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:43    Average 4.5]
Cafe Besalu

[Total:30    Average 4.6]
Un Bien

[Total:26    Average 4.4]
The Fat Hen

[Total:25    Average 4.7]
Señor Moose

[Total:25    Average 4.4]
Brimmer & Heeltap

[Total:25    Average 4]
Stoneburner

[Total:25    Average 3.7]
La Carta de Oaxaca

[Total:24    Average 4.2]
Delancey

[Total:21    Average 4.4]
Ray's Boathouse

[Total:21    Average 4]
Rosellini’s

[Total:20    Average 4.8]
Asadero

[Total:20    Average 4.5]
No Bones Beach Club

[Total:20    Average 4.5]
Bastille

[Total:20    Average 4.1]
Pestle Rock

[Total:20    Average 4.1]
Copine

[Total:19    Average 4.5]
Biscuit & Bean

[Total:18    Average 4.6]
The Walrus & the Carpenter

[Total:18    Average 4.3]
Staple & Fancy

[Total:17    Average 4.6]
Brunswick & Hunt

[Total:17    Average 4.5]
Bitterroot BBQ

[Total:17    Average 4.2]
Gather Kitchen & Bar

[Total:17    Average 2.5]
Arashi Ramen

[Total:16    Average 4.5]
San Fermo

[Total:16    Average 4.3]
Porkchop and Co.

[Total:16    Average 4]
Kiss Cafe

[Total:14    Average 4.5]
El Borracho

[Total:14    Average 3.4]
Essex

[Total:12    Average 4.5]
Billy Beach Sushi

[Total:12    Average 3.9]
Hattie's Hat

[Total:12    Average 2.8]
Ocho

[Total:11    Average 4.5]
Kimchi House

[Total:10    Average 4.7]
Bramling Cross

[Total:10    Average 4.2]
Jones Brothers

[Total:9    Average 4.3]
Ballard Annex Oyster House

[Total:9    Average 4.2]
Barnacle

[Total:8    Average 4.6]
Geo's Cuban & Creole

[Total:8    Average 4.6]
Tarsan i Jane

[Total:7    Average 4.7]
Shiku Sushi

[Total:7    Average 4.3]
Sen Noodle Bar

[Total:6    Average 4.5]
Marine Hardware

[Total:6    Average 3.7]
Moshi Moshi Sushi

[Total:4    Average 4.3]
Joli

[Total:4    Average 3.3]
Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai

[Total:3    Average 4.3]
Post / Page Order By:   Most Rated | Highest Rated
Rosellini’s

[Total:20    Average 4.8]
Tarsan i Jane

[Total:7    Average 4.7]
Kimchi House

[Total:10    Average 4.7]
The Fat Hen

[Total:25    Average 4.7]
Geo's Cuban & Creole

[Total:8    Average 4.6]
Barnacle

[Total:8    Average 4.6]
Biscuit & Bean

[Total:18    Average 4.6]
Cafe Besalu

[Total:30    Average 4.6]
Staple & Fancy

[Total:17    Average 4.6]
Olaf's

[Total:43    Average 4.5]
Brunswick & Hunt

[Total:17    Average 4.5]
Kiss Cafe

[Total:14    Average 4.5]
Arashi Ramen

[Total:16    Average 4.5]
Asadero

[Total:20    Average 4.5]
Essex

[Total:12    Average 4.5]
Sen Noodle Bar

[Total:6    Average 4.5]
Copine

[Total:19    Average 4.5]
Ocho

[Total:11    Average 4.5]
No Bones Beach Club

[Total:20    Average 4.5]
Un Bien

[Total:26    Average 4.4]
Señor Moose

[Total:25    Average 4.4]
Delancey

[Total:21    Average 4.4]
Jones Brothers

[Total:9    Average 4.3]
Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai

[Total:3    Average 4.3]
The Walrus & the Carpenter

[Total:18    Average 4.3]
San Fermo

[Total:16    Average 4.3]
Shiku Sushi

[Total:7    Average 4.3]
Moshi Moshi Sushi

[Total:4    Average 4.3]
Ballard Annex Oyster House

[Total:9    Average 4.2]
La Carta de Oaxaca

[Total:24    Average 4.2]
Bramling Cross

[Total:10    Average 4.2]
Bitterroot BBQ

[Total:17    Average 4.2]
Pestle Rock

[Total:20    Average 4.1]
Bastille

[Total:20    Average 4.1]
Porkchop and Co.

[Total:16    Average 4]
Brimmer & Heeltap

[Total:25    Average 4]
Ray's Boathouse

[Total:21    Average 4]
Billy Beach Sushi

[Total:12    Average 3.9]
Stoneburner

[Total:25    Average 3.7]
Marine Hardware

[Total:6    Average 3.7]
El Borracho

[Total:14    Average 3.4]
Joli

[Total:4    Average 3.3]
Hattie's Hat

[Total:12    Average 2.8]
Gather Kitchen & Bar

[Total:17    Average 2.5]

19 comments on “Ballard Restaurants”

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

  2. 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.

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