Have you ever noticed, you can ask six people who love Seattle where the best restaurant is, and you will get six different answers? That is because Seattle is a diner’s paradise. There are so many enjoyable places to eat and such a diverse group of cultures, ethnicities, styles, and themes that everyone seems to have their own favorite. Variety is the spice of life in Seattle, Washington.

We will list for you some of our favorites. These are in no particular order, and they are a wide range of styles from wonderful gourmet meals served on fine china with the best burgers and hot dogs in the city. We hope you enjoy your time in Seattle. There is one thing for sure. You will not leave hungry.


This 5-star gourmet restaurant has been a Seattle landmark since the 1950’s. The beautiful modern dining area has rich wood ambiance and romantic lighting. It offers a spectacular view of the mountain range, Lake Union, and the city of Seattle.

Enjoy a 4-course meal prepared by expert chefs, a wonderful wine list, and the service is unmatched. No casual attire allowed, gentlemen must wear a suit or jacket.

The Pink Door

Uncomplicated Italian food, just like Americans love. This is a more casual restaurant, and it is unique and fun. Enjoy a real burlesque show and even a trapeze act. Now that is entertainment. If you want to experience Seattle’s best, add The Pink Door to your must do list.

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

Toulouse brings the deep southern style of New Orleans to Seattle. The Cajun-creole dishes are expertly prepared, and the dining experience is chic and pristine. They are famous for their happy hour, serve gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the fresh seafood, it is incredible

Pink Palace Chowder

This is the place to go if you love New England Clam Chowder! This is a family-friendly, casual dining restaurant with some of the highest ratings in the city. Try the seafood bisque, crab roll, and salad. They have great homemade sourdough bread bowls and the best soup in town.

Monster Dog

We promised you hot dogs! Monster Dog serves the best Seattle Hot Dog in – well, in Seattle. This special hot dog is served with cream cheese, lots of toppings and plenty of napkins. Seattle dogs are unique. Give them a try. They are so good they have a Wikipedia page!

We cannot possibly cover all the best restaurants in Seattle. We will add just a few more. But don’t stop there. Do your own research and find your own favorite.

Bonus list

  • Umi Steak House
  • Beecher’s Handmade Chowder
  • Tilikum Place Cafe
  • Bacco Cafe
  • Rachel’s Ginger Beer
  • Tulio Restaurant
  • Din Tai Fung
  • Biscuit Bitch
  • Shuckers

Of course, we must mention coffee shops. You can’t talk Seattle without talking coffee. Of source, Starbucks is on the list. But while in Seattle, check out a few of these.

  • La Marzocco Cafe – featuring coffee selections from around the globe
  • Milstead & Company – rustic and chic and great coffee
  • Seattle Coffee Works – espresso, slow-roasted and special blends