Seattle Listing by Neighborhood

I literally tried to put everything I’ve visited, done, eaten, and seen in Seattle. Almost anything where you can find a review on Tripadvisor or Yelp, I wanted to state my opinion for you. Consider this my “Yellow Pages” if you know what that means. ūüôā Just want to let you know but my favorite neighborhood is Georgetown. Anything bolded means it is on my to-do list.¬†Picture above is¬†Olympic Sculpture Park in Belltown.

BALLARD

A cute, friendly neighborhood with some nice shops, bars, and restaurants. Common hangout for thirty year olds

Ballard Sunday Farmers Market¬†($-$$) – Beautiful farmers’ market with flowers, food, organic produce, and all-around good feelings
5345 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Ballard Annex Oyster House ($$) – Personally, I think it is a horrible name but the inside of the restaurant is beautiful and there are tons of oysters and well-priced seafood dishes, I like the fact that the place looks like the outside of a ship – great nautical hanging rope and sea-inspired bathrooms
5410 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Bastille Cafe & Bar¬†($$)- French food, huge dinner/night venue, nice bar that’s open late and open for Sunday brunch
5307 Ballard Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

Brimmer & Heeltap ($$) РGastropub, on my to-do list
425 Northwest Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Caf√© Besalu ($)¬†– Small tiny bakery cafe, fresh pastries, named one of Seattle’s best bakeries¬†
5909 24th Ave NW
Seattle WA, 98107

Cafe Mox ($) – A cafe with free board games – check it out! Excellent for groups.
5105 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Caf√© Munir¬†($$)¬†–¬†Actually really expensive for what it is, it’s a good¬†Middle Eastern Lebanese restaurant
2408 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Delancey ($$) – On my to-do list, pizza
1415 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Golden Gardens Park¬†(Free) –¬†A sandy beach for BBQs, sunbathing, and relaxation, it’s no SoCal but hey…you’re in Seattle
8498 Seaview Pl NW
Seattle, WA 98117

‚ÄéHiram M. Chittenden Locks (Free, Ballard Locks) – If you go during the right season, you can see the salmon run
3015 NW 54th St
Seattle, WA 98107 ‚Äé

La Carta De Oaxaca¬†($$) –¬†One of the top places for Mexican food in Seattle. Seattle’s not that great at Mexican food though
5431 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Ocho  ($$) РSpanish tapas on my to-do list
2325 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

Parfait ($) РOrganic artisan ice cream with fresh ingredients and tasty ice cream sandwiches
2034 Nw 56th St
Seattle, WA 98107

Percy’s & Co¬†($$)¬†– On my to-do list, cocktails and Southern/creole fare
2034 Nw 56th St
Seattle, WA 98107

Porkchop & Co ($)РDelicious tasty brunch, biscuits & gravy, porkchop itself was just okay
5451 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Staple & Fancy Mercantile ($$) РEthan Stowell restaurant
4739 Ballard Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

Stoneburner ($$)- Delicious pizza and charcuterie plates. Entrees are nice too but I like the pizza better.
5214 Ballard Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

Tall Grass Bakery ($) – Tiny fresh bakery shop. Purchase your items and head out because there is no seating
5907 24th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

The Boar’s NestOn my to-do list BBQ
2008 NW 56th St
Seattle, WA 98107

The Fat Hen¬†($$) – Cute venue. Tasty scramble but wasn’t magnificent
1418 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

The Gerald ($$)- On my to-do list, gastropub
5210 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

The Noble Fir¬†($$)- Good selection of beers and small plates with a “library nook” booth seating
5316 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

The Other Coast CafeAll types of meaty and veggie sandwiches, simple and solid sandwich choice
5315 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

The Walrus and the Carpenter ($$$)- A great oyster bar, kick-ass name
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Toast¬†($)- On my to-do list, coffee, beer, wine, and waffles. Took a peek inside and wasn’t impressed with the menu though, it’s just bread and not super fancy for the price
5615 24th Avenue Northwest #102
Seattle, WA 98107

Zen Dog Studio & Tea House GalleryOn my to-do list, formal tea ceremony place
2015 N W 85th St
Seattle, WA 98117

BEACON HILL

You’ll need a car to reach this Seattle neighborhood as it’s not in the city center

Bar del Corso Amazing pizza and fresh Italian food. The chef’s last name is Corso so the name is his bar (Corso’s bar). Love this place so much

BELLTOWN

Pastry selection at Honor Coffee

A hip-hopping place to be, good food, great nightlife but be careful at night

Amber ($$)РHorrible dance floor, decent lounge, no cover though
2214 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

AQUA by El Gaucho ($$$)¬†– A seafood restaurant that’s got amazing waterfront views, it’s a white tablecloth expensive experience
2801 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

Assembly Hall¬†($$) – Tom Douglas’ collection of a cafe (Assembly Hall Juice & Coffee), Asian-themed restaurant (TanakaSan – just okay for ramen), and gourmet grocery (Home remedy – good for excellent salad bar, hefty and tasty sandwiches, amazing rice bowls, skip the indian street food, and pizza by the slice). Great ambience and fun atmosphere – noisy but very spacious for chilling/studying
2121 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Bang Bang Cafe ($$) – Delicious breakfast burritos, tasty sandwiches, and bagels/misc breakfast items. Expensive for a sandwich but I love this place. Very vegetarian-friendly – where the locals go.
2460 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Barolo Restaurante ($$$) РOn my to-do list, Italian
1940 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Bell + Whete German bistro/bar on my to-do list, poor Yelp reviews but the venue looks pretty – Middle ages themed
200 Bell St
Seattle, WA 98121

Big Picture Movie Theater ($$) – Intimate tiny theatre where you can order drinks and watch a movie among a small audience. Classy and vintage – interesting experience and worth a trip! Limited showings and movie titles – check online and book ahead – date spot ūüôā
2505 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Black Bottle ($$) РGo during happy hour for $2 pork tacos and get the bacon-wrapped scallops
2600 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Branzino ($$$) РOpen for Italian dinner only, gnocchi, brussel sprouts, and duck confit
2429 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Cinerama ($$) – Known as one of the best movie theaters in America, this high end movie theatre only shows one movie at a time because it’s only one screen. Purchase tickets online and choose your seats. You MUST get the chocolate popcorn. divine. “Seattle’s Most Epic Movie Theater”

CJ’s Eatery ($) – Simple, down-to-earth, popular diner and breakfast food all day, fresh simple and you get what you expect classics, I like coming here for lunch
2619 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Cuadra no 32 ($$) РAn Italian fine restaurant that is classy but not too upscale, great for groups and has tasty pastas and seafood
2132 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Dahlia Bakery ($) РTom Douglas establishment, you MUST get the donuts and the mini coconut creme pie. Promise me you will? I really like the over-priced most-expensive momos ever.
2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

El Gaucho ($$$) – Known for amazing steaks, it’s too expensive so it’s on my to-do list
2505 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Foundation Nightclub ($$) РOn my to-do list, EDM concerts
2218 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant¬†($) – A Vietnamese restaurant, some people love it, some people hate it, it’s okay
2218 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Grill from Ipanema ($$$) – On my to-do list, A Brazilian steakhouse in Seattle (one of two). It has bastardized meats like philly cheesesteak on a skewer where it’s a huge slab of meat stabbed multiple times with gooey cheese. It’s okay and just use the groupon if you do go.
2313 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

La Fontana Siciliana ($$) – On my to-do list
120 Blanchard St
Seattle, WA 98121

List¬†($$) – Small plates that are somewhat worth their money, a good try – get their gnocchi, fish, and anything really! I’d go back
2226 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Local 360 ($$) РFresh and tasty, good for brunch and meeting up with friends Рspacious and has a backroom for celebrations
2234 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Lola ($$$) РTom Douglas Restaurant, Greek-inspired new American, people love this place, expensive but very tasty, great squid kebabs and yogurt dishes
2000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Macrina Bakery ($, multiple locations)- Get the petit sandwich or any of their breads, go for brunch
2408 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant ($$) РDelicious experience with a full set dining menu at reasonable price, perfect for medium-sized friend groups, free belly dancing show on many nights
2408 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Orfeo ¬†($$)¬†– New Italian restaurant that has reasonable prices and tasty eats. Great for groups and has an extensive bar. Can’t wait to go back for lunch
2107 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Palace Kitchen ($$$) РTom Douglas Restaurant, New American cuisine, pricy and tasty
2030 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Petra Mediterranean Bistro‎ ($$) РTasty Mediterranean food, get the taste of Africa and garlic chicken
2501 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Rob RoyFancy cocktail bar, low-key dark first date place – if you didn’t know Rob Roy is a Scottish outlaw folklore, like a Scottish Robin Hood
2332 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Some Random Bar ($$) РModern American gastropub food: crab nachos, garlic pull apart, and sliders
2604 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Spur Gastropub ($$) РTasty food but expensive, modern American gastropub food
113 Blanchard St.
Seattle, WA 98121

Tilikum Place Cafe ($$) РModern European, American (new), tasty crab cakes benedict, soup, and sandwich
407 Cedar St
Seattle, WA 98121

The Bear and the Bee ($$) РExpensive hipster sandwich joint, the sandwiches are nice and the bread is extremely hard and crusty/toasty
2211 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Umi Sake House ($$) РExpensive for what it is, but classy and quite yummy, bar/lounge
2230 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Vittles Neighborhood Bistro & BarDelicious bistro and bar, looks almost to the point of a dive bar but it’s clean and tidy and the food is phenomenal to expectations, would totally go back! great value
2330 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

BROADVIEW

I’m not too familiar with what this neighborhood is about

Carkeek Park A nice small walkable park where you can see salmon runs sometimes. very enjoyable and quaint
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd
Seattle, WA 98177


CAPITOL HILL

Brunch at Single Shot, one of my favorite Capitol Hill restaurants

A grungy, happening place to be, easy and quick access to nice bars, lounges, cafes, and restaurants

8 oz Burger & Company ($$, multiple locations)- Delicious burgers, I want to go back
1401 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Ada’s Technical Bookstore and Cafe¬†($$) – Great hipster technical bookstore with coffee and pastries, cool new books selection (pricy books), typical coffee, tea, and pastries prices
425 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

Altura ($$$) – Expensive Italian on my to-do list
617 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102

Anchovies and Olives ($$$) РChic spot with open kitchen serving Italian seafood & small plates, plus weekday oyster happy hour
1550 15th Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98122

Annapurna Cafe ($) – High on my to-do list, Himalayan cuisine with naan and momos. Parking is difficult
1833 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Artusi ($$$) РSister restaurant to Spinasse, a classy Italian modern aperitivo bar, great but not spectacular
1535 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Ascona Chocolat Suisse On my to-do list, imported Swiss chocolate shop
2914 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

Baguette Box ($$) On my to-do list, such a cute logo for sandwiches and truffle fries
1203 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Barca ($) РPopular nightlife with no cover, no dance floor but drinks are reasonably priced
1510 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Bar Cotto ($$) РReasonably good pizza, salumeria and cocktail bar
401 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

Bateau ($$$) – Another Renee Erickson establishment, the decor of this place is absolutely breath-taking and stunning, worth a trip just to see the interior! on my to-do list

Canon¬†($$) –¬†Classy bar, whiskey and bitters emporium, must get pork belly buns, maybe a wait in line
928 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Cafe Barjot On my to-do list, just a simple small cafe, not super special
711 Bellevue Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Cafe Pettirosso ($) РGreat brunch and sandwiches, JoYo recommended
1101 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122

Cafe Presse ($) РFrench-food cafe, normal looking cafe that serve reasonably-priced, yummy French food, cool
1117 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Capitol Cider ($) РVery popular and cool bar with board games downstairs or hang upstairs for some nice dining, huge selection of ciders
818 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

Cha Cha Lounge ($) РTwo floors, just a popular bar, no dance floor
1013 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122

Chavez ($$) РOn my to-do list, Mexican, next to Cal Anderson park
1734 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Chop Suey¬†($) – Dance floor, not fond of the venue as it’s kinda grungy
music here

1207 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Coastal Kitchen ($$) РDelicious brunch and excellent butter, like really excellent butter, it has oysters too, JoYo recommended
429 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

Crumble & Flake Patisserie ($) РVery popular for croissant, canelé, and Kouign amann, just okay
1500 East Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

Grims Provisions & Spirits ($) РNice lounge, upstairs dance floor with good music, cover was $5
1512 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Havana ($) РVery crowded dance floor, wait in the long line for some good music
1010 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

Honeyhole ($) РDivey bar with meat and vegetarian sandwiches, I tried the fast Eddie and it was good bread with okay quality meats
703 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

Juice Box ($$) РUrban juicery, good juices
1517 12th Ave
Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98122

Kedai Makan ($$) РAbsolutely delicious, get the roti canai and everything on the menu, haha
1802 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Knee High Stocking Co.A speak-easy on my to-do list
1356 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

Kukai RamenRamen chain from Japan, tasty ramen and nice chicken salad, has takoyaki!
320 E Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122

Kurt Farm ShopCheese shop with ice cream – the ice cream and hipster decor store next door are great!
1424 11th Ave, Ste C2
Seattle, WA 98122

Lark ($$$) РOn my to-do list, PNW (Pacific Northwest food), expensive ofc
952 E Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98122

Li‚Äôl Woody‚Äôs Simple diner/dive burgers – it’s okay – it’s more cheap, drunk food
1211 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

Little UncleThai street food, they have braised beef cheek buns, I had their noodle soup and it was just okay

MamnoonExpensive Mediterranean restaurant that’s pretty good – just pricey ya’noe?
1508 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Manao Street EatsDelicious, affordable, clean and casual, I like to order take-out from this place when I’m craving Thai. I like their fried rice a lot (filled with seafood and flavor!). Available on trycaviar.com (use my referral code)
1222 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122

Meat & BreadAmazing hipster, classy sandwich chain from Canada – get any of the sandwiches on the very limited menu
1201 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

MonsoonOn my to-do list, stylish Vietnamese eatery offering contemporary dishes, such as its signature clay-pot catfish
615 19th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

Momiji Sushi Restaurant & Bar Beautiful, delightfully tasty dining with a serene Japanese garden built-in, get the specials!
1522 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Nue –¬†Tapas/Small Plates, Cocktail Bars, Breakfast & Brunch, Asian fusion and world cuisine, you never know what to expect, the goat curry is amazing and as is the pineapple cornbread
1519 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Omega Ouzeri Greek and expensive but on my to-do list any way because it looks pretty
1529 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Osteria La Spiga Just okay Italian food – I went for Restaurant Week 2014
1429 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Pie Bar Amazing sweet and savory pies that come with ice cream, fresh and delicious with pie-themed cocktails and drinks, perfect way to start or end the night, super tiny, well-loved bar
1361 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

Poppy Interesting dining set-up and food presentation, get dessert, homemade ice cream (thali-style dining)
622 Broadway East
Seattle WA 98102

QLarge dance floor, plenty of space to dance
1426 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Quinn’sGastropub, expensive hipster food, I’ve heard you’re supposed to get their expensive burger, I wasn’t a fan of the marrow
1001 East Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

Remedy Teas ($$) – Amazing selection of teas and you can do high tea too – tiny space and been on several dates here, haha, low-key and casual
345 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Resto Tiny hole-in-the-wall with expensive high-end dish
421 East Thomas Street
Seattle, WA 98102

Restaurant Machiavelli Not a fancy place but just delicious super simple, incredible Italian food, down-to-earth simple cooking with fresh seafood, I love this place, long long line
421 East Thomas Street
Seattle, WA 98102

Rhein HausGerman beer house with bocce, super popular with the young nightlife party-goers
912 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Rione XIIItalian, just okay pasta
401 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

RumbaOn my to-do list, Actually threw my birthday party here and didn’t eat anything. wow.
1112 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Saley’s ClassicA tiny local joint with just white bread, yellow cheese, egg, and simple meats (bacon), no frills, low quality ingredients, people love it though
800 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101

Slab Sandwich + PieDelicious sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies. Only open during weekday – one sandwich a day
1201 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Scratch DeliDelicious homemade sandwiches, just the right normal slice bread sized, clean-cut, like if Krispy Kreme became a sandwich, the Cuban was great
401 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

Sitka and SpruceFresh, pricey, highly-salted beautiful cuisine, shabby chic place
1531 Melrose Ave E
Seattle, WA 98122

SkilletPretty good brunch spot, incredibly hipster
1400 E Union St.
Seattle, WA 98122

SmithRustic pub fare that is good for brunch, nicely decorated
332 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

SOI Thai food with an Americanized touch, pricey and didn’t love this place, venue and interior design is amazing though and the space is huge
1400 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

SpinasseExpensive Italian food, but super delicious
1531 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room – ¬†Starbuck’s Willy Wonka coffee shop of roasting and showing different methods of brew. People love this place as it is beautifully designed architecturally and had exclusive coffees to this particular Starbucks branch – Starbucks Reserve collection at it’s finest
1124 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

Stateside Located on First Hill, French-Vietnamese, dinner only, semi-tasty for the price – bourgy Asian fusion food
300 E Pike St
Ste 1200
Seattle, WA 98122

Suika Seattle A chain restaurant from Vancouver with absolutely excellent decor, drinks & happy hour, food is mediocre (bar average)
300 E Pike St
Ste 1200
Seattle, WA 98122

Taco ChukisExtremely cheap tacos, but yummy and incredible value, lots of guys go here,
219 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102

Tango RestaurantSpanish tapas, great happy hour, try the El Diablo for dessert, I stillneed to try the paella
1100 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Tallulah’sOn my to-do list, dinner or weekend brunch
550 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Tavern LawOn my to-do list, it also has a speak easy called Needle and Thread upstairs
1406 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Terra PlataLocal, seasonal Pacific Northwest (PNW) cuisine, expensive so go for Monday paella nights ($15/pp)
1501 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

The Baltic RoomGreat music and dance floor but pick a night where there is a sufficient crowd
1207 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

The Elliott Bay Book CompanyGreat bookstore, not as good as Portland’s Powell books but definitely worth a visit
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle WA 98122

The Old SageOn my to-do list, smoked meats and malts, get the duck wings and beef short ribs
1410 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

The Rhino Room Mediocre dance floor, saloon-style, the DJ is usually good but their speakers are terrible. Cover $5
1535 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

The Wandering GooseBiscuits and brunch and eggs (chicken and waffles)
403 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

Unicorn Where musician/rapper Macklemore filmed one of his music videos, carnival-themed cocktail bar with beers and drinks and games – very popular
1118 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

Victrola Coffee Roasters (Multiple locations) – They roast the beans and they know coffee, the venues are spot on and clean but though spacious, it is so good it can be crowded, cute date spots
310 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

Volunteer Park Large park with nice lawns and a conservatory, good photo spot
1247 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Witness – Craft cocktails with Southern fare, I need to do its brunch, their chicken and waffles are just okay
410 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102

Volunteer Park CafeCute, busy sometimes and slow, amazing pastries, absolutely amazing
1501 17th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112


CENTRAL DISTRICT

Where Seattle University is and next to Capitol Hill

Ba Bar ($$) РDelicate and nicely done Vietnamese cuisine with a bakery, cute and very attractive venue, craft cocktails, great but lightly higher prices, salty
550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Fat’s Chicken and Waffles ($): Amazing fried chicken and so affordable. Beautiful hipster decor and cool vibes.
2726 E Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98122

Nate’s Wings & WafflesOn my to-do list, fried chicken
1224 E Jefferson St
Seattle, WA 98122


COLUMBIA CITY

You’ll need a car to get out to this neighborhood but it has many great restaurants and bakeries

Columbia City BakeryI love this bakery to death! Small venue with plenty of tables and lots of breads, pastries, sweets, and pre-made cold case sandwiches. Get a hot or cold item with a drink and you’ll start the day off right. The kitchen sink cookie and pretzel sandwiches are my favorites.
4865 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Geraldine’s CounterDiner famous for their french toast and brunch in general, there is typically a weekend brunch line but it moves fast
4872 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Super SixHipster and industrial decor with several large TV screens and large bar, this garage joint serves Asian dishes with American influences. I got a reasonable burger.
3714 S Hudson St
Seattle, WA 98118

La Medusa Casual Italian dining with pizza and lots of tasty, fresh pasta dishes
4857 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Island Soul Caribbean restaurant on my to-do list 
4869 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

DOWNTOWN

View from one of the downtown piers of the downtown skyscrapers

Touristy Seattle with good restaurants and places to visit, shopping available too

Beecher’s Handmade CheeseOn my to-do list, they make their own cheese and you can watch and sample, I’m over with their cheese, need to try their mac and cheese to truly tell you though
1600 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Biscuit BitchOn my to-do list, Late-night weekend hot spot serving hearty biscuit-centric bites, homestyle sides
Pike Place Market
1909 1st Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98101

Bookstore Bar & Cafe An American restaurant, cafe, and bar housed inside the Alexis Hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows and loads of whiskey
1007 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Cafe Campagne Cute, little French cafe that serves simple French dishes, breakfast and brunch, tasty and simply good not great; I’ve eaten here multiple times
1600 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101

Chan SeattleTerrible Asian Korean Fusion food – overpriced and the Happy Hour isn’t even worth it, tourist trap – don’t mind the Yelp reviews
86 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

Columbia Center: Sky View Observatory Tallest building in Seattle, $6 with a student ID, closed on Sundays
701 5th Ave #4000
Seattle, WA 98104

Cupcake Royale (multiple locations) – The best cupcakes in Seattle, great flavorful frosting, huge selection of flavors, check out the seasonal specials and it’s a very tiny dense cake with a crunchy cupcake top
108 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Cutters Crabhouse Expensive, great views, and the food isn’t fresh or great, tourist trap
2001 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Elleno’s YogurtYou MUST try at least a sample here if you like yogurt and if you like greek yogurt. This is the creamiest, tastiest yogurt in Seattle.¬†I really like the lemon curd, latte, and museli flavors. Museli is my favorite but I get it so many times that I need to switch it up. A top JoYo pick for sure!
1500 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Elliott’s Oyster HouseYou MUST get the seafood salad entree which has the best salmon you’ll ever have
1201 Alaskan Way (Pier 56)
Seattle, WA 98101

Etta’s ($$$) – An expensive Tom Douglas joint that serves seafood, food is good but it’s expensive
2020 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

First Starbucks Store Enough said.
1912 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

Japonessa Sushi CocinaGood rolls, takoyaki (octopus balls), aim for Happy Hour
1400 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

LecŇćsho Delicious fine dining restaurant with affordable prices yet still so fancy and classy – delicious meats
89 University St
Seattle, WA 98101

Le PichetTiny simple and clean French cafe
1933 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Matt’s In the MarketOn my to-do list – I want the catfish sandwich
94 Pike St
Ste 32
Seattle, WA 98101

Michou Tiny deli at Pike’s Place market with sandwiches turned into paninis and cheap lunchtime delights – skip the doughnuts
1904 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Place Pigalle On my to-do list, pricey but it’s on restaurants.com if you need it
81 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

Pike Place Market Iconic year-round farmers’ market with the loveliest, affordable flowers, make sure you see the fish get thrown and say “Hi” to Rachel the pig, try samples, eat blueberry jam, smell lavender goodies
85 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

Piroshky PiroshkyRussian bakery, think baked empanadas, I like the smoked salmon one, but all are good
1908 Pike Pike Place
Seattle WA 98101

Radiator WhiskeyOn my to-do list because it has a pig’s head; greasy, unhealthy bar food
94 Pike St
Ste 30
Seattle, WA 98101
b/t Post Aly & 1st Ave in Downtown

Rachel’s Ginger Beer¬†($) – Handcrafted in Washington, this¬†RGB¬†comes many amazing, unique flavors that you must try. It is a Seattle special.
1530 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101

RN74Very expensive Michael Mina restaurant with American bistro food (burgers, steaks)
1433 4th Avenue. & Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie¬†($$)¬†– An expensive, over-priced Tom Douglas joint, it’s good food but at an unnecessary premium price
2010 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Seattle Aquarium Sea otters (cuties!) and giant Pacific octopus
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) – Well-curated, excellent special exhibits, nightlife!
1300 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Great Wheel Ferris wheel with great views, $16 for three rounds
1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Public Library: Central Library Beautiful, modern, artistic library, hit up the top floor, free
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Six Seven Beautiful rustic forest interior with the top views of Elliott Bay, ~$14-$20 lunchs and expensive dinners, slow service but stunning venue at a hotel where the Beatles once stayed
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Sushi Kashiba¬†($$) –¬†Famous because of the movie Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Shiro Kashiba was one of Jiro’s apprentices. He moved to Seattle and opened Shiro’s sushi and then sold it. Now, he made another sushi restaurant (which he works at) namesake joint, offers high-end sushi & omakase in an upscale room¬†with waterfront views
86 Pine St #1
Seattle, WA 98101

Sweet Iron WafflesLiège waffle, as close as I can get to Belgium heaven
1200 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

The Pink Door ($$) РItalian-American cuisine, cabaret lounge, burlesque shows on select nights, nice outdoor dining deck
1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101

The Zig Zag CafeNice cozy date night, dark and sweet with nice cocktails and a fine dinner
1501 Western Ave #202
Seattle, WA 98101

Three Girls Bakery ($, multiple locations) – Get the coconut lavender shortbread cookie. That is all. Maybe an earl grey shortbread while you’re at it…
1514 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Tulio ($$$) – Italian, old school fancy Italian, great service, good food
1100 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Von‚Äôs Gustobistro New American bistro with pizza, burgers, seafood plates, and yummy pasta, I like this place and it’s excellent for large groups, lots of alcohol and bar space too
1225 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Watson Kennedy Fine Living ($$) РA fine French dream for interior goods and splendid gift items
86 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101


EASTLAKE

East of Lake Union, it’s a quite community with secretly-hidden delicious eats¬†

Babirusa ($$$) РSmall plates to share Рtasty and pricey
2236 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Cicchetti ($$) –¬†Mediterranean small plates served in a former¬†office place with city views upstairs
121 E Boston St
Seattle, WA 98102

Grand Central Bakery ($) – Baked goodies and sandwiches, yum, huge windows, well-lit if the weather is good. Get the lamb sandwich if available
1616 Eastlake Avenue
Seattle, WA 98102

Le FournilBakery on my to-do list
3230 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

MammothMeaty sandwiches, robust with homemade chips, delicious hipster sandwiches and craft beers
2501 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano An Italian restaurant with other European influences, good Yelp reviews
2366 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

SerafinaJust an Italian restaurant, it’s fancy but the food isn’t super fantastic. Solid but not impressive.
2043 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

The Blind Pig Bistro¬†($$$) – On my to-do list, Let’s try it
2238 Eastlake Ave E‚Äé
Seattle, WA 98102

FREMONT

A quirky part of town with unique offerings (shops, food, entertainment)

AgrodolceOrganic Silician cuisine, $$$, Trattoria for elevated Southern Italian fare with organic ingredients, in a woodsy-chic space, decent brunch
709 North 35th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Book Larder Р A bookstore of only cookbooks Рworth a trip!
4252 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Bourbon and BonesOn my to-do list, BBQ
4350 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Cafe Turko On my to-do list Turkish food
900 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Eltana Bagels (multiple locations) – Middle Eastern wood-fired bagels (small size), hummus, lentil soup, sesame bagels etc., alright
3920 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103

Eve Fremont ($$) – Expensive, fresh healthy food into a restaurant, not worth it, farm-to-fork, organic
704 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Flying Apron BakeryGluten-free, vegan bakery, super tasty and different from your normal pastries
3510 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Fremont Farmers’ MarketYear-round farmers’ market with flea market
400 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Fremont TrollPhoto op with a real VW being crushed
3405 Troll Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Manolin ($$$) – Expensive restaurant with nice decor and a cool fire pit. tiny plates and high prices, bousgy, delicious though. I don’t need to go back

Milstead & Co.  РKnown to be one of the most hipster, bousgy coffeehouses in America, this rustic-chic cafe pours brews specialty coffees & sells bags of beans too. Chemex for sale ofc
900 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Old School Frozen Custard Frozen custard with lots of flavors and great price – the dark chocolate is amazing
1316 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

PaseoFamous in Seattle for being the place to get the best Seattle sandwich (a Cuban pork roast) but I think the sandwich is good but it’s pure grease and I just didn’t feel that great afterwards but regardless, line out the door and people from all over are addicted
4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Pecado Bueno ($) – On my to-do list, cheap Mexican with outdoor patio
4307 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Restaurant RouxSouthern style cooking, $$, NW-influenced French Creole eats, with a weekend brunch & draft beer, in an industrial-slick space
4201 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

RevelExpensive small Korean french-technique plates to share, pretty good though, not sure I’ll go back, interesting, $$
403 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Rockcreek Seafood & SpiritsBi-level eatery serving eco-friendly seafood from worldwide sources in airy, cabinlike quarters, one of my favorites! delicious brunch too
4300 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

Silence-Heart-NestOn my to-do, vegetarian, breakfast and brunch options
3508 Fremont Pl N
Seattle, WA 98103

Theo Chocolate Unlimited free chocolate samples, chocolate factory tours available (reservations needed)
3400 Phinney Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98103

The BallroomFun nightlife with a dance floor and tons of billard tables. There is a cover though.
456 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

The Leary TravelerOn my to-do list, Pub food
4354 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Tray KitchenAsian American, Dinner and weekend brunch only, Korean dimsum style in cart, small plates. Not good and overpriced.
4012 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Uneeda BurgerYummy burgers
4302 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

GEORGETOWN

Seattle’s oldest neighborhood is being revitalized with modern touch with antique touches, probably Seattle’s most underrated neighborhood – check out the amazing interior design shops and vintage bars & cafes – the decor will blow your mind

Brass TacksOn my to-do list, Cool bar with hidden room behind fire place

Cutting Board ($) –¬†Yummy Japanese food,¬†the low-key joint has¬†a huge menu of Japanese dishes, including sushi rolls & bento boxes
5503 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

Georgetown Trailer Park¬†Mall¬†($$) –¬†Most interesting flea market I’ve ever been to. Tiny but all of them are trailers. Absolutely worth a visit
5805 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

Fonda La CatrinaMy favorite Mexican restaurant in Seattle
5905 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

Fran’s Chocolate Georgetown¬†($$) –¬†Located in Georgetown, this chocolate and caramel factory has a lot of exposed brick and metal finishes that looks stunning, plus you can eat candy in a beautiful venue
5900 Airport Way S
Seattle WA  98108

Hitchcock Deli ($$) –¬†Sandwiches, on my to-do list
6003 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

Katsu Burger ¬†($) – Burgers and fries with a Japanese influence. The fusion is delightfully unhealthy and I can’t wait to do it again. Super casual decor
6538 4th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

Bar ($$) –¬†Feels like a movie, smells too

The ConservatoryThis cafe has the coolest chair
5813 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

Flip Flip Ding Ding!¬†– Vintage arcade shop that’s very divey and dark – interesting
6012 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

The Corson Building ($$$$, Georgetown, New American) –¬†On my to-do list
5609 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

Zippy’s Giant Burgers ($) – Yummy diner burger, so fresh and simple, veggie friendly if needed and non-giant available too – my favorite burger in Seattle!
5633 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

GREENLAKE

Quaint neighborhood with a beautiful lake that is covered in runners and dogwalkers

The Butcher and the BakerDelicious breakfast/brunch, not a huge venue so be prepared for a potential wait (I didn’t wait)
6412 Latona Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115


INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT

Individual hot pot at Boiling Point in International District. I got curry fish ball.

Chinatown, Japantown, Asia-centric neighborhood, fun in the daylight, avoid its nighttime

Crawfish KingYou buy cooked seafood by the pound, it’s a seafood boil restaurant – wear the bibs and be merry. Delicious but expensive since it’s seafood, not because they over-charge, family run I think
725 S Lane St
Seattle, WA 98104

Fuji BakeryYUM, Japanese breads with a French twist, green tea, red bean
526 S. King St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Gossip Espresso and Tea ($) – Milk tea, it isn’t amazing but it’s available
651 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104

Harbor City Restaurant Tasty, cheap dim sum, great place with groups, might be a wait in this casual environment
707 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Hong Kong BistroCheap, Chinese food good for post-clubbing and not much else
507 Maynard Ave S
Ste 511C
Seattle, WA 98104

Huong Binh Vietnamese Cuisine ($) РOn my to-do list, Vietnamese cheap eats
1207 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144

Little Mongolian Sheep (chain restaurant) – I eat this in California and it’s delicious, expensive but good
609 South Weller Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Maneki Absolutely delicious Japanese food at wonderful prices, make a reservation, casual dining that is yummy to my tummy
304 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Purple Dot Cafe ($) – Cheap Chinese food good for late-night but has dim sum (not great). Great after clubbing meal
515 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Tsukushinbo Super fresh, tasty sushi at great prices, people love this place and it’s a tiny venue, sweet service
515 S Main St
Seattle, WA 98104

UwajimayaJapanese grocery store, I love bentos, don’t you? when they’re about to close, the pre-made, pre-packaged bento/sushi food goes on sale – LOVE IT! otherwise this supermarket is pricey. Has a Japanese bookstore/gift shop attached to it though (Kinokuniya)
600 5th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

World Pizza Vegetarian pizza that is delightful. Kinda expensive for a slice but it’s a great pizza for classics and unique flavors like¬†pineapple & wasabi pie. not all flavors are pre-made available at a time though
672 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104

LOWER QUEEN ANNE

Pretzel at Queen Anne Beer Hall in Lower Queen Anne, near the Space Needle.

A tad bit grungy but nice, affordable cuisine near the Space Needle. Safe at night.

Boat Street CafeSouthern French cuisine, quality over quantity, higher prices, just okay
3131 Western Ave #301
Seattle, WA 98121

Citizen CoffeeCute, small cafe tucked away behind the Space Needle – get the turkey raspberry sandwich or any sandwich
706 Taylor Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Chihuly Garden and GlassOn my to-do list, I heard it’s stunningly beautiful, cafe looks cute too
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

CrowExpensive, Modern European, reasonably tasty, okay to good
823 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Experience Music Project (EMP) MuseumNice musical guitar sculpture, neat special exhibits
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

Mad Dawg’s Hot DogsOn my to-do list, just a food cart with hot dogs and cream cheese on them – it’s amazing
W Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98119

Marx FoodsOn my to-do list, Fine foods purveyor store, gourmet, imports, wine, cheese, vinegars, oils, chocolates and much more, an online shop with a storefront
144 Western Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

MashawiGet the hummus with the beef on top, excellent meats
366 Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Metropolitan Market This supermarket is more expensive than Whole Foods and it has a poke bar. We’re not in Hawaii, why is there a poke bar? Because poke is the best thing ever. Oddly enough, they also sell the cheapest succulents in Seattle if you’re looking for home decor. Get “The Cookie” if you want sweets
100 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109

Pacific Science Center Laser DomeBring pillows and blankets and enjoy the light show, no need to arrive early, use your Microsoft Prime card if you’ve got one, $5 with card, $10 w/o prime card
200 2nd Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Peso’s Kitchen & Lounge¬†($, multiple locations) – Casual Mexican joint for young folk (~21+ year olds), good affordable Mexican food
605 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Pho Than Brothers (multiple locations)- Normal super cheap pho, good for lunch, very casual and simple
8 West Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98119

Racha Thai cuisine, really nicely decorated but normal yummy Thai cuisine, huge menu, they use MSG
23 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Shiki Japanese RestaurantYummy, affordable Japanese cuisine, very casual with lots of specials, homey, serves pufferfish
4 West Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98119

Space Needle¬†($$$) – $14-$22 just to go up once.¬†You can also just eating there for lunch or dinner at its rotating restaurant, really¬†pricy for meals too though…it’s called Skycity
400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109

Taylor Shellfish Farms Yummy fresh oysters, nice clean venue and full bar, cute restaurant
124 Republican St
Seattle, WA 98109

Triumph Bar Simple, chic, classy, expensive bar/pub that serves small plates of food
114 Republican St
Seattle, WA 98109

The Sitting RoomClassy bar/lounge that is hidden away in Lower Queen Anne, secret spot
108 West Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98119

The Tin Lizzie LoungeA tiny flapper-age themed bar stuck in the quaint 1920’s. It’s inside the MarQueen hotel – great date spot
MarQueen Hotel
600 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Toulouse Petit Delicious! Southern-Creole inspired huge menu, good shrimp, salads, reasonable jambalaya and polenta, famous for dinner but brunch won’t let you down
601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98119


MADISON VALLEY

A cute, friendly neighborhood behind Capitol Hill with some nice shops

Cafe FloraDelicious vegetarian cuisine in a nicely decorated cafe, spacious
2901 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112


MADRONA

I’m not too familiar with Madrona, a quiet neighborhood – looks family-oriented

Museum of FlightOn my to-do list, get to know a Boeing employee for discounts or use a Microsoft prime card
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

Red Cow On my to-do list, an Ethan Stowell restaurant, A classic French brasserie featuring housemade charcuterie, local shellfish, a full bar, and a robust offering of steak to choose from
1423 34th Avenue
Seattle, Wa 98122

MAPLELEAF

Never been here

Kona Kitchen On my to-do list, Hawaiian breakfast, brunch
8501 5th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Flying Squirrel PizzaPizza on my to-do list
8310 5th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

PHINNEY RIDGE

A super cute, friendly small neighborhood with some nice shops, bars, and restaurants

Coyle’s Bakeshop¬†–¬†Amazingly¬†fresh-baked goodies including a¬†pretzel croissant mash-ups and the best carrot cakes, crowded in the mornings and seating fills fast even though it’s not a tiny hole-in-the-wall. Yum yum.
8300 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Herkimer CoffeeGreat coffeeshop with huge seating and amazing brews – pastry case is usually reasonable too but go for the coffee
7320 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Ken’s MarketA local market to buy groceries and pre-made sandwiches, soups, snacks, and entrees. I love their vegetarian sandwich so much. It’s my favorite sandwich in all of Seattle.¬†
7231 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

MartinosThe tri-tip steak is a good sandwich but the meats could be done better, I’d eat it again and think about it time to time
7410 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Red Mill BurgersOn my to-do list
312 North 67th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Stumbling Goat Bistro Good, solid expensive restaurant that didn’t stand out to me, New American, delicious and pricey
6722 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Un Bien From the original creators of Paseo comes their 2nd attempt, Cuban Caribbean sandwiches that people wait in long long lines for
7302 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

PIONEER SQUARE

Beyond downtown lies this dated neighborhood that is in a resurgence mode to be popular once again, a bit dangerous at night though

Bar SajorOn my to-do
323 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Bill Speidel’s Underground TourSeattle is built on top of old Seattle, find out how/why/what on this tour, interesting and good for history buffs, smells funny
608 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Damn the Weather On my to-do list, Bar, American (New), 4pm-2am
116 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Delicatus Just okay sandwiches, meaty or veggies, lots of variety, I’d go back to try the other ones
103 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Kraken Congee Asian fusion with an amazing sounding menu but a lot of things are too salty. Get the duck confit with blueberry pinch buns!
88 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104

Pizzeria Gabbiano On my to-do list, delicious square pizzas
240 2nd Ave S
Ste 102
Seattle, WA 98104

Rainshadow Meats Squared Sandwiches with meat Рlots of meat Рon crusty bread
404 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Salumi Artisan Cured Meats Tasty deli sandwiches, only open weekdays, Mario Batali’s dad’s restaurant with small seating area, Delicious sandwich, for the meat lover, only open during weekdays and it is very small (just a couple seating areas), expect a lunch line
309 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Trinity NightclubThree rooms, explore the rooms and then hang out on the Top 40ish main dance floor, tables are good given how small Seattle clubs are
111 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104

The London PlaneThe most beautiful restaurant in Seattle, fresh, delightful straight-out-of-Pinterest decor with pricey dishes, fresh and decent, nothing spectacular but I would go again because its such a nice surrounding
300 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104


QUEEN ANNE

Where Seattle old money lives – all the million-dollar minimum homes are here, old people and expensive tastes – very safe

Betty RestaurantOn my to-do list, bistro-style food using seasonal ingredients
1507 Queen Anne Avenue
North Seattle, WA 98109

CanlisOn my to-do list, $$$$, fine dining
2576 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle WA, 98109

Cederberg Tea House A South African cafe that was started by a South African and promotes all types of teas, especially Rooibos (non-caffeinated), super cute place where you can grab beautiful afternoon tea
1417 Queen Anne Ave N
Ste 101 B
Seattle, WA 98109

Centennial ParkBeautiful harbor, pier park with lovely bicycle routes and a mini rose garden, magnificent
Alaskan Way West
Seattle, WA 98119

ChocolopolisTop notch, quality chocolate store, carries a variety of imports, tiny, but cute sitting area, Thurs Happy Hour offers free chocolate
1527 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Fountainhead Gallery Petite gallery featuring regional and national artists – art is available for purchase (very close to a Macrina bakery)
625 W McGraw St
Seattle WA 98119

Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop (Multiple locations) – Some of the best, freshest sandwiches I’ve ever had, homemade bread, gourmet, seasonal creations, pricey for a sandwich but it doesn’t stop me from craving it
2201 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98119

HommageOn my to-do list, dinner only, extremely expensive $$$
198 Nickerson St
Seattle, WA 98109

How to Cook a WolfKick-ass name right? Expensive, delicious, small portions, high quality & taste, classy, dinner only
2208 Queen Anne Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Kerry ParkPicturesque to the max, beautiful (glorious sometimes) views of Seattle if it’s decent weather outside
211 W Highland Dr
Seattle, WA 98119

Kinnear ParkLet’s go swinging together
Alaskan Way West
Seattle, WA 98119

Le Rêve Bakery & CaféPastries, sandwiches, brunch, people like the croissants here
1805 Queen Anne Ave. N
Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98109

Lloyd MartinOn my to-do list, small portions
1525 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Marshall ParkMy favorite park in Seattle, small, quaint, (almost delicate) and so lovely (situated next to Kerry Park)
7th Ave W & W Highland Dr
Seattle, WA 98199

StuhlbergsDelightful interior decor items, girlie, one of my favorite stores in Seattle
1801 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109


RAVENNA

I’m not too familiar with Ravenna

Queen Mary Tea RoomHigh tea and sandwiches or just get brunch, small tea and gift shop with extensive amounts of floral decor and tea
2912 NE 55th St
Seattle, WA 98105

Pair ($$$): On my to-do list, New American & Mediterranean small plates in a French farmhouse vibe
5501 30th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105


SODO/INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT

Pyramid Brewery throws an annual Sno Cap party in their SoDo location

It means south of downtown, industrial neighborhood with nightlife and stadiums

Aston ManorEDM night club that sprays you with a lot of confetti, crowded and fun club, one of Seattle’s dressier clubs
2946 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

Blazing BagelsExtensive selection of classic and special bagels
1911 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

Jack’s BBQ¬† On my to-do list, BBQ¬†
3924 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

Living Computer MuseumOn my to-do list, in the Industrial district
2245 First Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

Quality AthleticsOn my to-do list, sports pub with burgers and brunch
121 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104


SOUTH LAKE UNION

Lake Union

Home to Amazon and all their numerous massive buildings, parking is rough unless you’re willing to shell out the cash or it’s after work hours

CactusOn my to-do list, it’s a local Puget Sound chain, Amazonian hangout?
350 Terry Ave N
Seattle, Wa 98109

Cafe Suisse Р A Swiss cafe that is tiny but has a tiny European shop attached and a back room for extended seating (still not much though) РEuropean waffles anyone? Me!
2008 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

The Center for Wooden Boats (Free) –¬†Outdoor and inside boat museum that preserves & exhibits historic wooden boats, which can be rented & taken out on Lake Union. On Sundays, you can sign up for free boat rides online.
1010 Valley St
Seattle, WA 98109

Chandler’s CrabhouseGreat views and yummy, expensive seafood, nice $20 crab club sandwich, reasonable/good fish tacos, $18 crab cake is small but good
901 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

CuocoA Tom Douglas Italian restaurant with pricey dishes, delicious pasta
310 Terry Avenue North
Seattle Wa 98109

Great State Burger РA Delicious substitute for me missing my In-N-Out burger. Simple, local, grass-fed burgers for $7-$8. Expensive for what it is but I love it. 

Hurry Curry of TokyoAmazingly expensive simple curry, portions are great but the price is high, good but I’m not so sure I’d go again. Catering to the rich Amazonians
825 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

I Love Sushi Delicious, high value, great sushi joint, casual but nice clean ambience, free delivery with a $15 minimum, outdoor patio with nice views too!
1001 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Kakao CafeBeautiful open spaces and event venue, artwork on the walls with good lattes, pastries in glass containers, and tons of hipster chocolate bars, nice place to study, good biscotti
415 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Marination Branch of Marination Mai Kai in West Seattle
2000 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Mollusk  ($$) РDelicious seafood, amazing modern industrial decor and great for groups, large bar and comfort food with Southeast Asian flavor dishes
803 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Museum of History & Industry On my to-do list, Located in Lake Union park, learn about what made Seattle a big city for industry
860 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Nollie’s CafeOn my to-do list – closes at 3pm
1165 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

Northwest Outdoor CenterAffordable kayaking on Lake Union! Wave hello to ducks and hydroplanes
2100 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Novilhos ($$$) – Brazilian steakhouse with a waterfront view, delicious and expensive
901 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Portage Bay Cafe (multiple locations) – Berries buffet bar (fresh/frozen depending on season), pancakes, waffles, and all things local, organic, and sustainable brunch, long line
391 Terry Ave
Seattle WA 98109

REI SeattleREI Flagship, Huge rock climbing wall, test out mountain bikes on trails
222 Yale Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Serious Pie & BiscuitPretty good, need to try the serious pie though, Serious Pie has two locations
401 Westlake Avenue
North Seattle, WA 98109

Standard BakeryBakery on my to-do list
400 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

The Berliner Doner Kebab ($, multiple locations) – Just a lunch spot for doners and salads, meat was okay, I wasn’t impressed
221 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Tutta Bella ($$, multiple locations) – Neopolitan pizza in Seattle using wood-fired oven
2200 Westlake Avenue
Suite 112
Seattle, WA 98121

SUNSET HILL

Waterfront neighborhood

Ray’s Boathouse – Views of this restaurant are amazing and the food is quite tasty, Ray’s cafe is cheap and up top, while fancy pricey dinner is below, great views
6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

MAGNOLIA

I’m not sure about what Magnolia is about – families I think

Discovery Park Huge park with long, easy trails, beach front is nice (depends on the season/weather)
3801 Discovery Park Blvd
Seattle, WA 98199

Katrina’s KitchenCash only, mom-and-pop diner, haven’t been yet
4215 Gilman Ave W
Seattle, WA 98199

Palisade Restaurant Fancy old white tablecloth establishment with super expensive dinner and brunch, I still want to go. You’re paying for the view and expensive food. nothing innovative but nothing bad either. You can find them on Groupon.
Elliott Bay Marina
2601 W Marina Pl
Seattle, WA 98199

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT

Where University of Washington is based and all the cheap eats are here, parking is tough and traffic can be bad. Check out “The Ave” where all the commercial businesses are¬†

Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club ($) РCool, lakeside Mexican restaurant with a patio that serves Baja-style tacos and entrees, excellent date spot
1303 NE Boat St
Seattle, WA 98105Cafe Racer РCoffee, tea, and brunch, among interesting amateur, quirky artwork as decor. People come for the beer and breakfast omelets and burritos. I got a $4 everything bagel. 
5828 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105Chaco Canyon Organic CafeJust a fresh, yummy extremely hippie cafe, pricey as expected
4757 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105Chili’s South Indian RestaurantLow-key Southern Indian restaurant with yummy thalis and dosas
5002 University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105Din Tai Fung A delicious Taiwanese dumpling shop that serves tiny pork buns that are melt in your mouth. Spicy shrimp dumplings are my favorite and any of their entrees (fried rice, noodles, noodle soups, and other buns and dumplings are top notch!) If you’re on the company dime, maybe you can try the truffle dumplings (tiny and $5 each! absurd but each one comes with a slice of black truffle). It’s inside the¬†University Village Shopping Center on top of Starbucks.
2621 NE 46th St
Seattle, WA 98105

LucidReally wonderful, great live jazz in a small and crowded lounge, maybe reservations help?
5241 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

MorselReally tasty biscuits and biscuit sandwiches, go early or the flavored biscuit flavors run out
4754 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Sweet Alchemy Ice CreameryDelicious ice cream with amazing, fresh natural flavors like London Fog, black sesame, or Thai tea but the ice cream is a tad bit icy. I still want to go back. Parking may be difficult
4301 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Sharwarma KingOn my to-do list, Late-night counter-service spot serving shawarma, kebabs, gyros & falafel.
5004 University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

Slate Coffee Roasters good coffee on my to-do list
1309 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

Thai Tom Hole-in-the-wall, cash-only Thai restaurant serving spicy wok creations, good but portions could be larger, wait in the line
4543 University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

University VillageA outdoor shopping strip mall with high-end and mid-end stores like Anthropologie, Lululemon, Trophy cupcakes, Apple, Ann Taylor,¬†Sephora, Free People and more. The first Amazon bookstore is here and next to Din Tai Fung, a delicious dumpling shop that is always pretty crowded (no worries, they call you so you don’t need to stand around) – I enjoy shopping here and people look pretty classy
2623 Northeast University Village Street
Seattle, WA 98105

Wayward Vegan Cafe On my to-do list, 9am-9pm hours, breakfast and brunch options have numerous super high reviews
5253 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105


WALLINGFORD

This quaint neighborhood is a chill place to hangout

Art of the Table On my to-do list, Pacific Northwest food
1054 N. 39th Street
Seattle, WA 98103BurgundianOn my to-do list for fried chicken and waffles
2253 N 56th St
Seattle, WA 98103Gas Works Park Beautiful view, excellent old gas structures, not-to-miss
2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103Hiroki Very tasty cakes and sweets. Dessert, espressso, & tea
2224 N 56th St
Seattle, WA 98103Ivar’s Salmon House Good seafood restaurant for your average nondiscriminating American tourist family, nice view outside
401 NE Northlake Way
‚ÄéSeattle, WA 98105JouleAsian fusion/Korean, hipster and pricey like $18 seafood entrees, bar, nice
3506 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Kisaku ($$$) РAmazingly delicious Japanese food, there will be a wait so be aware Рso worth it though
2101 N 55th St.
Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98103

Mkt.On my to-do list, Petite, creative New American cafe in a historic building decked in oak, stainless steel & concrete.
2108 North 55th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Musashi’s – Cheap, delicious, fresh sashmi and sushi, people love the value here for Japanese food. get the chirashi bowl – they may be a line for this tiny venue
1400 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Perche’ No Pasta & Vino ($) – Cheap but nice quality Italian restaurant, family-owned local joint for those needing some solid pasta and nothing fancy. I like the seafood pastas with great, generous¬†portions
1319 N 49th St
Seattle, WA 98103

The Whale WinsAbsolutely stunning interior decor, nautical theme, excellent local, sustainable food (veggies & seafood delights in small, light portions)
3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

Tilth ($$)¬†– An organic, Maria Hines’ establishment, it’s located in a converted home and I had my 25th birthday brunch here. get the french toast square and be aware of the price tag. Love this place – adorable.

Westward 2014 James Beard nominee for Best Restaurant design, the food could be better given the price, good oysters though and I’d go back for the decor, there is also a small grocery store attached to it – cool
2501 North Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

WEST SEATTLE

View of Seattle from the West side

Beaches, nice seaside, where you get to feel the sun finally…

Alki Beach Sandy beaches in Seattle, impressed (beauty dependent upon season), Summer BBQ!
1702 Alki Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Bakery Nouveau (multiple locations) – Excellent sweets and desserts. People go for the twice-baked almond croissant and it’s just crack (sugar, butter, flour). I found the salmon croissant heavenly.
4737 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Belvedere ParkAmazing view of Seattle on a sunny day
3600 SW Admiral Way
Seattle, WA 98126

La Romanza High tea Italian-style, live music on some nights
4521 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

La Rustica On my to-do list, homey, romantic Italian restaurant
4100 Beach Dr SW Ste A
Seattle, WA 98116
b/t Carroll St & Douglas Pl Alki

Lincoln ParkA nice strip of coastal park good for walks and nice days
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136

Terra Cole On my to-do list, butchery & fine foods, I want the $7.50 pastrami sandwich
4541 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

The Original Bakery ¬†($)¬†– An amazing local bakery that is spacious and wide in its pastry selection. Their Pershing donut will be one of the best you’ve ever had. ever. You’ll need a car to get out here.
9253 45th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

Ma’ono Fried Chicken and Whiskey¬†($$) – Best fried chicken in Seattle (reserve in advance),breakfast and brunch Hawaiian food, fried chicken, popcorn ice cream
4437 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Marination Ma’ Kai¬†($$)¬†– Street food, Hawaiian-Korean cuisine that started off with food truck, offers breakfast, bar & dockside patio.
1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Mashiko ($$$) – Japanese and on my to-do list
4725 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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