Ballard Restaurants

Updated 11/2/2021

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.

Here’s a list of the current restaurants in Ballard:

RestaurantLocationCuisineTypeStatus
8 Oz BurgerDowntown BallardBurgersRestaurantOpen
addo SeattleDowntown BallardEclecticRestaurantOpen
Anchor BarDowntown BallardCoffee ShopCoffee ShopOpen
Arashi RamenDowntown BallardRamenRestaurantOpen
AsaderoDowntown BallardMexicanRestaurantOpen
Bad Albert’s Tap & GrillDowntown BallardPubBarOpen
Baker’sW BallardCocktail BarCocktail BarOpen
Ballard Pizza CompanyDowntown BallardPizzaRestaurantOpen
BarnacleDowntown BallardCocktail BarCocktail BarTemporarily Closed
Billy Beach SushiDowntown BallardSushiRestaurantOpen
Big Mario’s PizzaE BallardPizzaRestaurantOpen
Biscuit & BeanDowntown BallardBreakfastCoffee ShopOpen
Brimmer & HeeltapE BallardBistroRestaurantOpen
Bitterroot BBQDowntown BallardBBQRestaurantOpen
Cafe BesaluDowntown BallardBakeryBakeryOpen
Caffe FioreNW & DT BallardCoffeeCoffee ShopOpen
Cafe MunirN BallardLebaneseRestaurantOpen
Cafe UmbriaDowntown BallardCoffeeCoffee ShopOpen
CopineDowntown BallardFrenchRestaurantOpen
DelanceyNE BallardPizzaRestaurantOpen
El BorrachoDowntown BallardMexicanRestaurantOpen
EssexNE BallardCocktail BarRestaurantOpen
Fat HenNE BallardBreakfast/LunchRestaurantOpen
Firehouse CoffeeDowntown BallardCoffeeCoffee ShopOpen
Frankie & Jo’s BallardNE BallardVegan Ice CreamDessertOpen
Gather Kitchen & BarDowntown BallardAmericanRestaurantTemporarily Closed
Geo’s Cuban & CreoleGreenwoodCubanRestaurantOpen
Giddy Up BurgersE BallardBurgersRestaurantOpen
Great State BurgersDowntown BallardBurgersRestaurantOpen
Hattie’s HatDowntown BallardBreakfastRestaurantOpen
HazlewoodDowntown BallardCocktail BarCocktail BarOpen
Hot CakesDowntown BallardDessertDessertOpen
Hotel AlbatrossDowntown BallardCocktail BarCocktail BarOpen
JoliE BallardSmall PlatesRestaurantOpen
Kimchi HouseDowntown BallardKoreanRestaurantOpen
King’s HardwareDowntown BallardBurgersBarOpen
Kiss CafeDowntown BallardSandwichesSandwich ShopOpen
La Carta de OaxacaDowntown BallardMexicanRestaurantOpen
Larsen’s BakeryN BallardBakeryBakeryOpen
Lock & KeelDowntown BallardBarBar
Lockspot CafeDowntown BallardAmericanRestaurantOpen
MabelN BallardCoffee / BreakfastCoffee ShopOpen
Mainstay ProvisionsE BallardCafe & GrocerySandwich ShopOpen
Mean SandwichDowntown BallardSandwichesSandwich ShopOpen
Mighty O’sDowntown BallardCoffee & DoughnutsCoffee ShopOpen
Miro TeaDowntown BallardTea houseCoffee ShopOpen
Moshi Moshi SushiDowntown BallardSushiRestaurantOpen
OchoDowntown BallardTapasRestaurantOpen
Olaf’sDowntown BallardBarBarOpen
Other Coast CafeDowntown BallardSandwichesSandwich ShopOpen
Parish NWDowntown BallardSouthern Cajun + SeafoodRestaurantOpen
Percy’s & CoDowntown BallardNew AmericanRestaurantOpen
Pestle RockDowntown BallardThaiRestaurantOpen
Pie Bar BallardDowntown BallardDessertDessertOpen
Pink BeeDowntown BallardThaiRestaurantOpen
Pono RanchDowntown BallardAmericanRestaurantOpen
Rachel’s Breakfast and BurritosDowntown BallardBreakfast/LunchRestaurantOpen
Portage Bay CageDowntown BallardBrunchRestaurantOpen
RaizE BallardMexicanRestaurantOpen
Ray’s BoathouseW BallardSeafoodRestaurantTemporarily Closed
RootsDowntown BallardCoffeeCoffee ShopOpen
Rosellini’sNE BallardBakeryBakeryOpen
Rupee BarDowntown BallardSri LakenRestaurantOpen
SabineDowntown BallardCounter ServiceRestaurantOpen
Salmon Bay CafeDowntown BallardBreakfastRestaurantOpen
SamaraW BallardNew AmericanRestaurantOpen
San FermoDowntown BallardItalianRestaurantOpen
SawyerDowntown BallardNew AmericanRestaurantOpen
SazonoNE BallardMexicanRestaurantOpen
Schmaltzy’s DelicatessenDowntown BallardSandwiches/Jewish DeliSandwich ShopOpen
Secret SavoryDowntown BallardThaiRestaurantOpen
Sen Noodle BarDowntown BallardNoodleRestaurantOpen
Señor MooseDowntown BallardMexicanRestaurantOpen
Serious TakeoutE BallardPizzaRestaurantOpen
Shelter LoungeDowntown BallardAmericanRestaurantOpen
Shiku SushiDowntown BallardSushiRestaurantOpen
Staple & FancyDowntown BallardItalianRestaurantOpen
Station 18 Drinks & EatsDowntown BallardPubRestaurantOpen
StoneburnerDowntown BallardPizzaRestaurantTemporarily Closed
Sunny HillNW BallardPizzaRestaurantOpen
SopranosN BallardPizzaRestaurantOpen
Skal Beer HallDowntown BallardGermanRestaurantOpen
Spice WaalaDowntown BallardIndianRestaurantOpen
TarascoNE BallardMexicanRestaurantOpen
Thai SiamN BallardThaiRestaurantOpen
The Ballard CutDowntown BallardFarm to TableRestaurantOpen
The GeraldDowntown BallardNew AmericanRestaurantOpen
The MatadorDowntown BallardMexicanRestaurantOpen
Top Pot DoughnutsDowntown BallardDoughnutsCoffee ShopOpen
The Walrus & the CarpenterDowntown BallardOyster BarRestaurantOpen
Un BienW & NE BallardCaribbean SandwichesSandwich ShopOpen
Vera’s PizzaDowntown BallardPizzaRestaurantOpen

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Missa
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Missa

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

Gurple
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Gurple

Kimchi House!

Marie
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Marie

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.

schmoked shaman
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schmoked shaman

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

Gurple
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Gurple

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

terryj
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terryj

closed

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
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
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terryj

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 Tice
Member
Sharon Tice

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

terryj
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terryj

the Totem house is the only one i can afford.

Wolfgang
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Wolfgang

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