

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

Katie
Guest
Katie

Redmill totem house

Gurple
Member
Gurple

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

terryj
Member
terryj

closed

sunset hill
Guest
sunset hill

Ristorante Picolinos in Sunset Hill

jorgebob
Guest
jorgebob

Cafe Munir is very good.

Nicole
Guest
Nicole

Plaka Estiatorio is one of my favorite spots!

Emily
Guest
Emily

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

rufus455
Member
rufus455

The list is really missing a lot of places

LF
Guest
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.

thehydronut
Member
thehydronut

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.

terryj
Member
terryj

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

John B
Guest
John B

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

Evan Addington
Guest
Evan Addington

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

Sharon Tice
Member
Sharon Tice

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

terryj
Member
terryj

the Totem house is the only one i can afford.

Wolfgang
Member
Wolfgang

Sam’s Sushi and Pasta Bella — both long-time neighborhood restaurants. Relax, eat a good meal, pay a reasonable price.